MAREP 8 Lights Up 336 Trading Centres

As one way of increasing access to electricity in peri-urban and rural areas, Government has finalized connecting 336 trading centres to electricity under Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) phase eight. Ministry of Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Public Relations Officer, Saidi Banda said on Thursday that so far most of the work on construction of the sites has been done, awaiting the switching on of the centres. “We have almost electrified the targeted centres because what is remaining right…

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Operation Landslide: Govt Applauded For Constructing Thyolo – Makwasa – Thekerani Road

People in Thyolo have expressed their happiness with the construction of the Thyolo – Makwasa – Thekerani Road, saying the road would facilitate a lot of business activities. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), a renowned businessman from Msuwazi along the Makwasa Road, Christopher Nandolo said transportation has become easier and that businesses are now growing because of cheap transportation of goods. “Transport is now cheaper and prices of our goods are now affordable such that…

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Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Medical Drugs

Police in Limbe have arrested a 45 – year – old man for being found in possession of medical drugs without a licence, Malawi News Agency has established. Limbe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Constable Patrick Mussa while confirming the arrest identified the suspect as Davison Kalilombe. “On June 20, Limbe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers carried out an operation following a tip-off from well-wishers which led to the arrest of the suspect,” said Mussa. Mussa added that…

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Chikwawa Prison Hit By Inadequate Vocational Training Equipment

Authorities at Chikwawa Prison have expressed concern over inadequate vocational training equipment and instructors that have affected administration of technical entrepreneurial skills. The situation has since prompted management of the correctional facility to call on well –wishers to come in and help in a bid to improve on reformatory processes of inmates. Chikwawa Prison Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Jackson disclosed this to Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview on Thursday. Jackson said the prison has various vocational skills…

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Huawei Technologies Train Malawian University Students in China

Huawei Technologies believes Malawian students need to be exposed to emerging Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in order to contribute positively to the sector in the country. Huawei Public Relations Officer (PRO) Leo Liu said this Saturday at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe when he welcomed six Malawian University students who were in China trainedin modern technological trends at their headquarters in China under the seeds for the future training programme. He noted that such visits would help Malawi…

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Lesotho’s King Letsie III Hails Nutrition Efforts

His Majesty, King Letsie III of Lesotho has hailed Malawi government’s effort together with other development partners in advancing good nutrition. The Sotho King who is Food and Agriculture (FAO) Nutrition Ambassador in Africa visited Kasungu district on Wednesday where he appreciated interventions that government and other partners are implementing to advance nutrition sensitive agriculture. His Majesty Letsie who jetted in the country on Monday had to be taken to Galika village Traditional Authority Kaomba home to Matolino Zimba…

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Tumbuka Women Prefer Circumcised Men ; Over 10,000 Men Circumcised in Mzimba

Mzimba North District Health Office (DHO) has surpassed its Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) target through VMMC project which the office has been implementing for the past four years. Presenting the project’s progress report Tuesday during a Mzuzu City AIDS Coordinating Committee Meeting, VMMC Coordinator for Mzimba North, Lloyd Mgode said his office surpassed its target population of 6,245 to 10,970. “The Ministry of Health gave us a target population of 6,245 but we managed to reach out to…

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Journos Asked to Be Conversant With Current Affairs

Director of Information in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Gideon Munthali has described as worrisome the tendency by some journalists who go ahead to write on topics they are not familiar with. Munthali was speaking in Lilongwe on Wednesday during a workshop organized by the Malawi Human Rights Commission to orient media managers on the Access to Information Act. Munthali who is a seasoned journalist himself disclosed that of late he has been asked questions by journalists…

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IREV Partnership Intends to Boost Malawi Economy

People who are serious about internet marketing will boost their economy levels through Internet Revolution (Irev) partners, a network advertising consultancy companies need to undertake before embarking on marketing. Irev partnership is a registered business organization that provides information to networking marketing specialists on how and which companies to venture into when it comes to network marketing. In a recent interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana), Director of Operations for Irev partners, Geoffrey Saidi said the main objective…

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MASM Justifies Upward Revision of Contribution Rates

Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM)says the upwards contribution rates revision is reasonable saying the paid claims have risen from K1.3 billion to K1.5 billion per month. Chief Executive Officer for Masm, Sydney Chikoti said in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday following a press statement which was released on May 30, 2018. “The increases in paid claims were resulting into delays in paying the claims to our service providers. So with this revision, we will…

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