Fisheries Confiscate Chambo in Nkhotakota

The Department of Fisheries on Tuesday confiscated over 58 kilograms of Oreochromis species of fish commonly known as Kasawala or baby Chambo from Nkhotakota Market, saying the fishermen caught the fish illegally. District Fisheries Officer (DFO,) Rodgers Makwinja confirmed with Malawi News Agency (Mana) that his office confiscated illegal Kasawala from the market following a patrol conducted by the fisheries enforcement section. He said Chambo also known as maternal mouth brooding cichlids, a subgenus Nyasalapia of the genius Oreochromis…

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Tay Grin Scoops Position two in BCC Keep Your Premises Clean Competition

Blantyre based Hip hop music artist, Tay Grin, has been chosen as one of the residential winners in Blantyre City Council’s (BCC) Keep Your Premises Clean Competition. At the awards presentation ceremony held at the COMESA Hall in Blantyre in the presence of the Malawi First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika, companies and individuals were awarded certificates and various prizes after emerging as winners of the 2017 BCC Keep your Premises Clean. Speaking in an interview after the ceremony, Tay Grin,…

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Season of Giving: Sharp Valley Holdings Donates Assorted Items to Queens

As Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Sharp Valley Holdings on Saturday cheered children admitted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Queens) in the commercial city of Blantyre and donated assorted items worthy MK300, 000. Speaking in an interview after the donation, Sharp Valley’s Operations Manager Henderson Chiwela said the company decided to donate to children ward as one way of investing in the future generation. “It is one of the core values of Sharp Valley Holdings to…

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Chinese Investor Donates MK50 Million to Blantyre City Council

Chinese investors, owners of Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe who are set to construct Sogecoa Business Park in Blantyre have donated K50 million to Blantyre City Council to help in promotion of sanitation and improve waste management. Executive Vice President for Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (Group) Company Limited, Xia Fang presented the cheque to Mayor for Blantyre City Council, Wild James Ndipo on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Sogecoa Business Park at Chichiri…

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Chikwawa Men Shun Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

John Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (Jhpiego) says more men in Chikwawa have negative attitude towards Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Community Mobilization and Communications Officer for Jhpiego Harlod Takomana said this in Chikwawa over the weekend during the wrap up of Mavume Netball and Football Trophy worth K70, 000.00. The Trophy was organized by Gaka Community Radio Station with the aim of disseminating information on cervical cancer and VMMC. “But through community meeting, we…

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Mchinji Forestry Office Impounds MHC Vehicle For Dumping sewage in Forest

Mchinji District Forest Office on Monday impounded a Malawi Housing Cooperation (MHC) maintenance vehicle (tanker) for dumping sewage in Mchinji Forest Reserve. The MHC maintenance vehicle registration number 3 SC 183 was seen by one of the district’s forest guards who reported the matter to the district office. Deputy Director of Forest responsible for Central Region Stella Gama has confirmed with Malawi News Agency of the incident and disclosed that the development was contrary to Section 44 of the…

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Police Arrest 17-Year-Old ‘Gulewamkulu’ in Chikwawa

Police in Chikwawa have arrested a 17-year-old masked (gulewamkulu) dancer on allegation that he wounded a fellow dancer. Spokesperson for Chikwawa Police Station Constable Foster Benjamin identified the suspect as Innocent Tayi. Benjamin said Tayi was arrested Sunday morning after he unlawfully wounded 22-year-old Coless Chirwa at their traditional camp in Phingo Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Maseya in the district. “The suspect is reportedly to have stormed into the camp and demanded gulewamkulu regalia from Chirwa,” said Benjamin. He…

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Foreign Direct Investments Vital Catalyst for Country’s Development-Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said foreign direct investments is a vital catalyst for the country’s development. Speaking on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the Sogecoa Business Park site at Chichiri in Blantyre, Mutharika said foreign direct investments, particularly from the Chinese Government have proved to be crucial to the country’s development. Mutharika observed that the Sogecoa facility was a symbol of progress for Blantyre City Council whose growth had stagnated. He said the city would…

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Government Committed to Make Malawi Green-Mutharika

President Professor Peter Mutharika has said his government would remain resolved to making Malawi green again as one way of restoring the country’s natural resources, especially forests. Mutharika made the commitment on Monday during the launch of the 2017/18 National Forestry Season at Mwanza Catholic Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority Nthache in the district. He said it was imperative to restore forest vegetative cover as one way of managing the environment and conserve other natural…

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MBC Awards Ten Innovators; ‘You Continue to Inspire the Nation’

Malawi Broadcasting Cooperation (MBC) on Friday awarded 10 innovators in 10 categories marking a mile stone in MBC’s quest to serve a nation as public broadcaster. The award categories included; agriculture, environment, health, small scale entrepreneurship, education, art and culture, science and technology, large scale entrepreneurship, people living with disabilities and sports. Each awardee received a trophy, certificate and K1 million cash from MBC, and an offer of a month long foreign trip to China as one way of…

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