MCP Set Aside MK150 Million for Voter Registration Exercise

The Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has set aside K150 million for different activities and logistical issues in preparation for the voters’ registration with the first phase running from 26 June to 9 July. Speaking in Dedza during a training of party monitors, the deputy treasurer General for MCP, Rhino Chiphiko, said the money would help facilitate all the activities that the party has planned to ensure a smooth process throughout the registration period. “As a party, we…

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Mzuzu Youth Center Need Funds- MP

Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City Constituency, Leonard Njikho, on Friday asked Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development why funds have not been allocated to Mzuzu Youth Center in 2018/19 budget. Speaking during the Parliamentary committee of supply in Lilongwe Njikho, said it was surprising that nothing has been given to Mzuzu Youth Center yet the Ministry was empowering youths in the country through sports. He said: “In past years funds were being allocated to Mzuzu Youth…

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Companies Urged to Own Labour Agreements

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has for the first time signed the recognition and procedural agreement which guides stakeholders on how to handle labour disagreements as prescribed in the Labor Relations Act. Presiding over the signing ceremony between TCC and Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi (TOAWUM) on Friday in Lilongwe at the TCC’s office in Kanengo, TCC Director of Human Resources and Administration, Medson Kamala said the agreement signifies a commitment that they will handle labour issues…

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MAREP 8 Lights Up 336 Trading Centres

As one way of increasing access to electricity in peri-urban and rural areas, Government has finalized connecting 336 trading centres to electricity under Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) phase eight. Ministry of Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Public Relations Officer, Saidi Banda said on Thursday that so far most of the work on construction of the sites has been done, awaiting the switching on of the centres. “We have almost electrified the targeted centres because what is remaining right…

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Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Medical Drugs

Police in Limbe have arrested a 45 – year – old man for being found in possession of medical drugs without a licence, Malawi News Agency has established. Limbe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Constable Patrick Mussa while confirming the arrest identified the suspect as Davison Kalilombe. “On June 20, Limbe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers carried out an operation following a tip-off from well-wishers which led to the arrest of the suspect,” said Mussa. Mussa added that…

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Embrace Multi Sectoral Approach In Nutrition, King Letsie Appeals

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho has concluded his four day visit to Malawi with a call for the country to embrace multi sectoral approach in nutrition with greater coordination in order to end hunger and malnutrition. His Majesty the King of Lesotho arrived in the country on Monday through Kamuzu International Airport. The king who is Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) special ambassador on nutrition told members of the press at the end of…

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Horny Woman Nabbed for Raping 7-Year- Old Boy

Police in Mwanza have arrested a 25 year-old woman for engaging in sexual activity with a seven-year-old boy, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt. Mwanza Police Public Relations Officer, Edwin Kaunda told Mana the victim (name withheld) said Agnes James used to invite him to her bedroom where she was forcing the boy to have sex with her. “This happened several times but James used to instruct the boy not to disclose it to anyone,” Kaunda said. “On June…

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Mulanje DEM Scales Up Efforts to Curb Exam Malpractice

District Education Manager (DEM) for Mulanje, Enock Chumachawo has said authorities in the district would not tolerate any form of malpractice during this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations (MSCE). In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday, Chumachawo said his office has put in place all necessary measures that would help make this year’s examination free of cheating. The exams commenced on Thursday, June 21. “We have already trained all examination administrators across the district….

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Tumbuka Women Prefer Circumcised Men ; Over 10,000 Men Circumcised in Mzimba

Mzimba North District Health Office (DHO) has surpassed its Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) target through VMMC project which the office has been implementing for the past four years. Presenting the project’s progress report Tuesday during a Mzuzu City AIDS Coordinating Committee Meeting, VMMC Coordinator for Mzimba North, Lloyd Mgode said his office surpassed its target population of 6,245 to 10,970. “The Ministry of Health gave us a target population of 6,245 but we managed to reach out to…

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Phalombe in Need of 2, 300 Classrooms

Phalombe District Council needs at least 2, 323 classrooms if the 1:60 classroom to learners ratio is to be realized at primary school level, a report on the status of education in the district has revealed. The report, which was compiled in September 2017, indicates that there is a staggering increase in girls’ school dropout as compared to some schools in the district due to reasons ranging from early marriages to pregnancies. Presenting the report recently, District Education Manager…

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