Urgent Action Needed to Improve Accessibility Of Wheelchairs-Madame Mutharika

By Fostina Mkandawire First lady Professor  Gertrude Mutharika on Wednesday said wheelchairs are a necessity for people with disabilities hence urgent action was needed to improve accessibility. According to World Health Organization, globally it is estimated that more than 70 million people of the global population are in need of a wheelchair. However, it is only less than 15 per cent that have access to a wheelchair. Mutharika was speaking in Lilongwe during the opening ceremony of World Vision’s…

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Madame Mutharika Advises students to Take Studies Seriously

The country’s First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika has urged students in the country to take education as an important tool if they are to succeed in life. Speaking on Friday at New Era Private Secondary school in Ntcheu during an interface meeting with form four students from ten schools from around the boma, the First Lady said education is the only key to success. She explained that one cannot succeed in life if they never attended school, saying for every…

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Madame Mutharika Speaks Tough on Gender Based Violence

Victims and survivors of Violence against women and girls in the country have been encouraged to come out and break the silence and report Gender Based Violence (GBV). First Lady, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika made the remarks Thursday when she launched Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) Campaign at Kochilira Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) grounds in Mchinji. She said those affected by gender based violence should report cases to community leaders and other service providers for remedial action….

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Madame Mutharika Preaches Love, Unity Among Women

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika has urged women from different sectors of the society to work together and portray love to one another to excel in life and contribute positively to the country’s development. Mutharika made the call on Friday at Women’s Development Meeting held at Chisawani Primary School ground in Mpemba, Blantyre. “We want women from different political parties, religions, those working in government and the private sector to work in harmony and towards a common goal…

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Madame Mutharika Salutes Lesotho For Fighting Social Injustices

Malawi First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika has commended the progress that the kingdom of Lesotho is making in fighting against social ills such as child marriages and teen pregnancies. She said it was commendable because the kingdom has taken a holistic approach by including various sectors of society to fight against teen pregnancies, HIV and Aids and various challenges that women and girls are facing. She was speaking at a dinner hosted in her honor at the Lesotho State…

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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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