Plan Malawi For Boy Child Inclusion in Education Programmes

Plan Malawi has cautioned stakeholders in education against sidelining boys in their quest to promote girl child education in the country saying the former risk lagging behind. Plan Malawi’s Assistant Programme Area Manager, Foster Mkandawire said in an interview Monday in Mzuzu that there is need to foster inclusion of both boy and girl child in education programmes. “There are various projects directed at uplifting the welfare of a girl child while living their counterparts behind,” he said. Mkandawire…

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Church Asked to Accommodate Sex Workers

Evangelical Lutheran Development Service has asked religious leaders in the country to accommodate sex workers in their congregations as one way of discouraging non- discrimination and stigma towards the group. The organization made the call Sunday when it conducted an open day on sexual reproductive rights among sex workers at Model Primary School Ground in Mchinji. Community Mobilization Officer for the organization, Leo Dymon said research has revealed that most churches stigmatize sex workers which affects their access to…

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Misa Malawi Hails Media for Voter Civic Education Role

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter has commended journalists in the country for contributing positively towards wooing the masses to participate in the ongoing voter registration exercise. MISA Malawi Chairperson Tereza Ndanga made the remarks as the blame-game continues between opposition political parties and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on the exercise which has been marred by a low turnout. Speaking in an interview Ndanga said so far the media has done its part in sensitizing…

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Blantyre Health Office to Distribute Nearly 900,000 Treated Nets

Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) intends to distribute 860,261 nets to households in its jurisdiction in a bid curb Malaria, a major killer disease in the country. The DHO’s District Environmental Health Officer, Penjani Chunda, told Malawi News Agency Tuesday that the net distribution, which is due in September, will target 303,261 households covering a population of over 1.5 million. “We will distribute 860,261 nets with an average of one net for two people. Each household will receive a…

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NGO Grooming Women to Run For Positions in 2019 Polls

A local non-governmental organisation, Gender Governance Justice and Development Centre (GGJDC) says women aspiring for political positions need empowerment for them to ably compete with their male counterparts. GGJDC Programs Officer (Women for Empowerment Leadership Project-WE4L), Grace Makuti, expressed need for women empowerment during training Tuesday in Nkhotakota for women aspiring to contest for various positions in the 2019 tripartite elections. She said GGJDC wants to propel more women to decision making positions at parliamentary and council levels, hence…

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Chiradzulu Hospital Premises Turned Into Vending Area

Chiradzulu District Hospital campus has turned into a business area where hospital staffs as well as outsiders can operate their businesses within the campus without being cautioned, Malawi News agency (MANA) has established. One of the hospital’s staff in Out Patient Department (OPD), Modesta Mlonga told MANA in an interview Thursday that it was prohibited to turn the hospital campus as vending area but now people are free to operate their businesses. She said upon observing some hospital staffs…

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Teen Pregnancy on the Rise- Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi on Wednesday said teenage pregnancy remains a challenge in the country as it has increased from 26 per cent in 2010 to 29 per cent in 2016. He said this in Lilongwe during Private Sector Engagement breakfast organized under the theme “Engage, Excite and Empower”. “The increase in teenage pregnancy leads to school dropouts and other adverse effects such as child marriages. This dropout rate negatively affects the overall completion rate of…

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Slight Difference in 2014, 2018 Voter Registration Figures

Figures for phase one of voter registration exercise released by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) indicate only a slight difference from those of the 2014 voter registration exercise. MEC conducted the first phase of the voter registration exercise in Kasungu, Salima and Dedza from June 26 to July 9, 2018. Following the exercise, political parties and other civil society organizations observed that there was low and unimpressive turnout and have since been calling for the repeat of the exercise….

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Malawi to Become Dependable Partner in COMESA- Mutharika

Malawi is doing everything possible to become a dependable partner and team player in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region, as the member countries make progress economically, said President Professor Peter Mutharika on Wednesday in Lusaka, Zambia. He was speaking during the 20th session of the COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit in Zambia. The summit is being held under the theme: ‘COMESA, Towards Digital Economic Integration.’ The Malawian leader said as a country,…

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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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