Photos: First Couple Visits Limbe Market

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday evening visited Limbe Market where they bought a number of items. Business came to a a standstill at the market as both buyers and sellers jostled to catch a glimpse of the First Couple who among other things bought pumpkins, dry fish, eggplants and fresh groundnuts.  The act of the First Couple in buying from ordinary Malawians was one way of promoting local goods and showcasing…

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Business Tycoon Simbi Phiri Builds Multimillion-Modern Primary School in Lilongwe

 In a gesture of remembering his roots, Khato Civils owner, Simbi Phiri has constructed and furnished a primary school in his home village of Chembe, T/A Mazengera in Lilongwe Rural East. Simbi was born and grew up in Chembe before he left for Botswana as a young boy with his father. The new facility which will be a junior primary school (Classes 1 to 5) will serve other villages within a radius of 15 kilometres. Chembe village is located…

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Chitipa Anticipates Bumper Maize Yield

Chitipa District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), Malumbo Nyirongo says the fall armyworms have not attacked maize fields severely as the damage is pegged at nine percent and the district anticipates bumper yield. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency Tuesday, Nyirongo said as at February 4 this year, out of all six Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in the district, the estimated area that has been attacked by the fall armyworm is 5,133.0 hectares, representing nine percent of…

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Mutharika Calls for Support on Development Projects

President Professor Peter Mutharika has called on people to put aside their political affiliations and support any meaning development that government is implementing in improving living standards in the country. Mutharika made the call Wednesday at Misesa Primary School ground in Blantyre when he addressed a developmental rally after laying a foundation stone for the first – ever Blantyre by – pass road. The President said government intends to implement a number of development project towards improving the country’s…

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DPP Continues to Score Winning Marks, Mutharika Launches Construction of Blantyre Bypass Road

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday launched the construction of MK4.6 billion by-pass road that will go through several locations Blantyre. The 186-kilometre road is expected to facilitate easy and fast mobility of goods and services as one of the key factors at the centre of promoting the country’s economic growth. “It is my expectation that the by – pass road will minimise traffic congestion in the roads of Blantyre City. It will also enhance movement of goods…

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Zambia Police Threatens Arrest Over Sex Dolls, Vibrators

Police in Zambia have threatened to arrest persons found in the possession of sex dolls and vibrators, a local portal, Mwebantu reports. According to police spokesperson, Esther Katongo, the laws of the country considered such items as ‘obscene material’ adding that their importation, sale or possession are illegal. “Possession of obscene materials in this country is an offence. Read section 177 of the Penal code Importation check section 177 (1)(b) and Section 177 (1) © criminalises taking part in…

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Veep Chilima Blasts Engineers for Substandard Dyke Construction Works

The country’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima on Tuesday blasted Shire River Basin Management Programme BRL Engineers for constructing a substandard K290 million dyke which would not protect the people as intended. Chilima, who visited the 823 metre dyke constructed along the Nkhande River in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in the district (Nsanje), expressed dissatisfaction with the way the dyke had been constructed, saying it would not protect the communities. The aim of government putting up the dyke…

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Malawi Profit from China Relations, Says Ambassador Shi Ting Wang

Malawi has benefited a lot from the bilateral relationship she established with the Peoples Republic of China over a decade ago; Chinese ambassador to Malawi Shi Ting Wang says. Shi Ting said the relations between the two countries have yielded positive results for Malawi in different sectors ranging from education, finance and human resource capacity building. He was speaking during a presentation ceremony of a K7.2 million worth donation of music instruments from some Chinese students to their counterparts…

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Chief Lundu Ask Chakwera to Offer Constructive Criticism

Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa said on Sunday that it is high time opposition political parties worked together with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP’s) – led government by offering constructive criticism in addressing some of the challenges the country faces. Lundu made the remarks during a public rally President Professor Peter Mutharika held at Nchalo Trading Centre in Chikwawa. He said it is a pity that opposition parties are busy castigating government’s developmental efforts without offering alternative measures….

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Kiliye kiliye Remain Committed to LYCO Initiatives

The Malawi Digital Broadcast Network Limited (MDBNL) popularly known as Kiliye kiliye digital TV, has said it will remain committed to the Light of Youth Creative Organisation (LYCO) initiatives. The MDBNL Director of Marketing, John Mchilikizo said this on Saturday during the National School Youth Arts Festival (NASFEST) Gala awards held at BICC in Lilongwe. NASFEST is an annual youth festival organized by LYCO a Lilongwe based youth registered organization. Every year the festival brings specific theme to compete…

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