FPAM Trains Govt Officers in GBV Case Management

Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) has urged Machinga service providers to ensure that Gender Based Victim (GBV) were getting the needed in the district. Project Officer for FPAM in Machinga, Jimmy Kachale said this Friday after training officers from judiciary, social welfare, health and victim support unit officers from police on Yes I Do’ Project on effective case management . He noted that due to increase in GBV and early pregnancies among the youth, FPAM in collaboration with…

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Kamwendo Dedicates Golden Boot Award to Late Jack ‘Africa’

Be Forward Wanderers skipper, Joseph Kamwendo has dedicated his 2018 Airtel Top 8 Golden Boot Award to late Jack Chamangwana and says a solid teamwork propelled him to win the award. Kamwendo, who is expected to receive K500 000 for this award finished with two goals. He scored the goals against Kamuzu Barracks both home and away fixtures. In an interview on Monday morning, Kamwendo said, “I dedicate this award to our own legend, the late Jack ‘Africa’ Chamangwana….

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Mutharika to Continue Building Economy

Malawi  President Prof Peter Mutharika Monday promised to continue building the country’s economy and develop Malawi. Mutharika was speaking at Comesa Hall in Blantyre where he led the Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the national convention. The President said for the three and half years that he has led the country, there has been massive progress in terms of economy where among others inflation rate has gone down from 34 percent to 7 percent. Furthermore, the commercial lending…

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We Will Deal with Crooked Suppliers- Govt

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Anna Kachikho on Wednesday warned that the ministry would deal with all crooked suppliers of substandard materials in the Malata and Cement Subsidy Program. She said the Ministry will not hesitate to name and shame any supplier who is out to cheat the beneficiaries of Malata and Cement Subsidy Program with substandard materials. The Malata and Cement Subsidy program also known as the Decent and Affordable housing Subsidy Program (DAHSP) has served…

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Police Steps Up On Child Protection

Police in Phalombe have embarked on outreach programs to deal with cases of violation of children’s rights that are rampant in the district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Phalombe Police Publicist, Innocent Moses, said cases of violation of children’s rights have increased this year as compared to the first six months of 2017. According to Moses, presently the law enforcers are conducting frequent community meetings through which they are disbursing messages aimed at…

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Nsanje Market Completion to Delay With Five Months

The construction of the much awaited Nsanje Boma Market which was expected to complete in April, 2018 has been delayed further due to continued misunderstandings between the business people and the Nsanje district authorities. Wisdom Construction Limited, which is doing construction work, signed a contract which mandated them to complete the work by April, 2018 but the work has been extended to October this year. Acting District Director of Public Works, George Matambo in an interview on Thursday said…

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First Lady Getrude Mutharika Commends Ecumenical Training, Conference Center

The First Lady of Malawi, Professor Gertrude Mutharika has commended the Chilema Ecumenical Training and Conference Center for being a center of excellence in women empowerment through its Women Training Program. The First Lady expressed her satisfaction at the center when she presided over awarding of certificates to 54 women and four men that graduated after six months from a Community Social Worker Course. The Women Training Program offers ten courses among them Agriculture and Food Security, Clothing and…

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Thyolo DC for Peaceful Election Period

Thyolo District Commissioner (DC), Justin Kathumba Wednesday urged political parties in the district to co-exist and conduct their political meetings peacefully as the country is moving towards general elections next year. He said this during a Multiparty Liaison Committee meeting conducted at the Boma on how parties are to conduct their business towards the campaign period and share general information concerning the coming elections. “We don’t want any political violence in the district. We want smart politics,” the DC…

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Muslims, Anglican Church in Verbal War

Muslims and Christians from Anglican Church are failing to reach an agreement on the ownership of Sani Primary School located in Chamba Village, Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in the Lake shore district of Nkhotakota. While the Muslims say that the school belongs to the community, Anglican Diocese of Lake Malawi and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology are insisting that it was registered under St Marys Sani Anglican Parish. Deputy Head teacher at the school, Davies Mwale said the disagreements…

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DPP Eastern Region Endorses Msaka As Vice President

Members of the Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the Eastern Region on Wednesday endorsed Bright Msaka as the party’s Vice President for the region. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on the sidelines of the party’s meeting in Balaka, Regional Governor for the Eastern Region, Julius Paipi said they have endorsed Msaka on the basis that he has managed to manage and transform the party in the region during his tenure. “Msaka will go unopposed as…

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