MEC Attains 81 Per Cent Voter Registration

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said Monday that the first five phase of the registration exercise have managed to register 4,655,941 voters. MEC Chairperson,Dr. Jane Ansah disclosed this during a press briefing in Lilongwe when she briefed them on the progress of current voter registration exercise She said the commission has attained 81 percent of the projected 5,770,982 voters for these five phases. “Of the total registered voters, 2,534,432 are women representing 54 percent and 2,121,002 are men representing 46…

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Community Technical Colleges Start Posting Positive Results

Construction of community technical colleges across the country, a brain child of President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, has started to bring tangible fruits three years down from the program’s introduction. Speaking on Friday during a phone interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Deputy Principal for Kapondo Community Technical College in Mchinji, Bruce Makwirimba, said outgoing level two trainees have already created jobs for others living true to the objective of the initiative. “The beauty with such establishments is that…

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Ministry Touts Progress On Mombera University Project

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology says Government is registering remarkable progress in preparatory works for the construction of Mombera University in Mzimba. Public Relations Officer for the Ministry, Lindiwe Chide, said the first phase of the project is at an advanced stage and disclosed that government would soon embark on actual construction of the university. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Friday, Chide said projects of big magnitude like the K72 billion Mombera University…

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Uladi Brands UTM ‘Briefcase’ Party

Newly elected Central Region Vice President for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Uladi Mussa says the party is not jittery with United Transformation Movement (UTM), saying the movement is a novice in politics and not mature enough to pull a surprise in 2019 tripartite polls. Mussa says DPP will win the polls resoundingly, followed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) on second and third positions respectively. He said UTM will be a distant fourth. Mussa…

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MEC Dispel Rumours of Reopening Registration Centres

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has hinted that it will not re-open registration centres in Blantyre as a result of low voter turnout compared to 2018 projections. MEC Chairperson, Dr. Jane Ansah clarified this Monday during a media briefing in Lilongwe when she outlined on the progress of current voter registration exercise She said thatit is not that true that during the National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) held on August 31, 2018 in Blantyre various stakeholders agreed to reopen the…

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Mutharika Calls for Party Discipline

President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika has called upon Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials and members to be disciplined by being the first people to respect the laws of the country by exercising fiscal discipline in handling party finances. Mutharika made the call at Kamuzu Palace on Friday at a DPP national fundraising dinner dubbed the Blue Night. He urged the party to desist from abusing the party’s property but rather own it by taking care of its property. “I…

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Malawian Woman Stuck in Sexless Marriage For Seven Years

I am Malawian lady based in Zambia. I am in a huge dilemma. I am into my second marriage. The first one ended after 10 years in 2012. There was no passion in our marriage, even though, it was, in no small measure, caused by my current husband. My current husband (then my secret lover) swept me off my feet with his passion when we met in 2011. He lavished me with gifts and took me to places I…

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Mutharika’s Development Ambition Manifested In The Constriction Of Liwonde Bridge

President Peter Mutharika says the construction of state-of-the-art Liwonde Bridge is a manifestation of his government commitment to improve the road network in the country. Mutharika said this on Friday at both Liwonde Bridge and Mangochi turn off during a whistle stop tour from Blantyre to Mangochi. “This bridge is one of the many projects my government is doing. We are also constructing secondary schools, technical colleges and roads,” he said. The president urged the people to go and…

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DPP Government For Continued Development-Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika has assured people of Zomba of continued development that will promote peoples livelihoods in the district. The state president made the assurance on Friday at the heart of Zomba City on his way to Lilongwe from Blantyre via Mangochi. Upon hearing of the President’s plans to pass through the country’s old capital city, a large crowd of Malawians waited for him at Peoples Shop in the city where they drummed support for the ruling Democratic Progressive…

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Lilongwe Police, City Council Caught Pants Down

Lilongwe City Council in conjunction with Malawi Police during the week embarked on a campaign to apprehend people who urinate in undesignated places in the city. However, the exercise has been marred by reports that the officers from both institutions have seized the opportunity by cashing in from the exercise. One of the apprehended persons, who did not want to be named, told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday that while the exercise was good, it was sad that the…

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