‘No 6 July this year’

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The times are tough and the money is very little and therefore there will not be the usual pomp and glamour that 6 July comes with, for this year.

George Mkondiwa, Malawi Government’s Chief Secretary, has disclosed that there will be no Independence Celebrations this year as it is has been the normal case claiming the ailing economy as the reason.

He argued that the celebrations could cost government a lot of money-something he says does not go in line with the current economic stand of Malawi.

Instead there will just be national service of worship, a statement from Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology and Civic Education says.

George Mkondiwa

George Mkondiwa : We are in serious need.

However, In March this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made revelations that the country’s economy will attain growth ranging from between 3-4 percent this year.

Similarly, the World Economic Outlook Global estimates Malawi’s economic growth to rise from 3.1 percent in 2015 to 3.4 percent in 2016 and 3.6 percent in 2017, stating that global economic growth will be gradual and that will have an effect on Malawi as a developing country.

Among other things, the IMF says Malawi’s inflation will keep going down and the GDP for last year got placed at just 3 percent.

IMF said the country’s inflation has seen a 2 percent decrease to 23.4 percent in February 2016 from 25 percent in December 2015.

This was after the IMF hailed the sustained stabilization of the Malawi kwacha is due to the absorption of excess liquidity from the banking system by the Reserve Bank of Malawi, and fiscal discipline by the Malawi government and to prospects of the tobacco season.

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168 Comments

  1. Stupid! 6th July will always be there. Talk about republic celebrations and we’ll understand. This stupid journalism is just one aspect that is contributing to the deterioration of everything in Malawi.

  2. CHANI? ????? izi nde zachamba enafe ngat pali tsiku lomwe timalidikilila kut tsangalala ndi 6july ndemukut Chan ndalama zonsez zikutulukazi mukuzgwilitsila tchito a boma inu pano mukatinyadisile ndalama zathu zomwezo pa independence day sheeee apa nde tinvana kuwawa pangani zanuzo tonesane

  3. CHANI? ????? izi nde zachamba enafe ngat pali tsiku lomwe timalidikilila kut tsangalala ndi 6july ndemukut Chan ndalama zonsez zikutulukazi mukuzgwilitsila tchito a boma inu pano mukatinyadisile ndalama zathu zomwezo pa independence day sheeee apa nde tinvana kuwawa pangani zanuzo tonesane

  4. Sound not good thats underating those who established the day as amemolable day to every Malawian. Even maiko amene mulinkhondo when their day come they celebrate so why Malawi, first time to here this the likes of Kamuzu, Bakili etc their government were still facing problems but they did not stop celebrating on historicle day.. Help us God…

  5. Nyasa times is publishing to say Malawi wants to buy new convoy and yet you are saying no cerebration on 6 July due to inadequate money, so where will the money comes from for buying president convoy.

  6. AMALAWI CHONDE TADZUKA.TINAYAMBA KUGONA LIJA NDI KALE TIZADZINDIKILA LITI KODI?TITI TIZINGOYANG’ANA CHUMA CHANTHU CHIKUPITA BAC?LERO AKUKUNAMIZANI KUTI KULIBE CHISANGALARO PA 6 JULY,KOMA AKUTI KULI MAPEPHERO KU BICC.KODI KUMENEKO NDIYE SAKAONONGA NDALAMA?

  7. Kodi iwowo adaliko nthawi imeneyo zakomela iwo osatikwa ife, tagani anzanga tsikulomwalirila mchimwenewake analipanga chikumbutso. makolo athu kutibweletsela ufulu inu mukuti ndalama kulibe ndalamanso zabedwa kumeneko.

  8. Koma dziko lathu tinene kuti lizalemera? Zaka zikudusa, pomwe maiko ena akutukuka, ife timangot tilibe ndalama. Nanga chisangalaro cha 6 july chinayamba chalepherapo? Panopa ndipomwe tasauka kwambiri? Wake up Malawi ndinthawi yopita kusogolo osat kubwerera mbuyo, zomwez mpaka tifunirepo ma Donars.

  9. First time in Malawian history kulepheletsa 6 july.but how come they are planning to buy new cars for mutharika’s convoy? Where are they gonna get the money?

  10. matchona ndi choncho izi ndi ndale za ana poti siku limeneli likukhuza MCP .Kamuzu ngati mtsogoleli woyamba ,inu musafufute mbiri ya dziko siku limeneli ndirofunikira kwa mbiri kwa ife amalawi

  11. Poor reporting,6 July is ther and will be there,the only thing that will b absent this year z celebrations.Learn to be proffession

  12. Why celebrate with this sick economy? Mogufuli of TZ is a true African who knows African problems and he doest need celebrations. For what? Thumbs up for this wonderful gesture . When is the new Bingu National Stadium going to open? Rumoures were perabulating around that the stadium will be onpened on 6 July. May be on Mothers day .

  13. Why celebrate with this sick economy? Mogufuli of TZ is a true African who knows African problems and he doest need celebrations. For what? Thumbs up for this wonderful gesture . When is the new Bingu National Stadium going to open? Rumoures were perabulating around that the stadium will be onpened on 6 July. May be on Mothers day .

  14. Zimayamba chonchi, tsiku lina, sabata lina, mwezi wina ndi chaka china (2019) muzamva kuti sitikhala ndi GENERAI ELECTION malinga ndi mabvuto a zachuma mpaka mtsogolomu chuma chiyamba kuyenda bwino.

  15. Ndichifukwa ndizafela konkuno boma la malawi lochitisa manyazi. Mp mukuwapasa ndalama zambiri! Osauka palibe chomwe mukuwachitila! Ndiye nkumati bwelanikoni kunjako zoona?

  16. Yeremiya Adaneana Kut Nkovuta Kut Munthu Wochokera Kufumbi Kuongolera Mapazi Ake Kutanthauza Kuti Tilibe Mphavu Yozilamulira Tokha Tikufunikila Ulamuliro Wa Yehova Ndi Mwana Wake Yesu Izi Tatopa Nazo

  17. Thts is big stupid to government n don’t b shy to say dat nosence ife tipanga ngati eni ake adziko idyani ndalamazo popanda ufulu umenewu ukadakhala president Iweyo 4ko4 udali pheee komwe udaliko pano Athu amene adatiphwanyila ufulu akhale zitsiru shit

  18. Kodi malawi wanga akupita kuti? Ndalamozo boma likhala nazo liti?aaaa malawi walelo ndi ziphinjo zokha zokha,ndalama kumangowana anthu am’boma nokhanokha nde mukuti boma ndalamba lilibe? Izizi ndi zamalawi waulendo uno.

  19. agalu inu last year boma litapanga mwambo wachikondweleroçhi munanyodza boma kutukwa mtsogoleri wadziko lino mwati paĺibe çhifukwa chokondwerera chifukwa mavuto ndiambiri mdziko muno lero boma lomweĺo lalepheretsa chikondwerelochi kamba ķamavuto azaçhuma omwewo mukutinso ayi ndie mtsoģoleri mufuna atani?kungozolowera kutsutsa basi zikomo mķamwa mwànumo adźatulukamo liti asatàna inu?

  20. Kugawana m’tundu komaso maboma ndiko kukuchitsa kt pasamakhale mwambo okumbukira anthu omwe adamenyera ufulu wadziko lino.TIDACHITA MWAMBO OKUMBUKIRA IFA YA BINGU. NDE BWANJI KAMUZU?.KUSANKHANA MITUNDU KUMENEKU.

  21. Thats a strange development ife as malawians…we derseve to be happy on that day…..mwina poti enanu kunalibe sia malawi thats why lero mukuziona zopanda phindu….koma kwa amene anazuzika ndi azungu atauka mmanda lero angakuphulitseni makofi……shameless and greedy leaders for their own…..benefit!!

  22. my malawi
    my sorrow! chinanachilichonse chango sokonekela, anthufe tithawira kuti? akuti ndalama palibe koma ena ndipamene akusolola!! kaya ndendalama zake ndiziti? celebrations or no celebrations malawi will always be the same!

  23. No july celebrations koma timva kuti president will hav a “development” rally somewhere. They hav even approved several billions to buy a new fleet of cars to replace his convoy. Koma akuti boma lilibe ndlama. Imeneyo ndiye dpp