DPP Cadet Charles Chawanda Walks Last Mile

First Lady Prof. Gertrude Mutharika on Tuesday attended the burial ceremony of a member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Charles Chawanda in Likuni in Lilongwe. Chawanda died during a road accident that also claimed life of Graciano Tsumba, a technician at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology who died upon arrival at Kamuzu Central hospital. Tsumba was also buried on Tuesday in Mchinji. DPP deputy regional governor for central region Mr Kambalane represented President Professor Peter Mutharika…

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MBC to Award Outstanding Mothers

Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has said the 2018 edition of Zokonda Amai Macheza will, unlike last year, award outstanding and influential women in different categories based on their own club’s achievements. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), MBC Public Relations Officer, Chembezi Mhone said unlike in the previous events where artists were invited to perform, women this year will be the central focus. “Our focus further underlines the theme of promoting women networking for development as…

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Madame Mutharika Calls for Inclusiveness in Peace Building Processes

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika has underscored the need to promote gender equality and women empowerment in peace building processes in order to ensure meaningful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Madame Mutharika made the call, which is in line with SDG number five and number 16, in Lilongwe on Thursday during commemoration of the International Day of Peace. SDG number five and 16 calls for the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and…

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China Injects Millions Into BEAM Trust

Malawi’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika said on Friday the K32 million donation Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust received from the People’s Republic of China would rescue 100 girls from child marriages. She made the announcement in Lilongwe when she, on behalf of BEAM Trust, received a cheque donation to the tune of K32,550,000 from the Peoples Republic of Chinaat Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. Mutharika  said the money would assist the girls who had dropped out of school due to…

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Embrace Multi Sectoral Approach In Nutrition, King Letsie Appeals

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho has concluded his four day visit to Malawi with a call for the country to embrace multi sectoral approach in nutrition with greater coordination in order to end hunger and malnutrition. His Majesty the King of Lesotho arrived in the country on Monday through Kamuzu International Airport. The king who is Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) special ambassador on nutrition told members of the press at the end of…

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Women Urged to Go for Cervical Cancer Screening

First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika has underscored the need for women across the country to go for cervical cancer screening for early detection and treatment of the disease. The First Lady said this on Saturday in Balaka when she engaged women from the area of Sub Traditional Authority Mbela to cancer awareness meeting. During the meeting, which attracted a number of women from the eastern region, Mutharika said reports indicate that Malawi is registering high number of deaths due…

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I Have the Desire to Search God-Professor Mutharika

The First Lady Madame Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Sunday attended a prayer service at Kapita Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) congregation in Lilongwe where she shared her reflection on spiritual life with the gathering. Speaking during the service held under the theme “A call to love”, Madame Prof. Mutharika said she plans to visit and congregate with more than one church during Sunday services of worship and other religious events to demonstrate her faith in God. “I have the…

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First Lady Calls for Unity in Ending Child Marriages

The country’sFirst Lady Gertrude Mutharika says there must be collective efforts among stakeholders to ensure that child marriages are eliminated in the country. She said this during the official launch of a five year ‘End Child Marriage’ campaign by World Vision Malawi (WVM) at Kam’mwamba in Neno District. Mutharika said the prevalence of child marriages is high in Malawi, hence the need to join hands to make sure that children stay in schools and not in early marriages. “It…

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First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Comforts Providence Girls’ Fire Victims

Malawi’s first lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Saturday visited and consoled students of Providence Girls Secondary School following a fire that raised-down one of the hostels at the Roman Catholic run education facility. The incident, which occurred on the afternoon of 21st February this year, affected about 100 students, with 39 of them losing everything to the inferno. According to Providence Girl Secondary School prefect Vanessa Disoni, some of the affected students are yet to report back for school….

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First Lady Hands Over MK90 Million Worth of Medical Equipment

Malawi’s  First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika, through the Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) on Tuesday handed over medical equipment worth K90 million to Chatinkha Maternity Wing at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, courtesy of Mota Engil. The equipment included Ultra-sound machines, sterilizers, examination beds and mattresses, oxygen concentrators, pregnancy test kits as well as an Autoclave machine among others. Mutharika said as a referral hospital that handles very critical maternity cases, the maternity wing needs such kind of…

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