Mangochi-Monkey Bay Declared Mighty DPP’s Stronghold

Member of Parliament for Mangochi-Monkey Bay Constituency, Ralph Pachalo Jooma Who is also Director of Economics for the ruling mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has declared his constituency as a political ‘bedroom’ for the ruling party. Honorable Jooma made the declaration during a Political rally held at Mtakataka Turn Off in Mangochi- Monkey Bay Constituency organized by DPP’s Eastern region heavy weights, which aimed at re-welcoming Jooma into the Mighty DPP. He said People from his constituency including chiefs…

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MEC Rebuffs Once Mighty MCP

Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday met Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Ansah in attempts to push for the extension of the first phase of the voter registration exercise. The first phase, which started in Dedza, Kasungu and Salima, ended this week and the second phase rolls out on July 13, 2018 as the country prepares for the May 21 tripartite elections next year. But MEC insiders told local media that the…

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WeCare Enlightens HIV Positive Youth On Drug Adherence

A Lilongwe based non-governmental organisation called WeCare Youth Organisation has urged youths living with HIV to follow medical instructions for them to live healthy lives. Director of Administration for the organisation, Cydrick Jaji Banda said most youths in the country are not adhering to medical advice and instructions given by doctors due to lack of civic education. “We are encouraging these youths who are living with HIV to stick to the requirements of taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) to increase…

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68-Year-Old Man Caught Defiling 10-yr-Old Girl

Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 68-year-old for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl in Chipasula Township in the city. The man, Lloyd Chisale, appeared in Principal Resident Magistrate Court in Lilongwe on Tuesday. During the hearing, police prosecutor Inspector Allan Chamveka told the court that the family of the victim launched a complaint about the case to Kawale Police Station in Lilongwe on 11 May this year. “After the complaint, the police arrested Chisale who happens to…

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Nsanje on Course to Achieving 90-90-90 HIV Strategy

Authorities in Nsanje have expressed satisfaction with the progress made in achieving the National Strategic Development Plan which aims at achieving 90 per cent of the population to know their HIV status, 90 per cent of those diagnosed HIV positive to receive antiretroviral therapy while 90 per cent of those receiving antiretroviral therapy to have their viral load suppressed by 2020. District Aids Coordinator for Nsanje (DAC), Macknowledge Tembo, made the acknowledgment on Monday during the district’s Candle Light…

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Mutharika Opens Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay Road

President Arthur Peter Mutharika Tuesday officially opened the newly rehabilitated Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay Road which chiefs of Nkhata Bay District have proposed that it should be called Arthur Peter Mutharika Highway. Speaking at Masamba Community ground at Mpamba Trading Centre in Traditional Authority (TA) Timbiri in the district, Mutharika hailed the contractor Strabag International for constructing this road he described as “magnificent”. The President said road improvement and efficient transportation system is important for the country’s economic development. He said…

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Govt to Close ‘Briefcase’ Sports Associations

Government has warned that sports associations without permanent secretariat risk being de-registered in the country. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila made the warning Sunday during the launch of Mpico K 35 million Gateway Mall Netball Challenge at Mponela Police ground in Dowa. He said by law all the Sports Associations in the country are required to have permanent secretariats for their operation and not operating from residential areas. “We want to do away with…

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India Assures Malawi of More Support

The Indian Government has expressed its willingness to continue supporting Malawi in various development endeavours. India’s Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri Chaudhary said duringthe commemorating 54thyears of Malawi’s independence which was held at Pride Plaza Hotel in New Delhi on July 6, 2018. “India will continue being a friend of Malawi and support it as it celebrates 54 years of self-rule with a hope for a bright and better future. My government will continue supporting Malawi…

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AFORD Advocates for Total Decentralization of Power to Councils

Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) President, Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo has called on government to fully decentralize power to councils as a lasting solution to mismanagement of public funds. Mwenefumbo told journalists Saturday at Mikoma Lodge that the delay by government to fully decentralize its powers to local authorities is one of the factors fueling mismanagement of development funds as councilors are partially involved in running the affairs of the councils. He said as AFORD Party President, he will continue to…

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“No Distorted Political History For Malawian Children”- Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) says there is need for Malawian children to know true political history of their country that is not distorted. The president uttered the statement Friday during his speech at the 54th Anniversary Independence Celebrations in Mzuzu. Mutharika said it was of paramount importance for the youths to realise where they are coming from and the country’s political history for them to informed decisions and choices which can shape their future. “He who does…

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