Politicians Asked to Desists From Sexual Exploitation

NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGOGCN) has cautioned party leadership to desists from acts of sexual exploitation in order to put women into leadership position. The Network Chairperson, Emma Kaliya sounded the warned during the launching of 50: 50 campaign last Thursday at Masintha ground in Lilongwe. She said sexual exploitation being perpetuated by male folks in leadership positions in various political parties in the country is one of the deterrent factor being is preventing more women form joining politics….

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I Have the Desire to Search God-Professor Mutharika

The First Lady Madame Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Sunday attended a prayer service at Kapita Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) congregation in Lilongwe where she shared her reflection on spiritual life with the gathering. Speaking during the service held under the theme “A call to love”, Madame Prof. Mutharika said she plans to visit and congregate with more than one church during Sunday services of worship and other religious events to demonstrate her faith in God. “I have the…

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Mutharika Preaches Unity of Common Purpose

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika said on Saturday that government and the church should strive at promoting unity of common purpose and mutual respect for one another in eliminating the prevailing moral decadence affecting this country. Mutharika made the remarks at the Zomba Gymkhana Club ground during the Zomba Theological College (ZTC) commemoration of 40 years anniversary under the theme: ‘Christ Is All in All.’ He said the church should provide spiritual support to change people’s mindset for the…

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Mulanje Maize Mill Inventor Leaves for China

Paul Mahatta, winner of 2016 Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) innovators award alongside two other winners left the country on Wednesday for the People’s  Republic of China for a month-long training in technology innovation for developing countries. Mahatta, a Form One student at Chikonde Community Day Secondary School in Mulanje invented a maize mill using locally available bicycle materials without any prior formal knowledge on how a maize mill operates. Following his great contribution to the community, MBC through the…

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Govt to Review Mines, Minerals Act

Government is in the process of reviewing the Mines and Minerals Act of 1981 and the Petroleum Act of 1983 in order to improve the legal environment of the mining industry. The review of the Act is part of the Malawi Mining Governance and Growth Support Project which is being supported by the European Union with a loan from the World Bank. President Prof Peter Mutharika disclosed this in Lilongwe on Friday during the opening of the 3rd Meeting…

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ACB Still Probing Joyce Banda

The  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it has not cleared former president Joyce Banda on corruption allegations in the biggest financial scandal in the country’s history called Cashgate, dismissing her claims that the graft-busting body said it had no solid evidence against the former president, partially clearing her name. The “Cashgate” scandal prompted foreign donors – who provide around 40 percent of Malawi’s budget – to pull the plug on aid worth around $150 million. The scandal helped push Banda…

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WFP Project to Constructs Three CDSSs in Mulanje

World Food Programme (WFP) under “Let Girls Learn project” is set to construct three Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSSs) in Mulanje District by December this year. Speaking on Thursday  during a District Executing Committee (DEC) meeting in the district, Shire Highlands Education Division Senior Inspector, Samuel Mandauka said the day secondary schools would help enhance girls’ education in the district. “The project is complimenting government to reduce barriers young girls face when accessing education with the aim of increasing…

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Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter Empty, Says Muslims

Muslims Supreme Council of Malawi (MSCM) has described Roman Catholic Bishops Pastoral letter as empty and baseless. The pastoral letter dated 29 April 2018 under the tittle ‘A Call For New Era in Malawi’ the Catholic Bishops through the umbrella body Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) tackled on a number of issue which focused on Mind set change among Malawians. “We are of the opinion that Malawi as a nation needs a change of direction if we are to…

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Chikwawa Council Pounces on Land Encroachers

Chikwawa District Council has issued an order to stop encroachers of public and private land from commencing any construction works. District Commissioner, Fred Movete told Malawi News Agency (Mana) Wednesday that the council is currently revising the urban structure plan to ensure that any construction of houses and offices is done orderly. The order comes when people in the district have encroached land belonging to Chikwawa Secondary School, vast land earmarked to construct a new district hospital, land for…

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DoDMA Hands Over MK90 Million Worth Materials To Civil Protection Committees

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has handed over equipment worth K90 million to 50 civil protection committees (CPCs) from four districts of Karonga, Phalombe, Dedza and Nsanje to help ease their disaster risk management (DRM) operations. CPCs are local structures involved in DRM activities at village, area and district levels. Speaking on Thursday in Dedza District when he presided over the official handover ceremony of the equipment, Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs Clement Chinthu Phiri, called upon…

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