Egypt awards Scholarships to 11 Malawians

A total of 11 Malawian officers from the media and health sectors have been awarded scholarships by the Egyptian government to go and study in Egypt under the media and health capacity building training program the Egyptian government offers to African professionals. El-Adawy (L) with Chimwemwe Kujaliwa (R) as Minister of Health (M) Presentation of the scholarships was done at the Egyptian Ambassador’s residence in Lilongwe on Wednesday during which some officers who had undergone similar trainings in the…

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MBS destroys 13,000 litres of liquor in Lilongwe

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has destroyed at least 13 thousand litres of liquor in plastic bottles which was impounded from Jai Sai investments in Lilongwe. This comes barely a month after MBS in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry and trade closed some companies in the country for still producing liquor illegally. Continued production of the substance was a violation of Malawi standard MS 210 – spirit specification which states that spirituous alcoholic beverages shall be packaged…

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Govt vows to protect women and girls in the country

Government says it will work with all tribes in the country in making sure that all women and girls are free from practices that expose them to the risk of contracting HIV and AIDS. The remarks were made on Thursday at Mountain Hora in Mzimba by Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Clement Mkumbwa during the official opening of a Ngoni cultural event. Mkumbwa said time has come for all tribes to start respecting and valuing girls…

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First Lady urges women to pray for the country’s peace

The First Lady Dr. Gertrude Mutharika has urged women in the country to make use of their divine power to fight against various challenges affecting the society. Madame Mutharika made the remarks on Saturday during the Nkhoma Synod Women’s Guild Annual Conference in Lilongwe. The First Lady who was the Guest of Honour thanked the organizing Committee for inviting her to the event saying as a member of the women’s guild she felt honored. She said her presence at…

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Chakwera blames donors on Malawi’s poverty levels

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera has blamed the current poverty levels on the policy advice that Malawi got from some bilateral donors. Speaking at a press conference he jointly held with some opposition political party leaders in Blantyre, Chakwera said the country’s worrying poverty and unemployment levels are as a result of Malawi’s implementation of advice from the International Monetary Fund – IMF and the World Bank to privatise some of the companies. Said Chakwera: “The structural…

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Govt appoints MRA Board: Eric Chapola Chair

NICO Life Insurance Company Limited Chief Executive Officer Eric Chapola has been appointed as Board Chairperson for the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) In a statement signed by Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara Other members are secretary to the treasury, secretary for industry and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi. “The appointments are with immediate effect,” said Muhara in the statement. The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is an agency of the Government of Malawi responsible for assessment,…

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First Lady launches Gertrude Mutharika Build Initiative

The First Lady Dr. Gertrude Mutharika on Friday launched the Gertrude Mutharika Build Initiative at Traditional Authority Chadza’s area in Lilongwe. The initiative is being spearheaded by Habitat for Humanity Malawi, and aims at constructing houses for orphans and vulnerable children. Speaking during the event, Madam Mutharika called for a sense of responsibility among people in caring for orphans and vulnerable children to enable them become productive citizens in future. “This project has the potential to change the living…

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MRA dangles K1.6m in national branding competition

Taxpayers, mainly businesses in the country should expect improved ways of paying taxes as the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is in the process of implementing a modern system that automates end-to-end tax processes, called Integrated Tax Administrative System (ITAS). Head of Corporate Affairs at MRA Steve Kapoloma disclosed this at a news conference in Blantyre where he said the new system will enhance tax compliance through efficient and effective domestic tax administration. He also called on the general public…

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Judiciary support staff strike worries MLS

As Judiciary staff are in their fifth day of striking, the Malawi Law Society (MLS) has expressed worry over the strike arguing justice is being denied to people in the country. In a statement signed by MLS president Khumbo Soko and Secretary General Michael Goba Chipeta, the society says authorities have not treated the matter with serious attention to resolve the grievances with the striking staff and avoid court shut down in Malawi. “The society has previously lamented the…

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Veep in Basketball fundraising

Vice President of Malawi, Dr. Saulos Chilma, has encouraged Malawians to embrace the spirit of self reliance and independence. He made the call on Saturday evening after taking part in one day Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) basketball bonanza meant to raise funds for the construction of a new basketball court at Civo Stadium premise. The project further entails into building an indoor facility. On the day, Chilima captained the Civo Bucks Team which narrowly beat the Diplomats by…

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