Govt to Construct Sports Academies

By Tione Andsen, MANA Government has promised to construct a football academy and netball academy to act as base for exporting players to Europe and the rest of the world. President Prof. Peter Mutharika made the promise Friday at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe during the Youth Innovation Awards. The President disclosed that a big investor has already expressed interest to do this for the country. “We are discussing with a big organization to build a Youth…

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Premier Bet honours K109 million to winner Jannat

By Duncan Mlanjira Premier Bet on Monday officially presented K109 million to Lajeshani Jannat after winning his bet done last week at the cost of just K2,300 in two tickets of K1,000 and K2,300 respectively. An overjoyed Jannat said he is so overwhelmed by his huge stroke of luck, saying he started betting with Premier Bet just from two months ago. He said this has spurred him to continue betting though this was just a chance in a million…

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Nankhumwa promises piped water for all of Nsanje

By Andrew Mukhuwaa, MEC Stringer Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), through its vice-president for the South, Kondwani  Nankhumwa has promised the people of Nsanje piped water saying the plans are in the pipe line to make sure that water problems be history in the district. Nankhumwa made the promise on Saturday at Nsanje Prison grounds on his whistle stop tour of the Lower Shire districts. “We are currently doing a research together with Malawi’s Water Board to see how we…

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Zomba Central parliamentary candidates differ on CDF

By Leah Malimbasa, MEC Stringer Zomba Central Constituency parliamentary candidates have expressed different views on the amount that is allocated for Constituency Development Fund(CDF). During a parliamentary debate which was organized by National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust at Mponda Primary School in Zomba on Friday, UTM party candidate, Noel Masangwi said from his experience, the money that is allocated for constituency development is not enough. “The money is not enough for a meaningful development, it can only…

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Flush floods displace 328 households in Ngerenge, Kalongolera villages in Karonga

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Continuous heavy rains that fell for two consecutive days, Tuesday and Wednesday in the northern part of Karonga District has swept clean rice paddies and displaced about nine villages, rendering 328 households destitute following the bursting of Lufilya River. According to Karonga District Council’s acting director of planning and development (DPD), Isaac Mkandawire, a preliminary assessment report that the district civil protection committee (DCPC) carried, shows that four villages have been greatly affected around…

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Blantyre Malabada constituents impressed with 50-50 campaign tour of five women aspirants

By Duncan Mlanjira Five women aspiring women contestants for a seat as parliamentarians and councillor on Friday made a whistle tour of their Blantyre Malabada constituency in Ndirande to market themselves in one company  courtesy of the NGO, National Elections Systems Trust. The five were United Transformation Movement (UTM) candidate Eleanor Harawa; independents Noria Kachale, Joyce Namba Chikafa, Bernadetta Limani Nanthambwe and aspiring councillor Chisomo Makachu of the United Democratic Front (UDF). The four women aspiring parliamentarians will be…

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Public debates to intensify civic voter education on Likoma Island

By Kenneth Chizotera, MEC Stringer  The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust has said it will use its maximum opportunity to the dissemination of voter and civic education across Likoma and Chizumulu Islands through the parliamentary and councillorship public debates organized for the district as they will provide huge platforms for the electorates’ patronage. NICE Trust’s civic education officer on Likoma, Patrick Jonathan Chikoti said this on Friday April 12, saying that apart from creating a platform for…

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Opportunity International launches crop diversification pilot program in Malawi

By John Saukira Malawian farmers have for a long time relied heavily on the tobacco crop as their primary source of income but time has come to draw a comprehensive plan that should prepare them for an era of significantly reduced demand for tobacco. In partnership with the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI), which aims to diversify tobacco-dependent economies, a new pilot program is underway in the Mchinji and Lilongwe districts to provide technology-enhanced finance and training extensions for tobacco…

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Nkhorongo community cries for end to illegal bars

By Patricia Mtungila, MEC Stringer It is reported that every month, at least, one life is lost  due to excessive drinking of dangerous local spirits at illegally structure bars in Nkhorongo/Luphaso Ward in the outskirts of Mzuzu City and that has prompted Group Village Headman Longwe to ask for provision of tangible solutions to the challenges posed by the booming of illegal bars in the area that had led to the alcohol abuse. This was Longwe’s contribution at the first…

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Standard Bank Plc celebrates Golden Jubilee

By Duncan Mlanjira Standard Bank Plc, one of Malawi’s leading financial service providers and is a subsidiary of Africa’s largest bank by assets, the Standard Bank Group, is commemorating its 50th Anniversary of doing business in Malawi starting from Thursday, April 11. From humble beginning as Commercial Bank of Malawi (CBM), Standard Bank has grown in stature to become one of Malawi’s leading banks, whose working capital has grown from MK2.5 million in 1969 to MK313.5 billion (approximately US$437…

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