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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Clergy Calls For Malawians to Foster On Development

The Malawian clergy have asked Malawians to be patriotic to ensure meaningful development of the country. The clergy made the call Friday at this year’s 54th Independence National Service of Worship held at Mzuzu State Lodge where President Peter Mutharika who was in attendance read from Psalms 33 Vs 12- 15. Livingstonia Synod Moderator for Church of Central Africa Presbytery, Reverend John Gondwe said time has come for Malawians to embrace sense of patriotism at all cost for the…

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5 Years IHL for Stealing a Baby

Ntcheu First Grade Magistrate court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced a 32-year-old woman to five years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a day-old baby at Ntcheu District Hospital. The court through state prosecutor, Francis Malenga, heard that on June 22, 2018, the convict, Mariam Derick, stole a newly born baby boy from the maternity ward at the hospital. Derick confessed before the presiding magistrate Crispin Sachuluka that she solely came to Ntcheu from Blantyre on that day to…

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Mutharika to Continue Building Economy

Malawi  President Prof Peter Mutharika Monday promised to continue building the country’s economy and develop Malawi. Mutharika was speaking at Comesa Hall in Blantyre where he led the Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the national convention. The President said for the three and half years that he has led the country, there has been massive progress in terms of economy where among others inflation rate has gone down from 34 percent to 7 percent. Furthermore, the commercial lending…

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DPP Eastern Region Endorses Msaka As Vice President

Members of the Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the Eastern Region on Wednesday endorsed Bright Msaka as the party’s Vice President for the region. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on the sidelines of the party’s meeting in Balaka, Regional Governor for the Eastern Region, Julius Paipi said they have endorsed Msaka on the basis that he has managed to manage and transform the party in the region during his tenure. “Msaka will go unopposed as…

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Govt for Improved Rural Banking Services

Government says it is committed to improve banking services in remote areas of the country as one way of improving of living standards of all Malawians. Responding to questions by legislators in parliament recently, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe said the ministry is consulting different sectors to improve the banking services especially in rural areas. Gondwe said government plans to improve banking services in the country by among other things ensuring it increases the visibility…

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Persons with Disabilities Call For Political Space

Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) has called on people in the country to stop sidelining and underrating persons with disabilities when it comes to issues of politics. In an interview with Malawi News Agency on Tuesday, FEDOMA’s Monitoring and Evaluation manager Naomi Msungeni said it is important to give persons with disabilities an opportunity and create an enabling environment for their effective participation and expression of their capabilities on an equal basis with others. “The assumptions that…

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