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The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjun... » The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjunction with the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) will hold the 2015 Malawi Investment Forum at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th and 30th of June, 2015. 29TH TO 30TH JUNE, 2015 » 29TH TO 30TH JUNE, 2015 THE 2015 MALAWI INVESTMENT FORUM » The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjunction with the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) will hold the 2015 Malawi Investment Forum at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th and 30th of June, 2015. The Investment Forum will offer foreign and local investors, high level government officials and development partners an opportunity to discuss, on one to one basis, issues related to direct investments, joint ventures as well as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).  The Forum will also offer a networking environment for 300 participants to discuss packaged investment opportunities and joint venture projects with Malawian companies. The Malawi Investment Forum will focus on the following six sectors:- Agriculture and Agro-processing Tourism Manufacturing Energy Infrastructure Financial Services For more information and registration, visit www.mwif2015.com Important Information !! » Important Information Attention to all travelers and Malawian returnees. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the rise of cases in Malawi, the Government of the Republic of Malawi is requesting all travelers and Malawian returnees to complete a pre-departure form, stating approval to comply to the COVID-19 response requirements established by the government . The Mission urges all to comply with the requirements. Please find the registration form in this Link. For more information and applications for Malawi Visas and Permits visit: http://www.immigration.gov.mw Contact E-mail: evisa.support@immigration.gov.mw Travelling to Malawi during the COVID Pandemic: Malawi is very much open to welcome international travellers. Travellers are required to have negative PCR test no older than 10 days. Travellers may still however be tested on arrival. It is advised that travellers also check the requirements of transit countries. The Malawi Ministry of health have provided a voice message on the procedures for when guests arrive into the country, click here to listen.

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Colony: British
Independence: July 6, 1964
Constitution: May 18, 1995
Ruling party: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
Branches: Executive Presidency
Judiciary: High court
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (193 members)
Subdivisions: 28 Districts



 

Under the 1995 constitution, the President, who is both Chief of State and Head of the Government, is chosen through universal direct suffrage every 5 years. Malawi has a Vice President who i
s elected with the President. The President has the option of appointing a second Vice President, who must be from a different party. Cabinet members are appointed by the President from either within or outside of the legislature. Malawi's National Assembly has 193 seats, all directly elected to serve 5-year terms. The Senate is intended to provide representation for traditional leaders and the different geographical districts, as well as various special interest groups, such as women, youth, and the disabled.

The constitution provides for an independent judiciary. Malawi's judicial system, based on the English model, is made up of magisterial lower courts, a high court, a Supreme Court of Appeal, and a constitutional court. Local government is carried out in 28 districts within three regions administered by regional administrators and district commissioners who are appointed by the central government.



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