Solicitor General Calls for Stronger Legal Frame Work Against Wildlife Trafficking

Solicitor General and Director of Justice, Dr Janet Banda has singled out porous borders, weak legal framework and being surrounded by countries with high cases of wild trafficking as major challenges Malawi is facing in her efforts to eliminate illegal wildlife trafficking. Dr Banda made the remarks Tuesday during the opening of a workshop organized by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in collaboration with the Conference of Western Attorneys General-Africa Alliance Partnership…

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Malawian Man Arrested for Claiming to be Jesus Christ

Tempers flared late afternoon on Monday near Mangochi Four Ways Robots when a street ‘preacher’ made claims that he was Jesus Christ and that his second coming as promised was now due. The preacher, clad in a white rob with red horizontal stripes, made people who were passing by to stop in their tracks when he made the claims and soon, the scattered ‘congregants’ closed in on him and started to quiz him. But the man, who had mounted…

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Stop Having Sex With Your Students-NICE

National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Public Trust has expressed concern over increased incidents of teachers impregnating female students in Chiradzulu district. During an interface meeting involving Area Development Committee (ADC) members and chiefs held on Wednesday at Senior Chief Chitera’s headquarters the Trust’s District Civic Education Officer, Boniface Phiri described the tendency as counter-productive. Nice Trust in partnership with the Office of the Ombudsman (OoO) is conducting a series of meetings in the district aimed at soliciting complaints…

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Lirangwe-Chingale-Machinga Road to Promote Businesses- Mutharika

President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has said commencement of the construction of the Lirangwe – Chingale – Machinga Road would enhance economic activities for people of Blantyre, Zomba, and Machinga districts upon its completion. Mutharika was speaking on Thursday at Linjidzi Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority Lundu in Blantyre during the ground-breaking ceremony of the 62-kilometre road which is expected to be constructed in three phases with funding from Malawi Government. The Malawian leader described…

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Circumcision for Well Health Being-Expert

John Hopkins, through the United States Government which promotes voluntary medical circumcision has asked health experts to promote awareness to encourage men to participate in male circumcision. Speaking at Bwaila Hospital on Monday during the handover ceremony of the mobile clinic van, Jhpiego country director, Hannah Gibson, said health experts have a crucial role to play in ensuring that men are encouraged to go for voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC). “Men should be encouraged to go for circumcision process,…

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Driver Banned for Three Years for Causing Death

Lilongwe First Magistrate Court on Friday convicted and fined a 38 year- old Robert Chazondewa of Mwagelele Village, Traditional Authority Kaomba in Kasungu for killing an eight year old girl in reckless driving. The man was fined K500, 000 and banned from having a driving licence for three years. According to Kasungu Police Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO), Harry Namwaza, Senior Superintendent of Central Region Police Headquarters Cecilia Zangazanga told the court that in March 2018, Chazondewa due to…

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Ministry of Information for More Local Content on TV

District Information Officers and Audio Visual Technicians have been asked to take capacity building training in video production seriously as it will help to enhance broadcasting of local content on the country’s television stations. Chief Producer in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Stanley Chiumia was speaking Monday in Mzuzu when he opened five-day training for the ministry staff drawn from selected districts in the Northern Region. The training, funded by Malawi Government through District Information Capacity Enhancement…

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Decentralization for Improving Health Service Delivery

Zomba Central Hospital Director, Mathias Joshua has touted the enactment of the National Decentralization Policy for contributing to increased community participation in the management of health facilities in local councils. He said during a recent media interface on decentralization and health issues in Salima that since adoption of the policy, communities are now involved in community health monitoring through Village Health Committees as well as monitoring of health facilities by advisory committees. “Besides, the community is also involved in…

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Minister of Energy Defends MAREP 8

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi, has told journalists that Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) phase 8 is an important program despite the continued challenges in energy generation. The minister spoke to journalists after officially commissioning MAREP 8 at Chinguluwe Primary School in Salima during the week-end. He explained that MAREP was more concerned with distribution of electricity to rural areas, so it is necessary to continue while challenges in electricity generation are being addressed. Masi…

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Operation Landslide: Mutharika Takes Firm Stand on 2019 Candidature

President Prof. Peter Mutharika has reaffirmed his position on his intention to be the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) torch bearer in the 2019 tripartite elections. He made the reaffirmation on Thursday last week in Blantyre when he opened the 30th Malawi International Trade Fair. Mutharika said he would carry the banner for the DPP at the 2019 polls to have chance to complete with the numerous development programmes he has initiated since ascending to power in 2014. The Malawi…

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