World Bank Resumes Budget Support to Malawi

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an $80 million credit to the Malawi Government for general budget support. This is the first budget support financing approved by the World Bank for Malawi in four years. The budget support operation, fully referred to as the Agricultural Support and Fiscal Management Development Policy Operation (DPO), is the first of a proposed series of two operations. It aims to improve incentives for private sector participation in agricultural markets and…

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Three Nabbed For Conspiring To Sell & Kidnap Child With Albinism In Malawi

Police in the central region of Ntchisi are keeping in custody three men suspected of conspiring to kidnap and sell a child with albinism. The suspects have been identified as Moses Kazonga aged 34, Kalirani Banda 23, and Bizaliele Amos aged 39. The three were, during the time of their arrest, looking for a market for a two years and eight months old boy with albinism. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Wednesday, Peter Njilagoma, an…

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Airtel donates desks to Chisitu Primary School

Airtel Malawi continued with its countrywide education drive through a donation of 70 double seater desks that will accommodate 140 learners at Chisitu Primary School in Mulanje. The desks are valued at Mk2million. Airtel Zonal Business Manager for the South Leslie Tsilizani explained that as sales managers that operate in the region, they responded to the school’s call for help as it was their responsibility to support health and education institutions in the areas that they conduct business in….

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Police arrest Nkhata Bay NBS Bank Robber

Police in Nkhata Bay are keeping in custody a 25 year old man suspected of robbing an NBS Bank in Nkhata Bay over the weekend. According to Nkhata Bay Police Publicist, Igneous Esau the man Brighton Banda together with eight others currently at large broke into the bank and store CCTV Unit and Digital Subscriber Line Gadget among others. Esau further said during the incident the suspects tampered with Auto Teller Machine back door, Chubb door and three desktop…

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Five churchgoers die after boat capsizes in Rumphi

No fewer than five people have been confirmed dead after an overloaded wooden boat carrying more than 60 passengers back from Easter celebrations capsized on Lake Malawi, police said Monday. Police spokesman, Victor Khamisi, told newsmen that “five people died” in the incident, which took place at around 4:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Easter Sunday in the northern district of Rumphi. A total of 54 people had been rescued by Monday in a search assisted by military personnel and…

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DPP growing stronger – Jeffrey

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party DPP has expressed optimism of attaining a landslide victory in any political election including that of the 2019 tripartite elections. The party’s Secretary General Grizeder Jeffrey made the assurance during a developmental meeting at Chankholombe in Karonga South Constituency. During the meeting the DPP Secretary General was not surprised to note a large number of supporters behind the party. “I am impressed with the reception but we will continue selling the party until every…

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MDF Soldiers to construct temporary Bridge at Jalawe

As motorists remain stranded at Jalawe in Rumphi, government has engaged the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to construct a temporary bridge since authorities are facing challenges rehabilitating the main Jalawe Bridge. The bridge which is along M1 in Rumphi was washed away by heavy rains a week ago. Torrential rains are still falling in the area and are undermining efforts to rehabilitate the demolished part of the road. Roads Authority Acting Chief Executive Officer Sam Kadangwe told the local…

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Two people netted for drug theft in Likoma

Police in Likoma are keeping in custody a Mozambican and a Malawian for alleged drug theft. Two people arrested for drug theft The two are Banzo Paliyani, 34 from Chigoma Village, Traditional Authority Mataka, Cobue in Mozambique and a pharmacy attendant at St Peter’s Mission Hospital, Jacob Chisowa, 42 from Chamba Village, Traditional Authority Mkumpha in Likoma. According to Likoma Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant, Mcliff Ngulube on the morning of April 8, 2017, the police had received a…

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