Chief ‘Rapist’ Mwiza Chavura Arrested

Malawi’s up-coming rapper Mwiza Chavura, who swirled controversy last week after producing a song titled ‘Ndidzakupanga rape’ is in the hands of police. National Police Publicist James Kadadzera, told local media  a short while ago that Chavura is currently being interrogated at Blantyre Police Station. Chavura’s hip hop track titled ‘rape’  attracted debate last week among Malawians on social media platforms such as facebook and whatsapp. In the song, Chavura was announcing plot to let a girl got drunk…

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Central Region Police Hands 0ver 315 Bicycles to Police Units

The Commissioner of Police for Central Region John Nyondo on Wednesday handed over 315 bicycles to rural Police Units and rural Community Policing Forums. Speaking at the event which took place at Central Region Police Training Centre, the Commissioner said that the bicycles aim at facilitating access to justice for vulnerable groups such as women and children in the rural areas. Nyondo acknowledged the challenges of mobility faced by rural citizens in the justice system. “I know that we…

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SME’s to Benefit from MK1.3 Billion Japanese’ Grant

Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) which focus on increasing productivity stand to benefit from 200 million Japanese Yen (K1.3 billion) worth of grant that the Japanese government has given to Malawi. Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe signed the grant on behalf of the Malawi Government on Wednesday at a ceremony held at Capital Hill in Lilongwe. The grant is aimed at promoting economic and social development of the people of Malawi, especially the SMEs. Speaking…

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Airtel Warns Customers of Fraudsters

Airtel Malawi has warned its customers to be on the lookout for fraudsters who may wish to steal from them in the name of the ongoing Airtel Kuufila promotion. Airtel Product Governance Manager, Emily Manda made the remarks Tuesday after the sixth draw of the competition saying in any competitions, there are always fraudsters that take advantage of customers that have won in the competitions. She disclosed that Airtel has received complaints from its customers on similar issues saying…

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MEC Kick Starts Electoral Material Development

As the 2019 tripartite elections draws closer, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has started the process of developing Media and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials. MEC Commissioner, Moffat Banda disclosed this Wednesday at Mulanje Boma Wednesday during a four day electoral material development workshop organized by the institution. The process involves electoral stakeholders and the civil society who plays active roles in the electoral process. “Electoral material development is an important aspect in preparation for elections. It ensures that…

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Fischer ‘Jahman’ Kondowe Rejects Sidik Mia’s Offer; Denies Joining MCP

Nyasa Big Bullets veteran winger Fischer Kondowe has distanced himself from reports that he has joined the  opposition Malawi Congress Party(MCP). On Tuesday, Kondowe appeared at MCP’s function when Sidik Mia was holding a press conference where he was receiving some aspiring candidates to represent the party next year.Andyear.And during the event, Mia welcomed the candidates alongside Kondowe.HoweverKondowe.However, the former Bloemfontein Celtic and Black Leopards winger has distanced himself from any political party saying he only attended the event…

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Minister Dausi Calls for Companies to Support ‘Buy Malawi’ initiative

Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Nicholas Dausi has called for the support of Buy Malawi initiative to help boost the country’s economy, decrying the tendency by some foreign companies operating in the country to import products at the expense of local ones. Dausi said this on  Tuesday at Sun n’ Sand Resort in Mangochi when he officially launched a workshop the Reserve Bank of Malawi organized for District Information Officers (DIOs), senior and other staff from the Ministry…

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Private Employment Agencies Warned Against Disregarding Labour Export Guidelines

Government has warned private employment agencies it will take drastic action against those deviating from the Labour Export Guidelines (LEG). The warning comes amid reports that two young Malawian women alleged to be working in Iraq as domestic workers are subjected to harsh working conditions. In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila, noted that some unscrupulous local private employment agencies and individuals continue to facilitate the migration of young…

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BT City South MP Ngumuya Belittles Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe

MP for Blantyre City South Allan Ngumuya says he is looking forward to make history as the first sitting Member of Parliament (MP) to retain the constituency’s seat. Ngumuya says he believes he has earned the trust of constituents to be given another mandate in next year’s elections. He cites several development projects that have been achieved under his tenure, notably the Nkolokosa-Zion Road and the maintenance of Ntonda Clinic, which is now operational after so many years of…

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Men Jailed for Possessing, Making Fake Malawi Notes

Zomba Senior Residence Magistrate’s Court Tuesday convicted and sentenced three men to imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) after being found guilty of forging and possessing fake Malawian currency. The suspects are Amos Phiri, 18, and Benjamin Pofera, 27 who hail from Nsangwe Village in the area of Chief Ngabu in Chikwawa and Alex Nyirenda, 25, who comes from Mateyu Village Traditional Authority Jalavikuwa in Mzimba District. Eastern Region Police Prosecutor Superintendent Solomon Mchawi told the court the fake bank…

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