Malawi to Hold USA Diaspora Conference in September

Malawi Embassy in Washington D.C. in the United States of America (USA) is scheduled to hold 2018 Malawi Diaspora Conference in USA in September 2018. The Embassy has organized the conference as a platform for building and promoting working relationships between the government and Malawian living in diaspora particularly in the USA. It aims to facilitate diaspora participation and engagement in the development and growth of the country as outlined in the draft National Diaspora Engagement Policy. A statement…

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Horror: Newborn baby’s alleged prophecy Stirs Mangochi

A strange rumour swept across Mangochi early Tuesday alleging that a newborn baby in Makanjira village closer to the border with Mozambique had prophesized death of all children who could be spared only if all of them were given some porridge. From as early as 1:00 am, in most parts of Mangochi residents started alerting each other on the rumour and the accompanying instructions and by 2 a.m. phone calls and text messages on the same had spread causing…

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Stressed by Open Defecation; “Anthu Aku Nkhata Bay Tatopa Ndikunyera Kutchire”

Girls, women and children are enduring a life of open defecation in Nkhata Bay District due to lack of toilets. A 14-year-old girl, whom we shall call Mercy because she refused to be named, says girls in her area are leading a stressful life because almost all households in her area of Group Village Head (GVH) Kakhongwe in Traditional Authority (TA) Mankhambira do not have toilets. “People defecate openly here,” she says. “When I’m pressed, I just go to…

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JB Masterminded My Firing – Mussa

Fired Peoples Party (PP) Vice President Uladi Mussa has accused the party’s President Joyce Banda for masterminding his firing. He made the accusation in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Tuesday in Lilongwe after PP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) fired him as Vice President for bringing the party into ‘disrepute’. Mussa pointed out that, “The truth is that People’s Party National Executive Committee (NEC) did not meet but they only received direction from Dr Joyce Banda to…

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Govt to Construct New Perimeter Fence, Maternity Wing at Ntcheu DHO

The construction of the long awaited perimeter fence at Ntcheu District Hospital is expected to commence by early February this year (2018), Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has revealed. The minister revealed the development during his official visit to Ntcheu District Hospital over the weekend. The visit follows the gutting down by fire of part of the facility’s pharmacy due to a suspected electrical fault. Speaking after visiting the site, Muluzi observed that the hospital’s environment is insecure because…

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Govt to Support People Affected by Disaster in Dedza

Principal Secretary in the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA), Clement Chinthu Phiri, said on Monday government will support households that have been affected by rainstorm in Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza in Dedza. He was speaking when he visited group village headmen Nkhungumbe and Kapenuka’s areas to appreciate the damage done to crops due to the rainstorm which occurred 2nd January, 2018. “We have seen the damage that has been done here, it’s so devastating because 139 hectares of crops…

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Road to 2019: Mighty DPP Eyes Nkhotakota Central Constituency

The Democratic People’s Party (DPP) says it will do anything possible to claim the Nkhotakota Central Constituency in 2019, saying the current Member of Parliament for the area has done nothing for the people. DPP’s General Secretary, Grezelder Jeffrey, speaking at a rally in Nkhotakota on Sunday at Mpondagaga Primary School Ground, said the incumbent MP for the area has failed to initiate meaningful development projects which people can benefit from. She said it was for this reason that…

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Minister Nankhumwa Cleared on Corruption Charges

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has cleared Minister of Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa of suspected corruption and fraud Some organizations and individuals reported Nankhumwa, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Mulanje Central Constituency, to the graft-busting body in January last year. The lawmaker, a former broadcaster, raised eyebrows when he donated an ambulance, 300 bicycles and motorcycles to his constituents valued at over K20million. Confirming the development, spokesperson for the ACB Egritta Ndala said yesterday the bureau will…

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Road to 2019: Mia Plots to Oust Chakwera

Lower Shire political rolling stone Sidik Mia is plotting to oust Reverend Lazarus Chakwera in a plot that has seen the “old” elected members directly clash with a faction that is supporting Mia’s takeover at the party convention slated for August 2018. Chakwera who was alerted of the plot in November after one of the party’s key donors met Mia, Treasurer General Ryhno Chiphiko and Deputy Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka without his knowledge and since then the party’s coffers…

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Mzuzu EGENCO Gensets Commissioned

Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) diesel powered generators meant to contain power outages installed in Mzuzu have been commissioned and are now are operational. EGENCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO), William Liabunya said two units which are producing four megawatts are operating as one unit was commissioned last week and the other on Friday. Briefing members of the press during a tour of the site, Liabunya said the Mzuzu project would be completed next week with the commissioning of one more…

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