Over 63 Street Connected Children Integrated

Ministry of Gender, Disability, Children and Social Welfare has disclosed that over 63 street connected children have been integrated into their communities in country this year. Chief Social Welfare Officer in Ministry, Enock Bonongwe made the revelation Wednesday during an Advocacy Training Workshop for Media Practitioners on prevention of Children living and working in the Streets of the country which was held at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. He said the street connected children were integrated from the three main…

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MCP to Turn Chitipa Into Tobacco District

The main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has promised farmers in Chitipa district to establish tobacco market in the district once ushered into power come 2019 tripartite election. Second Vice President for the party, Harry Mkandawire was answering to the plea from people in the district through the party’s First Vice Secretary General, Catherine Gotani Hara to consider bringing affordable markets of farm produce including tobacco market once the party is put into power next year. In her speech…

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Preparing to Lose: Opposition Monitors Shun Registration Exercise

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has bemoaned absence of opposition party Monitors at registration centres in Chiradzulu, saying this compromises credibility of elections. This was said during a visit to seven registration centres in the on-going voter registration exercise, where only Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, Monitors were found. However, Malawi Congress party, MCP managed to deploy Monitors in five centres while United Democratic Front, UDF, had one Monitor, at the toured centres. Some organizations like Church and Society as well…

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JB’s Errand Boy Anderson Undani Arrested For Corruption

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested People’s Party Former Member of Parliament for Zomba Malosa Constituency Anderson Undani over corruption and abuse of office. ACB’s Senior Public Relations Officer, Egrita Ndala confirmed the arrest of Undani and Pangani Nazombe in a statement issued on 10 October 2018 which was made available to Maravi Express. “ Investigations had established that that Mr. Undani did not deliver materials for the construction of Mapalo F.P. School, abused CDF funds meant for a…

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Operation Landslide: Eastern Region Immigration Offices Ready for Commissioning

Newly refurbished Eastern Region Immigration office in Mangochi is now ready for commissioning, Director General of the Department of Immigration; Masauko Medi disclosed this on Tuesday. Medi who was on a pre-launch assessment visit in the district said he was impressed with the progress made in the refurbishment of the offices and that it was now ready for commissioning as the eastern region headquarters. “Everything has worked according to our schedule and I am very impressed as controlling officer…

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Govt to Follow up Ex-Miners Benefits in South Africa

Ex-miners in the country have been urged to maintain their patience as government will be following their pension benefits in South Africa. In an interview after meeting ex-miners zonal and district committees in Zomba on Tuesday, District Commissioner (DC) for Zomba Emmanuel Bambe said Ministry of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development has promised to follow up the issue and give them tangible feedback before the end of November this year. He said the Ministry has shown interest to go…

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ESCOM Bemoans Reduced Applied Basic Tariff Increase

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)’s approval of 31.8 per cent increase in base tariff has impacted them negatively. ESCOM Executive Director, Allexon Chiwaya, said this on Tuesday in Blantyre during a press briefing that they had applied for a 60 per cent increase to cater for major projects like the Mozambique-Malawi Interconnector that has had its investment costs deducted while the upgrading of Nanjoka Substation in Salima and the Eastern Transmission backbone…

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Chiradzulu District Council in Cashgate

Chiradzulu District Council has mismanaged about K8 million funds for 2016/17 Descent and Affordable Subsidy Housing Programme (DASHP). This was revealed on Tuesday during a full Council meeting when it was reported that the money was in by July 2017 but was not accessible by November. Chiradzulu District Housing Officer, Jimmy Masina in his report to the meeting said his office received K 14 million for the programme, but failed to access money in November as the account had…

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Chipatala Cha Pa Foni in Phalombe

Communities in Phalombe will now start to access health related messages through their mobile phones in an initiative known as Chipatala Cha Pa Foni in vernacular. During a District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting on Tuesday, Village Reach Organization said disclosed that Phalombe district would be among 17 districts in the country to be served with health service messages via an individuals’ mobile phone upon their request of the information. Project Officer for Chipitala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF), Omega Sambo…

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Bullets Targets Foreign Clubs For CAF Preps

TNM Super League leaders, Nyasa Big Bullets are targeting foreign clubs for friendly matches ahead of the team’s participation in the Confederations of African Football (CAF) Champions League preparations. Bullets Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fleetwood Haiya to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Wednesday that the team is planning to have three friendly matches against  ZESCO United from Zambia, South African’s Platinum Stars and Simba United from Zanzibar. The Bullets CEO said currently they are waiting for FIFA calendar so as…

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