Monthly Archives: February 2014

President Banda vows to fight graft

Thursday, February 6, 2014—www.timesmedia.com

LAWRENCE LAZARUS

President Joyce Banda has vowed to wage war against corruption and will not shield anyone implicated in the Cashgate scandal.

Speaking during the commemoration of this year’s National Anti-Corruption Day in Lilongwe, Banda said everyone involved in Cashgate will be charged accordingly regardless of status or political affiliation.

“I will do anything to serve the people of Malawi even if it means risking my political career.

As such I would like to promise that everybody involved in the Cashgate scandal will be charged and prosecuted accordingly, even if it is my son or my husband,” she said.

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Kwacha Starts to Appreciate

THE DAILY TIMES, Thursday, February 6, 2014

By THOM KHANJE

The Malawi kwacha has defied the odds and has started to appreciate against some major currencies, even before the start of tobacco sales and without donor support to the country.

This should come as sweet news to the government, the market and consumers who can breathe some fresh economic air after a spiral of falling economic indicators following revelations of the cashgate scandal in September last year.

Malawi, Liberia Sign Economic, Technical Cooperation

By Bridgett Milton, 4 February 2014—www.thenewdawnliberia.com

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has ended a three-day State Visit to Malawi, where she and Malawian counterpart, Joyce Banda, witnessed the signing of an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the two Governments, as a framework for consolidating the existing ties of economic advancement between both countries.

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Ordinary Malawians Speak in Favour of Joyce Banda on Food Distribution

Created on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Written by MANENO CHIMULALA—www.maravipost.com

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—Malawi has been hit by hunger and many families have no food to feed themselves. On top of having no physical access to food many families have no capacity to buy food if available on the market considering that poverty is also a biggest challenge in the Sub-Saharan country. According to the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report for 2013, about 73 per cent of the population still lives below the income poverty line of US$1.25.

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Liberian Pres. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Says Malawi Leader is a ‘Woman of Substance’

Created on Sunday, 02 February 2014 16:33—www.maravipost.com

Written by MARAPOST CORRESPONDENT

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is in Malawi on a three-day official visit, has described President Banda as a “woman of substance” and “all African women are behind her in her endeavours to getting the country back on track.

Speaking at a State Banquet in her honour at Kamuzu Palace Saturday evening, Sirleaf also said the Malawi leader has progressive plans that will in the long run transform the economy of this country.

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