Customary Land Act Essential for Economic Development, Says Govt

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Charles Msosa, said the development of the Customary Land Act is essential for the economic development of the country. He said this Friday at Golden peacock in Longwe during the stakeholders meeting on Draft Subsidiary Legislation to the Customary Land Act. Msosa observed that once the country has the act in place it would be able to attract funding for various development projects in the country. He cited…

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Malawi to Hold USA Diaspora Conference in September

Malawi Embassy in Washington D.C. in the United States of America (USA) is scheduled to hold 2018 Malawi Diaspora Conference in USA in September 2018. The Embassy has organized the conference as a platform for building and promoting working relationships between the government and Malawian living in diaspora particularly in the USA. It aims to facilitate diaspora participation and engagement in the development and growth of the country as outlined in the draft National Diaspora Engagement Policy. A statement…

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Horror: Newborn baby’s alleged prophecy Stirs Mangochi

A strange rumour swept across Mangochi early Tuesday alleging that a newborn baby in Makanjira village closer to the border with Mozambique had prophesized death of all children who could be spared only if all of them were given some porridge. From as early as 1:00 am, in most parts of Mangochi residents started alerting each other on the rumour and the accompanying instructions and by 2 a.m. phone calls and text messages on the same had spread causing…

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Stressed by Open Defecation; “Anthu Aku Nkhata Bay Tatopa Ndikunyera Kutchire”

Girls, women and children are enduring a life of open defecation in Nkhata Bay District due to lack of toilets. A 14-year-old girl, whom we shall call Mercy because she refused to be named, says girls in her area are leading a stressful life because almost all households in her area of Group Village Head (GVH) Kakhongwe in Traditional Authority (TA) Mankhambira do not have toilets. “People defecate openly here,” she says. “When I’m pressed, I just go to…

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Govt to Construct New Perimeter Fence, Maternity Wing at Ntcheu DHO

The construction of the long awaited perimeter fence at Ntcheu District Hospital is expected to commence by early February this year (2018), Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has revealed. The minister revealed the development during his official visit to Ntcheu District Hospital over the weekend. The visit follows the gutting down by fire of part of the facility’s pharmacy due to a suspected electrical fault. Speaking after visiting the site, Muluzi observed that the hospital’s environment is insecure because…

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Over 4,000 Cars Imported Every Month- Mutharika

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika says over 4,047 vehicles were imported into the country every month in the year 2017. Professor Mutharika made the remarks on Monday in his New Year address to the Malawi nation. He said most of the Malawians have gained confidence to spend their excess cash. “Malawians are buying and importing 4,047 vehicles per month. This means we are regaining our confidence to spend. Most people have the confidence to spend their excess cash….

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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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Chief Secretary Muhara Never Intended to Refurbish Own Office for MK64 Million

Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Muhara, never at any time contemplated on refurbishing his own office to the tune of K64 million rather the quote was for the whole Office of President and Cabinet office complex.  Media reports misrepresented the contract between government and EQWIP Interior Works saying the K64 million was only for furniture in Muhara’s office. However, a statement from Ministry of Information and Communications Technology signed by Government Spokesperson Nicholas Dausi, indicates that the workload included…

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Poverty Threat to Democracy, Says First Deputy Speaker Mcheka Chilenje

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Esther Mcheka Chilenje has called on Members of Parliament in the country to find ways of ending poverty in Malawi, saying the scourge is a threat to democracy. Mcheka Chilenje highlighted that when people are poor, they are incapacitated as they fail to fulfill their ambitions. She made the remarks on Sunday in Mchinji when she presided over the International Day of Democracy. “As leaders we really need to encourage our people to work…

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EX-Miss Malawi 2nd Princess Mabel to Launch Lipstick Line

Former Miss Malawi 2nd Princess, Mabel Banda, will launch her first line of liquid lipstick on 22nd December, 2017. In an interview with Malawi News Agency, Banda said she decided to venture into the beauty industry because of people like Beyonce, Rihanna and Iman who she said are strong black women that have broken boundaries and keep making a difference. Branded as Doll Mabel, Banda said ladies will try out the lipstick shades for free during the launch in…

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