Opinion by Professor Danwood M Chirwa The emerging revelations around NOCMA oil procurement scandal are deeply shocking but not unexpected. NOCMA’s de facto CEO’s meticulous account and documentation of the interference by political agents in the procurement process brings to light the anatomy of corruption in Malawi. It shows that parastatals are not independent and the invidious position that management and boards of these parastatals find themselves in. It is either they comply and submit or get hounded out. The schematic structure of corruption is the same, from the old…Read More
Blantyre, Malawi; May 25(AGV) _ The High Court in Blantyre has set aside President Joyce Banda’s proclamation to nullify Tuesday’s closely fought elections.
“I hereby grant a stay order against the presidential proclamation stopping the elections on the account that she does not have powers under the Constitution to stop the elections,” ruled High Court judge Kenyatta Nyirenda in Blantyre Saturday afternoon.Read More
Blantyre, Malawi, May 22 (AGV) _ Malawi President Joyce Banda, facing possible defeat at the polls, Thursday demanded a manual recount of the Tuesday vote “in order to have a free and fair election”.
Speaking from her official Kamuzu Palace in the capital, Lilongwe, Banda alleged that the election was being rigged.
“It has come to my attention that there were some serious irregularities in the counting and announcement of results in some parts of the country,” she said.Read More
Blantyre, Malawi, Feb. 10 (AGV) _ Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate in Malawi’s May 20 elections Prof. Peter Mutharika has picked marketer Saulos Chilima, as his running mate.
Chilima, 41, is the Managing Director of the mobile phone company, Airtel Malawi.
“The elections this year I think they will be crucial for the future of this country, it will be a turning point for you’re aware of the problems we are facing in this country,” said Mutharika after presenting his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairman justice Maxon Mbendera.Read More
BLANTYRE – President Joyce Banda said she’ll fight corruption even if it means losing the May 24th Presidential Elections.
The U.K. government leading the way and foreign donors such as the IMF have suspended aid that finances about 40 percent of the Malawi’s budget after reports of rampant corruption and abuse of public funds.