Tight Security in Ntcheu: Seven Hardcore Criminals Cornered

Police in Ntcheu are keeping in custody seven suspected thugs who have allegedly been attacking motorists at Kachipeya area along Ntcheu-Dedza M1 road during night. There have been reports of series of attacks at kachipeya in Ntcheu whereby motorists travelling along M1 road, have for a long time been targeted by people who block the road with big rocks, and sometimes with heavy plunks of trees with the aim of robbing them. Ntcheu Police Spokesperson, Hastings Chigalu, identified the…

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Mentally Disturbed Man Forces Closure Of School In Ntchisi

Classes at Mayala Primary School in Ntchisi district have been temporarily suspended and teachers moved to nearby schools after a man, believed to be mentally ill, threatened to hack a teacher and a learner. District Education Manager (DEM) for Ntchisi, Votie Mboweni, who confirmed about the development in an interview on Thursday, said learners have also been advised to remain at home. He said the decision has been arrived at to ensure safety of both the teachers and the…

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Chiefs Endorse Customary Land Act

Traditional leaders from Blantyre District have hailed government for introducing the Customary Land Act, hoping that it would reduce land disputes within their localities. Speaking on Tuesday after a sensitization meeting organized by Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Senior Chief Kapeni said the introduction of the Act would help in the proper certification of land owners. Kapeni said people would now have valid documents and that no one would tamper or claim ownership of land that does…

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Mutharika Pledges More Development , launches Construction of Rumphi-Nyika-Chitipa Road

Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika has said he will ensure that the country develops beyond recognition with improved transport network that will facilitate the country’s economic development. Mutharika was speaking Thursday at Bolero Rural Growth Centre Ground in Rumphi when he addressed a rally after launching the 241 kilometer Rumphi-Nyika- Chitipa Road construction project. “For so long  previous governments have made  promises that they will construct this road but nothing has materialized  but today we are happy that construction…

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Mangochi-Monkey Bay Declared Mighty DPP’s Stronghold

Member of Parliament for Mangochi-Monkey Bay Constituency, Ralph Pachalo Jooma Who is also Director of Economics for the ruling mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has declared his constituency as a political ‘bedroom’ for the ruling party. Honorable Jooma made the declaration during a Political rally held at Mtakataka Turn Off in Mangochi- Monkey Bay Constituency organized by DPP’s Eastern region heavy weights, which aimed at re-welcoming Jooma into the Mighty DPP. He said People from his constituency including chiefs…

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MEC Rebuffs Once Mighty MCP

Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday met Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Ansah in attempts to push for the extension of the first phase of the voter registration exercise. The first phase, which started in Dedza, Kasungu and Salima, ended this week and the second phase rolls out on July 13, 2018 as the country prepares for the May 21 tripartite elections next year. But MEC insiders told local media that the…

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Nsanje on Course to Achieving 90-90-90 HIV Strategy

Authorities in Nsanje have expressed satisfaction with the progress made in achieving the National Strategic Development Plan which aims at achieving 90 per cent of the population to know their HIV status, 90 per cent of those diagnosed HIV positive to receive antiretroviral therapy while 90 per cent of those receiving antiretroviral therapy to have their viral load suppressed by 2020. District Aids Coordinator for Nsanje (DAC), Macknowledge Tembo, made the acknowledgment on Monday during the district’s Candle Light…

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Govt to Close ‘Briefcase’ Sports Associations

Government has warned that sports associations without permanent secretariat risk being de-registered in the country. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila made the warning Sunday during the launch of Mpico K 35 million Gateway Mall Netball Challenge at Mponela Police ground in Dowa. He said by law all the Sports Associations in the country are required to have permanent secretariats for their operation and not operating from residential areas. “We want to do away with…

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India Assures Malawi of More Support

The Indian Government has expressed its willingness to continue supporting Malawi in various development endeavours. India’s Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri Chaudhary said duringthe commemorating 54thyears of Malawi’s independence which was held at Pride Plaza Hotel in New Delhi on July 6, 2018. “India will continue being a friend of Malawi and support it as it celebrates 54 years of self-rule with a hope for a bright and better future. My government will continue supporting Malawi…

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AFORD Advocates for Total Decentralization of Power to Councils

Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) President, Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo has called on government to fully decentralize power to councils as a lasting solution to mismanagement of public funds. Mwenefumbo told journalists Saturday at Mikoma Lodge that the delay by government to fully decentralize its powers to local authorities is one of the factors fueling mismanagement of development funds as councilors are partially involved in running the affairs of the councils. He said as AFORD Party President, he will continue to…

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