Minibus Drivers Cry Foul

Few months after the High Court ordered Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (MOAM) to stop collecting any fees, Malawi News Agency has established that some unscrupulous individuals have taken advantage of the situation to cash in from unsuspecting minibus operators at Mibawa Bus Depot in Blantyre. The observation comes after minibus drivers and owners raised a concern over the money which they give to people who identified themselves as ‘eni mgodi,’ literally meaning a landlord or supervisor. Speaking in…

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Govt to End Fall Army Worm Outbreak

Government has assured Malawians that it is prepared to end the outbreak of fall army worms which has been destroying farm crops during the previous agricultural seasons. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha disclosed this recently in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chigaru in Blantyre when he presided over the official launch of relief maize distribution programme to people affected by hunger. “We have been working tirelessly to find solution to this fall army worm….

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Crocodiles Are Hungry: MCP Suspends Primary Elections Over Violence

The Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  has suspended primary elections in Dedza East constituency following the tension  that  aroused as over 4000 people wanted to vote against 1950 eligible voters at Ngoni primary school. Speaking in an interview Director of Youth who was the presiding officer Richard Chimwendo Banda said the party has postponed the elections to a later date due to misunderstanding of delegates who were supposed to take part. Chimwendo attributed that it was not easy…

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Madame Mutharika Calls for Inclusiveness in Peace Building Processes

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika has underscored the need to promote gender equality and women empowerment in peace building processes in order to ensure meaningful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Madame Mutharika made the call, which is in line with SDG number five and number 16, in Lilongwe on Thursday during commemoration of the International Day of Peace. SDG number five and 16 calls for the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and…

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Parties Fail to Meet 50:50 Requirement

Main political parties in the country are failing to meet the 50:50- requirement of men and women in political positions as shown by results from their conventions. Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), United Democratic Front (UDF) and Peoples Party (PP) have all held their conventions but none have achieved equal number of women and men in their respective national executive committees (NECs). Malawi Congress Party spokesperson, Maurice Munthali, said as of now their NEC constitutes 78…

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Walter Continues to Cling to Power

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president, Walter Nyamilandu has vowed not to step down despite  calls from a section of the general public for his resignation. A section of soccer fans are baying for Nyamilandu’s head following Malawi national team’s (Flames) poor performance. However, Nyamilandu told members of the press on Wednesday at Mpira Village that he has constitutional mandate to lead the association until December, 2019. He emphasized that he cannot bow down to some people and that he will see…

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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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Capital City Derby Engulfs Lilongwe Soccer Fans

Lilongwe will once again be the centre of football attention on Saturday as Silver Strikers host Civil Sporting Club in a must-watch Capital City TNM Super League derby. While Civil Sporting Club is struggling despite lying on fourth position with 31 points, Silver Strikers have a chance to reduce the gap with Nyasa Big Bullets with three points should they win the match. The Central Bankers, lying second with 43 points from 21 games, can reduce the gap to…

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Scramble For Lilongwe Mpenu Constituency Gets Hot

As the countdown to the 2019 elections approaches, Malawi Congress Party followers for Lilongwe Mpenu will on Saturday, September 22, 2018 have tough moments to elect a torch bearer from eight aspirants contesting in the area. The competitors include long serving Member of Parliament, Watison Makala Ngozo and Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka. Emerging from Matapila the home base of the seating MP are Chizinga Mwale, Mphatso Bothi, Cosamu Chilowa, Chibwinja Phiri while from the other wing of the constituency…

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Govt to Purchase Nandolo from Smallholder Farmers

Government has unveiled plans to buy 23,000 metric tons of Nandolo (pigeon peas) from smallholder farmers in Mwanza, Mulanje,  Neno, Thyolo, Balaka, Phalombe and other districts. Speaking during a press briefing in Lilongwe Wednesday, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Henry Mussa, said government has made the decision to support smallholder farmers who he said usually struggle to produce the legume (Nandolo). “Government will buy this Nandolo at a reasonable price of K230 per kilogram after realizing that these…

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