State House refutes computer systems hack

State House has refused on the News Article which was published in the Nation Newspaper of Friday, 13 February 2015 on the front page headlined “man hacks state house computers.” According to the press release made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana), Acting Presidential Press Secretary, Timpunza Mwansambo said the man in question did not hack any of the State House Computer Systems but was impersonating the President. “Hacking is the practice of modifying the features of a computer…

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Malawi President Restricts Cabinet Ministers’ Travel

Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika has placed restrictions on both local and international travel for cabinet ministers and senior government officials. The goal is to save public funds strained by prevailing economic challenges, according to information minister Kondwani Nankhumwa. “After examining trips in a year,” said Nankhumwa. It is unclear how long the directive will…

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The man who married twin sisters

Although it might be unusual for two sisters to take the same husband, identical twins Owami and Olwethu Mzazi couldn’t be happier. They’ve fulfilled what they say was their life-long dream of marrying the same man. Owami and Olwethu have always shared everything. Growing up in their modest home in Vosloorus, the sisters washed the dishes, played, went to school and even bathed side by side. “We have always done everything together,” Owami tells us. “That is how our…

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President Mutharika Launches Public Sector Reforms Agenda

The State President of Malawi, His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika officially launched the Public Service Reforms Agenda on Wednesday February 11th 2015 at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. The Malawi Public Service Reform Commission which was set up by President Mutharika in June 2014, is comprised of Professsor Peter Mwanza, Commissioner Mr. Thomson F. Mpinganjira, Commissioner Ms. Evelyn Mwapasa, Rev. Howard Matiya Nkhoma, Ms. Seodi V.R White, Mr. Bright S.M Mangulama and Mr. Krishna Savjani…

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Chilima calls for transparency in construction industry

Vice President Saulos Chilima has asked the construction industry to be transparent in the process of public infrastructure construction that in turn leads to better public infrastructure. Speaking in Lilongwe on Monday when he was unveiled as Champion of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), Chilima said transparency reduces waste of public infrastructure budgets. “CoST is a catalyst for driving change in the way of doing business relating to construction projects in the country. Malawi Government is committed to…

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DPP appoints Gondwe, Mhango as VP and Campaign director

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has appointed Finance Minister Dr Goodall Gondwe and Jappie Mhango as the new vice president for the party in the north and Campaign Director respectively. Confirming the development on Monday, DPP spokesperson Francis Katsaira told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the appointments were with immediate effect. “It is true that DPP has appointed Dr Goodall Gondwe as the new party’s vice president in the North replacing Nick Masebo who is now the presidential adviser…

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BEAM Trust to construct girl’s hostel at KU Secondary School

First Lady of this country, Madame Gertrude Mutharika has promised to continue promoting the pride of girl’s education in the country through her trust by making sure that learning environments are conducive at all cost. In view of this, Madame Mutharika who is also patron of Beautiful Malawi (BEAM) Trust has veiled to construct a girl’s hostel at Kasungu Secondary School (KUSS). There are plans to construct a hostel to ease congestion problems that have rocked the school since…

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Mutharika vows to fight crime

State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has vowed to fight crime, including corruption in the country and has urged all arms of the government to join forces with the administration. The president was speaking on Tuesday in Blantyre, when he presided over the swearing of Justice Anthony Kamanga to the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal. He said the government can only win the war against crime, if all concerned arms work together. “In order for us to wage a…

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IFAW to treat floods surviving animals in Nsanje

The international Fund for Animal Welfare (IFWA) is today expected to lead a team of international and local vets and Para vets  on a vaccination and feeding exercise targeting 10 000 post flooding stranded animals in Nsanje. A rabies vaccination campaign will also be conducted for dogs at evacuation centres. The effort aims at saving thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone’s Bansi and Chedza last month. In a statement on Sunday,…

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President Peter Mutharika to launch public service reforms program

President Prof Peter Mutharika will on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 launch the Public Service Reform Programme. According to press release made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana), Acting Presidential Press Secretary, Timpunza Mwansambo said the launch follows the President’s establishment of the Public Service Reform Commission in June 2014 in fulfilment of his campaign promise to chart the national direction to ensure successful change towards a dynamic, efficient and effective public service.   “During the launch President Mutharika will…

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