Men Shun Adult Literacy Training

District Community Development Officer (DCDO) for Ntchisi, Emmanuel Kasomphe has expressed concern over the conduct of some men in the district who shun adult literacy lessons despite not knowing how to read and write. Speaking over the weekend during a graduation ceremony for adult literacy learners in Chipuka Extension Planning Area (EPA) in Traditional Authority Kalumo, Kasomphe said most adult literacy learning centres in the district are dominated by women. He said in Chipuka EPA for instance, there were…

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Access to Information Act to Benefit Malawians

The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (NAMISA) has emphasized the need for the general public to familiarize itself with the Access to Information (ATI) Act to fully utilize its benefits. NAMISA Chairperson, Taleza Ndanga, made the emphasis in Mulanje District on Monday when the organization organized a sensitization meeting on the recently enacted ATI Act with the district’s Executive Committee (DEC) and selected local level actors to lure them into appreciating the importance of the…

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Sim Registration Catches On

Registration of simcards is catching on in Mangochi after the Malawi Regulatory Authority (Macra) clarified on the misconceptions the public had on the exercise when it was first announced in January. A spot-check Malawi News Agency conducted at Mangochi Boma and M’Baluku Market found subscribers queuing up at the country’s two main mobile service providers’ agents and shops to get their simcards registered. Subscribers Mana interviewed indicated they had now understood the need to have their cards registered following…

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Police Equip 85 Watchmen With Security Skills

Mangochi Police Station on Tuesday equipped 85 watchmen with security skills to enhance their capacity in protecting lives and the property they guard. The training took place at the station and participating watchmen were drawn from various security companies, NGOs, government offices and individual shops. Mangochi Police Station Officer-In-Charge, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police, George Chikhungu, shared with the watchmen some security tips urging them to always remain vigilant when on duty. Chikhungu said the meeting with the watchmen…

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Malawi, World Bank Sign Water, Sanitation Financing Agreement

The Malawi Government and the World Bank on Tuesday signed a US$100 million (approximately K75 billion) Lilongwe Water and Sanitation Project Financing Agreement for upgrading transmission and distribution of water network and sanitation services. On December 20, 2017 the World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved financing for the six year project meant to facilitate activities that are aimed at strengthening Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) and Lilongwe City Council (LCC) capacity in the provision of water and sanitation services…

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Man Jailed for Injuring Step Son

Kasungu First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced a 40 year old Madalitso Phiri of Sabwera Village, Traditional Authority Kawamba in the district to five years in jail for assaulting and injuring his 11 year old step son. According to Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer, Edna Mzingwitsa, the man who married the victim’s mother identified as Joshua Chisale Phiri has been torturing his three step children by overloading them with heavy work and is said he was not enjoying their…

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Education Office tells School Authorities Not to Bar Learners for Nonpayment of Fees

The Senior Inspector of schools at Mchinji District Education Division, Jilly Mkwaila, has called on school authorities not to bar learners from attending classes if they do not pay projects or end of term examination fees. Mkwaila made the remarks on Thursday at an interface meeting organised by the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) through its citizen participation and policy engagement project. Answering a question from concerned citizens on why some schools bar learners from attending classes for failure…

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Nsanje Boma-Marka Road ‘to Be Constructed Soon’

The country’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has assured people in Nsanje that the 29 kilometers Nsanje Boma – Marka Road construction works will start very soon. DPP Regional Governor for the South Charles Mchacha disclosed this at Dinde Primary School in Nsanje District on Sunday where he addressed a political rally and welcoming over 2000 Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) supporter including MCP District Organizing Secretary, James Chimpokosera into the party. Mchacha said people in…

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MCA Malawi Applauds ESCOM

In its quest to address constraints facing the country’s power sector, the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Malawi says there is effective corporate governance within Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (Escom) and other power supply partners in Malawi. This was disclosed on Thursday in Lilongwe at a dissemination workshop where the evaluator recruited by MCA Malawi presented results after assessing the performance for the power sector reform project under the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Infrastructure Development and Power Sector Reform projects…

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Constituents Give MCP’s Gwengwe 30 Days Ultimatum to Resign

Malawi Congress Party Member of Parliament for Lilongwe South East Constituency Willard Gwengwe is under fire from his constituents who are demanding his resignation within 30 days for failing to bring development projects in the area. The constituents have threatened to stage demonstrations if he does not resign. In a letter issued on Friday and signed by Nyanja and Mtenthela Area Development Committees, group village headmen Mawelu, Malaza, Undi, Mwachilolo, Kamphata and Umodzi State Force and Justice organisation in…

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