Mutharika not attending AU Summit as cost-cutting measure

State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is not attending the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. Presidential Press Secretary and Spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani told the media on Monday that cancellation of the President’s trip to Ethiopia for the Summit, was a result of the austerity measures as government wants to reduce frequent internal and external travels of the Head of State and Cabinet…

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Parliamentarians hailed for unity of purpose as budget meeting ends

Parliament has risen sine die with the Leader of the House acknowledging legislators for their show of unity of purpose when the August House was meeting for 8 weeks mainly to scrutinize and pass the 2017- 2018 Budget. Speaking in his adjournment motion on Friday Kondwani Nankhumwa noted that members deliberations on issues of national importance demonstrated a lot of maturity regardless of their political orientations. He explained that the unity was evidenced in their quest to finding solutions…

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ECM set to invest huge in agriculture initiatives

Catholic Bishops under the banner, Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have underscored the need for Malawians to utilize the available natural resources by investing in agriculture related activities. This will be achieved through a huge project dubbed Agriculture Initiative Survey (IPS) which will be funded by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) through the Pontifical Mission Society (PMS), Malawi office. ECM Chairman, His Grace Thomas Msusa said the Church too has to be serious in implementing agriculture…

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Govt. committed to have productive youths

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa says government is doing everything possible to have productive young people who are educated and skilled to enhance economic development of the nation. Mussa was speaking in Lilongwe when he opened the National Yointeractive session on demographic dividend and launch of the African Union theme: Harnessing Demographic Dividends through investing in the youth. “In addition to skills development for job creation, the Government, with the support and a loan…

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President Mutharika appoints woman as Malawi prison chief

State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has appointed a female commissioner as the new Malawi Prison chief. According to information made available to the local media, Mutharika has appointed madam commissioner Wandika Phiri as the chief of all the prisons in the country. It is reported that the appointment is with immediate effect. President Mutharika has also appointed Dr Mercy Pindani as principal at the Kamuzu College of Nursing..mw24

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Leading Broadcaster MBC cheers radio drama legend Kapalepale

The Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) top management spent the Monday’s Eid Mubarak holiday to cheer the ailing drama icon Smart Likhaya Mbewe, who was popularly known as Kapalepale Smart Likaya Mbewe wrote and produced drama series; Pamajiga and Sewelo La Sabata Ino between 1964 and 1993. And due to public demand, he was also recalled in 1999 up to 2010. MBC board Chairperson, reverend Billy Gama who led the team, said that as a family MBC decided to visit…

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MAM recommits to support govt. agenda as Muslims celebrate Eid- Al Fitri

The Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has commended government for creating a conducing environment for the development of various religious groups in the country. MAM Chairperson, Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad made the observation in Mzuzu during the 2017 Eid Al-Fitri celebration prayers which also mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Sheikh Muhammad said the power of peace, stability, unity and love has made coexistence a reality thereby ensuring peaceful transaction of business among economic aspects for the…

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APM mourns first Malawian aircraft engineer Gerald Kalilani

State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, on Tuesday led Malawians into mourning Gerald Kalilani, who was an Aerospace Engineer and the first Aircraft Engineer for Air Malawi. Mutharika was joined by the Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima, former First Lady Calista Mutharika and other government officials at the Kalilani’s funeral service, which took place at Mutu village in the area of Traditional Authority Mtema in Dowa. Gerald Kalilani was also a brother to Minister…

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Bullets Woes Continue As Rivals Nomads Shine in TNM Super League

Written By Richard Chinansi Nyasa Big Bullets aka the Peoples team woes to the start of the 2017 TNM Super league season still continue as they only managed to collect a single point out of a maximum 6 during their matches played in Lilongwe over the weekend. The people’s team was edged 1-0 on Saturday by Blue Eagles before drawing 0-0 with newcomers Masters Security 24 hours later. Coach Nswazurimo Ramadhan who promised that his charges were going to…

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President Mutharika dissolves Unima Council

State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has dissolved the University of Malawi Council, with immediate effect. According to Presidential Press Secretary and Spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani, the reconstitution of the council will be announced soon. The dissolution comes amidst an impasse between University of Malawi academic staff and the Council of the University, which has paralysed business at the Chancellor College for over five months now. According to Kalilani, Mutharika has also directed Government to…

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