Thursday, 23 March 2017

Capital News (1972)

Resident of Zomba district and surrounding areas are being assured uninterrupted water supply throughout the year, owing to increased water levels in Mulunguzi dam.

Concern is growing among people with relations in South Africa, following reports of protests against foreign nationals in that country.

The country’s crop estimates for 2016/17 have increased compared to 2015 representing a 35% increase.

In a case of what may seem as finally bowing down to pressure, Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika has fired Agriculture Minister George Chaponda from cabinet.

Agents of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) are raiding homes and offices of those implicated in the maize scandal.

The Malawi Police have disclosed that that are yet to release a report on their findings into a fire that gutted down some offices at Capital Hill in Lilongwe.

Trade and industry authorities are expected to table the Warehouse receipt Bill, and Lotteries and Gaming Board Bill during the current parliament session.

The Mutharika administration has come under heavy criticism from participants at a BBC Africa debate for allegedly contributing to speculations on social media by the citizenry.

Malawi President Peter Mutharika is facing a prospect of public demonstrations if he does not fire his Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda.



A report by the Commission of inquiry which was instituted to investigate the ADMARC maize saga is implicating Agriculture Minister George Chaponda.

Suspended Agriculture Minister George Chaponda insists his trip to Zambia accompanying an ADMARC delegation was purely to offer policy direction on the botched maize deal with that country.

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