Stable Power Supply to Spur Malawi’s Economic Growth

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Patrick Matanda, has said improved infrastructure in the energy sector will provide stable power supply, thereby enhancing the country’s economic growth. Matanda was speaking Thursday at Mzuzu Hotel after Government of the United States of America (USA) handed over Bwengu, Luwinga, Sonda and Chintheche power sub-stations to Malawi Government. He said the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact of USA through Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) – Malawi has seen…

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Mutharika Declares 73rd UNGA Meeting Fruitful

President Professor Peter Mutharika has described this year’s 73rd United Nations General Assembly as fruitful and said Malawi will continue participating in the coming assemblies. He said the meetings were of mutual benefit as Malawi learnt a lot and also contributed to the assembly. He said his cabinet ministers that accompanied him presided over high level meetings and made presentations that put Malawi on the map. “Our attendance at the 73rd assembly was important. We learnt a lot of…

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Dowa to Have Community Radio

Dowa districts is set to have will  have a community radio called Dowa Radio Station (Dowa FM) in October, 2018 according to a confirmation by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA). The Radio Station’s mission statement is to build awareness in the community through a positive mindset change. In a presentation by a Legal Advisor of the Radio, Alfred Munika said the station is formed to complement governments’ efforts in making communication accessible and also to solely serve as…

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Culture Crucial in Tourism Development- Nankhumwa

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa said on Saturday culture plays an important role in the promotion of tourism, thereby contributing towards the country’s economic development. Nankhumwa was speaking during the Gonapamuhanya Tumbuka Cultural Festival at Bolero in Rumphi District where he represented the President Prof. Peter Mutharika. He said Malawians of different tribes need to propagate and highlight cultural values, especially those that are unique to the country. Nankhumwa said some countries have managed to…

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Govt Donates Computers to Blantyre Synod, Radio Maria

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, through Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority has donated four sophisticated computers worth over K2.5 million to Blantyre Synod and Radio Maria radios. Presenting the computers on Thursday, Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi, said the donation is a way of showing government’s commitment towards the promotion of positive and vibrant media in the country. “In April last year, I toured some religious and community radios across the country and Radio Maria and…

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Zembani Music Company on ‘Youth Quake Tour’

Zembani Music Company has organized six day musical tour dubbed: ‘youth quake tour’ which will see artists performing alongside a full live band as one way of promoting youthful artists. Promoter of the shows for Zembani, Johnny Banda said in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday that the tour will comprise six shows, three in the central and other three in the Southern region, respectively. “We will start with Kasungu this Friday while on Saturday we…

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Malawian Woman Stuck in Sexless Marriage For Seven Years

I am Malawian lady based in Zambia. I am in a huge dilemma. I am into my second marriage. The first one ended after 10 years in 2012. There was no passion in our marriage, even though, it was, in no small measure, caused by my current husband. My current husband (then my secret lover) swept me off my feet with his passion when we met in 2011. He lavished me with gifts and took me to places I…

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Lilongwe Police, City Council Caught Pants Down

Lilongwe City Council in conjunction with Malawi Police during the week embarked on a campaign to apprehend people who urinate in undesignated places in the city. However, the exercise has been marred by reports that the officers from both institutions have seized the opportunity by cashing in from the exercise. One of the apprehended persons, who did not want to be named, told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday that while the exercise was good, it was sad that the…

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Lozani Zanu: Chileka Dual-Carriage Road Registers Good Progress

Construction works for the 16 Km dual carriage road from Clock Tower in Blantyre Central District to Chileka Airport is at an advanced stage and Blantyre city council (BCC) has expressed satisfaction over the work done so far. President Arthur Peter Mutharika commissioned the project on 10th February, 2018. The actual construction works of the first phase started in February and is expected to be completed early next year. Speaking Thursday in a telephone interview, BCC Public Relations Manager,…

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Mutharika Decorated with Nelson Mandela Leadership Award

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Thursday received a Nelson Mandela Leadership Award from the Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in recognition for his development efforts in the country, particularly aimed at empowering women and the youth. The award was presented to the President by PIM’s foreign mission representative, Dr. Terrence Griffiths during the opening of the Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College which is situated at the PIM headquarters in Chiradzuru. Presenting the award, Dr. Griffiths said the PIM foreign…

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