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Malawi Tobacco rakes in $13.3 million since the Markets opened two weeks ago

Malawi Tobacco FarmerBLANTYRE (MaraPost)--While tobacco growers in Malawi are complaining that prices being offered on the market are on the lower side as compared to the cost of production, the country has raked in over 13.3 million dollars since the tobacco market opened two weeks ago, against 6.8 million dollars the same period last year.

According to Tobacco Control Commission (TCC), the tobacco volumes for the first two weeks hit 11.19 million kilograms against last year's 5 million.

Malawi’s Joyce Banda says rural electrification programme to enhance socio-economic activities

Malawi President Joyce BandaBLANTYRE (MaraPost)--Electrification of rural trading centres will help spur socio-economic development in the country, President Joyce Banda has said.

President Banda spoke when she commissioned the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) at Chadza Trading Centre in Traditional Authority Malili's area in Lilongwe on Thursday.

IMF mission urges Malawi to deal with Cashgate, says ‘progress’ made on financial weaknesses

Christine -LagardeBLANTYRE, April 3, Maravipost: The IMF, which loans poor Malawi millions of dollars every year to support the budget,  has commended the authorities in Lilongwe for making  “progress in addressing governance and public financial management (PFM) weaknesses, including through implementing the government’s Action Plan.”

 In a statement issued at the end of the IMF’s two-weeks mission to Malawi, its leader Tsidi Tsikata said :”Going forward, it will be important to adapt the Action Plan into a strategic and comprehensive PFM reform program, including by reflecting the findings and recommendations of the preliminary forensic audit report government received in February 2014.” 

MEC’s Voter verification resumes this Wednesday: Malawi Elections

Malawi Voter Registration VerificationLILONGWE (MaraPost)--Voter registration exercise, which was suspended two weeks go due to some irregularities, resumes this Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

The Malawi Electoral Commission Electoral (MEC) has since assured eligible voters and all stakeholders of smooth voter verification process, claiming it has worked on the inconsistencies that were discovered in the voters roll and are now ready to resume the voter verification exercise.

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Malawi’s top civil servant Ndilowe said to have resigned

Hawa NdiloweLILONGWE (MaraPost)—Unconfirmed reports reaching MaraPost indicate that Malawi's top most civil servant Ms. Hawa Ndilowe has resigned from her post as Government's Chief Secretary. Ms. Hawa Ndilowe, tendered in her resignation to President Joyce Banda last night, Monday. President Banda is yet to respond to the 'joker' thrown by Ndilowe, her own appointee.

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