YOUTH CHALLENGED TO CREATE OWN JOBS

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower development Francis Katsaira on Friday challenged the youth in the country to create their own jobs instead of heaping hopes that government will create employment for them once finished tertiary education. The minister challenged the youth when he presided over the 20th DAPP Mikolongwe vocational schools celebration ceremony in chiradzulu district. Katsaila, who said government was concerned with the growing numbers of youth unemployment in the country, however, said the unemployment gap…

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SUNBIRD INTRODUCES PREMIER CLUB

One of the renowned hospitality service providers in the country Sunbird Hotels and Resorts recently introduced a new royalty program’ premier club’ that will see a 33 percent discount to all its registered customers for  some of its services. Chief executive officer{CEO} for Sunbird Yusuf Olera said in an interview that the program intended to give back its appreciation to its customers for the continued support rendered to the hotel’s products and service packages . “This is one way…

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‘Must government’ inauguration fails

The talk of  forming  the so called United States of Mulanje and Thyolo (Must) government  by People’s Land Organization (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale which was  scheduled to take place at Khonjeni Turn-off in Thyolo on Thursday failed. The inauguration was expected to be the beginning of a ‘government’ led by people fighting for land rights in the two districts. But Wandale, who  was to be sworn in as president and he was also expected to preside over the swearing…

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Calm returns to Phalombe as bloodsucker rumours die down

Peace and stability has returned to Phalombe District and communities are now spending nights in their houses after rumours surrounding bloodsuckers have died down, Police in the district have confirmed. The steady situation comes after a few weeks of total confusion in the district which saw a total of 20 incidents of mob justice and vandalism of property being registered in line with the rumours. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Phalombe Police Station Officer In-Charge (OC), James Nalima…

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President Mutharika urges Malawians not to despair amidst power outages

President Professor Peter Mutharika has advised Malawians not to despair due to the frequent power outages being experienced across the country, saying government will deploy long term measures to address the problem. According to the President’s Press Officer, Mgeme Kalirani, Mutharika gave the assurance on Wednesday during a surprise visit to Energy Generation Company (EGENCO) and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) to express his personal frustration with the current electricity situation in the country. “His Excellency’s visit to…

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Man Arrested for Killing Lunatic Brother

Police in Machinga are keeping in custody a 40-year-old Fancies Mathias on suspicion that he murdered his 45-year-old lunatic brother, Peter. Machinga Police Public Relations Officer Constable Davie Sulumba said Peter Matias was on several occasions accused of attempting to rape the suspect’s wife in their house at Mkwinda village. “During the night of October 9, the suspect caught the deceased trying to rape his wife, he then started fighting the deceased and then he hit him with a…

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Scientists identify fall army worm combat chemicals.

As the 2017-2018 rain season is about to commence, scientists in the country have discovered chemicals of controlling the devastating fall army worm which affected maize production in the 2016-2017 farming season. Senior Deputy Director of Agriculture Services Thomson Chilanga said Bvumbwe Research Station is finalizing tests on the chemicals that are proving very effective and will be releasing the results very soon. “We are going to make the final analysis of the activities and instruct the local chemical…

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Malombe Police Officer In-Charge in alleged 14 year-old girl defilement

Malombe Police Post Officer In-Charge (OC) Sub Inspector, Joseph Nkachilika is alleged to have defiled a 14 year old girl (name withheld) at Group Village Headman Likulungwa in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi. Community members close to the family where the girl comes from told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) Monday that the incident occurred on Friday when all girls who were shunning classes were taken to the police post “to be encouraged to stay in…

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Malawi Maize Scandal: Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) closes case

Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has closed the maizegate case, having failed to establish alleged abuse of office by Malawian and Zambian officials. The findings in Zambia corroborate those of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) which almost cleared management of the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc). Civil Society Organisations have been pushing for the ACB to complete investigations so that Malawians know the truth of what exactly happened during the maize purchase. One of the CSO’s which was in the…

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Malawi, Africa court modern technology in combating tax evasion

African countries have been challenged to employ modern technology interventions in addressing issues of tax non compliance as the world is embracing the advent of global technology transformation. Secretary to the Treasury, Ben Botolo, made the call at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe Wednesday, where he opened a two day long 18th Forum for Value Added Tax (VAT) Administrators in Africa (VADA). He explained that the power of VAT extended beyond the face value contribution to…

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