Africa Financial Services Government 

Malawi: Minister of Finance to Unveil 2020/21 Budget on Friday

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha is expected to present the 2020/2021 Budget Statement on Friday. According to a communiqué from the Ministry of Finance, Mwanamvekha will start presenting the budget statement at exactly 9:30 in the morning at the New Parliament building in Lilongwe. The Ministry has urged members of the general public and all concerned stakeholders to follow the budget statement presentation through radios, televisions and online broadcasting. Malawi president Professor Peter Mutharika Officially opened the 2020/2021 budget session of Parliament on Friday last week…

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Advertising Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Malawi’s presidential campaign amid virus

Malawi’s presidential campaign is in full swing despite the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as the country’s Supreme Court of Appeal cleared the last hurdle on the road to the 2 July presidential election, campaigns were intensified with total disregard of measures prescribed by health experts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Last week, crowds gathered around opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera in the streets of the capital Lilongwe, to celebrate the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal to uphold the annulment, for fraud, of Peter Mutharika’s re-election in 2019. Thousands…

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Malawian State Lawyer Taulo Sues Own Government

Legal minds are questioning the move by a government lawyer, who is legal counsel for the office of the vice president to drag his own boss, the Attorney General, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to court. Oscar Taulo is representing Peter Bvalani and Jessie Kabwila and other former members of parliament in a case they want the High Court to annul the May 21, 2019 parliamentary election. This follows the annulment of the May 21 presidential poll by the Constitutional Court because the…

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