Govt to to Construct Emergency Operation Centres

Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) will construct Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) in disaster prone districts to alert the masses before a disaster strikes. DoDMA Disaster Risk Management Programmes Officer, Taphada Kabwazi disclosed announced this Wednesday in Karonga during a Disaster Stakeholders meeting. She said through Modernised Climate Information and Early Warning System (M-Clines) Project, government will construct 21 permanent EOCs in disaster prone districts across the country. “The Department has seen it fit to come up with these…

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Practice Issue Based Politics, Women Aspirants Urged

The NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO GCN) has advised women aspirants to practice issue based politics during campaigning for the 2019 polls. The human rights group has observed that castigating political opponents was one of the factors preventing women from doing well in elections. Chairperson for NGO GCN, Emma Kaliya said this during a Multiparty Liaison Committee (MPLC) meeting on 50:50 campaign held in Dowa on Friday. She said despite other challenges faced by women such as lack of…

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DPP Supporters to Accord Mutharika Heroic Welcome

Democratic Progressive Party supporters are planning to paint Lilongwe  with blue, as Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika returns home from United State Of America, where he had gone for the 73rd UNGA session and other official engagements. President Mutharika is scheduled to return home today from New York through Kamuzu International Airport at 16:00 hours. Speaking to members of the Media in New York, Professor Mutharika said the trip was a great success and he hopes for the best…

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Speaker Msowoya in Nepotism-Gate

Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Karonga Nyungwe, says he will not contest in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, and is instead passing the mantle to his daughter Luwani. He said Luwani, 25, happened to be the only one ready for the challenge as his other children, including his son, are occupied with other responsibilities. “I have done my part and I think is time for young people to take over,”…

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DC Warns Mulanje Chiefs

District Commissioner (DC) for Mulanje, Charles Makanga has urged traditional leaders in the district not to take the law into their hands and promote peace in the wake of chieftainship wrangles happening in the area. He was speaking on Saturday during a meeting the council organized with traditional leaders from Sub Traditional Authority (STA) Sunganinzeru following a petition presented to the DC on September 20, 2018 calling on the chief to step down claiming that things are not going…

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Warning to MCP,UTM

Last week, I travelled to the remotest areas of Malawi. I need to define remote. The term remote does not necessarily denote depraved. Take Emfeni or Hoho, for example, in Mzimba about 150 kilometres (km) and 190 km, respectively, from Lilongwe. They are rural areas—by all standards. They are several kilometres away from what is conventionally regarded as urban (town, municipality or city) where residents enjoy public amenities and pay city rates. But Hoho, for example, has electricity, thanks…

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NO Ferrying of Voters During DPP Primary Elections

Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has indicated that no candidate will be allowed to ferry voters during primary elections. DPP Secretary General (SG), Grezelder Jeffrey said this Friday during a Press briefing in Lilongwe a head of the Party’s Caucus before Primary Elections in northern region districts. She said the National Governing Council (NGC) agreed that no candidate should ferry voters during the primary elections saying this influences voting pattern which can have negative out come on polling day….

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Govt Committed to Support Elderly

Deputy Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Clement Mukumbwa says government has put in place more programs and policies aimed at supporting the elderly to live a happy life in Malawi. Mukumbwa said this on Friday during the commemoration of the International Day of Older Persons at Goliati Primary School ground in Thyolo. The deputy minister said some of the programs and polices include protection of the rights of the elderly and improving their livelihoods through social…

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Malawi Economy On Right Track- IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday Malawi’s economy is growing and progressing to the right direction. Addressing the media in Lilongwe, the IMF Mission Chief for Malawi, Pritha Mitra said Malawi’s moderate economy is on track and is likely to grow up to four per cent in 2019 followed by a rise to 6-7 per cent in medium term. “Growth will be backed by improved electricity generation, better irrigation infrastructure and cropping techniques, greater access to finance…

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No Sacred Cows in DPP Primaries

The Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has hinted that it will not shield any candidate during the party’s primary elections scheduled to start on October 8, 2018. DPP Secretary General Grezelder Jeffrey said this Friday during a media briefing in Lilongwe a head of the Party’s primary elections in northern region districts. She said the Party’s’ National Governing Council (NGC) had agreed in their last meeting that no candidate should be shielded by the party machinery during the primary…

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