Ground Breaking Ceremonies Not Mere Political Stunts

The various ground breaking ceremonies that President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has presided over in the past months are not mere political stunts, but real projects which are off the ground. Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango, said this when he held a press briefing in Lilongwe on Wednesday to give an update on the status of various initiatives that government is undertaking through the ministry. The Minister said contrary to what people are saying and what…

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Nsanje District Reduces GBV Cases

Vigorous community sensitization by Nsanje Police on the effects of Gender Based Violence (GBV) are said to have contributed to the significant reduction of such cases in the district. Information in possession of Malawi News Agency shows that last year between January and February, Nsanje Police Station received 92 GBV cases while this year; the same period only 52 cases have been registered. Nsanje Police Public Relations Officer, Agnes Zalakoma confirmed the decrease in GBV cases as compared to…

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Mzuni FC in Rebuilding Drive

Following the departure of their prolific player, Mzuzu University Football Club (Mzuni FC) has embarked on a rebuilding exercise in preparation for the 2018 season. Speaking with Malawi News Agency (MANA), Mzuni FC Chairperson, Albert Harawa, said the departure of some players to other teams would not greatly affect them as they recruited new players to propel the team to greater heights. Harawa said the new players have been recruited from Super League teams while others are from the…

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AS Vita Coach Warns His Charges Against Complacency

As Vita Coach Jean-Florent Ikwange Ibenge has warned his charges against complacency saying Be Forward Wanderers will pose a significant threat in the return match next week Wednesday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. The Nomads were smashed 4-0 on Sunday in the first-leg in Kinshasa in a game which Wanderers performed miserably according to their Captain Joseph Kamwendo. Vita is touted as the favorites to progress through to the next round; but Ibenge says Wanderers will be hard nut to…

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Oldest Prostitute Retires After Servicing 28,000 Men

A 49-year-old city sex worker has decided to retire from the trade. Sarah Mutero pulled the curtain to a trade she thrived in for many years. After calling it quits, Mutero received a parcel of land worth Sh120,000 in Makuyu, Murang’a County. Some well-wishers have also promised to pool funds to build her a house after she ditched the trade. Stanley Ngara aka King of Condoms of LVCT- and who is spearheading a programme to retire sex workers in…

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FAM Clears Nchalo United On Match Fixing

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) hereby wishes to inform the general public that, on 3rd February 2018, a disciplinary hearing was convened against Nchalo United FC, Mr. George Azizi Nyirenda, Mr. Limbani Chisambi, Mr. Stephano Gomani, Mr. Lameck Phiri and Mr. Jimmy Nangantani Phiri on an allegation of matching fixing or trying to fix the match during the 2017 Carlsberg Cup Round of 32 match involving Chitipa United FC and Nchalo United FC played on 13th July 2017…

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Mutharika Warns Against ill – Treating Elderly Over Dry Spells

State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has warned people against ill – treating the elderly over allegations that they are responsible for blocking rains. Mutharika said it was out of sheer malice and lack of respect for the elderly people to be accused of blocking rains, saying it was only one person (God almighty) who had control over weather conditions experienced at any given time. The Malawian leader said it was uncalled for, for anyone to give names to…

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Photos: First Couple Visits Limbe Market

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday evening visited Limbe Market where they bought a number of items. Business came to a a standstill at the market as both buyers and sellers jostled to catch a glimpse of the First Couple who among other things bought pumpkins, dry fish, eggplants and fresh groundnuts.  The act of the First Couple in buying from ordinary Malawians was one way of promoting local goods and showcasing…

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DPP Continues to Score Winning Marks, Mutharika Launches Construction of Blantyre Bypass Road

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday launched the construction of MK4.6 billion by-pass road that will go through several locations Blantyre. The 186-kilometre road is expected to facilitate easy and fast mobility of goods and services as one of the key factors at the centre of promoting the country’s economic growth. “It is my expectation that the by – pass road will minimise traffic congestion in the roads of Blantyre City. It will also enhance movement of goods…

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Bwalo Likule Network to Enhance Youth Participation

A local youth non-governmental organisation comprising a group of intellectuals has unveiled a new network called ‘Bwalo Likule Network’’ which seeks to enhance the participation of the youth in national development. Briefing the media on Saturday in Blantyre, Bwalo Likule Network National Coordinator, Andrew Kaponya observed that for a long time the youth in the country have been relegated to unproductive activities. “Youth have complained that sometimes the role that they take relegate them to issues that do not…

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