Malawians to Benefit from the Cancer Centre- Muluzi

Malawians will benefit a lot from the Cancer Centre that is being constructed near the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, the Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi has said. The Minister was speaking at Mitundu Primary school in Lilongwe on Friday during activities to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day under the theme: “We can, I can; Let’s talk about cancer.” “The cancer centre will help us a lot in terms of dealing with the disease because for…

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No One Deserves Compensation- Roads Authority

National Roads Authority (NRA) spokesperson, Portia Kajanga has said there is no one who will deserve to be given any compensation except a house which is closer to Area 18 roundabout whereby the case is now mediating in court. “All the structures that are within Area 49-Area 18 to Parliament Roundabout and Kaunda road were there illegally constructed,” said Kajanga. Kajanga said this Friday during Tentative program for community sensitization on health, safety and environment at Chimutu Teachers Development…

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Inadequate Braille Papers Affect Visually Impaired Pupils

Inadequate supply of braille papers in the country’s primary school resource centres for residential visually impaired pupils is negatively affecting learning sessions for visually impaired learners,  Malawi Union of the blind (MUB) has disclosed MUB Executive Director, Ezekiel Kumwenda told Malawi News Agency on Friday that currently visually impaired learners in resource centres such as Ekwendeni and Nsiyaludzu could not take notes or write exercises in the classroom. “Many of such primary schools resource centres have completely run out…

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Construction of Multi-Million Kwacha Thondwe – Mkumba Bridge Starts

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango, has launched the construction of MK211 Million Thondwe – Mkumba Bridge in Zomba Chisi where mobility of people and goods was compromised at the expense of socio-economic development. Speaking during the launch this week in Zomba, Mhango said it was government’s obligation to ensure provision of infrastructural development that can facilitate easy transportation of people and goods across the country. Mhango, therefore, assured that government would ensure that most rural parts…

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Limbe Police Station Reduces Defilement Cases

Limbe Police Station says it has managed to reduce defilement cases by 24% in the first two months of 2018, Malawi News Agency (Mana). Limbe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Widson Nhlane told Mana on Wednesday that the trend can be attributed to intensification of community sensitization meetings the station has been conducting recently. “The police formation has registered 13 defilement cases this year compared to 17 cases which were recorded in 2017 during the same period of January…

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Media Key to 50-50 Campaign

The 50-50 Campaign Management Agency says it intends to engage the media more effectively in a bid to spearhead the promotion of women involvement in politics. 50-50 Campaign Management Agency Communications expert, Wisdom Chimgwede said this on Wednesday in Blantyre on the sidelines of an information sharing meeting the agency organised with Civil Society Organisations that applied for grants under the programme. “As a campaign agency, we recognise that projects in Malawi have tended to bring the media at…

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Community Policing Moves to Fight Early Marriages

Southern Region Community Policing Coordinator Senior Superintendent (Supt.) Alex Simenti says the community policing committee has engaged an extra gear in its strides to fight girl-child early marriages which are rampant in the region. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Tuesday, Simenti said the police have intensified awareness campaigns to ensure that unplanned early marriages are out rightly discouraged in communities. “You might be well aware that Southern region police is working around the clock with…

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Power Sector Investments Offer Hope

Under-investment in power generation coupled with El Nino-induced drought has driven energy poverty in the country to be subjected to power outages. As Malawians mull over how the power outages stunted economic development in the past two years, there is now a beam of light on the horizon. A peasant former from Dowa, Alefa Banda coughs as she walks out of a maize mill at Mponela in Dowa. Her expression on her face tells a story of happiness. “It…

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Ground Breaking Ceremonies Not Mere Political Stunts

The various ground breaking ceremonies that President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has presided over in the past months are not mere political stunts, but real projects which are off the ground. Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango, said this when he held a press briefing in Lilongwe on Wednesday to give an update on the status of various initiatives that government is undertaking through the ministry. The Minister said contrary to what people are saying and what…

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Blantyre DC Bans Use of Govt Vehicles After Working Hours

District Commissioner (DC) for Blantyre, Bennett Nkasala on Thursday issued a ban on use of government vehicles by officers and drivers after working hours and during weekends. The DC has since warned to deal with anyone who will not comply with the directive. In an internal memo addressed to all directors and heads of department at Blantyre District Council, Nkasala expressed concern over how some officers and drivers were abusing government vehicles for personal gains. “I have personally noted…

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