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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Huawei Technologies Train Malawian University Students in China

Huawei Technologies believes Malawian students need to be exposed to emerging Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in order to contribute positively to the sector in the country. Huawei Public Relations Officer (PRO) Leo Liu said this Saturday at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe when he welcomed six Malawian University students who were in China trainedin modern technological trends at their headquarters in China under the seeds for the future training programme. He noted that such visits would help Malawi…

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Lesotho’s King Letsie III Hails Nutrition Efforts

His Majesty, King Letsie III of Lesotho has hailed Malawi government’s effort together with other development partners in advancing good nutrition. The Sotho King who is Food and Agriculture (FAO) Nutrition Ambassador in Africa visited Kasungu district on Wednesday where he appreciated interventions that government and other partners are implementing to advance nutrition sensitive agriculture. His Majesty Letsie who jetted in the country on Monday had to be taken to Galika village Traditional Authority Kaomba home to Matolino Zimba…

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Green Climate Fund Key in Responding to Climate Change

Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) says there is growing interest among civil society organizations to access funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a new global fund created to support efforts by developing countries to respond to challenges of climate change. National Coordinator for CISONECC, Julius Ng’oma said there is need to create awareness on the GCF, its processes and the status for Malawi, saying although there is demand, no single CSO has applied for funding since…

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Tumbuka Women Prefer Circumcised Men ; Over 10,000 Men Circumcised in Mzimba

Mzimba North District Health Office (DHO) has surpassed its Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) target through VMMC project which the office has been implementing for the past four years. Presenting the project’s progress report Tuesday during a Mzuzu City AIDS Coordinating Committee Meeting, VMMC Coordinator for Mzimba North, Lloyd Mgode said his office surpassed its target population of 6,245 to 10,970. “The Ministry of Health gave us a target population of 6,245 but we managed to reach out to…

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Journos Asked to Be Conversant With Current Affairs

Director of Information in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Gideon Munthali has described as worrisome the tendency by some journalists who go ahead to write on topics they are not familiar with. Munthali was speaking in Lilongwe on Wednesday during a workshop organized by the Malawi Human Rights Commission to orient media managers on the Access to Information Act. Munthali who is a seasoned journalist himself disclosed that of late he has been asked questions by journalists…

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Malawi Commemorates World Milk Day

Blantyre Agriculture District and Development (BLADD) said small holders farmers need to be encouraged to domesticate cattle for increase milk production in the district. Programmes Manager for BLADD, Eric Haramani said Monday during the commemoration of the world Milk day which was held at Sedi ADMARC ground in Blantyre. He said Milk production could rapidly increase if farmers are encouraged to venture into the sector since milk production has dwindled in the district. “Today is a special day as…

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EBAFOSA Committed to Conserve the Environment

Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA) in collaboration with SAFINTRA world class roofing and steel in the country has said they are committed to conserve the environment in the country. EBAFOSA and SAFINTRA world class proofing and steel made remarks Sunday during Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security (EBAFOS) programme briefing meeting with Traditional Leaders in the Area of Senior Chief Tsabango in Lilongwe. EBAFOSA is a Pan-African institution created by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in…

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Japanese Govt Handover Over Multi-Million TV Equipment to MBC

The Japanese Government on Friday handed over television equipment to Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) worth K460 Million that will help the public broadcaster in its role of disseminating information to the public. Speaking during the handover ceremony held at MBC’s Kwacha Studios in Blantyre, Ambassador of Japan to Malawi Kae Yanagisawa said the new equipment will generate content of high and international standard for MBC. “The newly mounted equipment will enhance the efficiency of MBC in program development and…

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Solicitor General Calls for Stronger Legal Frame Work Against Wildlife Trafficking

Solicitor General and Director of Justice, Dr Janet Banda has singled out porous borders, weak legal framework and being surrounded by countries with high cases of wild trafficking as major challenges Malawi is facing in her efforts to eliminate illegal wildlife trafficking. Dr Banda made the remarks Tuesday during the opening of a workshop organized by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in collaboration with the Conference of Western Attorneys General-Africa Alliance Partnership…

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