Mzuzu City Council has two new fire engines

Mzuzu City Council has two new Fire Engines to assist in putting out fire in the City with an extra capacity of 12.8 thousand Litres, courtesy of the Malawian Embassy in Japan.   Acting Chief Executive Officer for the City Victor Masina expressed the hope that fire accidents will be ably contained with the coming in of the new engines.   Masina said one of the motor facility serves both as water boozer and fire engine.   “Unlike the…

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Britain asked to compensate families of March 1959 martyrs

Third March, martyrs day was commemorated in Nkhata Bay district on Tuesday with a strong call for then Malawi’s colonial master, Britain to compensate 33 families whose relatives died after being massacred by colonial forces in Nkhata Bay district. At a sombre ceremony which was graced by Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe as guest of honour, Nkhata Bay Central parliamentarian Ralph Mhone asked Britain to compensate the families of the deceased since it is their…

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US Pledges More Support to Malawi

United States of America Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer on Monday pledged continued support of her government to Malawi. Palmer made the remarks as she visited some development activities funded by the USA Government in Chikwawa. “I presented letters of credence to President Peter Muntharika on Friday and this is my first visit outside Lilongwe, and I decided to see for myself development projects being funded by the USA government,” explained Palmer. Palmer visited St Mathews Primary School where…

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Use of Cirms Machine Good for Malawi – Nankhumwa

 By Richard Chinansi Information, Tourism and Culture Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa has made it crystal clear that the use of the Consolidated ICT Regulatory System (CIRMS) is going to help in the development of the country. This was disclosed during a news conference in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe where MACRA declared the use of the machine which is meant to protect subscribers from exploitative doings. The machine has since been put into full force this week. “That machine will make sure…

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Minister Warns Party Followers

Malawi’s Deputy Defence Minister Mr.Jappie Mhango has warned Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters against the use of party influence to destroy the Viphya Plantantion, Maravi Express has learnt. This was said when Mhango led soldiers in a tree re-planting exercise at Nthungwa in Chikangawa. The replanting exercise was billed to the tune of K7.5 Million. In his speech, the Deputy Minister fired cannon at wanton cutting party cadres, “You have got no mandate to be destroying these trees. As…

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Mangochi Chief blocks Five Star Hotel project

Group Village Headman-GVH Msumbi under Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi has declared that his people will not leave their native land to pave way for the construction of a Five Star Hotel along the shores of Monkey – Bay. Speaking on Wednesday at Monkey-Bay Resource Centre Hall during a meeting the District Commissioner for Mangochi organized with chiefs and some villagers, Msumbi said his subjects would not leave their ancestral  for a hotel. “What I can assure you Bwana…

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‘We are one people’- Chief Mpezeni

Paramount Chief Inkosi Ya Makosi Mpezeni IV of Zambia says Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique are one and that the three countries must not let their enemies to split them. Inkosi Ya Makosi Mbelwa IV, the Paramount Chief of the Ngoni people of Zambia’s Eastern Province, said that besides sharing common borders, the three countries had a lot of things in common. “We are one people because the borders we share were created by Europeans,” Inkosi ya Makosi Mpezeni said….

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K2billion for rehabilitation of damaged roads

Minister of Transport and Public Works Francis Kasaila on Thursday revealed that the tentative budget for rehabilitation of damaged roads in flood stricken areas was K2billion. According to Kasaila his ministry is depending on donors to raise some of the money and the rest will come from Government in the next financial year. “We are discussing with donors to help us raise the K2billion to rehabilitate the roads were made impassable due to the floods.”He said. He said World…

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Police recover FAM Vice-President vehicle

Malawi Police Service has recovered a four-tonner Mitsubishi Canter registration number KU 2947 of Football Association of Malawi Vice-President Pikao Ngalamira. The vehicle, which was stolen from the driver Rogers Muliya in Dedza after the robbers hired it from Area 18 in Lilongwe, was recovered at Villa Ulongwe in Mozambique. Police Central Region Public Relations Officer Ramsy Mshani said the driver was attacked by the robbers, who hired it from Lilongwe, on their way to Dedza. “The driver of…

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Give councillors time, Chalamanda

The Mayor of Blantyre City Noel Chalamanda has appealed to people to be patient as councilors are committed to initiating development projects in their areas. Chalamanda was reacting to people’s concern on the Councillors failure to initiate development projects such as bridges footpaths. But the Mayor said the period since they took office last year was too short for people to judge them as failing to carry out their jurisdiction effectively. “We have been here for eight months and…

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