Police Equip 85 Watchmen With Security Skills

Mangochi Police Station on Tuesday equipped 85 watchmen with security skills to enhance their capacity in protecting lives and the property they guard. The training took place at the station and participating watchmen were drawn from various security companies, NGOs, government offices and individual shops. Mangochi Police Station Officer-In-Charge, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police, George Chikhungu, shared with the watchmen some security tips urging them to always remain vigilant when on duty. Chikhungu said the meeting with the watchmen…

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Multibillion Textile Project to Turn Malawi into Major Exporter – APM

President Arthur Peter Mutharika says the ground of breaking ceremony for the Multi billion kwacha China-Africa Textile Company in Salima is a significant step towards turning Malawi into a major textile exporter in Africa. The President made the remarks on Monday at Salima Local Education Authority School, shortly after the ground breaking ceremony. “Our government is focused on turning the country from a predominately importing to an exporting country as in our campaign promises, and the China-Africa Textile Company…

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Wives Employing Husbands in Karonga

In Karonga District, there are two women who are standing out as exceptional. They are Nellie Nyirenda Mwakamendo and Esselina Nyasinga from Walamba Village in Traditional Authority Kyungu. Nyirenda and Nyasinga are in a deep rooted paternal society but have defied the common belief that women cannot be bread winners in a family. They are the mainstay of their respective households. They are proud and dominant of the fishing industry in their area, owning a motor-engine boat and fishing…

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DAPP Trains 56 Women in Fashion Design

Mzimba Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Teachers Training College (TTC) has trained 56 young women in tailoring and fashion design to empower them economically. Speaking Saturday during a graduation ceremony, the TTC’s Operations Manager Dominic Nali said the college has trained young women only because of high rates of school dropout among girls in the district. He said most girls who drop out of school become vulnerable to poverty as they lack the capacity to stand on…

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UNICEF Strengthens Distribution of Safe Water

UNICEF Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 16 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child. At Mitengo community, almost all members rely on wells and Lilongwe River as a source of water. UNICEF Malawi country representative, Johannes Wedening told journalists on a media trip to appreciate the water distribution process and the water…

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My Son Will Be Malawi’s President, Says Madonna

Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, “the future president of Malawi” in a tweet praising the 12-year-old boy. The US singer has six children, four of whom she adopted from Malawi. Madonna has reportedly had a fractious relationship with authorities from the south-east African nation. In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of “bullying state officials”, exaggerating her contribution to the country and demanding VIP treatment. Madonna’s manager accused Malawi’s government of having a “grudge” against the singer’s…

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Malawi, Zambia Embarks on Fight Against Human Trafficking

Mchinji Immigration border post together with the Zambian counterparts have embarked on joint sensitization meetings to disseminate messages on the evils of human trafficking and smuggling. Mchinji is one of the districts in Malawi that has for so long experienced human trafficking and smuggling which is retrogressive to development. According to records, Mchinji Immigration border post has registered several cases where Malawians are trafficked to neighbouring Zambia, mostly to work in farms. Mchinji Immigration Office Public Relations Officer, Madalitso…

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Phalombe District Geared to Plant 1.2 Million Tree Seedlings

Phalombe District Council in collaboration with a local Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) DUnited Purpose (UP) on Wednesday launched the 2017/18 district tree planting season with hope of planting a record 1.2 million tree seedlings by the end of season in April. The event which took place at Mianga Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Jenala added up the total of already planted trees to 750, 000. Forest Zone Manager for the South, Cecelia Chauluka said communities have…

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Mlambe Centre: Taking Govt Services Closer to People

When William Tayub, once Malawi Deputy Ambassador to Mozambique, visited the place he used to know for the past 40 years as Mangochi Post Office in September 2017, he was greeted by a new brand: Mlambe Centre. Like everyone, either born or raised up in the lakeshore district, Tayub has always followed turn of events in the country, and particularly in Mangochi district, and his September visit was to prove one thing. Tayub’s excitement is a general feeling among…

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Floods Frustrate Irrigation Farming Technologies

Senior Irrigation Engineer for Nsanje, Edward Mkandawire has said efforts to promote irrigation farming in the district are being frustrated by floods which wash away the irrigation schemes almost every year. Mkandawire told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Thursday in an interview that the department of irrigation in the district is currently promoting gravity fed and solar powered irrigation technologies for communities to achieve sustainable food security and income, but the efforts are watered down by floods. He has since…

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