Road to 2019: Female Aspiring Councilors Optimistic in 2019 Elections

There is light at the end of the tunnel for aspiring women councilors in Mzimba District following the introduction of Women Empowerment for Leadership (WE4L) Project aimed at ensuring that more women are elected. Through the project, implemented by Tovwirane Organisation, the women are being drilled in communication and other skills to foster their competence to campaign effectively and win during the election. Speaking on the sidelines of one of the meetings Monday, a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspiring…

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Stop Politicizing Corruption- Mutharika

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has asked the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and unpatriotic Malawians to ‘Stop’ politicizing corruption. The Malawi leader Mutharika was speaking at Providence Industrial Mission (P.I.M) in Chiradzulu district during the commemoration of Reverend John Chilembwe who died fighting for freedom. President Mutharika said, “There is corruption in the private sector, in the judiciary, in the media and in the faith community. However, one man cannot fight corruption alone. We need to fight together….

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Mutharika Calls for Mindset Change

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has called for mindset Change among Malawians for the country to transform. Mutharika made the call at Providence Industrial Mission (P.I.M) in Chiradzulu district during the commemoration of Malawi’s freedom fighter Reverend John Chilembwe. He said transformation starts with mindset change. “Let me thank you (PIM) for calling upon the nation to think about transformation of our country. Transformation begins with the renewal of our minds, “This is what the Bible tells us in…

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Inmate Brutally Killed in Kasungu Prison

The Malawi Police Service in Kasungu district are keeping in custody a 31-year-old prison warder for murdering a prisoner identified as Jonas Zinaumaleka. Kasungu Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Harry Namwaza has identified the suspect as Wellos Kasakala. He said the prisoner Zinaumaleka who was serving his sentence at Kasungu Prison was taken out together with other eleven prisoners to work in the suspect’s garden. “In the course of doing the assigned work, Zinaumaleka and three other inmates…

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Customary Land Act Essential for Economic Development, Says Govt

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Charles Msosa, said the development of the Customary Land Act is essential for the economic development of the country. He said this Friday at Golden peacock in Longwe during the stakeholders meeting on Draft Subsidiary Legislation to the Customary Land Act. Msosa observed that once the country has the act in place it would be able to attract funding for various development projects in the country. He cited…

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Mlakho Wa Alomwe Central Region Chapter Plants Over 1,400 Trees

Central Region Chapter of Mlakho wa Alhomwe Saturday planted 1, 400 trees along Lilongwe River as a way of arresting environmental degradation due to rampant cutting of trees. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on the sidelines of the event, Central Region Chairperson, Frank Mazizi, said the grouping was concerned with use of trees to burn ovens, hoisting electricity poles and sand mining which has worsened environmental degradation. “We all depend on Lilongwe River to give the city’s residents…

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Kaliati is Political Heavyweight, Says Jessie Kabwila

Chairperson for the Women Parliamentary Caucus, Jessie Kabwila has saluted former cabinet minister Kaliati ‘Akweni’ Kaliati calling her a political heavyweight and commended fellow women parliamentarians for initiating various development projects aimed at improving the living standards of their communities. Kabwila, who is Malawi’s main opposition party Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament said this on Wednesday after members of Parliament Women Caucus visited Kaliati’s Mulanje West Constituency as part of promoting women to win elections. “I would…

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Parents Demoralized with Primary School Examination Fees

Concerned parents and guardians of Traditional Authority Kawamba in Kasungu have raised their worries over the fees that primary school students are being told to pay for examination fees which is said to be hindering some of the students from writing exams. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Friday at the Boma, Councilor Fyson Chezani of Nthunduwala ward said parents and guardians approached him with their complaints of the examination fee which deemed to be school…

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Zimbabwe’s Ex-Minister Jonathan Moyo Not in Malawi

Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi has dismissed as untrue online reports that Zimbabwe’s former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo is in Malawi. Moyo, who has now become a prominent Zimbabwean government critic after President Robert Mugabe was removed from power last November, has gone into self-exile but appeared on BBC’s HARDtalk with a pre-recorded interview  on Thursday. He has since used social media to condemn last November’s military coup in Harare which saw President…

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Reserve Bank in New Pilferage Control Measures

Reserve Bank of Malawi Governor, Dr Dalitso Kabambe says the RBM has developed mechanisms aimed at ending the pilferage of public resources which in recent years has been one of the major causes of the infamous plunder of government funds dubbed Cash-gate. He made the remarks Friday in Lilongwe when he officially launched the High Value Alert Facility and the RBM 2018 Strategic Plan. According to him, the High Value Alert Facility has been developed as an Short Message…

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