NSO Impressed With Census Progress

The National Statistics Office (NSO) says it is impressed with the progress made in the ongoing Population and Housing Census (PHC) exercise and has since described it as very promising. NSO Spokesperson, Kingsley Manda said among others, the enumerators are tirelessly working hard and that, if all goes well, the exercise should be completed before the deadline of September 23, 2018. “We are in the second week of the exercise, but you may wish to know that we are…

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Lozani Zanu: Chileka Dual-Carriage Road Registers Good Progress

Construction works for the 16 Km dual carriage road from Clock Tower in Blantyre Central District to Chileka Airport is at an advanced stage and Blantyre city council (BCC) has expressed satisfaction over the work done so far. President Arthur Peter Mutharika commissioned the project on 10th February, 2018. The actual construction works of the first phase started in February and is expected to be completed early next year. Speaking Thursday in a telephone interview, BCC Public Relations Manager,…

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Road to 2019: Chiefs Aiding Foreigners to Register

Foreigners especially from Mozambique are said to be taking advantage of the ongoing voter registration in Mulanje to acquire the Malawian National Identification (ID) card. This has been observed especially in Mulanje South East constituency which borders Mozambique. It is alleged that some chiefs in the bordering areas are aiding Mozambicans to access the ID card by issuing them letters at a fee to present at registration centers. Assistant District Registrar for the National Registration Bureau, Winston Kalambo confirmed…

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Catholic Bishops Rebuffs Chilima

Catholics bishops in Malawi have reiterated their stand that they will not support or endorse any particular politician or political party for the forthcoming elections next year. The bishops have made their stand in a statement released Thursday by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). They said they released the statement after reflecting on some developments taking place in the country in the run up to the 2019 tripartite elections. “Just as we stated in our June, 2018 statement,…

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Technical Skills Crucial to National Development- Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has reiterated that technical skills development remains crucial to the development of the country. Mutharika was speaking on Thursday when he opened Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu. The president said there is no country which has developed without people with different skills including technical and vocational. “There is no country in the world which can develop without people who have skills. The opening of community technical colleges…

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Mutharika Registers to Vote

Malawi President  Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, who is also Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Presidential candidate has registered to vote in the May 2019 Tripartite Elections in his home village of Goliati in Thyolo. Speaking to the media after the exercise on Thursday, President Mutharika encouraged all Malawians to continue registering in large numbers so that they should participate in the voting exercise in 2019. Mutharika  said registering to vote is one vital step towards ensuring that one is…

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Criminal Investigation Cop Goes Missing

Police in Ntcheu have intensified search for their fellow officer who reportedly went missing after he was deployed to monitor voter registration exercise last month (August) at Mwansambe Primary School in Traditional Authority Mpando in the district. Ntcheu Police Publicist, Hastings Chigalu has since asked the public to help in finding the missing cop identified as Felix Mapemba, 37, a criminal investigations officer at Ntcheu Police Station. Chigalu said in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Wednesday that…

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DPP Legislator Challenges Mia

Member of Parliament (MP) for Chikwawa-Nkombezi Constituency, Lloyd Malola, has challenged Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President Sidik Mia who comes from the same area that he failed to initiate development projects during his reign. MP Malola made the remarks on Tuesday during a rally he organized at Ngabu in the district which was also graced by Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila. Malola said in his shortest period as MP for the area, he…

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Internship Programme to Reduce Youth Exposure to Risky Behaviors

A Youth Organization in Machinga has applauded government for the internship program it has introduced, saying it would help to reduce exposure of the youth to risk behaviors. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for Liwonde based Youth Impact Organization, Mwiza Muwalo said the move by government is a milestone as most youth lacks a platform to showcase their capabilities. “We hear Companies and NGO’s when they are advertising for job,…

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Bullets Eyes Carlsberg Cup Championship

Nyasa Big Bullets says they look forward to defending the Carlsberg cup they won last season as they will be meeting Changalume Barracks at Kamuzu Stadium on Friday, September 14. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Bullets team Manager James Chilapondwa said the Friday game was a tricky fixture as they were meeting with a division side team which they (Bullets) were unaware of their game plan. “The boys have been told to put an…

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