Mozambican Arrested for Attempting to Register in Malawi

Police in Mulanje have arrested a 25 – year – old Mozambican National identified as Paul Daniel and his Malawian counterpart Maxwell John for allegedly giving false information to officers during voter registration. The arrest comes barely a week after Mulanje Assistant District Registrar (ADR) Wellington Karambo advised monitors to be vigilant as Mozambicans would want to take advantage of the loopholes in the ongoing voter registration to acquire the Malawi National Identity (ID) Card. Mulanje Police Station Public…

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Delayed Court Ruling On Injunction Prolongs Use Of Plastic Paper

The battle between Malawi Government and Plastic Manufacturers Association of Malawi (PMAM) rages on as the court is yet to give its judgment on the injunction obtained by Aero Plastics Industries Limited and Abdoul Majid Sattar Rainbow Plastics. The court in Blantyre, on July 25, this year (2018) again suspended the ban after Aero Plastics Industries Limited and Abdoul Majid Sattar Rainbow Plastics got an injunction. A month later, the same court, through Judge Healy Potani, upheld government’s ban…

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MAREP 9 to Start Next Year-Govt

Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has said Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) phase nine will start next year in 2019. The ministry’s spokesperson, Sangwani Phiri disclosed this in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday, “MAREP phase nine will start in 2019 as currently we are in the extended part of phase 8 which is estimated to be completed towards the end of 2018 and it is expected to reach out to a total of…

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MEC Attains 81 Per Cent Voter Registration

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said Monday that the first five phase of the registration exercise have managed to register 4,655,941 voters. MEC Chairperson,Dr. Jane Ansah disclosed this during a press briefing in Lilongwe when she briefed them on the progress of current voter registration exercise She said the commission has attained 81 percent of the projected 5,770,982 voters for these five phases. “Of the total registered voters, 2,534,432 are women representing 54 percent and 2,121,002 are men representing 46…

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Uladi Brands UTM ‘Briefcase’ Party

Newly elected Central Region Vice President for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Uladi Mussa says the party is not jittery with United Transformation Movement (UTM), saying the movement is a novice in politics and not mature enough to pull a surprise in 2019 tripartite polls. Mussa says DPP will win the polls resoundingly, followed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) on second and third positions respectively. He said UTM will be a distant fourth. Mussa…

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MEC Dispel Rumours of Reopening Registration Centres

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has hinted that it will not re-open registration centres in Blantyre as a result of low voter turnout compared to 2018 projections. MEC Chairperson, Dr. Jane Ansah clarified this Monday during a media briefing in Lilongwe when she outlined on the progress of current voter registration exercise She said thatit is not that true that during the National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) held on August 31, 2018 in Blantyre various stakeholders agreed to reopen the…

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Malawian Woman Stuck in Sexless Marriage For Seven Years

I am Malawian lady based in Zambia. I am in a huge dilemma. I am into my second marriage. The first one ended after 10 years in 2012. There was no passion in our marriage, even though, it was, in no small measure, caused by my current husband. My current husband (then my secret lover) swept me off my feet with his passion when we met in 2011. He lavished me with gifts and took me to places I…

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Lilongwe Police, City Council Caught Pants Down

Lilongwe City Council in conjunction with Malawi Police during the week embarked on a campaign to apprehend people who urinate in undesignated places in the city. However, the exercise has been marred by reports that the officers from both institutions have seized the opportunity by cashing in from the exercise. One of the apprehended persons, who did not want to be named, told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday that while the exercise was good, it was sad that the…

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NSO Impressed With Census Progress

The National Statistics Office (NSO) says it is impressed with the progress made in the ongoing Population and Housing Census (PHC) exercise and has since described it as very promising. NSO Spokesperson, Kingsley Manda said among others, the enumerators are tirelessly working hard and that, if all goes well, the exercise should be completed before the deadline of September 23, 2018. “We are in the second week of the exercise, but you may wish to know that we are…

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Lozani Zanu: Chileka Dual-Carriage Road Registers Good Progress

Construction works for the 16 Km dual carriage road from Clock Tower in Blantyre Central District to Chileka Airport is at an advanced stage and Blantyre city council (BCC) has expressed satisfaction over the work done so far. President Arthur Peter Mutharika commissioned the project on 10th February, 2018. The actual construction works of the first phase started in February and is expected to be completed early next year. Speaking Thursday in a telephone interview, BCC Public Relations Manager,…

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