Council Tightens Procedures For Signing Of Passport Application Forms

Lilongwe District Council says it has instituted strict measures in processing of passport application forms to bar people originating from other districts who throng their offices to have their passport application forms stamped. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday, District Commissioner (DC), Lawford Palani, said the council will strictly entertain applicants whose original home district is Lilongwe. He said the council would start turning away any passport applicant who fails to produce a certification…

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Multimillion Kwacha Tomato Sauce, Jam Factory Opens in Mzimba

Government said it is committed to promoting cooperatives and small scale businesses as a way of fighting unemployment and poverty in the country. Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Henry Mussa said this Saturday when he officially opened a K35 million Champhira tomato sauce and jam factory at Jenda in Mzimba. He said that “we do not have enough industries in the country to employ each and every one, which is why the government of Prof. Peter Mutharika is…

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India Holds Bingu Wa Mutharika Day

Malawi High Commissioner to India, George Mkondiwa said the tenets of late Malawi President Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika stood for as regards youth empowerment and development of Africa is concerned. He made the marks Sunday in New DelhiIndia whenAssociation of African Students in India held the Bingu Graduation Day in remembrance of its first patron, late Bingu wa Mutharika at Umbrao Hotel. “As representatives of the African Continent, you need to work hard and show the true African spirit…

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Clergy Calls For Malawians to Foster On Development

The Malawian clergy have asked Malawians to be patriotic to ensure meaningful development of the country. The clergy made the call Friday at this year’s 54th Independence National Service of Worship held at Mzuzu State Lodge where President Peter Mutharika who was in attendance read from Psalms 33 Vs 12- 15. Livingstonia Synod Moderator for Church of Central Africa Presbytery, Reverend John Gondwe said time has come for Malawians to embrace sense of patriotism at all cost for the…

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Mota-Engil Trebles Works on Liwonde-Mangochi Road

Mota-Engil, the Portuguese contractor working on the rehabilitation of the Liwonde-Mangochi Road, has trebled works on the rehabilitation of the Liwonde-Mangochi Road to beat the target. Mota-Engil Public Relations Officer, Thomas Chafunya told Mana in an interview on Monday that the rehabilitation of the road was progressing tremendously and that about 35km of the road had already been completed with Asphalt concrete finish. Chafunya said 60 percent of the works in constructing 106 curvets and two bridges on the…

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We Will Deal with Crooked Suppliers- Govt

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Anna Kachikho on Wednesday warned that the ministry would deal with all crooked suppliers of substandard materials in the Malata and Cement Subsidy Program. She said the Ministry will not hesitate to name and shame any supplier who is out to cheat the beneficiaries of Malata and Cement Subsidy Program with substandard materials. The Malata and Cement Subsidy program also known as the Decent and Affordable housing Subsidy Program (DAHSP) has served…

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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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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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Companies Urged to Own Labour Agreements

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has for the first time signed the recognition and procedural agreement which guides stakeholders on how to handle labour disagreements as prescribed in the Labor Relations Act. Presiding over the signing ceremony between TCC and Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi (TOAWUM) on Friday in Lilongwe at the TCC’s office in Kanengo, TCC Director of Human Resources and Administration, Medson Kamala said the agreement signifies a commitment that they will handle labour issues…

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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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