Use Cement Bricks to Save the Environment

Phalombe district council has urged people in the district to refrain from using burnt bricks and embrace the concept of cement bricks concept in order to protect the environment. District Housing Officer Fackson Chidzalo made the remarks on Friday in an interview with Malawi News Agency. Chidzalo said that over the past years, people in Phalombe have argued that construction was one of the industries that has plundered trees in the district as it requires a lot of trees…

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Radio Powerful Tool to Combat Stereotypes

UNESCO and Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) have described radio and sports as powerful tools that can be used in combating stereotypes and gender imbalances in the country. The two organizations made the observation on Tuesday at Monkey Bay Community Resource Centre Ground where Malawi joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Radio Day which falls on February 13 every year. Assistant Executive Secretary for Malawi National Commission for the UNESCO, Christopher Magomelo, challenged radios in the…

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Mighty POV to Celebrate Return Of ‘Prodigal Son’

Blantyre based Prophets Of Vision (POV), known on stage as the Mighty POV have lined up several activities as part of celebrating the return of one of its members, George Adams. Adams, who announced his return, last month left POV crew for about three years now, as he was concentrating on his studies at Pentecostal Life University where he was studying Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism. Since Adams left the group in 2015, Isaac Chizaka and…

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Phalombe District Geared to Plant 1.2 Million Tree Seedlings

Phalombe District Council in collaboration with a local Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) DUnited Purpose (UP) on Wednesday launched the 2017/18 district tree planting season with hope of planting a record 1.2 million tree seedlings by the end of season in April. The event which took place at Mianga Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Jenala added up the total of already planted trees to 750, 000. Forest Zone Manager for the South, Cecelia Chauluka said communities have…

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Labour Minister Kasaila to Commission Apprentice Tools for Community Colleges

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila will on Friday, the 16th February, 2018 Commission apprentice tools for the 2015 cohort of Community Technical College (CTC) students at Mponela Community Technical College. The commissioning of the apprentice tools follows the promise President Prof. Peter Mutharika had made to the graduating students on their graduation ceremony, according to the Labour Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Christina Nkutumula. “During the graduation ceremony in August, 2017, President Prof. Peter Mutharika…

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Be Forward Midfielder Linje Leaves for Japan

Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Jabulani Linje is set to leave on February 15, 2018 for Japan where he will join a third division (J-3 League) side, Yokohama Sports and Culture Club after being offered a two-year loan contract. Linje told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday that he would leave at 2:00pm through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe using Ethiopian Airlines. From Lilongwe, Linje will fly to Ethiopia where he is expected to connect to China before arriving in Japan….

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Photos: Sex Workers Jailed for Parading Client Naked

Ntcheu First Grade Magistrate Court on Monday convicted and sentenced two sex workers to four years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) each, for stripping naked and parading a male client around, for failing to settle a sex bill. The sex workers are Patricia Chapotera 21 and Ruth Wizman, both from Nsiyaludzu Village in Traditional Authority Makwangwala in the district. State prosecutor Inspector Evans Kamtukule, told a jam-packed court that on February 7, 2018, a 26 year old man (name…

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Nigerian ‘Fake Lawyer’ Practised for 15 Years

A Nigerian man pretending to be a solicitor for 15 years has been charged for impersonation, the police say. According to BBC,the 49-year-old man was arrested earlier this week as he was making a bail application for his client in a Lagos state court. Police spokesman Chike Oti told the BBC the man could not articulate his legal argument and was challenged by another lawyer present in court. Mr Oti said the man had been practising for the past…

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Mlambe Centre: Taking Govt Services Closer to People

When William Tayub, once Malawi Deputy Ambassador to Mozambique, visited the place he used to know for the past 40 years as Mangochi Post Office in September 2017, he was greeted by a new brand: Mlambe Centre. Like everyone, either born or raised up in the lakeshore district, Tayub has always followed turn of events in the country, and particularly in Mangochi district, and his September visit was to prove one thing. Tayub’s excitement is a general feeling among…

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Floods Frustrate Irrigation Farming Technologies

Senior Irrigation Engineer for Nsanje, Edward Mkandawire has said efforts to promote irrigation farming in the district are being frustrated by floods which wash away the irrigation schemes almost every year. Mkandawire told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Thursday in an interview that the department of irrigation in the district is currently promoting gravity fed and solar powered irrigation technologies for communities to achieve sustainable food security and income, but the efforts are watered down by floods. He has since…

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