First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Comforts Providence Girls’ Fire Victims

Malawi’s first lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Saturday visited and consoled students of Providence Girls Secondary School following a fire that raised-down one of the hostels at the Roman Catholic run education facility. The incident, which occurred on the afternoon of 21st February this year, affected about 100 students, with 39 of them losing everything to the inferno. According to Providence Girl Secondary School prefect Vanessa Disoni, some of the affected students are yet to report back for school….

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Mighty DPP Councilor Christopher Jana Elected Zomba Mayor

Councilor Christopher Jana of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected the new Mayor of the City of Zomba. The City held mayoral elections on Friday following the expiry of tenure of office for Melia Likoswe Daglous who was elected after the  demise of late Joan Ntaja who served only half of her term According to CEO of Zomba Dyson Jangiya, 6 candidates, who included Melia Daglous herself, battled it out for the position.r.-MBC

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Karonga District Council Constructs Bins Worth MK2.8 Million

Karonga District Council has constructed 30 concrete refuse bins worth K2.8 million in a bid to promote hygiene practices around the district’s main market amid continued cholera cases in the district. District Council chairperson Harry Mwanyembe said Wednesday that there were increased unhygienic practices among vendors who could just throw garbage anywhere around the market hence the project. “We have finally completed construction of 30 concrete bins surrounding the market which has cost us about K2,850, 000. “We are…

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Malnutrition Worsens in Malawi

The Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) says there is need to advocate for behavior change in districts which are regarded as food baskets in Malawi but are still recording high numbers of malnutrition cases. In the Malawi Demographic Household Survey of 2016, Malawi has reduced stunting cases by 10 percent against the 47 percent recorded in 2010. But some districts like Dedza, Mchinji, Mangochi, Ntcheu and Neno are still recording over 40 percent cases of malnutrition. Unfortunately, these…

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Britain Malawians’ Second Home, Says Mutharika

President Professor Peter Mutharika  hosted the visiting His Royal Highness Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester at Kamuzu palace where the two held discussions on several issues. In his address, Mutharika said the governments of Britain and Malawi have been enjoying cordial relations which have resulted into many Malawians regarding Britain as their second home. “There are many Malawians in Britain and in fact, Britain has more Malawian doctors than those that serve in Malawi. “Many Malawians including me have…

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School Meals Promoting Class Attendance

It is another day and beautiful morning in Kasungu. School-going children are excited to spend another day at school knowing they will find something to eat before their lessons. Gift Mwanza, a Standard six learner at Boma Primary School in the district, is one of children eagerly looking forward to the day. He says one of the reasons that keep him attending classes is the meal he gets at school. “I go early in the morning because I know…

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First Lady Takes Cancer Awareness Message to Kasungu

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Wednesday took her cancer awareness initiative to Kasungu district in an effort to drum support for the reduction of deaths of women caused by cervical cancer. The first Lady has been instrumental in bringing cancer awareness messages to all women across the country. Speaking in Kasungu at Chankhozi Primary School ground, Madame Prof. Mutharika said as simple as it may sound, cervical cancer is claiming many lives of women in the country…

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People’s Party Mafia Kasambara Belongs to Jail, DPP wants Bail Revoked

There was a little tension at Blantyre High Court on Wednesday after Judge Dunstain Mwaungulu granted bail pending appeal to former Justice Minister and Attorney General, Ralph Kasambara. Soon after the Judge had passed his two-hour judgment, the Director of Public prosecution (DPP) Mary Kachale was seen running up and down making efforts to meet the judge. About 15 minutes later, the court met again in chambers but the public as well as the media were denied entry, a…

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Ghetto King Fredokiss Rebrands Student account into Khenge

A renowned popular local musician, Fredokiss Kaluwa has rebranded the NBS student account into ‘Khenge’. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (MANA) Fredokiss Kaluwa said Khenge student account is a non interest bearing account designed for students who are in colleges, secondary or university schools in Malawi. He said many students have already started opening their accounts through Khenge although the student account was already there for several years and throughout the years except that it…

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Govt Launches National Awareness Campaign on Electronic Payments

Government has embarked on a national awareness campaign on the adoption of electronic payments in Malawi to ease transaction costs by consumers. The campaign, whose slogan is “Gocashless, use electronic payments”, is being carried out by the Ministry of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development and the Reserve Bank of Malawi. Speaking when she launched a series of orientation meetings on electronic payments for Community Development Assistants (CDAs)  and area civic education coordinators, Minister  Grace Chiumia said the campaign…

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