Sunday, 30 April 2017

Capital News (1996)

The Agriculture Committee of Parliament is set to start investigation on the maize scandal involving the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) on the 17th of this month.

A report on the alleged abuse of funds that took place at the Malawi Electoral Commission is to be submitted to the authorities next week.

With almost two years left to the deadline of the projects under the compact, there are fears over the fate of the Millennium Challenge Account-MCA.

Some believe that Malawi’s programme will be terminated once President-elect Donald Trump officially takes over the US on the twentieth of this month.

Malawi and the United States of America signed a USD350 million pact towards improving the local power sector.

Representatives of MCA are giving assurances that the change of leadership in the US will not affect the current compact.

Responding to such fears, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MCA-Malawi Lameck Mithi disclosed that pullout decisions are not made amidst a progressive pact.

Mithi added that the funds were already approved in the Millennium Challenge Compact’s-MCC budget under the Obama administration.

He was however quick to point out that, what Malawi should be worried about is whether it will be able to qualify for the next compact.

Meanwhile, construction works under the MCA-M’s infrastructure development program are in progress. 

The public is being challenged to rise to the occasion by being persistent in holding the government accountable on issues of national importance.

President Peter Mutharika is challenging the public that his government will take a different approach in the fight against corruption come the year 2017.

Vice President Saulos Chilima is urging Malawians to change their attitude for the country to achieve significant growth in 2017.

A grouping of women in business in the COMESA region is planning to construct a multi million dollar shopping complex in Lilongwe.

President Mutharika is claiming that he and his brother are innocent of any corrupt practices.

Weeks after the government defended its move to proceed with Oil and Gas exploration on Lake Malawi, An Environmentalist is vowing to challenge the decision.

Pressure is mounting on the Mutharika administration to flush out more genocide suspects that the authorities in Rwanda say are hiding in this country.

Delay in completion of the of the much anticipated bus terminal in Ntcheu district resulted in the authorities having to spend an extra MK 70 million.

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