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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Takulandirani Tourism Expo Secures MK50 Million Sponsorship

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa on Monday revealed that the Takulandirani Malawi International Tourism Expo has secured a total sponsorship valued at K 50 million. He was speaking in Lilongwe at a press briefing held to officially announce the state of preparedness ahead of the expo, adding that the K50 million has so far been secured towards the event in form of support towards hosting of international buyers and media, advertising and publicity of the event,…

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Operation Landslide : Mutharika Fit to Contest in 2019 Presidential Polls

President Peter Mutharika is healthy and fit to contest in the 2019 Tripartite Elections as presidential candidate for the governing Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The State House said this in reaction to former first lady Callista Mutharika’s sentiments that her in-law, Peter Mutharika, in his 80s, is old and that the DPP should put Vice-President Saulos Chilima as its torch-bearer. Presidential press officer and spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani yesterday said the State House was not sure about the context…

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