Ufulu

Ufulu is a reporter at the Maravi Post since Inception. He has a Degree in Computer Science and has reported on Technical and development issues.

Ufulu on 22nd Jun

I guess Peter just might be the transformational leader we have been craving for. Imagine, in a period of two weeks he has managed to raise K38 million (that is a cool US $95,000) not from donors but locally. How much can he raise in a year, let alone in five years? And yet, as a country, for 50 years we have been relying on foreigners to fund most...

Ufulu on 22nd Jun

“Indecision and delaysare the parentsof failure”George Canning So President Mutharika has decided to govern in a piece-meal manner – dropping one minister here, adding another nine there, then taking a break to marry a long time confidante and then starting all over again? And yet Capital Hill and Parliament desperately need direction to solve...

Ufulu on 20th Jun

Blantyre, Malawi, June 20 (MaraviPost) _ All roads Saturday lead to Ndata Farm in the Malawi tea-growing district of Thyolo, some 30 kilometres outside the commercial capital, Blantyre when the southern African country’s newly-elected President Prof. Peter Mutharika is set to marry his long-time confidante Gertrude Hendrina Maseko at a traditional...

Ufulu on 12th Jun

This 2014 new parliament looks it will be a serious one unlike the one headed by Chimunthu Banda of the DPP, which infamously passed several bad laws much to the chagrin of Malwians and donors.   Although this new august house  will be composed of different characters—from a former First Lady, comedian, musicians, academics, some illiterates who...

Ufulu on 12th Jun

Attacks on Somali-owned shops in and around Mamelodi township over the last six days have cost lives and livelihoods and are part of a disturbing trend of violence against refugees and migrants which the police and government are failing to address, Amnesty International said.   “Despite repeated calls, the police were slow to respond and failed...

Ufulu on 11th Jun

BLANTYRE, June 11 (Marapost) –It’s called incest—the crime of having sexual intercourse with your sibling and in Malawi, it’s punishable by five years jail term.  But for Mangochi man Saiti Issa, 22,   he got a prison term of one year and eight months for impregnating his 15-year-old sister after appearing before first grade magistrate.    The...

Ufulu on 03rd Jun

Newly elected President Arthur Peter Mutharika has pledged to revive Malawi’s colorful dream of Nsanje Port in order to enhance economic growth and development Speaking at Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre on Monday at his official inauguration Professor Mutharika said his administration plans to revive some of the projects left by his brother. “We have...

Ufulu on 03rd Jun

Good Friends, I wish to congratulate our beloved President His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and my successor, our new Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima. I would like to sincerely thank our former President Dr. Joyce Banda, for giving me the opportunity to serve Malawians as their Vice President. Let me also thank all Malawians for...

Ufulu on 30th May

Critics say she was politically naive, failed to deal convincingly with Cashgate corruption scandal, and was too often absent “I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people with selflessness, with sacrifice and with the need to put the common good ahead...

Ufulu on 27th May

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–President Joyce Banda and her People’s Party (PP) led government has dismissed reports that a State House truck loaded with ballot papers marked Joyce Banda has been impounded by Area 30 Police. According to State House Press Secretary, Steve Nhlane, the reports are being spread by Galaxy Radio, which was belongs to...

Ufulu on 26th May

BLANTYRE, May 26 (Marapost) – The Civil Society Grand Coalition for the Defence of Democracy and Good Governance on Monday expressed fears that the current state of affairs of an electoral dispute could lead to a failed election “with a huge cost to the nation if left unchecked.” “We appeal to all stakeholders to uphold the rule of law and...

Ufulu on 26th May

  Another win for the DPP and  Professor Peter Mutharika, they had asked the court to stay the decision by MEC not to announce the results of the polls until a contested recount has been conducted.   The lawyers for the DPP said the ruling effectively means that MEC can announce the results once they finalize the vote tabulation process currently...

Ufulu on 26th May

On Tuesday, November 7, 2000, a presidential election was held featuring Democratic candidate, Vice President Al Gore, versus Republican candidate, George W. Bush. After the polls closed, it became apparent that the outcome of the very tight race would hinge on the results in Florida. At 2:16 a.m., early Wednesday morning, TV networks began declaring...

Ufulu on 26th May

This Parliament will be exciting indeed. First, congratulations for my good friend, Juliana Lunguzi. It was risky to voluntarily walk out on an international job for your passion to serve your folks in Mua. We know you did not make this decision for fun.     And, hey, Jesse Kabwila, too, is going to Parliament. My! I cannot imagine the academic freedom...

Ufulu on 25th May

“Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason” José Maria de Eça de Queiroz As I write this, it is almost an unassailable fact that Prof. Peter Arthur Mutharika will be the next His Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi by this week. Of course Rev. Dr. Lazarus Chakwera still has an outside chance...

Ufulu on 24th May

When all is said and done, yes the High Court in its ever relentless support for our democracy has issued the injunction against Joyce Banda’s stupid decree. But there are other two losers in this. MCP AND UDF  The leadership of these two parties failed to take a stand in defense of our constitution. They chose to keep quite when a sitting President...

Ufulu on 24th May

Winning candidate Peter Mutharika according to unofficial results has dismissed the decree by President Joyce Banda to nullify the elections as unconstitutional. Peter Mutharika who is a respected constitutional lawyer himself has said Joyce Banda has no mandate to nullify the election.  President Joyce Banda said at a news conference on Saturday that...

Ufulu on 24th May

BLANTYRE(MaraPost)—Malawi Law Society chairperson Mandala Mambulasa has quashed Malawi president Joyce Banda’s call to nullify elections results arguing the constitution does not give the president such powers.  Banda held a press briefing in Lilongwe at Kamuzu Palace where she called for fresh polls within 90 days thereby nullifying the current...

Ufulu on 24th May

The Attorney General has been put on spot here by the State President. So we need him to demonstrate his professionalism by telling the Nation whether indeed the State President has powers to annul general elections. Kasambara also warns that the President should not  intervene in the works and operations of MEC please. Per Section 76 of the Constitution...

Ufulu on 23rd May

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–Former minister and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Director of Women Affairs and her husband, Angie have unofficially won parliamentary seats in southern district of Mulanje The former minister has retained her Mulanje West Parliamentary seat while Mulanje Pansani constituents have given Patricia’s husband mandate...

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