Ulambya-Kaseye ADC petitions Local Government PS over DC’s lack of transparency and accountability on development projects

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Chitipa’s Ulambya-Kaseye area development committee (ADC) members from traditional authority (T/A) Mwaulambya on Monday presented a petition addressed to Principal Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development, Charles Kalemba over what they say is their District Commissioner’s lack of seriousness on pertinent issues that are hampering socio-economic development of the district. The petition was presented through DC himself, Michael Chimbalanga, barely a week after the DC shunned a meeting the ADC committee organized that…

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Neno, Kasungu parliamentary candidates debates instill confidence in electorate

By Erah Pinifolo & Enock Naphazi, MEC Stringers Electorates in Kasungu and Neno have commended the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust for organising public debates for parliamentary aspirants contesting in the May 21 tripartite elections, saying they are giving them a platform to hear different developmental agendas being promised by the candidates. “We have several challenges in this constituency and I am happy that our MPs and councillors have noted them and it is our hope that…

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Cyclist Dies in Road Accident

By Vitumbiko Simbeye A 78-year-old man in Chikwawa on Monday afternoon died after being hit by a speeding vehicle, Police in the district have confirmed. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday, Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO), Constable Foster Benjamin identified the deceased as Sparrow Namizinga, who met his fate at Maseya Trading Centre along Nchalo-Chikwawa Road. “While crossing to the right on his bicycle, Namizinga was hit by a cruising Nissan March driven…

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ILO to Eradicate Child Labour in Africa

By Lily Kampani, MANA International Labour Organisation (ILO) has rolled out a four-year project aimed at accelerating action in the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa. The project, which is funded by the Government of Netherlands, seeks to promote improved national legislation and policies to address the basic needs and rights of children tha are engaged in or at risk of child labour in tea and coffee supply chains. Speaking at the strategic planning workshop of…

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TNM contributes K2.5 million towards Operation Smile surgeries

  Malawi’s integrated mobile network and ICT services provider TNM Plc, has donated K2.5 million towards Operation Smile surgeries to be conducted in Lilongwe and Zomba respectively by a team of volunteer surgeons, who conducts free screening and life-saving reconstructive cleft surgeries on children and adults that are born with cleft, a lip or dental deformities. TNM’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Dan Makata said the donation reaffirms TNM’s continued effort towards helping Malawians live a healthier and fulfilling…

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NICO Group, TNM join hands by donating MK16.4 towards Rotary District Conference in Mangochi

By Duncan Mlanjira NICO Group, in conjunction with its South Africa-based business partners Sanlam Pan Africa and as well as TNM Plc, on Monday donated MK10 million and K6.4 million respectively towards the Rotary District 9210 annual conference, which will Malawi will host in Mangochi from April 24 to 28. Presenting the sponsorship at NICO Group headquarters in Chibisa House in Blantyre, Group Managing Director Vizenge Kumwenda said they felt duty bound to come to the assistance of Rotary…

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Bingu is Legend With A Dream Still Alive – Mutharika

By James Mwale, MANA President Prof Peter Mutharika has hailed late brother, and former Head of State, Bingu Wa Mutharika as a hero the country lost, but a remarkable soul with an unforgettable history. Mutharika was speaking in Lilongwe, Friday, during the 2019 Bingu Memorial ceremony where he also commissioned the former Head of State’s statue which has been erected outside Parliament building. Urging the nation to “Live the Bingu Dream” Mutharika described his brother as one who was…

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Photos: Unveiling Mutharika’s Statue

President Peter Mutharika on Friday presided over the commissioning of the statue of former president, late Bingu wa Mutharika, at Parliament Buildings in Lilongwe. Bingu was a Malawian politician and economist who was President of Malawi from May 2004 until his death in April 2012. He was also President of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which he founded in February 2005.

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Police Warn Against Electoral Violence

By Blackson Mkupatira, MANA Officer-In-Charge for Mulanje Police Station, Kelvin Mulezo has warned that all perpetrators of political violence during the campaign period for the May 21 general elections would be arrested. Mulezo said the police establishment has already started receiving complaints of misconduct by some political parties. He said the arrests would not spare anyone based on political party affiliation. Speaking during a multi-party liaison committee (MPLC) meeting on Tuesday in the district, Mulezo cautioned that law enforcers…

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UN Targets 2, 000 Households in Flood Response

By Steve Chirombo, MANA United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) plans to reach out to 2, 000 households which were affected by floods and are now seeking shelter in camps in some districts in Southern Region. United Nations (UN) Resident Representative, Maria Jose Torres said Wednesday when she visited Mafale II Camp in Paramount Chief Lundu in the district. She said the UN will distribute non- food items to 1, 000 families in Nsanje, 500 in Chikwawa and 500 in…

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