Malawi Government To Deploy Over 9,000 Teachers

The Teacher-Pupil ratio in the country’s primary schools is expected to improve as the government is deploying over 9,000 by the end of August. This comes as a lot of stakeholders in the education sector have been calling for an improvement on the number of teachers. An official from the Ministry of Education has indicated that the teachers expected to be deployed are those from ODL 10 and IPTE 9 programs. Ken Ndala, who is Secretary for the Ministry…

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Farm Radio campaign reaches 1 million farmers

Farm Radio Trust says phase One of its Fall Army Worm participatory radio and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) campaign has managed to reach out to 1 million smallholder farmers across the country. Radio Programming Specialist for the trust, Pauline Mbukwa, disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) saying the campaign aims at increasing awareness of how to identify, control and manage Fall Armyworms. The first phase started in May to July targeting Irrigation…

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Malawi High Commissioner to India presents his letters of credence to Indian President

His Excellency Mr. George Crytone Mkondiwa, High Commissioner of the Republic of Malawi to India presented his Letters of Credence to the President of India, His Excellency, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan (State House) in New Delhi, (the capital city of India) today, 23rd August 2017. In his talks with the President, the Malawi envoy conveyed a Goodwill message from the President of Malawi, His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, Government and People of Malawi to His…

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Malawi By-Elections: Voter Registration Set To Begin

Voter registration is set to begin on Thursday for by-elections to take place in three wards and three constituencies in Malawi. A statement by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) reveals that the registration of voters, previously not registered under the commission, and verification of those already registered, will run till Monday next week. The statement, signed by MEC’s Deputy Chief Elections Officer Harris Potani, further indicates that the registration centres will be open from 8am to 4pm, including during…

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Malawi Police Issues warning over grenades

The Malawi police Service has warned citizens in border areas over explosive materials that have so far killed three people in the country. According to reports, three people in Dedza district have died after they carried explosive materials. Malawians warned against picking up such explosive materials. Commenting on the matter, central region commissioner of police John Nyondo warned citizens residing in border areas of Malawi and neighbouring countries to desist from carrying any explosive materials they find in their…

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Counterfeit money worries RBM

The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has expressed concern over counterfeiting of money arguing the malpractice affects the country’s economy. Speaking at the launch of National Counterfeit Policy in Lilongwe on Tuesday, RBM Governor Dalitso Kabambe said the conduct needs to be curbed in the country. “If indeed counterfeiting is not taken out, then it will affect money supply system and we all know that this can drive inflation,” said Kabambe. He further expressed hope that stakeholders are to…

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Judicial support staff to resume work on Thursday

Judicial support officers have called off their four-week-long strike, in which they were demanding house allowances and harmonisation of conditions of service with those of judicial officers. Their decision comes barely a day after Chief Secretary to the Government, Lloyd Muhara warned that government will withhold their wages should they continue with their industrial action, which he described as illegal. According to a statement signed by Charles Lizigeni, President for members of staff of the Malawi Judiciary, they arrived…

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New Jubilee Varsity established in Malawi

A new institution offering tertiary education has been unveiled in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. The unveiling ceremony of the university called Jubilee University was graced by the country’s Vice President Saulos Chilima. Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, Chilima said the coming of the university will help in boosting socio-economic development of the country. Chilima says the university will help in boosting socio-economic development. According to Chilima, for the country to develop it needs to improve quality of higher education. “For…

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Govt. hails JTI on graduates’ employment fair

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila has hailed one of the tobacco buying companies in the country, JTI for supporting Malawi Government programmes that aim at addressing unemployment amongst fresh graduates. Speaking in Lilongwe during a JTI Career Fair that brought together graduates from public universities, Kasaila said the most challenging period for students is when there is lack of practical training in their field of study and lack of experience in job training. “Many…

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MDF to have new cars in two weeks – Mutharika

State President of the Republic of Malawi Prefessor Peter Mutharika has said motor vehicles which government has bought for Malawi Defence Force (MDF) will start arriving in the country in two weeks’ time. Mutharika made the remarks when he toured Cobbe Barracks in the old capital city of Zomba. Mutharika says the men in uniform play a pivotal role in safeguarding the country. According to the president, the men in uniform play a pivotal role in safeguarding the country…

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