Govt to End Fall Army Worm Outbreak

Government has assured Malawians that it is prepared to end the outbreak of fall army worms which has been destroying farm crops during the previous agricultural seasons. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha disclosed this recently in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chigaru in Blantyre when he presided over the official launch of relief maize distribution programme to people affected by hunger. “We have been working tirelessly to find solution to this fall army worm….

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Crocodiles Are Hungry: MCP Suspends Primary Elections Over Violence

The Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  has suspended primary elections in Dedza East constituency following the tension  that  aroused as over 4000 people wanted to vote against 1950 eligible voters at Ngoni primary school. Speaking in an interview Director of Youth who was the presiding officer Richard Chimwendo Banda said the party has postponed the elections to a later date due to misunderstanding of delegates who were supposed to take part. Chimwendo attributed that it was not easy…

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Parties Fail to Meet 50:50 Requirement

Main political parties in the country are failing to meet the 50:50- requirement of men and women in political positions as shown by results from their conventions. Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), United Democratic Front (UDF) and Peoples Party (PP) have all held their conventions but none have achieved equal number of women and men in their respective national executive committees (NECs). Malawi Congress Party spokesperson, Maurice Munthali, said as of now their NEC constitutes 78…

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Walter Continues to Cling to Power

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president, Walter Nyamilandu has vowed not to step down despite  calls from a section of the general public for his resignation. A section of soccer fans are baying for Nyamilandu’s head following Malawi national team’s (Flames) poor performance. However, Nyamilandu told members of the press on Wednesday at Mpira Village that he has constitutional mandate to lead the association until December, 2019. He emphasized that he cannot bow down to some people and that he will see…

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Govt Donates Computers to Blantyre Synod, Radio Maria

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, through Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority has donated four sophisticated computers worth over K2.5 million to Blantyre Synod and Radio Maria radios. Presenting the computers on Thursday, Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi, said the donation is a way of showing government’s commitment towards the promotion of positive and vibrant media in the country. “In April last year, I toured some religious and community radios across the country and Radio Maria and…

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Scramble For Lilongwe Mpenu Constituency Gets Hot

As the countdown to the 2019 elections approaches, Malawi Congress Party followers for Lilongwe Mpenu will on Saturday, September 22, 2018 have tough moments to elect a torch bearer from eight aspirants contesting in the area. The competitors include long serving Member of Parliament, Watison Makala Ngozo and Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka. Emerging from Matapila the home base of the seating MP are Chizinga Mwale, Mphatso Bothi, Cosamu Chilowa, Chibwinja Phiri while from the other wing of the constituency…

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Govt to Purchase Nandolo from Smallholder Farmers

Government has unveiled plans to buy 23,000 metric tons of Nandolo (pigeon peas) from smallholder farmers in Mwanza, Mulanje,  Neno, Thyolo, Balaka, Phalombe and other districts. Speaking during a press briefing in Lilongwe Wednesday, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Henry Mussa, said government has made the decision to support smallholder farmers who he said usually struggle to produce the legume (Nandolo). “Government will buy this Nandolo at a reasonable price of K230 per kilogram after realizing that these…

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MP Chidanti Denies Vying For UTM Vice Presidency

Member of Parliament for Nsanje South West, Dr. Joseph Chidanti Malunga has denied reports that he is vying for the position of vice presidency for the United Transformation Movement (UTM) at its forthcoming elective convention slated for November 9, this year. The parliamentarian made the statement in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday on the sidelines of a political gathering he addressed at Nsanje Boma whose aim was to mobilize people to register so that they…

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Ban Miniskirts in Schools- Chiefs

Chiefs in Blantyre want government to ban wearing of miniskirts in schools describing it as one of the contributing factors to increased rape and defilement cases amongst the school-going girls. Speaking Tuesday on the sidelines of the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Programme (MISEP) sensitization meeting held at Bandawe Schools in Blantyre, Traditional Authority Machinjiri said many of the young girls were subjected to sexual abuse mainly because of their dressing. “How do you expect men to resist when girls…

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CSOs Shun Dialogue Meeting

The Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has expressed disappointment with Civil Society Organizations over the 21st September demonstrations dialogue. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Wednesday, at the Office of President and Cabinet, Principal Secretary for OPC, Cliff Kenneth Chiunda said he was disappointed when he received communication from the CSOs that they were not coming. “We have been waiting for them to come and have dialogue with us as government today…

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