Blantyre City Council Urges Orphans to Work hard in School

Blantyre City Council (BCC) has urged orphans in the district to work extra hard in school for them to live their dream in the future. BCC Assistant Director of Health and Social Services, Alijeao Nyemera Nkhonjera made the call Wednesday during the official opening of Tinkerbell Community Based Organization (CBO) in Chigumula Township in Blantyre. Nkhonjera said that orphanhood should not be used as an excuse for not putting much effort in school. “I am encouraging all orphans to…

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Over 9 Million Malawians Register for National IDs; ‘Registration to Continue’-APM

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika announced Thursday that over 9 million Malawians have registered during the national identity registration exercises which took place from May to October this year. Speaking during the official announcement of mass registration statistics and handing over of registration campaign and operations to the Malawi Government at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, Mutharika said this figure is a 100 percent representation against the initial targeted population. The exact figure of Malawians who have registered stands…

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LL City Mayor Bikoko Speaks on Defection; ‘Leaders Must Be Bold to Make Toughest Decisions’

  Q. What does your dumping of MCP and joining DPP mean, or how will that benefit Malawians? A. I am development conscious and I had to make strategic decision in terms of development for the City of Lilongwe. Leaders must be visionary and bold to make the toughest decisions to get the results they want.  With joint developmental efforts between Lilongwe City Council and Malawi Government we can get much more done. Q. You gave a 10-point development…

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Population Growth Worries Malawi Council Of Churches

The Malawi council of churches (MCC) has urged people in the country to consider family planning in order to address the increase in population growth. The call was made at Dwambazi in Nkhotakota where MCC has embarked on a series of trainings of population. Speaking on the sidelines of the trainings MCC’s programs coordinator M’theto Lungu disclosed that the increase in population growth has put a strain on the demand of utilities on people. “Churches are also feeling the…

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Vocational Skills Vital for Development-TEVET

A senior official from Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training (TEVET) has urged the youth to take up vocational skills saying this could help contribute to the development of the country. The country has a population which mainly comprises the youth but most of them lack certain skills that can make them productive citizens. Speaking on Wednesday at a graduation ceremony of 61 youths who had undergone vocational skills courses at Bowe Youth Vocational College in Kasungu, TEVET’s Director…

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Malawi Govt Speaks on Early Childhood Development Centres

The issue of poor learning infrastructures and welfare of caregivers at Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD) dominated Wednesday’s debate in the National Assembly as most members took government to task on what it is doing to improve the status quo. Richard Banda of Dowa East rose to question the dilapidated state of most of the learning centres with some children learning under trees. He noted that caregivers are not paid anything for their service and are just working as…

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Malawi Commemorates International Day of Peace; ‘We Value Peace’

President Arthur Peter Mutharika Wednesday led Malawians in commemorating the International Day of Peace and the launch of the National Peace policy at the Bingu International Convention Center (BICC) in Lilongwe. Commemorated under the theme ‘Together for peace; respect, safety and dignity for all’ the day highlighted the need to embrace diversity a pre-requisite for promoting peace, create space for launching, disseminating and publicizing the National Peace Policy and to showcase Malawi’s rich cultural diversity. Delivering his speech before…

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Man Fined MK150, 000 for Possessing Chamba

Machinga Third Grade Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday convicted and ordered George Likhonya, 27, to pay a fine of K150,000 for being found in possession of Indian Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) contrary to section 4 (A) as read with Regulation 19 of Dangerous Drugs Act. Machinga Police Station prosecutor, Sergeant Davie Katandika told the court that on November 25, 2017 police officers from the station conducted a routine sweeping exercise where they arrested the suspect. “During the exercise the officers were…

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President Mutharika Meets JZU Tembo

President, Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika paid a surprise visit to former Malawi Congress Party leader, John Zenasi Ungapake Tembo, at his residence at Area 10 in Lilongwe. Confirming on the surprise visit by the president, Executive Assistant to the president and Director of Communications, Dr Bright Molande said Mutharika respects Tembo in many ways. “I can confirm to you that the president indeed visited honorable John Tembo. The president knew Tembo for a long period of time. “It is…

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Chilima Calls for Action Against Gender Based Violence

The Vice President of Malawi Saulosi Chilima says government will continue to put in place mechanisms in all sectors to ensure that legal and strategic frameworks on gender based violence related laws are effectively implemented. Chilima was speaking in Lilongwe on Tuesday during the launch of end violence against women and girls campaign organised by Oxfam Malawi in Lilongwe.  He said government is committed to increasing access to justice as well as ensuring availability and accessibility of services such…

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