MANEPO Applauds Govt Elderly Pension Scheme

Malawi Network of Older Persons’ Organisation (MANEPO) has hailed government for its bold decision to introduce an inclusive old age pension. The old age pension has been introduced in order to address high levels of poverty and vulnerability among older men and women in the country. A recent feasibility study of a universal old age pension in Malawi carried out by Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social welfare in collaboration with MANEPO and HelpAgeInternational in 2016, shows an…

Read More

Blantyre DC Bans Use of Govt Vehicles After Working Hours

District Commissioner (DC) for Blantyre, Bennett Nkasala on Thursday issued a ban on use of government vehicles by officers and drivers after working hours and during weekends. The DC has since warned to deal with anyone who will not comply with the directive. In an internal memo addressed to all directors and heads of department at Blantyre District Council, Nkasala expressed concern over how some officers and drivers were abusing government vehicles for personal gains. “I have personally noted…

Read More

BT Council to Construct Shopping Mall at Chileka Airport

Blantyre District Council says it will from April this year start constructing a shopping mall at Chileka Airport as one way of boosting its revenue collection. District Commissioner for Blantyre, Bennet Nkasala said although councils were not allowed to directly run any commercial activities, the Blantyre Council would from next week start the process of identifying private entrepreneurs to run the mall under Public –Private – Partnership (PPP) arrangement. “The shopping mall is a good business for the council…

Read More

Shocking Photos: Blantyre Woman Dumps Six Months Baby in Pit Latrine

Bangwe Police have arrested a 26 year old woman on allegations that she dumped in a pit latrine her own six months old baby boy, who later died in the hospital. Limbe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Widson Nhlane said in an interview on Monday that the suspect, Veronica James, who resides in Mpingwe dumped the baby, Bester Kasiya on Sunday when her husband was away. “The suspect’s husband, Kenneth Kasiya, who is aged 40, left for work on…

Read More