Mutharika Arrives Monday From UNGA

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika will arrive in the country on Monday from the United States of America where he attended the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. In a Press Statement made available to Maravi Express, the Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara said Professor  Mutharika will arrive at 04 O’clock in the evening. He said Mutharika will arrive from from South Africa where he will make a stop over. During the UNGA President Mutharika delivered  most powerful…

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Man Arrested For Operating Illegal ‘Reserve Bank’ in Salima

The Police in Salima district are keeping in 30-year-old man in after being found with fake Malawi kwacha notes and Money printing machines, Maravi Express has learnt. The suspect has been identified as Frank Chikazinga who was arrested  on 30th September this year along Kamuzu road. According to police report, the suspect went to a shop  owned by Mr Gerald Zinganyama where hewanted to buy frozy with a fake K2000 bank note. Upon receiving the money, the shop owner…

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Trump visits school in Malawi

United States of America  first lady Melania Trump visited Malawi Thursday on the second leg of her four-nation tour of Africa. She received a joyous welcome upon her arrival at Kamuzu International Airport, with singing and dancing by a troupe of women and scores of schoolchildren waving African and Malawian flags. From the airport, Mrs Trump went directly to Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe. The school receives education aid from the US Agency for International Development. “Thank you for…

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Lack Special Needs Teachers Compromising Education

Lack of trained special needs teachers is said to be negatively affecting inclusive education in most of Nsanje’s primary schools leaving a lot of pupils with disabilities lagging behind academically. Government under Ministry Of Education Science and Technology (MOEST) introduced an inclusive education policy which aims at providing equal education and socialization for learners with or without physical challenges. However, concerns from Nsanje primary education authorities indicate that the development has only managed to address the issue of socialization…

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TNM Registers 75 Per Cent Sim Cards

Malawi’s mobile service provider, TNM plc has registered 75 per cent of its  4.2 million customers in the just ended sim card registration exercise. Briefing the Media briefing on Tuesday in Blantyre, TNM’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Daniel Makata said the operator is on course to achieve 100 per cent compliance in on-going regulatory exercise. “TNM is happy that it has managed to register 75 per cent since the sim card registrations rolled out earlyJanuary, 2018. All unregistered…

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Mutharika Declares 73rd UNGA Meeting Fruitful

President Professor Peter Mutharika has described this year’s 73rd United Nations General Assembly as fruitful and said Malawi will continue participating in the coming assemblies. He said the meetings were of mutual benefit as Malawi learnt a lot and also contributed to the assembly. He said his cabinet ministers that accompanied him presided over high level meetings and made presentations that put Malawi on the map. “Our attendance at the 73rd assembly was important. We learnt a lot of…

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Low Voter Turn-Out Worries Ansah

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is not impressed with phase 6 of voter registration scheduled to end on Tuesday this week. Chairperson for the Commission, Justice Jane Ansah expressed concern over the low turnout in most registration centres in Zomba. After visiting some registration centres on Monday in Zomba, Ansah said the district had registered few voters during the registration exercise which started on September 19. “What we have observed is a low turnout in most centres although…

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Govt Challenge CSOs

Government challenged Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to align their programmes in accordance to the development plans of the country such as Malawi Development Growth Strategy (MDGS) III. Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Kiswell Dakamau made the remarks Tuesday when he launched K3.5 billion Civil Society for Rural development (CSRD) with financial assistance from SIDA through implementing agency of We Effect. He noted that some many CSOs are implementing development projects throughout country which…

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Rally Behind Mighty DPP, Mutharika

Member of Parliament (MP) for Chitipa Central Constituency, Clement Mkumbwa has urged people in the district to register during the voter registration exercise which is expected to commence on October 8, 2018. Mkumbwa who is also Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare advised the people to get registered if they are to vote during the 2019 Tripartite Elections. He was speaking Sunday during the official handover ceremony of Ikumbilo Bridge in the area of Traditional Authority (TA)…

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Tumbuka Chief Chikulamayembe Demands Mia Apology

The Tumbuka Paramount Chief Themba la MaThemba Chikulamayembe  has expressed shock and disappointment at the disrespectful behaviour by MCP vice presidents Sadik Mia and Harry Mkandawire  during this year’s Gonapamuhanya ceremony on Saturday. In the middle of the programme, the MCP officials got up and left, way before the Paramount delivered his speech. Chikulamayembe said the conduct by the MCP officials was a demonstration of lack of respect for culture and protocol for the whole Tumbuka people. Themba la…

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