Private Employment Agencies Warned Against Disregarding Labour Export Guidelines

Government has warned private employment agencies it will take drastic action against those deviating from the Labour Export Guidelines (LEG). The warning comes amid reports that two young Malawian women alleged to be working in Iraq as domestic workers are subjected to harsh working conditions. In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila, noted that some unscrupulous local private employment agencies and individuals continue to facilitate the migration of young…

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BT City South MP Ngumuya Belittles Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe

MP for Blantyre City South Allan Ngumuya says he is looking forward to make history as the first sitting Member of Parliament (MP) to retain the constituency’s seat. Ngumuya says he believes he has earned the trust of constituents to be given another mandate in next year’s elections. He cites several development projects that have been achieved under his tenure, notably the Nkolokosa-Zion Road and the maintenance of Ntonda Clinic, which is now operational after so many years of…

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FISD Drills Mother groups in Sanitary Pad Making

Foundation for irrigation and Sustainable Development (FISD) through Sustainable Participatory Initiative for Secondary Education Support (SPISES) project has challenged mother groups in the country to enhance their participation in activities that promote girls education. SPISES on Monday organized a one day orientation workshop to orient mother groups on menstrual hygiene management and sanitary pad making at Ngowe Community Day Secondary School in Traditional Authority(T/A) Mbwatalika in Lilongwe. SPISES Project coordinator, Chimwemwe Sibande said the aim of the workshop was…

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Road to 2019: Female Aspiring Councilors Optimistic in 2019 Elections

There is light at the end of the tunnel for aspiring women councilors in Mzimba District following the introduction of Women Empowerment for Leadership (WE4L) Project aimed at ensuring that more women are elected. Through the project, implemented by Tovwirane Organisation, the women are being drilled in communication and other skills to foster their competence to campaign effectively and win during the election. Speaking on the sidelines of one of the meetings Monday, a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspiring…

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Photos: Woman Accused of Being ‘Witch’ found Naked in Lilongwe

The Police in Lilongwe are  keeping in custody an unknown woman on allegations that she fell from a witchcraft aeroplane. Kanengo Police Station Public Relation Officer, Sub Inspector Laban Makalani confirmed the development on Sunday. He said the suspected ‘witch’ was found naked at Kingdom Life Church at Area 50 in the capital city Lilongwe. ” pastor Chipiliro Banda  of  Kingdom Life Church reported to the police on Saturday night  that he received a call from his security guard…

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Malawi Red Cross Society in Massive Door to Door Cholera Prevention Campaign

Malawi Red Cross Society has engaged volunteers and Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) to be carrying out door to door community mobilization as one intervention to reach out to more people with Cholera prevention messages in Karonga District. The exercise, with support from European Union Humanitarian Aid has come following an increase of cholera cases which is cumulatively at 170 since it was first detected in November 2017. Speaking Friday during an interview with Malawi News Agency, Malawi Red Cross…

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Mlakho Wa Alomwe Central Region Chapter Plants Over 1,400 Trees

Central Region Chapter of Mlakho wa Alhomwe Saturday planted 1, 400 trees along Lilongwe River as a way of arresting environmental degradation due to rampant cutting of trees. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on the sidelines of the event, Central Region Chairperson, Frank Mazizi, said the grouping was concerned with use of trees to burn ovens, hoisting electricity poles and sand mining which has worsened environmental degradation. “We all depend on Lilongwe River to give the city’s residents…

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THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN BLANTYRE FATAL ROAD ACCIDENT, ONE HOSPITALISED

Police in Blantyre are keeping in custody a 36 year old Lee Mlele of January village T/A Mpama in Chiradzulu for causing death by reckless driving contrary to section 126 of the Road Traffic Act. On 11th January 2018 at about 0110 hours, the suspect was driving a motor vehicle Registration number BR 4482 Nissan Navara double cabin pick up from Kameza round about towards Chirimba along Zalewa road. As he was passing near Mlombwa CCAP junction, he hit…

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Malawi to Hold USA Diaspora Conference in September

Malawi Embassy in Washington D.C. in the United States of America (USA) is scheduled to hold 2018 Malawi Diaspora Conference in USA in September 2018. The Embassy has organized the conference as a platform for building and promoting working relationships between the government and Malawian living in diaspora particularly in the USA. It aims to facilitate diaspora participation and engagement in the development and growth of the country as outlined in the draft National Diaspora Engagement Policy. A statement…

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Blantyre Bans Selling of Foods Stuff

Blantyre City Council (BCC) authorities have with immediate effect banned the sale of ready to eat foods as a response to the outbreak of cholera which has hit some parts of the country. In a press statement released on Thursday, signed by BCC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Alfred Chanza it outlined that due to the outbreak of cholera in some parts of the country, the Council has banned ready to eat foods such as boiled or roasted green maize….

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