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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Journos Asked to Be Conversant With Current Affairs

Director of Information in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Gideon Munthali has described as worrisome the tendency by some journalists who go ahead to write on topics they are not familiar with. Munthali was speaking in Lilongwe on Wednesday during a workshop organized by the Malawi Human Rights Commission to orient media managers on the Access to Information Act. Munthali who is a seasoned journalist himself disclosed that of late he has been asked questions by journalists…

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Girls Empowerment Network on Back to School Campaign

Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) is currently engaged in bringing back to school school dropout youth in its ongoing project which is taking place in 35 schools in the area of Traditional Authority Chakhaza in Dowa district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday in Dowa, GENET programs officer, Twambilile Kayuni said their organization thought it wise to engage in the initiative after noticing the high rate of school drop outs in the area and…

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MPs Differ on Federal Government

Members of Parliament (MPs) in the august house on Thursday gave opposing views on calls for the country to have a federal system of government. While all those who spoke on the motion from the government side opposed it, those from the opposition side supported it. Those opposing the motion said this is not the right time to bring such an issue as there is development in all areas across the country and such a move is only meant…

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Mutharika Will Win With a Landslide-United Kingdom

A report by the United Kingdom based Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has hinted that President Peter Mutharika is expected to secure re-election in the 2019 tripartite elections. The report generated on June 13 stated that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is to remain in power, securing re-election in 2019. The report also revealed that efforts to contain public spending and introduce revenue enhancing measures will be strengthened after the 2019 elections. “It seems unlikely that a single party will…

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IREV Partnership Intends to Boost Malawi Economy

People who are serious about internet marketing will boost their economy levels through Internet Revolution (Irev) partners, a network advertising consultancy companies need to undertake before embarking on marketing. Irev partnership is a registered business organization that provides information to networking marketing specialists on how and which companies to venture into when it comes to network marketing. In a recent interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana), Director of Operations for Irev partners, Geoffrey Saidi said the main objective…

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Mighty DPP Growing Stronger in Central Region

Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Regional Governor for the Centre, Binton Kutsaira said the party is going stronger in the embattled region. He  was speaking in Kasungu when he addressed a political rally at Boma Primary School in the district. The rally saw aspiring Members of Parliament and Councilors being paraded to the people. Kasungu Municipality Mayor Ireen Katola, Clara Makungwa and Isaac Chiphazi have all shown interest to stand as an MP for Kasungu Central Constituency on DPP…

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Parents Urged to Support their Children to Read, Write

Parents and guardians in Ntcheu have been asked to take a leading role in supporting their children to read and write after normal classes so as to improve their reading and understanding capabilities of issues in life. Speaking when he presided over a reading fair competition organized by Gumbu  Primary Education zone in the district, Ntcheu District Education Inspector of Schools, Chimango Kumcheza said parents and guardians too have the responsibility to ensure that children have time to read…

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MASM Justifies Upward Revision of Contribution Rates

Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM)says the upwards contribution rates revision is reasonable saying the paid claims have risen from K1.3 billion to K1.5 billion per month. Chief Executive Officer for Masm, Sydney Chikoti said in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday following a press statement which was released on May 30, 2018. “The increases in paid claims were resulting into delays in paying the claims to our service providers. So with this revision, we will…

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Convention Fever: Am Not Contesting For Any Position-Chilima

Malawi Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima says he will not contest as Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate in the forth coming convention. Dr Chilima was speaking during a Press Briefing on Wednesday in the Capital City Lilongwe saying will not attend the convention and Challenge President Professor Peter Mutharika. He also saluted President Mutharika for picking him as presidential running mate during the 2014 Tripartite Elections. “I will not challenge President Professor Peter Mutharika,” said Dr Chilima…

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