Over 30, 000 Benefit from Malata Subsidy

Over 30, 000 people have benefitted from the on-going Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programme (DAHSP), popularly known as Cement and Malata Subsidy, since government launched it in 2015. Government distributes 30 iron sheets, ridges, 30 bags of cement, poles and timber, four door shutters, windows, wooden materials, nails, and other materials to each targeted beneficiary. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Charles Vintula said the programme…

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Access to Information: Govt to Introduce Newspaper in March

In a bid to create a well informed and effective nation, government through the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology is set to introduce a government newspaper. Speaking during a familiarization tour to Regional Information Offices in the South, Minister of Information, Henry Mussa said it is high time government had a competitive newspaper so that Malawians should have access to reliable information on various public policies and programmes. “It is sad that in present day, people in the…

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Muluzi Happy With Cancer Centre Progress

Minister of Health, Housing and Population Atupele Muluzi on Thursday visited the newly built cancer centre at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) to appreciate the progress. Speaking to Malawi News Agency after touring the facility, the minister said he was happy with progress of the construction of the cancer centre. “I must say as a ministry of health, we are happy with how the work is being done here at the cancer centre and by the end of this year,…

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Tsunami Hits UTM in Karonga

Barely four days after the controversial one day UTM countrywide primary elections, about 22 executive district members for Karonga North-West constituency in the lakeshore district, have defected from UTM to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Making the announcement Sunday afternoon in Karonga, the constituency campaign director Ishmael Pembamoto said the decision to defect to DPP was arrived at after noting a lot of irregularities and undemocratic manner primary elections were conducted on January 3 in the constituency which…

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DPP Assures Likoma of More Development Projects

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has vowed to champion continued development projects to the people of Likoma and Chizumulu Islands if the Islanders will vote for the party into power in the upcoming 21 May tripartite elections this year. The regional governor for DPP in the north Kenneth Sanga made the remarks at Likoma Community Hall on Friday in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkumpha 3 where the party held a rally to recommend its aspirants who…

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Govt to Rehabilitate M1 Road

Government, with support from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will start rehabilitation of M1 Road from Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe to Chiweta in Karonga, soon. Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango announced this in Karonga during supervision of construction of Karonga- Songwe Border road, on Saturday. Mhango said EIB has approved 120 million Euros (over MK105 billion) of which 40 million Euros (about K35 billion) will be in form of a grant. He said 80 million…

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Mutharika’s Footprints: DPP Youth Wing Donates House to 68 Year-Old Woman

Patriotism, Integrity and Hard work have motivated the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Blue Youth Songwe Wing to construct a two bedroomed house for a 68 year old Rosemary Ngomba in Mwandenga village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mwakaboko in Karonga district. It was a dream come true when the house was being handed over on Saturday by the determined youths who defied all the odds and put their resources together and build the house for Ngomba who…

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DPP’s GS Wa Jeffrey Resisting Calls to Resign

The Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vocal General Secretary, Greselder Jeffrey is reportedly refusing to step down from her position amid growing calls for his resignation by some members of the party. The group under the banner Patriotic DPP Members is accusing Wa Jeffrey of messing up Southern Region DPP’s primary elections which has been marred with irregularities. Reacting to the demands, Jeffrey said the people who are calling for her resignation are disgruntled losers of the primaries. “I…

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Christmas Gift: Deputy Speaker Ncheka Chilenje Unopposed in DPP Primaries

Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsanje North Constituency and First Deputy Speaker in Malawi Parliament Esther Ncheka Chilenje emerged victorious when she went unopposed during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primaries on Monday. Many people rallied behind her chanting “Ncheka yemweyo!” declaring their special Christmas gift to her in the polls that were presided over by the DPP’s Director of Logistics Symon Vuwa Kaunda and other party officials. Making her acceptance speech, Chilenje expressed gratitude to the people…

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Mutharika to Facelift Country’s Cities

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika says government is determined to turnaround the outlook of the country’s cities through construction of sophisticated roads that include dual carriage highways. President Mutharika said this Friday when he toured construction works on the Area 49 — Area 18—Parliament roundabout dual carriage way. He said the country is set on the path to transformation under his administration, reiterating that his focus is to develop it to higher standards. “Like we said in our Democratic…

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