MACOHA Strives to Revamp Bangwe Weaving Factory

Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) says the coming of new weaving equipment at Bangwe Weaving Factory in Blantyre is expected to revive operations of the factory and increase production of materials by people with physical disabilities. The weaving factory is a manufacturing unit of MACOHA that was established in 1975 to provide on job training and serve as a source of income for persons with disabilities in the country. But over the years, its productivity has stagnated due…

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Clergy Call for Peaceful Electoral Process

Religious leaders in Mchinji district have called for a peaceful political campaign in the run up to the 2019 tripartite elections. Chairperson for Mchinji Pastors Fraternal Bishop Hastings Simbeye made the call Friday during a sensitization meeting organized by the National initiative for Civic education (NICE) on voter registration exercise. Simbeye said it was worrying that in the run up to elections, some politicians resort to disrupting their opponent’s campaign meetings, which he said leads to violence. “We have…

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Chiefs Hails Govt For Development Projects

Traditional Authorities Makwangwala and Phambala of Ntcheu have hailed government for setting aside K 4 billion for development activities to be carried out in all the 193 constituencies of the country. Speaking when officials from the district council visited the TA’s Area Development Committees (ADC) for project appraisals under the Community Managed Social Economic Projects (CMSEP), TA’s Makwangwala and Phambala said the money would help transform their areas. “We believe that if the money is used for the intended…

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Malnutrition Prevention Remains Greatest Development Challenge- Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi Monday admitted that malnutrition remains the greatest development challenge for the country. He made the statement in Lilongwe during the launch of Child Health Days (CHDs) which runs from June 25 to 29, 2018. Muluzi pointed out that, “Demographic and Health Surveys of 2015/2016 indicated that one in just over three under-five children are stunted and one six is underweight representing some of the highest rates in the Africa continent.” He pointed…

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MCP Set Aside MK150 Million for Voter Registration Exercise

The Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has set aside K150 million for different activities and logistical issues in preparation for the voters’ registration with the first phase running from 26 June to 9 July. Speaking in Dedza during a training of party monitors, the deputy treasurer General for MCP, Rhino Chiphiko, said the money would help facilitate all the activities that the party has planned to ensure a smooth process throughout the registration period. “As a party, we…

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‘Inefficiency’ Worries New ESCOM Management

New management for the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has challenged its employees that ‘inefficiencies’ in service delivery shall no longer be tolerated as the demand for energy continues to rise each passing day in the country. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Sunday, ESCOM’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Alexon Chiwaya said the parastatal aims at complementing current on-going strides to lessen or eradicate the long standing load shedding schedules and blackouts nationwide. “It…

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Operation Landslide: Mighty DPP Shadow MP Constructs Bridges For Kasonga Communities

Chiefs in Zomba have commended an aspiring member of parliament for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for supporting people in the area of Group Village Headman Kasonga with resources for the construction of two bridges. Traditional Authority Malemia said since the dawn of independence, people in the area have been facing transport challenges due to lack of bridges in several rivers making it difficult to cross to villages on the other side of the river during the rainy season….

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Citizens Urged to ‘Vote Wisely for a Progressive Malawi’

National Initiative for Civic Education Trust (Nice) has appealed to Malawians to exercise their democratic right by participating in the forthcoming tripartite elections for the country to continue registering meaningful development. NICE District Civic Education Officer (DCEO) for Blantyre Rural, Rose Simfukwe, made the appeal on Friday during a community voter registration awareness campaign that took place in the area of Traditional Authority Kuntaja in the district. Simfukwe said if people participate in elections, apart from exercising their constitutional…

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Mzuzu Youth Center Need Funds- MP

Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City Constituency, Leonard Njikho, on Friday asked Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development why funds have not been allocated to Mzuzu Youth Center in 2018/19 budget. Speaking during the Parliamentary committee of supply in Lilongwe Njikho, said it was surprising that nothing has been given to Mzuzu Youth Center yet the Ministry was empowering youths in the country through sports. He said: “In past years funds were being allocated to Mzuzu Youth…

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Mangochi DC Decries Teen Migration to South Africa

District Commissioner for Mangochi, Reverend Moses Chimphepo has expressed concern over the rising number of teenagers migrating to South Africa for a better life at the expense of education. Chimphepo raised the concern when he officially launched a two-day meeting on Thursday where United Nations (UN) Women engaged parents and local leaders in Mangochi to discuss some of the factors contributing to school dropout rate in the district. The DC noted that Mangochi continued to be one of the…

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