Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth

Government has said it will create over 17, 000 jobs for the youth with support from the African Development Bank as one way of empowering the youth to actively participate in national development activities. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila disclosed this Saturday at Milonga Community Technical College in Thyolo when President Peter Mutharika opened the 13th college of that nature in the country. “Previously, the youth were not regarded as a necessary population in…

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Uganda’s President Museveni to Ban Oral Sex

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has blamed “outsiders” for promoting oral sex in his country and says he wants to ban the practice. President  Museveni, who signed a law making homosexuality illegal in Uganda in 2014, says the mouth is for eating, not for sex. “Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders,” Mr Museveni told a press conference. “One of them is what they…

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Vice President Chilima to Hold Public Lecture at Chanco

Malawi Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima will on Tuesday this week give a public lecture in the Great Hall at Chancellor College in Zomba. The public lecture is titled “Addressing moral decadence: towards an effective compliance and ethics programme.” Chancellor College Registrar, Mary Wasili told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the public lecture is open to both students and the public at large. Wasili said the public lecture was expected to start in the afternoon, adding that all was…

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Govt Warns People of Prohibited Tobacco Products

Malawi Government has warned the general public that the State of Qatar has banned entry of a number of tobacco products and its derivatives into its territories. Government gave the warning through a press release made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday and signed by Secretary for the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Erica Maganga. The statement says the banned and prohibited tobacco products and its derivatives into Qatar include chewed tobacco or sweika (snuff tobacco)…

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Chief Lundu Ask Chakwera to Offer Constructive Criticism

Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa said on Sunday that it is high time opposition political parties worked together with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP’s) – led government by offering constructive criticism in addressing some of the challenges the country faces. Lundu made the remarks during a public rally President Professor Peter Mutharika held at Nchalo Trading Centre in Chikwawa. He said it is a pity that opposition parties are busy castigating government’s developmental efforts without offering alternative measures….

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Do we need SIM CARD registration in Malawi?

By: Macdonald Pato Phoya Mandatory sim card registration that MACRA is implementing seems to irk some circles of people as expressed in the social media and phone in programmes in various media houses. Those that understand the law will agree with me that MACRA cannot just wake up and decide on matters to do with regulation of ICT services in the country. I am told that it is a legal requirement and I took my time to read the…

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Punitive Laws Molding More Drug Abusers

Malawi’s current drug policy is worsening drug use because it is more punitive than being reformative to drug offenders, Women Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) through Drug Policy Reform –Project (DPR) has said. The organization made this statement at Chinsapo, UNICEF-ground in Lilongwe on Saturday during a sensitization campaign on the need for Malawi to undertake drug policy reforms. DPR-Project Coordinator, Alexander Zenasi said being punitive to the drug abusers has made them to be more reckless and aggressive to…

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Plan International Donates Ten Motorcycles to MJ District Council

Mulanje District Council on Thursday received 10 motorcycles from Plan International, one of the Nongovernmental organizations working in the district. Speaking during the handover of the motorcycles, Plan International Program Area Manager, Daniel Kapatuka, said the donation was part of a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project exit strategy. Plan International has been implementing the WASH Project in the district from 2013 and ended in the year 2017. Kapatuka indicated that so far, Mulanje has achieved the Open-Defecation-Free (ODF)…

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Pupils Asked to Bring own Chairs to school

Standard 8 learners at Dowa 1 Primary School have expressed worry over lack of desks at their school, a situation which has forced their teachers to ask them to bring chairs to school from home to help them learn better. According to the learners, the situation has disadvantaged some of them, whose parents cannot afford to buy good chairs for their children, forcing them to bring what they called “Kitchen chairs” to class. Heavily affected are the girl learners…

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Chimunthu Says Malawi Needs Generation Thinkers to Develop

Former Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda on Saturday said there is need for secondary school learners and alumni in the country to be generation thinkers in order to promote educational standards that would develop Malawi. Banda said this during a function where Nkhotakota Secondary School Alumni handed over part of the constructed brick wall fence around the school to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The alumni also launched second phase of the construction of the fence which…

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