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The Late President Magufuli’s Wife Is Sick.

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 The wife to the late Tanzanian President John Magufuli, Mrs Janeth Magufuli is reported to be sick since the death of her husband.

According to Joseph Magufuli, the son to mama Janet, his Mother has been sick since the death of his father. She is reported to be ailing from heart attack but she has been receiving her treatments.

This has been a tough time for mama Janet since the sudden death of her husband, The late, John Magufuli. Things have move so fast in her life. From being the first lady, to loosing her husband. This must have be shocking her alot.

We wish her a quick recovery.

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President Chakwera Of Malawi Says Malawians must switch to cannabis As Tobbaco is Being Declined.

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President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi on Wednesday saidthat his country’s leading foreign exchange earner, tobacco, was in terminal decline and he urged a switch to high-growth crops like cannabis, which was legalised locally for some uses last year.

Chakwera made the comments during a state of the nation address in which he said tobacco was expected to earn less than $200 million in 2021, a figure roughly similar to the past two years but well below previous annual earnings that used to top $350 million.

On Wednesday, neighbouring Zimbabwe’s government also changed its regulations to encourage investment into cannabis.

The inconvenient truth … is that while Malawi has come a long way by relying on tobacco as our … largest single crop contributor to our GDP, this reliance is now seriously threatened by declining demand worldwide,” Chakwera said.

Tobacco was a stain on an otherwise booming agricultural sector, which the president said would enable economic growth to recover to 3.8% this year, according to the latest forecasts, and would push it to 5.4% next year.

Malawi’s parliament passed a bill in February last year that makes it legal to cultivate and process cannabis for medicines and hemp fibre used in industry, but stops short of decriminalising recreational use.

Chakwera said the agriculture ministry would “search for a basket of alternative crops so that by 2030, Malawi can do away with its reliance on tobacco.”

Countries around the world are either legalising or relaxing laws on cannabis, including several in southern Africa such as Zambia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s new rules will allow investors to wholly own cannabis businesses, a departure from previous requirements to partner with the government.

They also allow cannabis to be produced anywhere in Zimbabwe, instead of in restricted locations. Investors can keep export earnings in U.S. dollars for up to four years, a government statement said.

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Museveni sworn in as Uganda President for 6th term.

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Yoweri Museveni has been sworn in as Uganda President for a sixth term in a ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and other African heads of state.

President Kenyatta, who is the current East African Community (EAC) chair, arrived in Uganda on Wednesday morning.

He was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Peter Munya (Agriculture) and James Macharia (Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development).

Other Heads of State who were present include Suluhu Samia Hassan (Tanzania); Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia); Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo (Democratic Republic of Congo); Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana); Alpha Condé (Guinea); Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe); Hage Gottfried Geingob (Namibia); Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan) and Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo (Somalia).

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CS Kagwe on KEMSA scandal.

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, was tasked on Wednesday with explaining why there have been no prosecutions months after the KEMSA scandal broke.

According to CS Kagwe, the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is to blame because it purchased Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) at exorbitant prices when the pandemic was reported.

At the time, PPEs used to cost around Ksh.9,5000 at Nairobi Hospital, and KEMSA was buying them for Ksh.9000. There were no PPEs in the country, so people would just sell to KEMSA at whatever price they set,” he explained.

Investigators could not go after those who supplied KEMSA, according to the Health Ministry’s boss, because it was the Authority’s responsibility to do due diligence before making purchases.

You see, like today, Nyokabi is wearing a very nice sweater, it looks expensive; if you go to a boutique and the attendant sells you the same sweater for three times the price, do you really blame the seller or yourself for being silly?” CS Kagwe posed

The CS stated that he was the one who invited the anti-corruption commission and other agencies to investigate the matter after news of the scandal broke.

In late April, President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Mary Chao Mwadime to serve as chairperson of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Board for a three-year term

According to a gazette notice dated April 28, the change of hands took effect on April 30 and resulted in the revocation of James Kembi Gitura’s appointment as chairperson.

In the same Gazette notice, CS Kagwe named Capt. (Rtd) Lawrence Wahome, Robert Nyarango, and Terry Kiunge Ramadhani to the Board of Directors of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority for a three-year term beginning April 30, 2021.

At the same time, Timothy Mwololo Waema, Bibiana K. Njue, Joel Onsare Gesuka, and Dorothy Atieno Aywak’s appointments were revoked.

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