Man, 40, Defiles 4-Year-Old Girl

The Malawi Police service in Nkhata Bay district  are keeping in custody a 40 year- old man for allegedly defiling a 4- year- old girl. According to Nkhata Bay Police Public Relations Officer, Cecelia Mfune, the suspect, Daniel Kanyika committed the offence at Kawalazi Tea Estate Company Limited after the victim was alone at home. Mfune further said the suspect Kanyika found the girl alone at her home and took her to a nearby bush where he defiled her….

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ESCOM Diesel-Powered Generators Arrive in Blantyre

 It was all smiles  in Blantyre when residents witnessed the arrival of the much awaited Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM)’s 55 megawatts stand – by diesel powered generators. Malawi News Agency (Mana) witnessed the arrival of the generators which are meant to mitigate the frequent power outages the citizenry have been experiencing in the recent times. ESCOM’s Board Chairperson, Perks Ligoya, told MANA in an interview after receiving the energy – driving facility on behalf of Malawi Government,…

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Veep Chilima Advises Councils to Hire Reputable Contractors

Vice-President Saulos Chilima Friday advised councils in the country to ensure that all construction projects for public structures like schools, markets and hospitals are granted to reputable contractors who produce good work. Speaking when he visited Phwezi and Mzokoto trading centres in Rumphi District which were hit by floods and stormy winds last month, Chilima said he had observed that most public structures that are being damaged are substandard. “Like Zolozolo in Mzuzu City, the building whose roof was…

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Gulewamkulu Arrested For Theft

Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody a 19 year – old man on suspicion that he stole a goat, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer, Constable Foster Benjamin identified the suspect as Kapekesa Feston, a member of the gulewamkulu (nyau) cult in the village of Mbenderana in Traditional Authority Kasisi in the district who was arrested on January 03, 2018. “During that time, he stole the goat from a herd boy and…

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Cholera Not Yet Epidemic, Says Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said although the cholera situation is certainly worsening, it has not yet reached the stage where it can be regarded as an epidemic. The Minister said this when he gave an update on the situation of cholera in the country on Thursday morning at the Ministry of Health at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, where he appealed for assistance from everyone to compliment his ministry’s efforts in trying to contain the disease….

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Veep Chilima Visits Disaster Victims in Mzuzu

The country’s Vice-President, Dr Saulos Chilima on Thursday called for collaborated efforts among stakeholders in preventing disasters and reducing their effects among affected communities. Chilima made the call Thursday in Mzuzu after visiting some of the victims whose property were destroyed by stormy rains in Kaning’ina, Katawa and Zolozolo residential areas. The Vice-President observed that there are some disasters that have occurred across the country which he said could have been prevented if relevant stakeholders did what was supposed…

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Govt to Curb Corruption at Road Traffic

Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Francis Chinsinga on Friday attested to his Ministry’s commitment to curb corruption in the Department of Road Traffic. Chinsinga said rendering of road traffic and safety services, including enforcement of road traffic regulations has been among the high ranked corruption zones in the country. As a Ministry he said they have been implementing a lot of reforms to reduce all the risk areas to corruption and fraud in then…

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Mutharika Promises Malawians of Sustained Development Activities

President Professor Peter Mutharika has promised people in the country that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government would continue to implement various programs aimed at improving their living standards. Making the promise on Wednesday during a whistle stop tour from Mangochi to Blantyre, Mutharika said government would continue working towards implementing development programs which have a direct bearing on the lives of ordinary Malawians. The Malawian leader said some of the initiatives would include infrastructural projects which would not…

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Machinga Youth Drilled on Sexual Reproductive Health

Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) closed the 2017 year in style by organising an open-day in Traditional Authority Liwonde in Machinga to equip the youth with sexual and reproductive health knowledge. The youth are expected to use the knowledge gained in preventing teen-age pregnancies. The open day, held last Sunday under the ‘Yes I Do,’ Project, centred on encouraging the girl child to go back to school as schools open on January 8, 2018 for the second term…

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Nkhotakota Equipped to Prevent Cholera

As the Ministry of Health is fighting hard to subdue the Cholera outbreak which has affected some of the districts in the country, three health centres in Nkhotakota can afford a smile after a group of young men, Dwangwa Round Table (RT) 69 supplied the centres with infection prevention materials. The RT 69 Chairperson, Peter Piringu said the group focused on infection prevention after an assessment which revealed that there was a gap to address the initiative in health…

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