Mutharika Pledges More Development , launches Construction of Rumphi-Nyika-Chitipa Road

Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika has said he will ensure that the country develops beyond recognition with improved transport network that will facilitate the country’s economic development. Mutharika was speaking Thursday at Bolero Rural Growth Centre Ground in Rumphi when he addressed a rally after launching the 241 kilometer Rumphi-Nyika- Chitipa Road construction project. “For so long  previous governments have made  promises that they will construct this road but nothing has materialized  but today we are happy that construction…

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Mangochi-Monkey Bay Declared Mighty DPP’s Stronghold

Member of Parliament for Mangochi-Monkey Bay Constituency, Ralph Pachalo Jooma Who is also Director of Economics for the ruling mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has declared his constituency as a political ‘bedroom’ for the ruling party. Honorable Jooma made the declaration during a Political rally held at Mtakataka Turn Off in Mangochi- Monkey Bay Constituency organized by DPP’s Eastern region heavy weights, which aimed at re-welcoming Jooma into the Mighty DPP. He said People from his constituency including chiefs…

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MEC Rebuffs Once Mighty MCP

Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday met Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Ansah in attempts to push for the extension of the first phase of the voter registration exercise. The first phase, which started in Dedza, Kasungu and Salima, ended this week and the second phase rolls out on July 13, 2018 as the country prepares for the May 21 tripartite elections next year. But MEC insiders told local media that the…

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WeCare Enlightens HIV Positive Youth On Drug Adherence

A Lilongwe based non-governmental organisation called WeCare Youth Organisation has urged youths living with HIV to follow medical instructions for them to live healthy lives. Director of Administration for the organisation, Cydrick Jaji Banda said most youths in the country are not adhering to medical advice and instructions given by doctors due to lack of civic education. “We are encouraging these youths who are living with HIV to stick to the requirements of taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) to increase…

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68-Year-Old Man Caught Defiling 10-yr-Old Girl

Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 68-year-old for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl in Chipasula Township in the city. The man, Lloyd Chisale, appeared in Principal Resident Magistrate Court in Lilongwe on Tuesday. During the hearing, police prosecutor Inspector Allan Chamveka told the court that the family of the victim launched a complaint about the case to Kawale Police Station in Lilongwe on 11 May this year. “After the complaint, the police arrested Chisale who happens to…

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Mutharika Opens Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay Road

President Arthur Peter Mutharika Tuesday officially opened the newly rehabilitated Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay Road which chiefs of Nkhata Bay District have proposed that it should be called Arthur Peter Mutharika Highway. Speaking at Masamba Community ground at Mpamba Trading Centre in Traditional Authority (TA) Timbiri in the district, Mutharika hailed the contractor Strabag International for constructing this road he described as “magnificent”. The President said road improvement and efficient transportation system is important for the country’s economic development. He said…

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Opposition Hails President Mutharika

Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) President, Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo has commended President Arthur Peter Mutharika for recognizing some of the country’s freedom fighters from the North. Mwenefumbo, who is also Member of Parliament for Karonga Central, made the remarks Saturday at his Mikoma Motel in Karonga during a media press conference. During his 54th Anniversary Independence speech at Mzuzu Stadium on Friday, President Mutharika paid tribute to former political leaders such as Chakufwa Thom Chihana, Orton Ching’oli Chirwa, Lutengano Mwahimba…

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Govt to Put Up Flood Barriers Along Thuchira Rive

Senior Chief Nkanda in Mulanje District has given government a go- ahead to put up flood barriers along Thuchira River without compensating hundreds of farmers who will be affected, saying the development will save a lot of lives and property. Government, with funding from World Bank, is set to construct a flood barrier along Thuchira River in response to the 2016 flooding of the river that destroyed a lot of property and left many families destitute. About 100 farmers…

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Voter’s Registration Moves at Snail’s Pace

Progress of voter registration in Kasungu has worried monitors and stakeholders as fewer people have registered as compared to those who had registered around the same period (first half) in 2014 elections. This was disclosed when Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and United Nations (UN) officials paid a visit to a number of registration centres of Kasungu Central and South East. In their remarks, Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) registration monitors at Mtunthama registration centre, Harry…

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MBS, CAMA Calls on Consumers to Be Vigilant

Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has partly attributed the presence of expired products on the country’s markets to customers’ negligence in reporting expired goods to the bureau. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer for MBS, Davlin Chokazinga, said consumers could be partly blamed in as far as expired products being found on the market is concerned. “The consumers are also at fault, they hardly report expired products that are still present in…

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