Minister Applauds Organizations For Supporting Disaster Victims

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Samuel Tembenu has applauded Sharjah Charity International and other well-wishers for responding to a call for support to Salima disaster victims. Tembenu made the sentiments this week at Kamuzu Road Emergency camp when Sharjah International Aid donated 1000 bags of maize grain worth K7.5 million to all the disaster victims in the district. “I am here today because I am concerned with what these people are facing, that is why as government and…

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MEC to Use National IDs For 2019 Polls

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has revealed that it plans to use the national Identity Cards (IDs) in the 2019 tripartite elections. MEC chairperson, Dr. Justice Jane Ansah made the disclosure in Lilongwe during the launch of 2019 tripartite elections calendar under the theme: ‘Consolidating Malawi’s Democracy through the Ballot.’ Ansah said MEC is considering the National Identity Card to be used in identifying people during registration and polling day, saying her institution will work with the National Registration Bureau…

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Govt to Amend Higher Education Student Loan Act

Dedza East Member of Parliament (MP), Juliana Lunguzi, on Thursday presented the motion asking the Parliamentary Committee on Education to examine the Higher Education Student Loan Act of 2015 and come up with recommendation to the house. In her statement, Lunguzi said the Student Loans Board should examine the act and ensure that the board is adequately financed, thereby ensuring that all needy students in the tertiary institutions access loans to finance their education. In an interview with Malawi…

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Love, Catalyst for Quick Recovery of the Sick- Mutharika

The country’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika has called on health staff in the country’s hospitals to show \ love when rendering their services to the sick in order to quicken their recovery. “When a patient recognizes that the hospital staff do not show love when dealing with them, recovery too becomes difficult,” said the First Lady. She was speaking Saturday when she presided over prayers marking the commemoration of International World Day of the Sick held within the…

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Shadow Women Councilors Gear Up for 2019

In the run up to 2014 tripartite elections, it was even hard to convince her husband to accept that a woman can assume a political office and govern a community. Narrate Her bid for the office of ward councilor met with stiff resistance from members of her own community. “People of my community called me names for interacting with different men who were part of my campaign team. “It was hard since I had to deal with stress and…

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UNICEF Strengthens Distribution of Safe Water

UNICEF Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 16 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child. At Mitengo community, almost all members rely on wells and Lilongwe River as a source of water. UNICEF Malawi country representative, Johannes Wedening told journalists on a media trip to appreciate the water distribution process and the water…

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Minister Unveils Plans, Projects to Improve Education

The Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka on Wednesday unveiled his Ministry’s plans and projects that will help improve the quality of education in Primary Schools, Secondary and Institutions of higher education. Msaka unveiled the current plans and projects of education that would be undertaken by his Ministry when he presented a report in Parliament. He cited among other projects construction of libraries, laboratories and girls hostels in Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSSs) to ensure that teaching…

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MACRA Rebuffs MCP Over MBC

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has thrown away complaint by opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) against alleged biased reporting and programming by the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) telling the party to go the broadcaster and not the Authority. MCP wrote Macra on February 1, 2018 complaining against what it perceives as biased reporting and programming by MBC. “Reference is made to your letter dated 1st February 2018 in which you have complained to the Authority about Malawi Broadcasting Corporation’s…

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Dry spell to Affect Prison, Hospital Maize Project

Nkhata Bay Prison says the prolonged dry spells will negatively affect maize production at their joint farm with Nkhata Bay District Hospital this year. The prison’s spokesperson, McDonald Migolo said in an interview Monday that close to three weeks had passed since the district received meaningful rains. Last year, they managed to produce 300 50-kilogram bags and, this year, Migolo is pessimistic that the two institutions will not be able to meet their target. “We always wanted to increase…

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Teenager Arrested for Murder

Police in Balaka are keeping in custody an 18 –year – old boy identified as Tinkhani Nyundo for allegedly stabbing to death his prospective father in-law Dennis Moses, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has confirmed. Balaka Police Public Relations Officer, Edith Kachotsa said the suspect has been in a love relationship with the daughter to Dennis Moses despite the father’s disapproval of the courtship. Said Kachotsa:“All along, the parent has been trying to see the relationship dissolved but to no…

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