MERA Launches Fraud, Corruption Prevention Policy

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) Friday launched a Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy that aims at driving the institution into a fraud and corrupt free entity. The launching ceremony took place at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe under the theme “Zero Tolerance on Fraud and Corruption in Energy Regulation.” Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Aggrey Masi presided over the launch and said the policy is so empowering to the effective operations of MERA in…

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Multi-Billion Kwacha Tsangano-Neno Road First Phase Commences

Government has commenced construction of the long awaited multi-billion Tsangano – Neno – Mwanza road in Ntcheu which will be upgraded from an earth road to bitumen standard road. The upgrading of the road which is being done by the Engineers department of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) started on April, 3, 2018 and so far 5 kilometres of the road from Tsangano turn off has been covered with earth works. The first phase of the road will cover…

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Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth- Minister

The Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development said it will generate jobs for the Malawian youth in the Jobs for Youth (J4Y) project by July 1, 2018 in a bid to reduce poverty levels among the youths. This was disclosed Friday at the Ministry’s headquarters during a press briefing held to brief journalists on the Job for Youth Project, a Government initiative focusing on youth empowerment by creating jobs with financial support from the African Development Bank…

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Malawi Govt Issues Licence to Kwacha Airlines

An all Malawian-owned Kwacha Airlines has been granted a licence enabling it to start operating in Malawi on September 1, 2018. The new airline will probably give Malawian Airlines tough competition but at the same time will give customers an opportunity to have more than one airline to choose from. In an advert published in the local media, it is indicated that the Ministry of Transport and Public Works has issued a licence to Kwacha Airlines to operate domestic…

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Malawi Signs African Cultural Renaissance Charter

Malawi has signed the charter for the Africa Cultural Renaissance to become the 32nd nation to commit itself to this continental blueprint towards the promotion of Africa’s rich cultural heritage, history and cultural products. Malawi’s Ambassador to the African Union (AU), Chimango Edward Chirwa, signed the charter on behalf of President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika on Friday at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Chirwa said the charter is very important because it brings African countries together in rewriting…

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Cashgate: School Owner Arrested for Swindling Over MK1.2 Million

Mzuzu police have arrested Innocent Mwimbingu, Director of New Dawn Secondary School for allegedly swindling money meant for Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination fee. Speaking with the Malawi News Agency on Wednesday, Mzuzu Police Station Public Relations Officer, Paul Tembo said the suspect was arrested following complaints by the school students who paid for their examination fee for MSCE. “He is suspected of swindling money amounting to K1.285 million belonging to 39 students from his school who…

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NGO’s, Police Bemoans an Increase of Selling Live Animals in Roadside

Malawi Police Service (MPS) in collaboration with three non-governmental organisations in the country has bemoaned an increase of selling live animals in roadside within city boundaries refer to such tendency exposes animals to cruelty, an increase in rabies cases and other diseases. MPS, Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development (DAHLD), Lilongwe City Council (LCC) and Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) bemoans through a press release made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on…

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Govt Encourages Youths to be Innovative

Government through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism has encouraged youths in Malawi to be innovative using their ideas, skills and talents to establish businesses that can create jobs for them to enhance national development. The Minister responsible, Henry Mussa made the remarks Tuesday during World Bank Youth Creating Jobs Fair at the Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe. In an interview, Mussa said youth have different ideas and skills that can help develop the country such as…

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Mutharika Meets Norwegian Minister Nikolai Astrup, Signs Development Goals

The State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday called for more foreign investors to invest in the country assuring them of a conducive economic environment. The president was speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, when he had an audience with Norwegian Minister of International Development, Nikolai Astrup, who is in the country on a four day business trip. Mutharika said among other things that would attract foreign investors is the fact that the country’s economy is now stable,…

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ACB Returns MK29 Million to Chaponda

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday returned K 29 million to former Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and Food Security Dr George Chaponda, saying it is not connected to the maize gate case he is currently answering in court. ACB Director Reyneck Matemba justified the bureau’s decision saying money which was in local currency was not connected to the case. “Yes, it is true that we have surrendered the cash amounting to K 29 million because we believe that it…

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