Driver Abandons Vehicle Full of Indian Hemp in Nkhotakota

Nkhunga Police in Nkhotakota are looking for an unknown driver who on Thursday abandoned a Nissan Tiida registration number MC 5047 with 20 bags of stuff suspected to be Indian hemp. Nkhunga Police Station’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ignatius Esau confirmed on Friday they have so far recovered the 20 bags of suspected cannabis sativa and the motor vehicle. “We received a tip from members of the general public that there was a motor vehicle plunged into Illovo Forest,…

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Airtel Malawi Donates to Mtendere Children’s Village

Airtel Malawi has donated various items to Mtendere Children’s Village in Lilongwe during 2017 Airtel children’s Christmas party. Speaking during the donation on Thursday, Sibusiso Nyasulu who is Airtel customer service director said, last year they visited Chikondi and Mphatso Orphanages in Lilongwe where they gave out various things to a number of children. “In 2016 we visited Chikondi and Mphatso Orphan Care centres in Area 25 and we treated 150 children to a fun Christmas lunch and gifts,…

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Nkhata Bay Villagers Refuse to Construct Toilets; “Sitisiya Kunyera Kutchire”

People of Chisindi Village under Group Village Headman Kakhongwe in Traditional Authority Mankhambira in Nkhata Bay have refused to construct toilets in their area saying they do not have resources for building toilets. Speaking Thursday during a cholera awareness campaign, Group Village Head Kakhongwe said the soils in the area are sandy and it is difficult to dig pit latrines in such a condition. “It is easy for people to be relieving themselves in bushes and lake rather than…

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Govt Committed to Fighting Trafficking in Persons

Government has pledged its commitment to fighting against trafficking in persons and has since called for strong partnership in curbing the vice in the country. Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Cecilia Chazama said this Friday in Lilongwe at the Bingu International Convention Centre when she opened National Inter-Disciplinary Symposium on Trafficking in persons. She explained her ministry has increased issues of capacity building of investigators, prosecutors, enforcement and protection officers and sharing information and best practices in…

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Poverty Threat to Democracy, Says First Deputy Speaker Mcheka Chilenje

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Esther Mcheka Chilenje has called on Members of Parliament in the country to find ways of ending poverty in Malawi, saying the scourge is a threat to democracy. Mcheka Chilenje highlighted that when people are poor, they are incapacitated as they fail to fulfill their ambitions. She made the remarks on Sunday in Mchinji when she presided over the International Day of Democracy. “As leaders we really need to encourage our people to work…

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PAC Cancels Wednesday’s 50+1 National Wide Demos

The Public Affairs Committee(PAC) has called-off the much touted 50+1 national wide demonstration which were slated for Wednesday, 14th of December pushing parliament  to table six Electoral Reforms Bills. According to PAC’s chairperson, Reverend Dr Felix Chingota they have  agreed to cancel the demonstrations since government has shown commitment to table the bills. “We have decided to postpone the demonstrations following PAC Board of Trustees, representative of mother bodies and executive committee which met yesterday in Lilongwe to discuss…

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Chiradzulu starts National ID distribution

Following a successful registration exercise, the National Registration Bureau – NRB through the registrar’s office in Chiradzulu will distribute the National Identity Cards to over 190,000 citizens that had registered in the exercise starting from this week. According to Assistant District Registrar in the district, Clara Banda, there is a 98 percent representation of citizens that will receive their identity cards. “The total number of people that registered in the exercise is 195,917 and starting from next week, we…

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Things Fall Apart: Muslims Against Electoral Reforms Bills Demonstrations

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) in Mangochi has said it would not take part in the December 13 demonstrations aimed at pushing parliament to table the electoral reforms bills. MAM declared their stand at a press briefing held at Holiday Motel in Mangochi, saying the nationwide demonstrations organized by the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) were not necessary as Malawians were yet to understand what the 50+1 electoral reforms were all about. Secretary of Mangochi Majilis Ulama Council, Sheikh Maleat…

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Vendors Asked to Guard Their Goods on December 13

Mzuzu Vendors Association has asked vendors in the city to guard their merchandise on the impending December 13 demonstrations against looters who disguise themselves as demonstrators. Speaking Monday during a press briefing organized by the association, Mzuzu Vendors President, James Kasambara said some people join demonstrations with the intention of robbing the vendors. “Memories of the 2011 incident are still fresh for vendors in Mzuzu, because many of us lost our property through looting and as it is now,…

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Chimunthu Says Malawi Needs Generation Thinkers to Develop

Former Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda on Saturday said there is need for secondary school learners and alumni in the country to be generation thinkers in order to promote educational standards that would develop Malawi. Banda said this during a function where Nkhotakota Secondary School Alumni handed over part of the constructed brick wall fence around the school to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The alumni also launched second phase of the construction of the fence which…

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