Cadecom enhances adult literacy system in Mwanza

By Duncan Mlanjira Catholic Development Commission of Malawi (Cadecom) is enhancing the adult literacy system in Mwanza by empowering community volunteer teachers through refresher and new training courses using an already existing government structure in the district. Opening an inaugural five-day crash programme training course on Wednesday, Cadecom Diocesan Secretary Mandinda Zungu said the country’s literacy levels seem not to be improving as there are still many people still not having proper access to education. She said the rate…

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NICO Group and SA-based Sanlam donate relief items to neglected victims of Cyclone Idai in Machinga

By Duncan Mlanjira NICO Group and its South Africa-based business partner, Sanlam on Thursday donated relief items worth K15 million to neglected victims in Machinga who were also affected by the Cyclone Idai floods that hit the country in March this year. According to the area’s Traditional Authority Nkula, they too were greatly affected by the floods but they did not know how to approach the relief-giving authorities or had the means to be noticed by them until World…

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President Mutharika appoints Nundwe as new army commander

By Duncan Mlanjira President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, on Thursday appointed Lieutenant General Vincent Nundwe as Commander of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and promoted him to the rank of General. Making the announcement in a statement, Chief Secretary to the Goverment, Lloyd Muhara said Nundwe replaces General Griffin Supuni Phiri, who has since been appointed as National Security Advisor. The president also named his new Cabinet on Wednesday and the following are the ministerial appointments: President Mutharika; Minister of Defence, Commander-in-Chief…

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Bishop Mtumbuka describes late Chipeta as ahumble, committed and dedicated servant of Christ

  By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer In his eulogy during the farewell church Catholic Mass service for late Catholic sister, Beatrice Chipeta; mentor, teacher, founder and director of Lusubilo Community Based Organization, Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of the Karonga Diocese, described her as a humble, committed and dedicated servant of Christ who served the Lord tirelessly to put a smile on the less privileged, the vulnerable and orphans throughout her sisterhood. Mtumbuka joined thousands of mourners from all walks of…

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Representation by countries where AFCON players are currently plying their trade

France 🇫🇷 has the highest number of players that are playing in its league and are representing their countries at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals that kick off on Friday, June 21 in Egypt. The French league has 88 players in total and coming second is South Africa 🇿🇦 with 46 players and England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 with 41 players on third. Portugal 🇵🇹 has 28 players, Turkey 🇹🇷 (27 players),  Egypt 🇪🇬 (24), Belgium 🇧🇪 (21),  Spain 🇪🇸 (20), …

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‘Tikakumana ku Msewu Komweko’-Police

By Tiwonge Ndau As some Malawians are anticipating to hold nationwide demonstrations on June 21, 2019, in a bid to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Jane Ansah to resign, the Malawi Police has issued a strong warning against those who will take advantage of the demonstrations to invoke violence. Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), who are the main organizers of this mass demonstrations and other opposition parties like UTM and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have been calling on…

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Commonwealth Secretariat dates journalists for evaluation of Malawi Media Code of Conduct for Reporting 2019 Tripartite Election

By Duncan Mlanjira As a follow up to the participatory workshop held last January in Lilongwe which produced an implementation toolkit in support of Malawi’s Media Code of Conduct for the 2019 Tripartite Elections, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) once again brings media managers to an evaluation workshop. This time it will be held in Blantyre at the Crossroads Hotel on Wednesday June 19 to determine the impact of the toolkit and action plans prior…

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Liwonde- Mangochi Road Named After Mutharika

By Kondwani Magombo Paramount Chief Kawinga Sunday christened the newly rehabilitated Liwonde-Mangochi Road ‘Peter Mutharika Highway’ to honour President Prof. Peter Mutharika for initiating the project in the region. He made the declaration at St. Augustine 3 Primary School ground in Mangochi where President Mutharika held a rally to thank people for their vote during the May 21 Tripartite Elections. Kawinga said the naming of the road ‘Peter Mutharika Highway’ came through a consensus among all chiefs in the…

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NBS Bank celebrates Father’s Day by donating MK1 million to an orphanage

By Duncan Mlanjira In commemorating Father’s Day, which is celebrated on June 16 and this year fell today on Sunday, NBS Bank’s male staff members who are fathers on their own right, have committed themselves to donate MK1 million to an orphanage. NBS Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kwanele Ngwenya said they came up with this initiative because every child has a right to a father. “We have decided to donate the K1 million to an orphanage to celebrate with…

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Youth Forest Restoration Programme Successful

By Pauline Kaude The government-instituted Malawi Youth Forest Restoration Programme (MYFRP) has been successful in Ntchisi with 144 thousand tree seedlings planted under the programme in the district so far, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. The programme is an initiative which was established by President Peter Mutharika to provide young people with training and jobs as well as protect the environment to the tune of K1.43 billion which was entirely sourced from government coffers. Under the programme, the…

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