Strike Balance Between Bank Services, Charges – Chilima

Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has urged commercial banks in the country to strike a balance between provision of better banking services and bank service charges. He was speaking when he officially launched the NBS Private Banking at the Presidential Villas in Lilongwe on Wednesday, which will be a service point for high net-worth customers for the bank. “While it is appreciated that the cost of providing banking facilities and infrastructure in a populated country such as ours can…

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Don’t Change a Winning Team – Uladi Mussa

Member of Parliament for Salima South, Uladi Mussa, said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), should not change a winning team for the forthcoming 2019 Tripartite General Elections. He said this Wednesday during a DPP Members of Parliament (MPs) press briefing at Golden Peacock, in Lilongwe where they issued a communique endorsing the candidature of President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika for the party in the 2019 elections. Mussa said DPP had Mutharika while in opposition in 2014 but managed to win…

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MANEPO Applauds Govt Elderly Pension Scheme

Malawi Network of Older Persons’ Organisation (MANEPO) has hailed government for its bold decision to introduce an inclusive old age pension. The old age pension has been introduced in order to address high levels of poverty and vulnerability among older men and women in the country. A recent feasibility study of a universal old age pension in Malawi carried out by Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social welfare in collaboration with MANEPO and HelpAgeInternational in 2016, shows an…

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MAREP 8 Lights up Gawanani Traditing Centre in Machinga

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi on Saturday switched on Msosa Power Line to mark the official lighting of Gawanani Trading Centre in Traditional Authority Nkula in Machinga. Msosa Power Line has been installed under Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) Phrase 8 whose aim is to transform the country’s economy and reduce poverty by increasing access to electricity to rural and peri-urban communities. Speaking at the switching-on ceremony of the power line held at Gawanani Health…

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Horny Primary School Teacher Impregnates Standard Seven Pupil

Police in Mchinji on Tuesday arrested a 28 year old primary school teacher at Ngulukira Primary School in the district for allegedly defiling a standard seven pupil under his charge. Mchinji Police Station Public Relations Officer, Kaitano Lubrino, confirmed the incident on Saturday adding that the teacher, identified as Emmanuel Banda, besides impregnating the school girl, started forcing her to abort. He said the victim (name withheld) disclosed that Banda started proposing to her since the commencement of term…

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Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth

Government has said it will create over 17, 000 jobs for the youth with support from the African Development Bank as one way of empowering the youth to actively participate in national development activities. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila disclosed this Saturday at Milonga Community Technical College in Thyolo when President Peter Mutharika opened the 13th college of that nature in the country. “Previously, the youth were not regarded as a necessary population in…

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MP Applauds Mutharika for Economic Recovery

Member of Parliament for Machinga Likwenu, David Lally, on Friday commended his Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika for the economic recovery the country is currently achieving. Commenting on State-of-the-Nation address delivered by the President during the official opening Friday last week, Lally said he was impressed with the way the president is handling developmental issues in the country, particularly highlighting the economy sector. He said: “You may recall that during the period of 2010 to 2014 the economic situation…

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Teen Pregnancies Haunt Thyolo

Rachel Masanga is a Standard 5 drop out currently pregnant. Her life is going through hell. At 15, she is already facing maternal complications befitting the age of her mother. It is over three months now since she walked into the maternity ward at Thyolo District Hospital to await her labour. When she arrived, the nurses told her that she would only deliver through caesarian section. She froze with fear. The subsequent experience vindicated her fright. Discharge of fluid…

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ICEIDA Donates Five Ambulances to Mangochi District Hospital

The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) has donated five new ambulances and office equipment to Mangochi District Hospital to enhance health services in the district. The donation was made on Saturday at Mangochi District Council at a colourful event presided over by Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa. The five ambulances worth K178 million and the office equipment are part of the agency’s K11.7 billion Mangochi Basic Services Programme (MBSP) the government of Malawi signed with…

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Skilled Labour Force Crucial to National Development- Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said the country can only develop if it invests in skilled labour force, particularly in the youth, saying his government remains determined to empower the sector with requisite skills. Mutharika was speaking on Saturday when he officially opened Milonga Community Technical College in the area of Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo District. The president said there is no country that can develop without skills development, hence the need to impart technical skills to…

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