Thyolo Magistrates Plead For Court Space

By Hendriner Kagwira-MANA Magistrates at Thyolo Court on Thursday expressed concern over inadequate space for court proceedings as there is only one courtroom against three Magistrates, a development they say is affecting dispensation of justice in the district. The Concern was raised during a Court Users Committee (CUC) meeting that took place at the Court, where among other issues, Magistrates lamented over lack of enough court room forcing some of them to hear cases in their chambers. Thyolo Second…

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HIV Self-Testing Stalls in Rumphi

By Taonga Nyirend-MANA Rumphi District Health Office has bemoaned delay in rolling out of HIV self-testing strategy in the district, launched on December 1,2018 due to lack of trained community volunteers. Deputy HIV/AIDS Services Coordinator, Patricia Mweso said in an interview that the district is yet to train volunteers to sensitize people on how to use HIV self-testing kit. “We have the HIV self-testing kit in stock, but people cannot start accessing the service because currently we do not…

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Nyau King Tay Grin Promotes Hygiene

By Daniel Namwini-MANA Limbani Kalilani who is popularly known Tay Grin or Nyau King says he is committed to promote hygiene in public market areas within Lilongwe City Centre Constituency to prevent cholera outbreaks. Kalilani who is contesting for a parliamentary seat on a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket in the constituency said this on Wednesday during a clean-up exercise at Nsungwi market in Area 25, Lilongwe. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), he said that last…

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Prison Congestion Worries CCJP

By Vincent Khonje-MANA Inefficiencies in handling cases have led to high levels of congestion in police formations and prisons, making it impossible for the country to meet minimum requirements for prisoners’ accommodation, sanitation and basic hygiene, according to the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP). According to the organization, these inequalities have also resulted in the violation of the accused persons’ right to fair trial which encompasses the right to be tried within a reasonable time. Presenting a…

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MEC chairperson denounces political campaign sensitive language that can incite violence

  By Joshua Mphanda, MEC Stringer As the nation approaches the official campaign period for the May 21 Tripartite Elections, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is appealing to the candidates to stick to the code of conduct that they all signed to adhere to that political leaders should not use provocative language that can incite violence. This was said by MEC chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah, SC, on Friday at the National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) held at Crossroads Hotel…

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Concerned citizen links two MPs as possible suspects to killings of people with Albinism

By Duncan Mlanjira  Through his post on social media, Facebook on February 14, Samuel Lwara has linked two Members of Parliament voted into the august House during the first general elections in 1994 as possible suspects to the links of the killings of people with Albinism. Lwara did not mention their names but he gave hints that before being voted as Parliamentarians, one was a dental clinician based at a government clinic at Nkando in Mulanje and the other…

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Nine approved for presidential race

  By Duncan Mlanjira After conducting a detailed analysis of the nomination papers to ensure that they comply with the eligibility criteria to contest for the respective offices being vied for, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has approved nine candidates.  They are Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his running mate Sidik Mia of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Professor John Eugene Chisi and Timothy Watch Kamulete of Umodzi Party (UP), Peter Dominic Sinosi Driver Kuwani and Archbold McLenard Kalawang’oma of Mbakuwaku…

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Nankhumwa Cautions Councils on Poor Infrastructure

By Kondwani Magombo-MANA Government has cautioned local and town councils against substandard implementation of infrastructure development in the country, saying some structures erected in some local councils ‘leave a lot to be desired.’ Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa was speaking Wednesday when he opened the 2019 Local Authorities Conference in Mangochi. Nankhumwa said since the introduction of Local Government Performance Assessment (LAPA) four years ago, some local authorities have performed well while others have not,…

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Defilement Cases Increase in Mzuzu

By Rose Mahorya-MANA District AIDS Coordinating Committee Chairperson for Mzuzu City, Evans Mwale has said increase in defilement cases is said to be one of the major setbacks in the HIV fight in the City. He made the disclosure on Wednesday during World AIDS Day Commemoration at Chibavi Primary School ground in Mzuzu. According to Mwale, records at Mzuzu One Stop Centre, show an average of 12 defilement cases per month, a development he said is worrisome. “In as…

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Govt Condemns Continued Albino Attacks

By Esnath Kalawe-MANA Minister of Information and Communications Technology Henry Mussa has condemned the abductions of people with albinism, saying the malpractice continues in some places of the country. Five more new cases of abductions of people with albinism have been recorded less than two months in the new year despite government employing interventions to protect the said group of people. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday in Lilongwe, while describing the situation as regrettable,…

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