Dedza MPs Meet Council on Mismanagement of Funds

Six Members of Parliament (MPs) in Dedza on Friday met council officials on the issue surrounding the mismanagement of council funds, Malawi News Agency has learnt. In an interview, MP for Dedza East Juliana Lunguzi who was speaking on behalf all the eight MPs in Dedza, said that the legislatures had a meeting with the council officials to ask for more information on what is happening so that they can make the decision and see how best to interact…

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Nankhumwa Urge Chiefs to Support Govt

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa has urged traditional leaders in the country to work closely with government in the implementation of various development initiatives. He was speaking on Friday in Mchinji during an installation ceremony of Traditional Authority (TA) Mduwa in the district. The Minister explained that chiefs remain an integral part in the country’s development agenda hence they should work with government. “Chiefs are members of the district council where development plans are made…

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Youth Appeal for Quality Sexual, Reproductive Health Services

Youth in Mangochi have said inadequate health centres and health personnel in the district could be attributed to failure by young people to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services which they need most. The youth voiced the concerns on Sunday during the Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS) briefing held at Kukalanga Health Centre in the area of Traditional Authority Chimwala in the district. Secretary for Chimwala Youth Network, Issa Prince said for instance, Kukalanga Health Centre has three…

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Mutharika Assures Malawians in UK to Sort Out Dual Citizenship

President Prof. Peter Mutharika on Sunday assured Malawians living in United Kingdom (UK) that his government would soon sort out the issue of visa and dual citizenship for Malawians living in diaspora. He was responding to challenges which the Malawians based in UK presented when they met him at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. Among other problems presented, the UK-based Malawians said they face problems when visiting their home country with children as they have to get visas for…

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First Lady Interacts with Malawian Women Living in UK

Malawi’s First Lady, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Saturday asked Malawian ladies living in United Kingdom (UK) to support initiatives she is implementing in the country to rid young girls from early marriage bondage and take them back to school. The First Lady made the plea at Hyatt Hotel in Westminster, London, where she hosted the ladies to an afternoon tea for purposes of interaction. Briefing the women, she outlined initiatives Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) under her patronage, is implementing that…

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Govt Committed to Creating Decent Employment

Government said it is committed to creating decent and sustainable jobs for youth of poor and marginalized communities as a way to the poverty alleviation efforts in the country. Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila made remarks Wednesday during discussion on employment promotion in Malawi breakfast meeting at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. He said the project is response to the global jobs crisis in supporting young men and women in jobs creation…

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Youth Bemoan Inadequate Involvement in Climate Change Issues

The Youth under the banner of National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) have bemoaned their inadequate participation in the formulation of strategies that address issues of climate change. The youths who have gathered at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe at the first ever Youth Conference on Climate Change say their full participation in such issues would help government achieve the fight against climate change. A representative of the youth delegates, Lisa Banda, told members of the media in Lilongwe…

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Security Vital for Investment- Mutharika

African leaders currently participating in the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London have singled out security as vital to investment in the African Continent. The issue came to light during the Commonwealth Business Forum on Wednesday at Guild Hall in London, United Kingdom. The Malawi Head of State, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika who is representing Malawi at the CHOGM 2018, was part of the business forum meeting. In his contribution, Mutharika told the delegates that security…

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Mutharika Assures UK-Based Royal African Society of Women Empowerment

Malawi will soon include Beauty Technology trade in the community colleges government is establishing across the country, to motivate and empower women in skills development in that area. President Arthur Peter Mutharika revealed the development Tuesday in London when he briefed members of Royal African Society on efforts his government is making to empower the youth and women in the country. He was speaking at a luncheon the society had organised for him. Mutharika outlined efforts his government is…

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Senior Chief Ngabu Impressed with Shire Valley Transformation Program

One of the senior chiefs in Chikwawa District has expressed satisfaction on the progress at which the Shire Valley Transformation Program (SVTP) formerly known as Shire Valley Irrigation Project (SVIP) was making. Speaking in an interview on Monday, Senior Chief Ngabu of Chikwawa said the program was moving in a positive direction and that as traditional leaders in the district, they did not wish anything to stand on its way. “Looking at the stage where we are now and…

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