Police Destroy Expired, Counterfeit Products

Police recently destroyed various products which were found counterfeit while others were found passed their expiry date in different shops within Lilongwe. Some of the expired products which were destroyed includes Heins tinned beans, mayonnaise, biscuits, Ingram’s camphor creams, monis grape juice, jungle oats, halls fruit juice and dish-wash liquid. The Police intercepted the counterfeit products during an exercise popularly termed AFIYA; a Swahili term which means health. The Police carried out this operation in various locations within the…

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Mutharika Challenges MEC to Be Prudent in Financial Management

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has challenged the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to be prudent with the way it manages its finances in preparation for the 2019 tripartite elections. Mutharika was speaking on Tuesday at Sanjika Place in Blantyre during the demonstration of the electronic biometric voter registration system using the national identity cards by the commission. “This is the first time in history to fund our elections without any support from our development partners and I am…

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High School Dropout Rates Haunt Salima

The problem of high school dropout rates in Salima manifested its magnitude recently during the 2017/2018 Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLC) examinations as a class which initially had 48 pupils ended up with only 12 sitting for them after the others dropped out. Malawi News Agency (MANA) witnessed this incident at Chinsolo Primary school in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kambalame in the district. Head Teacher for the school, Christopher Phiri confirmed that the class had 48 learners…

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Nyerere Seal Airtel Top 8 Second Semi Spot

Be Forward Wanderers Sunday secured Airtel Top 8 semi-final spot following 1-0 win over Kamuzu Barracks in in the quarter final match played at Balaka Stadium and have joined their perennial rivals Nyasa Big Bullets in the semi ring. Wanderers won 2-0 on aggregate following their 1-0 a way win in Lilongwe last Sunday through Joseph Kamwendo’s spot kick in the 39th minute. Both sets of fans at the Balaka Stadium were treated to not to an entertaining 45…

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Communities Advised Make Formal Requests for Electricity

Chief Director in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Chimwemwe Banda has advised communities to make formal requests if they want to be considered for electricity installation. “Unless people in a particular area make formal request on their electricity requirements through their Member of Parliament government may not be able to provide them with the utility,” she pointed out. Banda gave the advice Saturday in Chitipa during the launch of Northern Region Marep Phase 8 at Lwakwa…

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Operation Landslide: Chitipa Community Hails Malawi Rural Electrification Program

Communities in Chitipa district  have described the phase 8 of the Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) as successful following the electrification of trading centres in most of the rural areas in the district. Speaking during the commissioning on of Lwakwa power line in Chitipa on Saturday, Traditional Authority(TA) Mwaulambia said the program, which targeted 336 trading centres across the country will boost developmental activities in his area. Mwaulambia added that communities in Chitipa will no longer seek electrical services…

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Over 1.5 Million People to Benefit from Social Cash Transfer Program

At least 1.5 million people in the country are expected to benefit from Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP) this year, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social welfare has disclosed. SCTP is a Programme that targets 10 per cent of households that are ultra-poor and labour constrained. The beneficiaries are selected once every four years. In an interview with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, the  Ministry Public Relations Officer, Lucy Bandazi  said  the ministry has scaled up the coverage of…

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Facebook to Invest in ICT Infrastructure in Malawi

Facebook has expressed commitment to improving Malawi Government capabilities in information and communication technology (ICT) through investment as well as addressing social media abuse. The commitment was registered in Blantyre during a one day meeting which Facebook, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Ministry of Information and Fiscal Police held on Wednesday to find a common ground on how to limit the abuse of the social media. Briefing the media after the meeting, Facebook Africa Public Policy Manager for Access…

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Strike Balance Between Bank Services, Charges – Chilima

Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has urged commercial banks in the country to strike a balance between provision of better banking services and bank service charges. He was speaking when he officially launched the NBS Private Banking at the Presidential Villas in Lilongwe on Wednesday, which will be a service point for high net-worth customers for the bank. “While it is appreciated that the cost of providing banking facilities and infrastructure in a populated country such as ours can…

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MAREP 8 Lights up Gawanani Traditing Centre in Machinga

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi on Saturday switched on Msosa Power Line to mark the official lighting of Gawanani Trading Centre in Traditional Authority Nkula in Machinga. Msosa Power Line has been installed under Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) Phrase 8 whose aim is to transform the country’s economy and reduce poverty by increasing access to electricity to rural and peri-urban communities. Speaking at the switching-on ceremony of the power line held at Gawanani Health…

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