Illovo Sets Aside 5, 000 Maize Bags for Lower Shire Vulnerable Groups

The country’s leading sugar manufacturing company, Illovo Malawi Limited has set aside about 5, 000 bags of maize to be distributed among vulnerable institutions and households in the Lower Shire districts of Nsanje and Chikwawa.. The Company’s Assistant Human Resources Manager responsible for Land Administration, Emma Belo disclosed the development in an interview when she handed over 200 bags of maize worth 1.2 Million Kwacha to Nsanje District hospital Thursday. Belo reiterated the company’s social responsibility in assisting vulnerable…

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A Malawian Student Makes His Own TV Station

Innovation is happening across Africa, in all different sectors, from education to energy, banking to agriculture and in television broadcasting. In Malawi, a university student has created a community TV station called “analog TV project” one that he hopes will transmit all social events taking place on campus. Chisomo Daka is a student at the University of Malawi’s chancellor college. He is pursuing a degree in education science and he is trying to make his mark in the television…

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Senior Chief Mbwana accuses Nkhata Bay DC and DADO in FIP mess

Senior Traditional Authority Mbwana and Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) working in Nkhata Bay have blamed the District Agricultural Development Officer (DADO) for messing up farm input subsidy programme (FISP), Malawi News Agency (Mana) has the details. FISP flop in Biya -Usisya according to the Chief has been pioneered by a bogus Group village head Bida Kampeya who confused everything by registering people living abroad, relatives, ghost names and civil servants working in the area. TA Mbwana who vehemently…

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SDA Pastor arrested over defilement of 13 year old niece

  The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare has vowed to take to task a Seventh Day Adventist Executive Secretary for Central Region Conference Harrison Juwa, 50, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old niece. During a press conference in Lilongwe, the Minister responsible Patricia Kaliati expressed concerned over the pastor’s conduct which she described as barbaric and disgusting. “I am deeply shocked to learn that a pastor has been defiling his late brother’s daughter since 2011. As a…

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Likangala River overflows, washes away several houses, Nsanje, Mangochi also hit

  Heavy rainfalls Thursday caused Likangala River to swell overflowing to residential areas of Chikanda, Mpondabwino, Mpunga and other areas, where several houses have been washed away. One of the witnesses said he had seen several houses been washed away as the water rise to the brim of the bridges in the affected areas. The Office of the District Commissioner confirmed that one of its staffs, Joana Phiri, who resides at Namalaka had her whole house washed away together…

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Fuel prices down

Fuel pump prices have gone down with effect from 11th January 2015. Petrol is now selling at K760.40 per litre from K856.70 representing a K96 reduction. While a litre of Diesel is now at K785.40 from K865.90 per litre representing an K80 fall. Paraffin is selling at K678.80 per litre down from K756.10 per litre representing a K78 cutback. Making the announcement in a statement, the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) disclosed that it has considered recent trends in…

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‘Damaging secondary school infrastructure, unfortunate and worrisome’

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has said the tendency of damaging secondary school infrastructure is unfortunate, worrisome and a hindrance to the development of education in the country. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) in reaction to Ntcheu secondary school incidence which resulted into its closure for almost the whole term last school session, the Ministry’s spokesperson, Manfred Ndovi said if Ntcheu secondary school students had issues against school management it was advisable…

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CEAR suspends Limbe-Makhanga Passenger train

Following heavy rains that hit most parts of the country, the Central East African Railway Company has suspended its Limbe-Makhanga train. CEAR Communications Officer Chisomo Mwamadi confirmed the development Thursday afternoon, stating the washing away of Nansadi Bridge has necessitated the closure. “CEAR would like to inform the general public that the Makhanga Passenger train has been suspended due to wash away of the bridge as a result of heavy rains. “This has made the line impassable but our…

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More Floods in the Next Two Weeks, 561 Victims in Blantyre

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has warned of high rainfall amounts which will eventually trigger flash floods and flooding in potential flood prone districts in the next two weeks. Director of Climate Change and Meteorological Services Jolam Nkhokwe said the trend is as a result of the activeness of Congo air mass coupled with a low pressure area in the Mozambique Channel. He said: “Our two main rain bearing systems which are the Inter Tropical Convergence…

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Richard Chipuwa to dump Wanderers?

Richard Chipuwas’ four -year reign at Mighty Be-Forward Wanderers may soon come to an end, in fact as early as before the 2015 soccer season kicks-off as the Nomads’ shot stopper plans to dump the Lali Lubani boys. Chipuwa, who had been linked with CAF participants Big Bullets FC late last year, exclusively told Malawi News Agency Wednesday morning that he wanted other challenges. It is understood that Chipuwa has made contacts with two foreign teams and Malawi Police…

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