FEDOMA Ask for Sign Language Interpreters in Institutions

Thyolo District Disability Forum under the Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) on Thursday asked stakeholders at district level to consider having an officer who could interpret sign language for easy communication. The Chairperson of the District Disability Forum in the district, Samuel Chingamba, said that there was a need to advocate for better communication for people with hearing challenges so that they get better services in all public and private institutions. “Many of government offices in the…

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Concerted Efforts Required to End Early Marriages

Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust -Malawi (WLSA – Malawi) has urged partners working towards the eradication of child marriages in Mulanje to be pro-active if they are to make meaningful strides. Speaking on Thursday during a stakeholders meeting at Mulanje Boma, WLSA – Malawi Programmes Officer, Clara Lungu, observed that child marriages in the district were still on the rise despite efforts by various partners, a situation she described as worrisome. “It is the…

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Companies Urged to Own Labour Agreements

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has for the first time signed the recognition and procedural agreement which guides stakeholders on how to handle labour disagreements as prescribed in the Labor Relations Act. Presiding over the signing ceremony between TCC and Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi (TOAWUM) on Friday in Lilongwe at the TCC’s office in Kanengo, TCC Director of Human Resources and Administration, Medson Kamala said the agreement signifies a commitment that they will handle labour issues…

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Girls Urged to Live as Go-Getters

Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) Chikwawa office has urged girls to keep working hard and remain committed to their goals in order to excel in life and be a source of inspiration for others. The remarks were made in the districton Wednesday during a training workshopwhich the organization organized for learner guides who are members ofCamfed Association of Malawi (CAMA). Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana), ChikwawaCamfed’s District Operations Secretariat (DOS), Emmie Ndadzela said the trained girls are expected…

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Christians, Muslims in Support of Night of Prayers

Christians and Muslims in the country have backed the use of night of prayers as a means of attaining God’s divine providence and favour in both physical and spiritual lives. Speaking in his own capacity with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday, Pastor Joseph Kaumphawi of Zambezi Evangelical Church said regular overnight prayers are crucial for spiritual growth in the life of believers. “When you spare your sleep in the night and pray as an individual, you are not…

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MAREP 8 Lights Up 336 Trading Centres

As one way of increasing access to electricity in peri-urban and rural areas, Government has finalized connecting 336 trading centres to electricity under Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) phase eight. Ministry of Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Public Relations Officer, Saidi Banda said on Thursday that so far most of the work on construction of the sites has been done, awaiting the switching on of the centres. “We have almost electrified the targeted centres because what is remaining right…

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Malawi to Adopt Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework

Malawi government will adopt the Comprehensive Refugees Response Framework (CRRF) as one way of improving refugee welfare and enabling refugees to contribute to the development of the host country, a senior government official has said. Deputy Commissioner for Refugees in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Dr. Hudson Mankhwala said this on Wednesday at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa. He was speaking during celebrations to mark this year’s World Refugee Day. He said the CRRF, which has already…

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Operation Landslide: Govt Applauded For Constructing Thyolo – Makwasa – Thekerani Road

People in Thyolo have expressed their happiness with the construction of the Thyolo – Makwasa – Thekerani Road, saying the road would facilitate a lot of business activities. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), a renowned businessman from Msuwazi along the Makwasa Road, Christopher Nandolo said transportation has become easier and that businesses are now growing because of cheap transportation of goods. “Transport is now cheaper and prices of our goods are now affordable such that…

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Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Medical Drugs

Police in Limbe have arrested a 45 – year – old man for being found in possession of medical drugs without a licence, Malawi News Agency has established. Limbe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Constable Patrick Mussa while confirming the arrest identified the suspect as Davison Kalilombe. “On June 20, Limbe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers carried out an operation following a tip-off from well-wishers which led to the arrest of the suspect,” said Mussa. Mussa added that…

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Mzuzu Stadium Closure Draws Mixed Reactions

Mzuzu based Super League outfits; Moyale Barracks and Mzuzu University (MZUNI) Football clubs have given different views over the closure of their home ground Mzuzu Stadium by Mzuzu City Council in readiness for the 54th Anniversary Independence Celebrations. Speaking Thursday in an interview with Malawi News Agency, Moyale Barracks Coach, Charles Kamanga expressed dismay over the closure of the stadium and saying the development will affect his team’s game plan. “The council should utilize the off- season break to…

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