Malawi Government

Chakwera ready to trim presidential power but asks for patience

President Lazarus Chakwera is ready to reduce presidential powers as the Tonse Alliance administration is keen to effect this reduction. During his inauguration at Kamuzu Barracks soon after being sworn in as Malawi president, Chakwera said he will propose legislation to reduce the powers of the presidency. Speaking during a State House weekly update on Monday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre Press Secretary, Brian Banda said...

K4b Allocated To Covid-19 Pandemic Fight – Chakwera

President Dr Lazurus Chakwera has said about K4 Billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Health to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Chakwera made the remarks after he paid a second visit to parliament to answer questions from members of parliament. He said, development partners had also chipped in $61 million to support the fight. About 182 Malawians have died from the disease since March this year...

Govt Restocks For Lean Season

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has said Government is planning to restock relief food in the upcoming lean season. Chakwera told Parliament that he has been informed by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) Report that more people will be in dire need of food assistance. He said despite the mistrust people have with MVAC Reports, his administration is building a new dispensation system where such offices...

Relationship With Israel Has Been There Since Independence – Chakwera

The president Lazurus Chakwera has Responded to a question on what motivated the Malawi Government to focus its diplomatic attention to Israel. Chakwera said Malawi is a sovereign state with its own foreign policy and there should be no question on the country's decision including on who to associate with. He said relationship with Israel has been there since independence in 1964. "Israel has many attributes...

Chakwera orders land laws review

The state president Dr Lazurus Chakwera has ordered the Ministry of Lands to review all land laws and present a report in Parliament. Chakwera made the remarks on his second visit to parliament where he answered some of question from members of parliament. He denounced what he branded lawlessness in land matters, citing growing cases of encroachment of land. In recent months, Malawi has witnessed conflicts among...

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