Operation Landslide: Mighty DPP Shadow MP Constructs Bridges For Kasonga Communities

Chiefs in Zomba have commended an aspiring member of parliament for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for supporting people in the area of Group Village Headman Kasonga with resources for the construction of two bridges. Traditional Authority Malemia said since the dawn of independence, people in the area have been facing transport challenges due to lack of bridges in several rivers making it difficult to cross to villages on the other side of the river during the rainy season….

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Citizens Urged to ‘Vote Wisely for a Progressive Malawi’

National Initiative for Civic Education Trust (Nice) has appealed to Malawians to exercise their democratic right by participating in the forthcoming tripartite elections for the country to continue registering meaningful development. NICE District Civic Education Officer (DCEO) for Blantyre Rural, Rose Simfukwe, made the appeal on Friday during a community voter registration awareness campaign that took place in the area of Traditional Authority Kuntaja in the district. Simfukwe said if people participate in elections, apart from exercising their constitutional…

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Mzuzu Youth Center Need Funds- MP

Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City Constituency, Leonard Njikho, on Friday asked Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development why funds have not been allocated to Mzuzu Youth Center in 2018/19 budget. Speaking during the Parliamentary committee of supply in Lilongwe Njikho, said it was surprising that nothing has been given to Mzuzu Youth Center yet the Ministry was empowering youths in the country through sports. He said: “In past years funds were being allocated to Mzuzu Youth…

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Mangochi DC Decries Teen Migration to South Africa

District Commissioner for Mangochi, Reverend Moses Chimphepo has expressed concern over the rising number of teenagers migrating to South Africa for a better life at the expense of education. Chimphepo raised the concern when he officially launched a two-day meeting on Thursday where United Nations (UN) Women engaged parents and local leaders in Mangochi to discuss some of the factors contributing to school dropout rate in the district. The DC noted that Mangochi continued to be one of the…

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FEDOMA Ask for Sign Language Interpreters in Institutions

Thyolo District Disability Forum under the Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) on Thursday asked stakeholders at district level to consider having an officer who could interpret sign language for easy communication. The Chairperson of the District Disability Forum in the district, Samuel Chingamba, said that there was a need to advocate for better communication for people with hearing challenges so that they get better services in all public and private institutions. “Many of government offices in the…

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Concerted Efforts Required to End Early Marriages

Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust -Malawi (WLSA – Malawi) has urged partners working towards the eradication of child marriages in Mulanje to be pro-active if they are to make meaningful strides. Speaking on Thursday during a stakeholders meeting at Mulanje Boma, WLSA – Malawi Programmes Officer, Clara Lungu, observed that child marriages in the district were still on the rise despite efforts by various partners, a situation she described as worrisome. “It is the…

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Paramount Chief Kyungu Warns Corrupt Council Officials

Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga has retaliated his call onKaronga District Council officials to refrain fromindulging in corrupt practices. Kyungu was speaking on Thursday at Karonga Boma during a meeting whereMinistry of Local Government and Rural Development officialsconducted consultations and assessment to establish if Karonga District Council deserves to be upgraded to municipal status. Kyungu said it is high time the council stops abusing resources meant for the development of the district for personal benefits. He said Karonga District…

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MAREP 8 Lights Up 336 Trading Centres

As one way of increasing access to electricity in peri-urban and rural areas, Government has finalized connecting 336 trading centres to electricity under Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) phase eight. Ministry of Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Public Relations Officer, Saidi Banda said on Thursday that so far most of the work on construction of the sites has been done, awaiting the switching on of the centres. “We have almost electrified the targeted centres because what is remaining right…

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Malawi to Adopt Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework

Malawi government will adopt the Comprehensive Refugees Response Framework (CRRF) as one way of improving refugee welfare and enabling refugees to contribute to the development of the host country, a senior government official has said. Deputy Commissioner for Refugees in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Dr. Hudson Mankhwala said this on Wednesday at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa. He was speaking during celebrations to mark this year’s World Refugee Day. He said the CRRF, which has already…

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Operation Landslide: Govt Applauded For Constructing Thyolo – Makwasa – Thekerani Road

People in Thyolo have expressed their happiness with the construction of the Thyolo – Makwasa – Thekerani Road, saying the road would facilitate a lot of business activities. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), a renowned businessman from Msuwazi along the Makwasa Road, Christopher Nandolo said transportation has become easier and that businesses are now growing because of cheap transportation of goods. “Transport is now cheaper and prices of our goods are now affordable such that…

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