Dowa to Have Community Radio

Dowa districts is set to have will  have a community radio called Dowa Radio Station (Dowa FM) in October, 2018 according to a confirmation by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA). The Radio Station’s mission statement is to build awareness in the community through a positive mindset change. In a presentation by a Legal Advisor of the Radio, Alfred Munika said the station is formed to complement governments’ efforts in making communication accessible and also to solely serve as…

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Govt Commends Catholic Church

Government has commended the Roman Catholic Church in the country for its unceasing efforts to combine the philosophies of faith to that of holistic personal development which centres on service delivery in key areas of the economy. Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi made the remarks on Saturday during a double celebration at Ndirande Holy Ghost Parish where the Parish celebrated Golden Jubilee and the ordination of three priests plus one deacon. He said government realizes the…

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Mutharika Condemns Aid to Africa

President Professor Peter Mutharika has described colonialism and aid to Africa as organized systems meant to cripple Africans. He said he has since found five ways of rescuing Malawians from such system. Mutharika was speaking Sunday at Washington University in St. Louis, United States of America, where he was conferred upon the Doctor of Humane Letters. He taught at the University for 40 years. He said as he reflected on leading Malawi while at the University, he realized that…

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Culture Crucial in Tourism Development- Nankhumwa

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa said on Saturday culture plays an important role in the promotion of tourism, thereby contributing towards the country’s economic development. Nankhumwa was speaking during the Gonapamuhanya Tumbuka Cultural Festival at Bolero in Rumphi District where he represented the President Prof. Peter Mutharika. He said Malawians of different tribes need to propagate and highlight cultural values, especially those that are unique to the country. Nankhumwa said some countries have managed to…

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Harvesting Time: FAM President Walter Wins Seat on FIFA Council

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President, Walter Nyamilandu, Sunday won a seat on the FIFA Council after beating South Africa’s Danny Jordan, 35-18 in the second round. The FIFA Council consists of 37 members: one President, elected by the FIFA Congress; eight Vice-Presidents, and 28 other members elected by the member associations – each for a term of four years. A minimum of one female representative must be elected per confederation. The President and the members of the Council…

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Loan Board Collections Hits K500 Million

Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board (HESLG) have managed to collect above K500 Million in loan repayment from former beneficiaries of University loans scheme. In an interview on Friday with Malawi News Agency (Mana), HESLG Executive Director, Chris Chisoni said by the end of August, 2018 the board had collected above half a billion kwacha from former  beneficiaries. “From the money collected, 87 per cent has been paid back through their employers while 13 per cent through individual…

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NRB Down Scales Operations

National Registration Bureau (NRB) has said it is only using two of its 10 printers to produce National Identity cards (IDs) for the whole country because of electricity connectivity hitches at their office in Lilongwe. Since they stopped printing IDs abroad, NRB procured 10 printers to conduct this purpose locally. NRB Spokesperson Norman Fulatira told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Blantyre on Friday that it is presently not possible to run all the printers considering the electricity connectivity to…

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Waxy Kay Spits Venom

Malawi’s up and coming artists, Waxy Kay and Kay Banton of the hit-makers ‘My Foot’ and ‘I’m Proud of My Simple Life’, has expressed displeasure on false news awash in the social media over the assault they encountered over the week. On September, 25, 2018 the two were beaten up close to St Louis Private School in Machinjiri, Area 10 as they tried to take a leak at a restricted private property belonging to certain Rastafarian, who mould house…

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Salima Urged to Embrace Gender Budgeting

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has called upon heads of government departments and heads of Civil Society in Salima to embrace gender budgeting when making development plans in order to serve the needs of all groups of people. The call was made by CCJP Programs Manager, Patrick Chima on the sidelines of a training workshop for the District Executive Committee on Gender budgeting. “We have noted a gap which exists in the way Councils do their…

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Malawi’s First Dental School Opens Next Year

The College of Medicine (COM) says it is making remarkable progress in the establishment of a dental school which is set to be the first ever institution for training dentists in the country. Principal for the college, Dr. Mwapasa Mipando, disclosed this on Wednesday, saying the initiative is being funded by the Scottish Government through its University of Glasgow. He was speaking when the Scottish Minister for European Migration and International Development, Ben Macpherson visited College of Medicine –…

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