Land Encroachment Worries Chikwawa District Commissioner

Heavy encroachment of public and private land has rocked Chikwawa District as reports indicate that land belonging to Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) and Shire valley ADD has been encroached. Speaking in an interview on Friday, District Commissioner for Chikwawa, Fred Movete blamed village heads for having a habit of selling public land for people to construct their houses. Movete said recently his office has received reports of people encroaching land that was earmarked to construct a new district hospital…

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Animal Rights Activist Celebrates World Spay Day

Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) Tuesday joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Spay Day to promote responsible dog population in the country through spaying and neutering. The LSPCA team of veterinarians, nurses and education staff spayed and neutered over seventy dogs, vaccinated nearly hundred dogs, and offered pet care advice to pet owners. World spay day commemoration was under the theme ‘Tigwirane Manja pochepetsa chiwelengero cha agalu’ at Area 23 in…

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First Lady Professor Mutharika Calls for Girl Child Empowerment

Malawi’s First Lady  Gertrude Mutharika has expressed concern over parents who influence child marriage at the expense of girl child education. The First lady expressed the concern at St Mary’s Secondary School in Zomba during Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) organized award ceremony of 10 girls that scored six points in the Malawi School Certificate of Examinations (MSCE). “Most girls, about 47 per cent, get married before reaching 18 years,” Madam Mutharika pointed out, while acknowledging corporate and responsibility that…

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Four Teams to Compete in 2018 FA Charity Shield

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced the change of format in the 2018 FA Charity Shield which will have four teams participating in the competition from only previously. FAM Finance Director, Limbani Matola told Malawi News Agency (Mana) Tuesday in Blantyre that this season four teams namely; Be Forward Wanderers, Nyasa Big Bullets, Kamuzu Barracks and Silver Strikers will participate in the Charity Shiled. He disclosed that the competition scheduled for two days would kick– off on March…

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Illovo Plants Over 10,000 Tree Seedlings

Illovo Sugar Manufacturing Company has handed over 10, 600 tree seedlings to Chikwawa Forestry Office as one way of contributing to the principles of sustainable development to complement efforts in environmental management, authorities have said. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday, Illovo’s Assistant Human Resources Manager responsible for Land Administration, Emma Bello said the sugar company believes that its future was dependent on a balanced ecosystem. “It is against this background that every year Illovo Nchalo Sugar…

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Nankhumwa Assures Parliamentarians of Equal Allocation of Resources

Minister of local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa has assured parliamentarians that every constituency will receive equal share of K20.7 million towards rural development projects within their respective constituencies. Nankhumwa made the remarks in parliament Tuesday morning after parliament was suspended for close to an hour for government and opposition sides to discus on the issue. This comes against some earlier fears expressed by some of the members that the funds had already been disbursed to selected constituencies. “There was some…

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ACB Calls For Unity Of Purpose to Curb Corruption

The Ant-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has stressed on the need for all stakeholders to work together in ending corruption and improving the perception that people have towards Malawi on corruption. ACB’s Senior Public Relations Officer Egritta Ndala made these remarks in reaction to the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2017 which was released by Transparency International (TI) on 21 February 2018. The latest CPI shows that Malawi has maintained its score of 31 out of 100 (where zero is worse…

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Wives Employing Husbands in Karonga

In Karonga District, there are two women who are standing out as exceptional. They are Nellie Nyirenda Mwakamendo and Esselina Nyasinga from Walamba Village in Traditional Authority Kyungu. Nyirenda and Nyasinga are in a deep rooted paternal society but have defied the common belief that women cannot be bread winners in a family. They are the mainstay of their respective households. They are proud and dominant of the fishing industry in their area, owning a motor-engine boat and fishing…

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DAPP Trains 56 Women in Fashion Design

Mzimba Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Teachers Training College (TTC) has trained 56 young women in tailoring and fashion design to empower them economically. Speaking Saturday during a graduation ceremony, the TTC’s Operations Manager Dominic Nali said the college has trained young women only because of high rates of school dropout among girls in the district. He said most girls who drop out of school become vulnerable to poverty as they lack the capacity to stand on…

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Govt to Amend Higher Education Student Loan Act

Dedza East Member of Parliament (MP), Juliana Lunguzi, on Thursday presented the motion asking the Parliamentary Committee on Education to examine the Higher Education Student Loan Act of 2015 and come up with recommendation to the house. In her statement, Lunguzi said the Student Loans Board should examine the act and ensure that the board is adequately financed, thereby ensuring that all needy students in the tertiary institutions access loans to finance their education. In an interview with Malawi…

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