News Brief: DPP-UK Wing Donates to Mangochi District Hospital

The Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-United Kingdom wing on Friday donated mattresses and assorted items to Mangochi District Hospital which was gutted by fire last month. Public Relations Manager for DPP-UK wing Dr Elvis Gama Mpakati commended Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika for leading Malawians in diaspora to think about Malawi. The UK wing is an established wing for the mighty DPP members who are in Wales, Scotland and Britain. The Chairman of the wing is Lewis Kamundi…

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Fischer Anong’a Kondowe Rubbishes Social Media ‘Nonsense’

Nyasa Big Bullets winger Fischer Kondowe has described recent social media reports purportedly showing him and Annie Mataka in a wedding invitation card as a waste of time. Last week social media fans especially on WhatsApp platform were bombarded with pictures of the football star and the nurse completing together a peace symbol in Rastafarianism in what was said to be the invitation card for the wedding. Kondowe has distanced himself from the reports in an interview with Malawi…

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Finance Minister Unveils K 1,504 Trillion Budget

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe Friday presented a K 1,504 billion budget at Parliament in Lilongwe. The 2018/19 budget is the fifth and last budget for the House to consider which the Minister said has been designed in the context of international, regional and domestic economic developments. “The underpinnings of this budget is a focus on robust economic growth as the main goal of economic management alongside the maintenance of macroeconomic stability for robust, inclusive…

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Former Agriculture Minister Chaponda Acquitted

The High Court in Zomba has found former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Dr, George Chaponda with no case to answer on all counts. Chaponda was answering three charges which include giving false information to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), influencing a public officer to misuse his position and possession of foreign currency. Summary of judgement points: On Chaponda’s count of giving false information to the ACB: Ruling – no case to answer On Chaponda’s count of…

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Over 1.5 Million People to Benefit from Social Cash Transfer Program

At least 1.5 million people in the country are expected to benefit from Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP) this year, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social welfare has disclosed. SCTP is a Programme that targets 10 per cent of households that are ultra-poor and labour constrained. The beneficiaries are selected once every four years. In an interview with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, the  Ministry Public Relations Officer, Lucy Bandazi  said  the ministry has scaled up the coverage of…

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UP to to Boost Cholera Preparedness

United Purpose (UP) has said it will launch a four-month project in three districts of Salima, Dedza and Lilongwe to support their efforts in cholera-prevention preparedness following the just ended outbreak in the districts. According to Smoden Tomoka, UP Program Officer, the NGO with support from UNICEF has funding to the tune of K50 million which will go into various activities that will help the at-risk population to be resilient and prepared to avoid any outbreak. “We have an…

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Witchdoctor Arrested for Death of Alcoholic Man

Police in Thyolo on Tuesday arrested a 67 year old herbalist following the death of Ndaziona Duli who died after taking herbs from the herbalist which was meant to stop him from drinking beer. Thyolo Police Public Relations Officer, Amos Tione, said the deceased together with his brother Muleke Duli went to the witchdoctor to get some traditional medicine to stop them from drinking beer. “Ndaziona 36, and his brother Muleke 76, wanted to stop drinking and they consulted…

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Mayors Urged to Join Hands for Sustainable Global Development

Mayors from different countries have been urged to work in collaboration in order to achieve sustainable global development for the agenda 2030. The country’s Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, made the call on Wednesday during the opening ceremony of a three-day international mayors’ meeting dubbed ‘Lilongwe International Mayors Forum’ which was held at Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. He said the urbanization rate across the world is increasing which is hindering…

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UN Women in ‘He for She’ Campaign

United Nations (UN) Women have called on men to be in forefront supporting women to be elected in different leadership positions in society, as a way of empowering them and enhancing their participation in politics. The UN Women said issues of women empowerment have been on the ground for some time now and thought of engaging men to fight for and support women who are aspiring for various political and any other decision-making positions in their community. Taking on…

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Come Out in the Open For the Presidency – DPP

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has challenged people seeking to run for the party’s presidency in the 2019 General Elections to come out in the open and tender their candidature. DPP Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffery made the challenge Wednesday at Golden Peacock Hotel during a press briefing in response to a question that reflected on DPP’s division regarding the presidential candidate they woudl field during the 2019 polls. She said the party believes that if there is anyone wishing…

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