Finance Minister Unveils K 1,504 Trillion Budget

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe Friday presented a K 1,504 billion budget at Parliament in Lilongwe. The 2018/19 budget is the fifth and last budget for the House to consider which the Minister said has been designed in the context of international, regional and domestic economic developments. “The underpinnings of this budget is a focus on robust economic growth as the main goal of economic management alongside the maintenance of macroeconomic stability for robust, inclusive…

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Joyce Banda Returns From Self-Imposed Exile

Malawi’s former president who is also the  founder of the opposition People’s Party(PP) Joyce Banda will arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile. Banda’s mouth-piece Andekuche David Chanthunya confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday 23rd April, 2018. He said Banda will arrive in Malawi on Saturday, 28th of April through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. Last year police issued an arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which…

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President Mutharika for a Malaria Free Malawi By 2030

Though Malawi has employed a number of interventions to reduce malaria, the country’s President Arthur Peter Mutharika says there are gaps which need filling to ensure the country ends malaria by 2028. Mutharika was speaking Wednesday when he told delegates of the malaria situation in Malawi at the Malaria Summit in London which was held under the theme ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’. He said the country has a 2017-2022 strategic plan which it is implementing to ensure that the…

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Two Men sentenced to 10 Years IHL for Defilement

Mangochi First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced two men each to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour in separate defilement cases. The convicts are Saizi Saladi, 36, who defiled a three–year–old and Wilfred Moses, 33, for defiling an eight – year – old minor, both contrary to section 138 of the penal code. Mangochi Police Station prosecutor, Sub Inspector Grace Mindozo told the court that Saladi committed the offence in the afternoon of February 17, 2018…

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ARV Defaulters Slow Down Battle Against AIDS

Lilongwe District Assembly has bemoaned an increase in the number of defaulters of Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) treatment in the district. Councillor for Chilenje Ward, Blessings Njolomole disclosed this Tuesday at Chigodi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in the area of Senior Chief Mazengera during activities organized as part of World Vision Malawi (WVM) commemoration of World AIDS Day. He said the rate at which ARV patients are defaulting their medication poses a danger of re-infection if no tangible measures…

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Policeman In For Defilement

Police in Mchinji are keeping in custody Sergeant (Sgt) Leonard Maluwa, 41, of Chimwamkango Police Unit for allegedly defiling a fourteen year old girl. District Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Kaitano Lubrino, confirmed to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Friday, saying the arrest was made on Thursday, 22 March, 2018. Kaitano said the mother to the victim who runs a small-scale business near the said police unit complained to the police about the conduct of their fellow police officer whom…

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Malnutrition Worsens in Malawi

The Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) says there is need to advocate for behavior change in districts which are regarded as food baskets in Malawi but are still recording high numbers of malnutrition cases. In the Malawi Demographic Household Survey of 2016, Malawi has reduced stunting cases by 10 percent against the 47 percent recorded in 2010. But some districts like Dedza, Mchinji, Mangochi, Ntcheu and Neno are still recording over 40 percent cases of malnutrition. Unfortunately, these…

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Jealousy Sex Worker Kills Colleague’s Baby

Police in Kasungu have arrested 34 year old Memory Kanjere for allegedly murdering a three months old child belonging to Madalitso Limbikani for suspecting her of having a love affair with her boyfriend. The whole incident is said to have happened on the night of 9th to 10th March 2018 at Katenje Trading Centre where Kanjere and Limbikani are said to be plying commercial sex work. According to Kasungu Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Harry Namwaza, Limbikani left the…

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2520 Children Defiled in Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay District Social Welfare Office says it registered 5, 600 abuse cases out of which 2, 520 were defilement cases between June 2017 and February 2018. Speaking in an interview on Friday, the district’s social welfare officer, Lickson Ng’ambi said the office is overwhelmed with the cases describing the situation as sad. He attributed the abuse cases to lack of parental care saying most parents in the district migrate to South Africa or Tanzania for greener pasture leaving…

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Mob Attacks Child Abduction Suspect in Dowa

An angry mob on Monday morning destroyed property belonging to a child abduction suspect (name withheld) in Dowa. It was reported on Friday that a five year old girl, Monica Chunga, did not come back from school where she went and could not be traced. However, rumour went round that the girl was being kept in the house of a certain woman residing at the Boma. This forced a mob around the boma and surrounding villages to organize themselves…

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