Chinese Investor Donates MK50 Million to Blantyre City Council

Chinese investors, owners of Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe who are set to construct Sogecoa Business Park in Blantyre have donated K50 million to Blantyre City Council to help in promotion of sanitation and improve waste management. Executive Vice President for Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (Group) Company Limited, Xia Fang presented the cheque to Mayor for Blantyre City Council, Wild James Ndipo on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Sogecoa Business Park at Chichiri…

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Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board President Donates to Mchinji Hospital

Malawi Professional boxing control Board President Lonzoe Zimba on Tuesday donated various food items and other groceries to patients and the elderly at Mikundi Health centre, Traditional Authority Mduwa in Mchinji District as part of the celebrations marking Christmas festivities. The donation amounting to K1.2 Million which included sugar, orange squash, soap and maize were distributed to about 200 people who included pregnant women, mothers and the elderly. “I celebrate my birthday on the 19th December and every year…

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Mzimba Geared to Contain Cholera Outbreak

Mzimba North District Health Office (DHO) has assured people in the district it has already put in place measures to prevent and combat outbreak of Cholera and treat any reported cases if the district is hit by the disease. The Cholera outbreak has hit the boarder district of Karonga and there are fears it might spread to Mzuzu City and Mzimba North due to movement of people. Mzimba North DHO Spokesperson, Lovemore Kawayi, Tuesday told Malawi News Agency (Mana)…

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Chikwawa Men Shun Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

John Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (Jhpiego) says more men in Chikwawa have negative attitude towards Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Community Mobilization and Communications Officer for Jhpiego Harlod Takomana said this in Chikwawa over the weekend during the wrap up of Mavume Netball and Football Trophy worth K70, 000.00. The Trophy was organized by Gaka Community Radio Station with the aim of disseminating information on cervical cancer and VMMC. “But through community meeting, we…

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Mchinji Forestry Office Impounds MHC Vehicle For Dumping sewage in Forest

Mchinji District Forest Office on Monday impounded a Malawi Housing Cooperation (MHC) maintenance vehicle (tanker) for dumping sewage in Mchinji Forest Reserve. The MHC maintenance vehicle registration number 3 SC 183 was seen by one of the district’s forest guards who reported the matter to the district office. Deputy Director of Forest responsible for Central Region Stella Gama has confirmed with Malawi News Agency of the incident and disclosed that the development was contrary to Section 44 of the…

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Police Arrest 17-Year-Old ‘Gulewamkulu’ in Chikwawa

Police in Chikwawa have arrested a 17-year-old masked (gulewamkulu) dancer on allegation that he wounded a fellow dancer. Spokesperson for Chikwawa Police Station Constable Foster Benjamin identified the suspect as Innocent Tayi. Benjamin said Tayi was arrested Sunday morning after he unlawfully wounded 22-year-old Coless Chirwa at their traditional camp in Phingo Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Maseya in the district. “The suspect is reportedly to have stormed into the camp and demanded gulewamkulu regalia from Chirwa,” said Benjamin. He…

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Foreign Direct Investments Vital Catalyst for Country’s Development-Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said foreign direct investments is a vital catalyst for the country’s development. Speaking on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the Sogecoa Business Park site at Chichiri in Blantyre, Mutharika said foreign direct investments, particularly from the Chinese Government have proved to be crucial to the country’s development. Mutharika observed that the Sogecoa facility was a symbol of progress for Blantyre City Council whose growth had stagnated. He said the city would…

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Mutharika Hails Chinese Govt for Developing the Country

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has hailed the Chinese Government for initiating various development activities which he said have been influential in changing the economic status of the country. He was speaking on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction SEGECOA Business Park in the Commercial City of Blantyre. “l should commend China through the Anhui Foreign Economics Construction (Group) Company Limited for expanding development         activities in the country,” Mutharika acknowledged. The President appealed to Malawians…

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Teachers Warned Against Sexual Relationships with Students

Dedza District Education Manager (DEM)’s office has warned it will not hesitate to dismiss any teacher involved in sexual relationships with students. Desk Officer for primary schools in the district, Solley Mwale, said on Monday that sexual relationships between students and teachers are serious disciplinary issues and appealed to students and communities to be reporting such cases. He was speaking during an open day organized by Action Aid in the district where it awarded two primary schools K300, 000…

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Cyril Ramaphosa wins leadership of South Africa’s ANC party

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president, making the nation’s deputy president likely to become the country’s next head of state. One of the nation’s wealthiest citizens, the 65-year-old Ramaphosa has styled himself in recent months as a reformer who will steer South Africa away from the corruption scandals that have hurt the economy and briefly sent it into recession this year. As the head of the ANC, Ramaphosa…

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