Plan International Donates Ten Motorcycles to MJ District Council

Mulanje District Council on Thursday received 10 motorcycles from Plan International, one of the Nongovernmental organizations working in the district. Speaking during the handover of the motorcycles, Plan International Program Area Manager, Daniel Kapatuka, said the donation was part of a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project exit strategy. Plan International has been implementing the WASH Project in the district from 2013 and ended in the year 2017. Kapatuka indicated that so far, Mulanje has achieved the Open-Defecation-Free (ODF)…

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MANEB Changes Examinations Format

Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) has announced that there will be some changes in the 2019 Malawi School Certificate of Examinations (MSCE) format in light of the newly introduced secondary school curriculum. Briefing the media  in Blantyre, MANEB Chief Executive Officer, Gerald Chiunda, said the changes have also come as an immediate response to the scrapping off of Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) coupled with the introduction of new subjects in line with the new curriculum. “The 2019 examinations…

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Tay Grin Scoops Position two in BCC Keep Your Premises Clean Competition

Blantyre based Hip hop music artist, Tay Grin, has been chosen as one of the residential winners in Blantyre City Council’s (BCC) Keep Your Premises Clean Competition. At the awards presentation ceremony held at the COMESA Hall in Blantyre in the presence of the Malawi First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika, companies and individuals were awarded certificates and various prizes after emerging as winners of the 2017 BCC Keep your Premises Clean. Speaking in an interview after the ceremony, Tay Grin,…

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Season of Giving: Sharp Valley Holdings Donates Assorted Items to Queens

As Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Sharp Valley Holdings on Saturday cheered children admitted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Queens) in the commercial city of Blantyre and donated assorted items worthy MK300, 000. Speaking in an interview after the donation, Sharp Valley’s Operations Manager Henderson Chiwela said the company decided to donate to children ward as one way of investing in the future generation. “It is one of the core values of Sharp Valley Holdings to…

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Malawi, Mozambique Agree to Rehabilitate Ruo River

Government says it has completed discussions with the Mozambican counterpart on its plans to complete the dragging of Ruo River in Nsanje District which changed its original course during the January 2015 floods. Ruo River caused serious floods in Shire Valley in 2015 because it changed the original course and in the process, affected the boundary since the river marks the boundary between the two countries (Malawi and Mozambique). Since then people from Nsanje and Chikwawa have been living…

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‘Environmental Protection Heartbeat of BEAM’

First Lady Madame Prof. Gertrude Mutharika says sanitation and environmental protection remains a major concern for Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust. The First Lady was speaking on Thursday in Blantyre during the presentation of awards to winners in the Blantyre City Council Clean Premises Competition at COMESA hall. Madame Mutharika said the competition conducted by Blantyre City Council was in line with the vision and agenda of BEAM Trust which strives to make clean both domestic and business premises through…

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Chinese Investor Donates MK50 Million to Blantyre City Council

Chinese investors, owners of Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe who are set to construct Sogecoa Business Park in Blantyre have donated K50 million to Blantyre City Council to help in promotion of sanitation and improve waste management. Executive Vice President for Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (Group) Company Limited, Xia Fang presented the cheque to Mayor for Blantyre City Council, Wild James Ndipo on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Sogecoa Business Park at Chichiri…

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Chikwawa Men Shun Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

John Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (Jhpiego) says more men in Chikwawa have negative attitude towards Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Community Mobilization and Communications Officer for Jhpiego Harlod Takomana said this in Chikwawa over the weekend during the wrap up of Mavume Netball and Football Trophy worth K70, 000.00. The Trophy was organized by Gaka Community Radio Station with the aim of disseminating information on cervical cancer and VMMC. “But through community meeting, we…

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Foreign Direct Investments Vital Catalyst for Country’s Development-Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said foreign direct investments is a vital catalyst for the country’s development. Speaking on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the Sogecoa Business Park site at Chichiri in Blantyre, Mutharika said foreign direct investments, particularly from the Chinese Government have proved to be crucial to the country’s development. Mutharika observed that the Sogecoa facility was a symbol of progress for Blantyre City Council whose growth had stagnated. He said the city would…

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Mutharika Hails Chinese Govt for Developing the Country

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has hailed the Chinese Government for initiating various development activities which he said have been influential in changing the economic status of the country. He was speaking on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction SEGECOA Business Park in the Commercial City of Blantyre. “l should commend China through the Anhui Foreign Economics Construction (Group) Company Limited for expanding development         activities in the country,” Mutharika acknowledged. The President appealed to Malawians…

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