Teacher Arrested for defilement

Police in Ntchisi have arrested a primary school teacher at Chididi Primary School for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl. According to Ntchisi Police Publicist Gladson M’bumpha, the 30 year old teacher hails from Kachibande Village in the area of Traditional Authority Phambala in Ntcheu. The incident happened on November 16 2017 at Kayaza Village in the area of Traditional Authority Nthondo in Ntchisi. It is alleged that the teacher was in a love affair with the victim who is…

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Malawi participates in forum to protect people with albinism

In response to human rights violations against persons with albinism and other migration challenges, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique have formed a cross border forum. The forum which is being supported by the United Nations Organization for International Migration (OIM) is aimed at promoting and protecting persons with albinism. According to Association of People with albinism (Apam) President Overstone Kondowe, the forum had a meeting from 2 to 3 November 2017 where the countries shared experiences and developments for the…

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TNM Mpamba builds K8m teacher’s office in Phalombe

TNM through its mobile money service, Mpamba has come to the rescue of Thambe Primary School by building a teachers’ office worth K8 million to ease the shelter problems. Speaking during the handover ceremony TNM Mpamba Trust Fund Board Member, Rev Dr Zacc Kawalala said the building of the office demonstrates the company’s commitment in supporting government efforts in uplifting standards of education in the country through the provision of good learning and teaching environment. “TNM believes education holds…

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YOUTH CHALLENGED TO CREATE OWN JOBS

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower development Francis Katsaira on Friday challenged the youth in the country to create their own jobs instead of heaping hopes that government will create employment for them once finished tertiary education. The minister challenged the youth when he presided over the 20th DAPP Mikolongwe vocational schools celebration ceremony in chiradzulu district. Katsaila, who said government was concerned with the growing numbers of youth unemployment in the country, however, said the unemployment gap…

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SUNBIRD INTRODUCES PREMIER CLUB

One of the renowned hospitality service providers in the country Sunbird Hotels and Resorts recently introduced a new royalty program’ premier club’ that will see a 33 percent discount to all its registered customers for  some of its services. Chief executive officer{CEO} for Sunbird Yusuf Olera said in an interview that the program intended to give back its appreciation to its customers for the continued support rendered to the hotel’s products and service packages . “This is one way…

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‘Must government’ inauguration fails

The talk of  forming  the so called United States of Mulanje and Thyolo (Must) government  by People’s Land Organization (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale which was  scheduled to take place at Khonjeni Turn-off in Thyolo on Thursday failed. The inauguration was expected to be the beginning of a ‘government’ led by people fighting for land rights in the two districts. But Wandale, who  was to be sworn in as president and he was also expected to preside over the swearing…

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Calm returns to Phalombe as bloodsucker rumours die down

Peace and stability has returned to Phalombe District and communities are now spending nights in their houses after rumours surrounding bloodsuckers have died down, Police in the district have confirmed. The steady situation comes after a few weeks of total confusion in the district which saw a total of 20 incidents of mob justice and vandalism of property being registered in line with the rumours. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Phalombe Police Station Officer In-Charge (OC), James Nalima…

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President Mutharika urges Malawians not to despair amidst power outages

President Professor Peter Mutharika has advised Malawians not to despair due to the frequent power outages being experienced across the country, saying government will deploy long term measures to address the problem. According to the President’s Press Officer, Mgeme Kalirani, Mutharika gave the assurance on Wednesday during a surprise visit to Energy Generation Company (EGENCO) and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) to express his personal frustration with the current electricity situation in the country. “His Excellency’s visit to…

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Experts trained on partial equilibrium

The Regional Network of Agriculture Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) says there is need to assess the country’s competitiveness in production and trade of various commodities to ensure that farmers get prices that benefit their work. Professor Ferdi Meyer from the faculty of Natural and Agriculture Science University of Pretoria made the remarks at LUANAR in Lilongwe when he opened training on partial equilibrium model that is used to develop commodity outlooks. Meyer said the outlook will help to forecast…

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Peoples Party kicks out Uladi Mussa

Salima South legislator Uladi Mussa has been fired as People’s Party (PP) vice president and leader in Parliament. Mussa caused a stir last month when he claimed that party founder Joyce Banda’s term as PP president expired in August and he was ready to take over. Uladi Mussa. PP spokesperson Noel Chimpeni confirmed to the local media on Tuesday that the party’s highest decision-making body has sacked Mussa. He said Mussa held the two positions after being appointed by…

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