Floods Frustrate Irrigation Farming Technologies

Senior Irrigation Engineer for Nsanje, Edward Mkandawire has said efforts to promote irrigation farming in the district are being frustrated by floods which wash away the irrigation schemes almost every year. Mkandawire told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Thursday in an interview that the department of irrigation in the district is currently promoting gravity fed and solar powered irrigation technologies for communities to achieve sustainable food security and income, but the efforts are watered down by floods. He has since…

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Construction of MK 236 Million Nsanje Market Begins in Earnest

Construction of the Nsanje Boma Market has started after the district council successfully evicted vendors last month who were reluctant to leave on condition that they should be compensated. A visit by Malawi News Agency (Mana) to the K236Million market project on Monday established that the contractor had started clearing the land which is a clear indication that construction works have started in earnest. One of the businessmen, Boniface Antonio told Mana that the business community expects to have…

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Malawi Court Grants Bail to Police Officer Accused of Defilement

The First grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji Monday granted bail to Mkanda unit police officer who is answering charges of defilement. The accused, Austin Chisuse, aged 38, who is also a Child Protection Officer, has been in police custody since January, after being arrested by Mkanda police unit for allegedly defiling a 14 year-old girl. Before the bail was granted the court heard through Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent, Steven Majoni Phiri for the central region that the offence committed…

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Wages of Sin : Man Commits Suicide in Fear of Police

A 35 year old man committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt after being caught red-handed stealing school property at Chimteka Community Day Secondary School in Mchinji District. Mchinji Police Public Relations Officer, Kaitano Lubrino, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the deceased, Chikumbutso Eliya who was locked inside a classroom pending to be brought before the police, committed suicide during the night between 8th and 9th February, 2018. Lubrino said cousin to Eliya, Mcloud Nthala told Mchinji…

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Malawian Man Jailed 11 Years For Defiling Step Daughter

Dedza First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced a 25 year old Man identified as Kasito Yasini for defiling his 11 year old step daughter in order to become rich. Police Prosecutor Sub Inspector Wedson Nyondo told the court that Yasini got charms from a certain herbalist to get rich and as a ritual, he was supposed to sleep with an under aged girl and on 2nd February, 2018 he forced his stepdaughter into his bedroom where he had sex…

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Media Stores Has Enough Scabies Cure in Stock

Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) has assured members of the public that it has enough stock of Benzyl Benzoate (BB) paint which is used to treat scabies. A recent media report indicated that Ntchisi District Health Office has shortage of the BB paint because CMST, where drugs and other medical supplies are purchased from, did not have it in stock. Scabies, a contagious itchy skin disease, has hit some parts of the district in Traditional Authorities Chikho, Kasakula and…

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Malawi First Lady Gertrude Mutharika Calls for Good Hygiene Practices

Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika on Monday retaliated on the need for communities in Malawi to follow good hygiene and healthy practices to prevent and control communicable diseases such as cholera. This comes in the wake of cholera outbreak in some parts of Malawi. The First Lady said this at Luchenza Catholic primary school, when she presided over a cancer awareness meeting. During the awareness meeting people had a chance to learn more on family planning, cholera, esophagus, breast…

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AS Vita Coach Warns His Charges Against Complacency

As Vita Coach Jean-Florent Ikwange Ibenge has warned his charges against complacency saying Be Forward Wanderers will pose a significant threat in the return match next week Wednesday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. The Nomads were smashed 4-0 on Sunday in the first-leg in Kinshasa in a game which Wanderers performed miserably according to their Captain Joseph Kamwendo. Vita is touted as the favorites to progress through to the next round; but Ibenge says Wanderers will be hard nut to…

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DC Calls for Emergency Intervention on Cholera

Despite commitments from the district health office and other stakeholders to fight and contain the outbreak of cholera in Lilongwe, the district is still registering an increase in the number of new cholera cases. District Commissioner for Lilongwe, Lawford Palani, on Thursday afternoon called for an emergency meeting to strategize on the way forward after getting reports of 20 new cholera cases at Bwaila Camp. He said it was alarming to note how fast the disease was spreading despite…

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Nomads’ Captain Kamwendo Admits Poor Performance in DRC

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Captain Joseph Kamwendo has admitted poor performance they showed in Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has given them a mountain to climb back home when they face As Vita next week in the second leg of the preliminary round of 2018 Champions league. The Nomads’ second half lackluster display saw them being clobbered 4-0 to As Vita in the first leg of the Champions League at Martyrs Stadium. “We waited too long. In the first half, we…

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