EGENCO Certain of Continued Power Sufficiency

By Ida Kazembe The Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) has assured Malawians of continued sufficient power production even after the current rainy season comes to an end. The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), William Liyambuya, revealed this to Malawi News Agency attributing the positive outlook to a number of interventions being undertaken in the various power production plants as well as the use of alternative power generation mechanism. “We have now completed the rehabilitation of Nkula A Power Plant. Currently,…

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Malawi Advances in Eliminating Trachoma

By Tione Andsen-MANA Ministry of Health and Population has said Malawi has advanced in making progress and achievements towards elimination of Trachoma for the past five years. Secretary for Health and Population, Dr Dan Namarika made the remarks Thursday during Trachoma Elimination in Malawi Progress Update held at Sunbird Capital hotel in Lilongwe. He said the progress and achievements made so far as a result of close partnership that existed among several key stakeholders who contributed positively to ensure…

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New Ambassadors Outline areas of Priority

By Sylvester Kumwenda, MANA Six new Ambassadors to Malawi on Thursday outlined their respective areas of interest as they are set begin work in the country after presenting their letters of credence to president Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. The Ambassadors are Hassam Shawky from Egypt, Michael Gerrard Burrell from New Zealand, Oumarou Maiga of Burkina Faso, Radek Rubes from Czech Republic, Niculin Jager of Switzerland and George Marcantonatos form Greece. New Zealand Ambassador who said his country…

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FAM Officials to Attend Fitness Course in South Africa

By Mphatso Sam, MANA Two Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical officials will on Friday travel to South Africa for a two-day Confederation of African Football (CAF) equipment physical fitness workshop. FAM Youth Football Development Officer, James Sangala and National Referees Fitness Instructor, Moffat Champiti will attend the course aimed at equipping the technical officials with skills on how to use the electronic physical fitness performance devices used for monitoring performance of athletes. According to FAM’s Director of Competitions…

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Blantyre Set for Peaceful Election

By Solister Mogha, MANA Blantyre Multipart Liaison Committee Tuesday agreed to conduct a credible and violence free election come May 21, 2019. The agreement was reached at during a meeting that was organized to orient members on the electoral code of conduct for political parties, chief’s code of conduct and conflict management resolution. The committee has since planned to conduct sensitization meetings to urge voters not to engage in political violence. Speaking on behalf of the committee, District Commissioner…

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Road to May: Chilima ‘Errand Boy’ Arrested For Buying Voters Certificates

By Ayamba Kandodo, MEC Stringer Police in Mangochi District on Thursday pounced on one of the UTM presidential campaign member Al-Haj Ben Kambulire on allegations that he is buying voters’ certificates. Mangochi Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Roderick Maida confirmed the development but refused to explain more, referring the matter to National police spokesperson James Kadadzera who he said will be in apposition to answer after investigations. But in an interview Kambulire who is also a well-known businessperson in the…

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Female Candidates Warned Against Electoral Violence

By Tionge Kasolota, MANA District Elections Officer for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in Mangochi, Rodrick Kazembe has urged women aspiring for parliamentary and local government positions to avoid violence during electoral campaign period. He made the call on Wednesday during an interface meeting organized by the 50:50 Campaign Management Agency between the women aspirants and electoral stakeholders held in the district in preparation for a solidarity march against violence. Kazembe said once the campaign period is officially opened, for…

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Kasungu Woman Buries Her Daughter’s baby Alive

By Amos Banda, MAN Malawi Police Service has arrested a 55-year-old woman in Kasungu on Wednesday for killing her daughter’s 38- week-old baby. Public Relations Officer for Kasungu, Harry Namwaza, said the suspect identified as Eunice Chisi, committed the offence with an intention that her daughter’s boyfriend who was about to marry her should not know about the baby as she was impregnated by a different boy. Namwaza said the suspect made several attempts to have her daughter abort…

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Govt Commends Norway for Educational Support

By Sellah Singini, MANA Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Justin Saidi has commended Norway for its support towards the education sector in the country. He was speaking at Nthulu Primary School in Dedza on Tuesday when The Royal Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi, Steinar Egil Hagen visited the school to appreciate success stories under Joint Programme on Girls Education (JPGE). Saidi said JPGE, which Norway supports, has increased enrolment in its impact schools and reduced dropout rate. “We were…

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Man Convicted For Attempting to Murder Albino

By Bishop Witmos and John Chihana, MANA The High Court sitting in Chitipa has convicted a man arrested in 2016 for attempted murder of a woman with albinism. Presiding Judge Thomson Ligowe said evidence by state prosecution proved beyond doubt that the defendant, Joseph Ndimbwa, was involved in the attack of the now 53 year old woman, Lucia Kainga in Chitipa. The court heard that on July 16, 2016, Kainga and her husband, Yohane Mfungwe, heard screams outside their…

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