‘Blackout’ Era to End Soon

Government has embarked on short, medium and long term measures to improve power situation in the country in order to address frequent blackouts being experienced in the country. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining  Aggrey Masi disclosed this on Saturday during the switching on of Michiru Power Line in Blantyre courtesy of Malawi Rural Electrification Programme phase eight. He cited construction of power plants, generation of power from solar sites and cross border power connection as some of…

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Malawi Activist Chidothe Named Pan African Youth Democracy Ambassador

Youth and Women activist Carol Chidothe has been named regional ambassador the Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship CANVASSITY program in the Southern Africa. CANVASSITY Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship is a dynamic youth program designed to improve the capacity of young people to effectively engage and support elected representatives and government institutions to improve government efficiency, raise accountability and foster citizen-government collaboration in Africa. Chidothe expressed delight  saying the honor bestowed upon her was for all young Malawian women,…

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Police Recovers Stolen Property worth Over MK6 Million

Mzuzu Police Station has recovered K6 million worth household properties which are suspected to have been stolen from Hilltop and Masasa townships in Mzuzu City. Mzuzu Police Station Public Relations Officer, Sub-Inspector Paul Tembo, Wednesday told Malawi News Agency that police arrested Shadreck Phiri 38 and William Frank 33 in connection to the theft of the recovered items. “We arrested the two after being tipped by members of the general public and we are very we commend them for…

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Prolonged Wait to ICT Services

About 150 metres north of Jalo area where MV Ilala and other ships dock lies an imposing structure with a Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) logo. Its letters in bold scream “Welcome to Likoma Constituency Community Telecentre”. Macra’s motto “Promoting Universal ICT Access” conspicuously sparkle under the logo reflecting the rising sun on the eastern horizon every morning. All these features try to symbolize the availability of information, communication technology (ICT) services. But sadly, that is not the case….

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Kasungu Discusses Climate Change, Fall Army Worm

Faced with adverse effects of climate change and fall army worms (FAW), chiefs, Members of Parliament (MP), Councilors, government officials and other stakeholders converged at Kasungu Council Chamber on Wednesday to discuss the calamities. Organized by National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) the meeting aimed at getting information on how the district has been affected by climate change and FAW and what is being done about these issues. Most of the contributors said the district has been highly…

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Moyale FC Warns Silver Strikers

Battle lines have been drawn between Moyale Barracks   and Silver Strikers football clubs over attacker Khuda Muyaba’s purported move to the bankers. On Wednesday, the bankers General Secretary (GS), Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda revealed that the Muyaba has signed a three-year contract with the Reserve Bank of Malawi sponsored side. But in an interview, GS for Moyale Barracks Football Clubs, Captain Isaac Banda expressed ignorance of Chakaka Nyirenda’s revelations that Muyaba has penned a three-year deal that ties him to…

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Third Consignment Of Donated Rice Arrives In Malawi

The third consignment of rice donated by the People’s Republic of China has arrived in the country from Beira, Mozambique, via Mwanza Border. Department of Disaster Management Affairs’ (DoDMA) Deputy Director of Response and Recovery Dyce Nkhoma said the consignment, comprising 1520 metric tonnes of rice 57 trucks ferrying the rice arrived in the country….

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Rice Farmers Decry Yellow Pigment Disease

Famers in Karonga have decried yellow pigment disease in rice which has affected about 150 hectares at Wovwe Scheme in the district. However, officials at Karonga Agricultural Development Division (ADD) say they are yet to do research about the new rice disease. This came to light Friday on the sidelines of a field day visit organized by the ADD to appreciate the status of crops in the 2017/2018 growing season in the district. Wovwe Rice Scheme president, Frank Gondwe,…

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Mutharika Commissions Mangochi Mlambe One Stop Centre

President Professor Peter Mutharika Thursday commissioned Mangochi One Stop Public Service Delivery Centre, also known as the Mlambe Centre and promised more development projects in the district. Mutharika said time had come for the lakeshore district to be developed after being neglected for over three decades for political reasons during the Malawi Congress Party one party rule. The Mlambe Centre brings together services of Malawi Posts Corporations (MPC), Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety…

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Taking Government 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. “I heard about the Mlambe Centre concept…

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