Operation Landslide: UK Endorses President Mutharika

Malawians based in the United Kingdom have come out of their cocoons to endorse President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika as the DPP candidate for next year’s tripartite elections. Their endorsement follows other endorsements from different wings of the party. Chairperson for the DPP UK wing Lewis Kamundi said Malawians based in the United Kingdom are impressed with the sound leadership of President Mutharika. “At the moment there is one President who is Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and guided by…

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Strengthen the Capacity of Reporting Health Issues

Government has expressed the need to engage the media in all health activities taking place in the country to enhance communication between it and the public. Director of Quality Management in the Ministry of Health, Dr Andrew Likaka said this Monday during the Media interface on decentralization, maternal health and HIV/AIDS issues in Salima. He explained that the health sector is committed to open up to the media as well as the public to ensure transparency and accountability. “As…

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police Officers Drilled in Investigation Skills, Animal Protection Laws

Fifty-five newly recruited police officers in Central Region on Tuesday were drilled in criminal investigation skills to enhance their capabilities and assist in the reduction of criminal cases within the region and country as a whole. The function took place at Central Region Headquarters Police Training Centre in Lilongwe and was attended by officers from Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) and police officers from different police stations in central region such as Nkhotakota, Ntcheu…

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ICT Key to Public Sector’s Efficiency-Govt

Government says Information and Communication Technology is a key sector that can lead to economic growth and poverty reduction in the country. Minister of information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi said this recently during the meeting between the ministry and Parliamentary Committee on Media in Salima. He said the ICT sector plays a crucial role in other sectors especially education, trade, health and regional cooperation. Dausi noted that ICT increases efficiency as well as provides access to new markets….

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Mutharika Challenges MEC to Be Prudent in Financial Management

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has challenged the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to be prudent with the way it manages its finances in preparation for the 2019 tripartite elections. Mutharika was speaking on Tuesday at Sanjika Place in Blantyre during the demonstration of the electronic biometric voter registration system using the national identity cards by the commission. “This is the first time in history to fund our elections without any support from our development partners and I am…

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Malawian Man Arrested for Killing His Dogs

Malawi Police at Blantyre Police Station on Tuesday arrested a 40-year-old private auditor John Gawanani Banda for  killing his three dogs. According to Blantyre Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi on the material day the  suspect  was preparing to take his five dogs to veterinary at Blantyre Society for Protection and Care of Animals (BSPCA). Nkhwazi said: “Due to the fact that the dogs were becoming difficult to get them into the car, he started kicking them with…

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Enhancing Communities’ Resilience to Floods

Floods have become a common occurrence in most parts of Malawi and the resulting damage has had far reaching consequences on individual lives and their communities. For people of Group Village Headman (GVH) Dzindevu and the surrounding areas in Dedza have been part of the statistics exposed to this wrath of nature. The perennial overflowing of Livulezi River, which pass through several villages in Senior Chief Kachindamoto including Dzindevu, has often been a cause of trouble to its catchment…

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High School Dropout Rates Haunt Salima

The problem of high school dropout rates in Salima manifested its magnitude recently during the 2017/2018 Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLC) examinations as a class which initially had 48 pupils ended up with only 12 sitting for them after the others dropped out. Malawi News Agency (MANA) witnessed this incident at Chinsolo Primary school in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kambalame in the district. Head Teacher for the school, Christopher Phiri confirmed that the class had 48 learners…

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Govt Yet to Relocate People From The New Airport Site in Mzuzu

As plans are in progress to construct Mzuzu International Airport at Lusangazi in the city, government is yet to offer land for relocation of people who are currently occupying the designated area for the new airport. Speaking Monday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, James Chakwera said the ministry is working on issues to do with compensation of the communities who reside within and around…

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Communities Advised Make Formal Requests for Electricity

Chief Director in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Chimwemwe Banda has advised communities to make formal requests if they want to be considered for electricity installation. “Unless people in a particular area make formal request on their electricity requirements through their Member of Parliament government may not be able to provide them with the utility,” she pointed out. Banda gave the advice Saturday in Chitipa during the launch of Northern Region Marep Phase 8 at Lwakwa…

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