50:50 Management Agency Takes Campaign to Political Parties

The 50:50 Management Agency Tuesday night took the campaign for equal participation in politics to political parties with a major focus on establishing what deliberate strategies parties have developed to improve women representation in elected positions. “Political parties are the major custodians of this campaign and we want to see what they have done and are still doing to increase women participation,” said Grace Malera, Executive Director of Action Aid, which is party to the consortium for the 50:50…

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LWB, Police Arrest Repeated Illegal Connection Offender

The Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) jointly with Malawi Police Service have rearrested Hanna Sitima, a resident of Area 47 for allegedly connecting water to her plot. Sitima aged 48 and hails from Ntcheu district was once arrested on 7th February, 2018 on same charges. She was fined K3.5 million by the Board-which is not yet paid, and she is currently answering to Fraudulent Appropriation of Water contrary to Section 298 (A) of the Penal Code. On Tuesday 27th March,…

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ARV Defaulters Slow Down Battle Against AIDS

Lilongwe District Assembly has bemoaned an increase in the number of defaulters of Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) treatment in the district. Councillor for Chilenje Ward, Blessings Njolomole disclosed this Tuesday at Chigodi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in the area of Senior Chief Mazengera during activities organized as part of World Vision Malawi (WVM) commemoration of World AIDS Day. He said the rate at which ARV patients are defaulting their medication poses a danger of re-infection if no tangible measures…

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Paramount Chief M’mbelwa Blames Raiply for Forest Plunder

Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V of Mzimba District has piled the blame of encroachment and plundering of resources in Viphya Plantation on Raiply Company Limited’s tendency to sideline communities around the man-made forest. M’mbelwa made the open remarks Thursday during a tree-planting exercise at Elephant Rock to mark the official closure of Raiply’s tree planting season. He said some people surrounding the protected forest reserve carry out illegal activities such as wanton cutting down of trees and setting harmful bush…

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Traditional Leaders Advised to Level Political Playfield

Senior Chief Mabuka of Mulanje has advised his fellow traditional leaders under his jurisdiction to adhere to principles of democracy during the Milonde Ward by–election or risk losing their positions. The warning came following reports that some chiefs in his area were denying some political parties opportunity to hold campaign rallies in their respective areas ahead of this year’s April 10, Local Government by–elections. Speaking on Friday during a follow-up meeting organized by the district’s Multi-Party Liaison Committee (MPLC)…

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Beam Trust Initiate Tree Planting at Chinsapo Secondary School

As one way of conserving the environment, on Friday the Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust led students of Chinsapo Secondary school in a tree planting exercise, as well as establishing BEAM club at their grounds in Lilongwe. The establishment of Beam clubs in schools will help the implementation of the dreams and the vision of Beam Trust which among its activities is to make a cleaner, healthier and a beautiful Malawi. Speaking during the function Chairperson for Beam Trust, Dingiswayo…

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Phalombe District Council Rejects Stadium Construction Project

Members of Parliament and ward Councillors for Phalombe District on Wednesday refused to apply for a loan from the Development Fund for Local Authorities (DFLA) in order to construct a stadium in the district, opting to procure a lorry. The choice for a lorry comes at a time the youth, on one hand, and the local council on the other, have been in a long lived row over the council’s lack of interest in promoting recreation and sports development…

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Zomba Development Plan to Tackle Eleven Critical Development Elements

Zomba District Council says it is on the right track as everything was set to implement a five – year strategic District Development Plan (DDP) which outlines eleven critical development aspects, once approved by the district executive committee (DEC) and the full council. District Commissioner for Zomba, Emmanuel Bambe said the district was trying to work in line with the decentralized guidelines in the implementation of council activities in keeping with Malawi government’s implementation of devolution. Bambe made the…

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Policeman In For Defilement

Police in Mchinji are keeping in custody Sergeant (Sgt) Leonard Maluwa, 41, of Chimwamkango Police Unit for allegedly defiling a fourteen year old girl. District Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Kaitano Lubrino, confirmed to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Friday, saying the arrest was made on Thursday, 22 March, 2018. Kaitano said the mother to the victim who runs a small-scale business near the said police unit complained to the police about the conduct of their fellow police officer whom…

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Panthochi Donates Seed to Govt Worth MK14 Million

Panthochi Seed Company (PASCO) has donated seed worth K14 million to government to assist farmers engage in small scale irrigation farming in Zomba and Phalombe districts to avert hunger. The seeds are of hybrid maize weighing 3 metric tons and cowpeas weighing 5.5 metric tons which government will soon distribute to farmers affected by combined effects of dry spell and fall army worms. Speaking on Monday during the handover ceremony held at agricultural offices in Zomba, Sales and Marketing…

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