Jailed 14 years for sex with minor

Rumphi First Grade Magistrate’s Court has sentenced CCAP  Synod of Livingstonia cleric Reverend Chiwawa Banda to 14 years imprisonment for defiling  a 13- year-old girl (name shielded for legal reasons.) last year. The girl claimed  the 42-year-old Reverend Banda of Chiswamapira Village Traditional Authority Kabunduli in Nkhatabay but based at Luzi in Rumphi, sexually assaulted her  three times. The cleric had also bought  a mobile phone for the girl so that he could have more contact with her on Whatsapp….

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T/A Nkalo of Chiradzulu elevated to Senior Chief

Government has elevated Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkalo of Chiradzulu District to Senior Chief. According to a recent statement issued by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the position is with effect from August 26, 2017. T/A Nkalo whose real name is Amadu Ali succeeded Labana Sumaili on  May 29, 1997 after his death in 1992. Traditionally, T/A Nkalo oversees an area stretching from Namulenga to Thuchila Rivers. His chieftainship is Yao and shares brotherly relationship with Nthiramanja…

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MEC approves 19 candidates for October by-elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has approved names of 19 candidates who submitted their nomination papers to contest in the upcoming October 17 by-elections. According to recent press statement issued by MEC and signed by Harris Potani for the Chief Elections Officer, the commission received a total of 19 nominations of which 15 where men and four were women from all the six areas where the by-elections will take place. “Having gone through all the nomination papers and supporting…

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Chilima declares Ntcheu 100% DPP zone: I don’t joke on serious matters

Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima has declared that come 2019, Ntcheu District is going to vote for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidates at all three levels as is currently the case. Chilima: I don't joke on serious matters Chilima: I don’t joke on serious matters All the six constituencies in Ntcheu belong to DPP. And speaking at Umhlangano wa Maseko Ngoni in the district on Saturday, Chilima said the district was poised to maintain the feat as a…

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Almost 4 million register in the Central Region

The National Registration Bureau (NRB) has registered 3.8 million Malawians in the Central Region of Malawi. According to NRB, the first two phases of the mass registration exercise which were conducted in nine districts of the Central Region as well as in Likoma saw 3,842,495 Malawians getting registered. 3.8 million Malawians registered in the Central Region. In a press release highlighting the first two phases, NRB has said that the results means that the bureau has achieved full coverage…

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MRA releases Kwezy Buses: Mk31.2 million paid

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has released four Kwezy Buses which were seized on allegation that company’s owner Benson Vitsitsi presented falsified documents during clearance. MRA releases Kwezy Buses: Mk31.2 million paid MRA Head of Corporate Affairs Steven Kapoloma said the action was taken on Friday, 25th August 2017after the owner acknowledged using falsified documents during customs clearance. “The owner has since paid additional duty of K16.2 million and a fine of K15 million. The Authority would like to…

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ECAM engages govt. on labour issues

The relationship that is exists between government and the Employer Consultative Association of Malawi – ECAM has been described as a powerful link between employers and employees. ECAM Vice President Sean Longwe ECAM Vice President Sean Longwe Speaking during the 25th Annual General Meeting for ECAM in Blantyre, Minister of Labour, Youth and Man Power development, Francis Kasaira said it is always important for the ministry to engage its stakeholders who help shape the economy. Kasaira said the feedback…

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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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