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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Road to 2019: Chiefs Aiding Foreigners to Register

Foreigners especially from Mozambique are said to be taking advantage of the ongoing voter registration in Mulanje to acquire the Malawian National Identification (ID) card. This has been observed especially in Mulanje South East constituency which borders Mozambique. It is alleged that some chiefs in the bordering areas are aiding Mozambicans to access the ID card by issuing them letters at a fee to present at registration centers. Assistant District Registrar for the National Registration Bureau, Winston Kalambo confirmed…

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Catholic Bishops Rebuffs Chilima

Catholics bishops in Malawi have reiterated their stand that they will not support or endorse any particular politician or political party for the forthcoming elections next year. The bishops have made their stand in a statement released Thursday by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). They said they released the statement after reflecting on some developments taking place in the country in the run up to the 2019 tripartite elections. “Just as we stated in our June, 2018 statement,…

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DPP Legislator Challenges Mia

Member of Parliament (MP) for Chikwawa-Nkombezi Constituency, Lloyd Malola, has challenged Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President Sidik Mia who comes from the same area that he failed to initiate development projects during his reign. MP Malola made the remarks on Tuesday during a rally he organized at Ngabu in the district which was also graced by Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila. Malola said in his shortest period as MP for the area, he…

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Bullets Eyes Carlsberg Cup Championship

Nyasa Big Bullets says they look forward to defending the Carlsberg cup they won last season as they will be meeting Changalume Barracks at Kamuzu Stadium on Friday, September 14. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Bullets team Manager James Chilapondwa said the Friday game was a tricky fixture as they were meeting with a division side team which they (Bullets) were unaware of their game plan. “The boys have been told to put an…

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Mutharika Decorated with Nelson Mandela Leadership Award

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Thursday received a Nelson Mandela Leadership Award from the Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in recognition for his development efforts in the country, particularly aimed at empowering women and the youth. The award was presented to the President by PIM’s foreign mission representative, Dr. Terrence Griffiths during the opening of the Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College which is situated at the PIM headquarters in Chiradzuru. Presenting the award, Dr. Griffiths said the PIM foreign…

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