MP Chidanti Denies Vying For UTM Vice Presidency

Member of Parliament for Nsanje South West, Dr. Joseph Chidanti Malunga has denied reports that he is vying for the position of vice presidency for the United Transformation Movement (UTM) at its forthcoming elective convention slated for November 9, this year. The parliamentarian made the statement in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday on the sidelines of a political gathering he addressed at Nsanje Boma whose aim was to mobilize people to register so that they…

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Ban Miniskirts in Schools- Chiefs

Chiefs in Blantyre want government to ban wearing of miniskirts in schools describing it as one of the contributing factors to increased rape and defilement cases amongst the school-going girls. Speaking Tuesday on the sidelines of the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Programme (MISEP) sensitization meeting held at Bandawe Schools in Blantyre, Traditional Authority Machinjiri said many of the young girls were subjected to sexual abuse mainly because of their dressing. “How do you expect men to resist when girls…

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CSOs Shun Dialogue Meeting

The Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has expressed disappointment with Civil Society Organizations over the 21st September demonstrations dialogue. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Wednesday, at the Office of President and Cabinet, Principal Secretary for OPC, Cliff Kenneth Chiunda said he was disappointed when he received communication from the CSOs that they were not coming. “We have been waiting for them to come and have dialogue with us as government today…

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Kinnah Phiri Eyes Karonga South Parliamentary Seat

Former Malawi national football team legendary player and coach, Kinnah Phiri, will challenge incumbent Karonga south Member of Parliament (MP) Malani Mtonga of Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) during the next year’s tripartite elections under the United Transformation Movement (UTM) ticket. Speaking in an interview Phiri said he wants to develop Karonga South which is his home village saying the constituency remains underdeveloped under the incumbent Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament. “People have known me as a sportsman;…

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Mutharika Leaves Friday for UNGA

President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika leaves Friday for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in the United States of America. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, disclosed this at a press briefing Tuesday morning at Capital Hill in Lilongwe. Fabiano said the President will be accompanied by Six Cabinet Ministers from Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare (Dr. Jean Kalilani); Health and Population (Atupele Muluzi); Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development…

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Pastors Concerned with Increased Murder Cases

Mzimba Pastors Fraternal, a grouping of religious leaders in the district, has expressed concern over the increase of murder cases in the district. Speaking Monday during Mzimba Pastors Fraternal meeting, Chairperson for the religious grouping, Pastor Daniel Gondwe said the problem can only be curbed by divine intervention. The religious grouping held the meeting to plan for an interdenominational day of prayers where the leaders will pray for God’s intervention in the fight against road traffic accidents, murder and…

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Women Aspirants Lobby for Nomination Fees Support

Women aspiring for parliamentary and local government positions in Mangochi say they want to meet the 50-50 campaign donor to lobby for nomination fees support in the forthcoming elections. The aspirants raised the issue on Friday during a one-day training organized by 50-50 Campaign Management Agency to build the capacity of the aspiring women as they take to the podium soon to battle it out with their male counterparts. The issue broke when the women noted that unlike May…

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Mozambican Arrested for Attempting to Register in Malawi

Police in Mulanje have arrested a 25 – year – old Mozambican National identified as Paul Daniel and his Malawian counterpart Maxwell John for allegedly giving false information to officers during voter registration. The arrest comes barely a week after Mulanje Assistant District Registrar (ADR) Wellington Karambo advised monitors to be vigilant as Mozambicans would want to take advantage of the loopholes in the ongoing voter registration to acquire the Malawi National Identity (ID) Card. Mulanje Police Station Public…

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Delayed Court Ruling On Injunction Prolongs Use Of Plastic Paper

The battle between Malawi Government and Plastic Manufacturers Association of Malawi (PMAM) rages on as the court is yet to give its judgment on the injunction obtained by Aero Plastics Industries Limited and Abdoul Majid Sattar Rainbow Plastics. The court in Blantyre, on July 25, this year (2018) again suspended the ban after Aero Plastics Industries Limited and Abdoul Majid Sattar Rainbow Plastics got an injunction. A month later, the same court, through Judge Healy Potani, upheld government’s ban…

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MAREP 9 to Start Next Year-Govt

Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has said Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) phase nine will start next year in 2019. The ministry’s spokesperson, Sangwani Phiri disclosed this in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday, “MAREP phase nine will start in 2019 as currently we are in the extended part of phase 8 which is estimated to be completed towards the end of 2018 and it is expected to reach out to a total of…

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