Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Medical Drugs

Police in Limbe have arrested a 45 – year – old man for being found in possession of medical drugs without a licence, Malawi News Agency has established. Limbe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Constable Patrick Mussa while confirming the arrest identified the suspect as Davison Kalilombe. “On June 20, Limbe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers carried out an operation following a tip-off from well-wishers which led to the arrest of the suspect,” said Mussa. Mussa added that…

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Embrace Multi Sectoral Approach In Nutrition, King Letsie Appeals

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho has concluded his four day visit to Malawi with a call for the country to embrace multi sectoral approach in nutrition with greater coordination in order to end hunger and malnutrition. His Majesty the King of Lesotho arrived in the country on Monday through Kamuzu International Airport. The king who is Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) special ambassador on nutrition told members of the press at the end of…

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Horny Woman Nabbed for Raping 7-Year- Old Boy

Police in Mwanza have arrested a 25 year-old woman for engaging in sexual activity with a seven-year-old boy, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt. Mwanza Police Public Relations Officer, Edwin Kaunda told Mana the victim (name withheld) said Agnes James used to invite him to her bedroom where she was forcing the boy to have sex with her. “This happened several times but James used to instruct the boy not to disclose it to anyone,” Kaunda said. “On June…

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Mulanje DEM Scales Up Efforts to Curb Exam Malpractice

District Education Manager (DEM) for Mulanje, Enock Chumachawo has said authorities in the district would not tolerate any form of malpractice during this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations (MSCE). In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday, Chumachawo said his office has put in place all necessary measures that would help make this year’s examination free of cheating. The exams commenced on Thursday, June 21. “We have already trained all examination administrators across the district….

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Tumbuka Women Prefer Circumcised Men ; Over 10,000 Men Circumcised in Mzimba

Mzimba North District Health Office (DHO) has surpassed its Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) target through VMMC project which the office has been implementing for the past four years. Presenting the project’s progress report Tuesday during a Mzuzu City AIDS Coordinating Committee Meeting, VMMC Coordinator for Mzimba North, Lloyd Mgode said his office surpassed its target population of 6,245 to 10,970. “The Ministry of Health gave us a target population of 6,245 but we managed to reach out to…

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Phalombe in Need of 2, 300 Classrooms

Phalombe District Council needs at least 2, 323 classrooms if the 1:60 classroom to learners ratio is to be realized at primary school level, a report on the status of education in the district has revealed. The report, which was compiled in September 2017, indicates that there is a staggering increase in girls’ school dropout as compared to some schools in the district due to reasons ranging from early marriages to pregnancies. Presenting the report recently, District Education Manager…

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Parents Urged to Support their Children to Read, Write

Parents and guardians in Ntcheu have been asked to take a leading role in supporting their children to read and write after normal classes so as to improve their reading and understanding capabilities of issues in life. Speaking when he presided over a reading fair competition organized by Gumbu  Primary Education zone in the district, Ntcheu District Education Inspector of Schools, Chimango Kumcheza said parents and guardians too have the responsibility to ensure that children have time to read…

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Convention Fever: Am Not Contesting For Any Position-Chilima

Malawi Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima says he will not contest as Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate in the forth coming convention. Dr Chilima was speaking during a Press Briefing on Wednesday in the Capital City Lilongwe saying will not attend the convention and Challenge President Professor Peter Mutharika. He also saluted President Mutharika for picking him as presidential running mate during the 2014 Tripartite Elections. “I will not challenge President Professor Peter Mutharika,” said Dr Chilima…

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More Efforts Needed to Reduce GBV

As Gender Based Violence is on the alarming rate in Nsanje, the District’s Gender Based Violence Technical Working Group has decided to increase effort in reducing the vice. One of the group members who happen to be Nsanje Police Station Community Policing and Victim Support Coordinator, Sub inspector Rex Mulawu, in an interview on the sidelines of the group’s meeting Monday said although they are trying their best to reduce GBV cases in the district there is a need…

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MEC Appeals for Support

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) district office in Mangochi has appealed to the public sector in the district to support the commission with the means of transport in the May 2019 elections. Mangochi District Elections Officer, Roderick Kazembe, made the appeal on Thursday when he briefed the District Executive Committee on the MEC Calendar of events highlighting that voters’ registration exercise in the district would run from September 2 – 15. Kazembe said the district experienced a lot of challenges…

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