Mutharika to Transform Mchinji Into Municipality

By Sarah Munthali, MANA President Arthur Peter Mutharika has said government will transform Mchinji into a municipality with complete new infrastructure once re-elected on May 21. Speaking at Mchinji boma on Sunday, when he conducted a whistle stop tour Mutharika said the district will have infrastructure such as a modern market, stadium, and hotels befitting a border town. “Mchinji will have modern infrastructure and it will be developed just like the neighbouring Chipata in Zambia,” he said. The President…

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Chiefs Warned Against Partisan Politics

By Taonga Nyirend, MANA Acting Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe of Rumphi has warned chiefs under his jurisdiction not to be involved in active politics by campaigning for specific political parties. Chief Chikulamayembe was speaking during electoral stakeholders meeting held at his headquarters at Bolero, which drew aspirants from various political parties, traditional leaders and police. He argued that campaigning for political candidate was a violation of chief’s code of conduct during elections. Ironically, the warning comes barely two weeks after…

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Govt to Construct Sports Academies

By Tione Andsen, MANA Government has promised to construct a football academy and netball academy to act as base for exporting players to Europe and the rest of the world. President Prof. Peter Mutharika made the promise Friday at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe during the Youth Innovation Awards. The President disclosed that a big investor has already expressed interest to do this for the country. “We are discussing with a big organization to build a Youth…

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Bullets, Wanderers Stadia Construction Starts End April

By Mphatso John Sam, MANA  Government through the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development has taken a step ahead in kick-starting the construction of Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers stadiums. President Professor Peter Mutharika pledged to construct stadia for the two age-old archrivals in January this year during a whistle stop tour of Blantyre City. Blantyre City Council, Malawi National Council of Sports and the line Ministry of Sports which was tasked for the…

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Chief Namkumba Praises Mutharika for Transforming Mangochi

Senior Chief Namkumba of Mangochi district on Thursday commended President Peter Mutharika’s administration for transforming the district. Namkumba was speaking during the campaign launch for Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspirant Member of Parliament for Mangochi Monkey-bay Constituency Ralph Pachalo Jooma at Mbwazulu Primary School Ground. He said People from Mangochi district are grateful with a number of ‘tangible’ development activities such as the construction of Mangochi road and Mlambe one stop centre. “Let me commend President Peter Mutharika…

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Islamic Commission for Justice, Freedom Endorse Mutharika

A prominent Islamic Organization, the Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom has tipped Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to win the May 21 elections. In a statement signed by its Chairperson Shaibu Abdul Rahman Ajassi, the commission states that Professor Mutharika will win due to the sound Manifesto which his party, the Democratic Progressive (DPP) has recently launched ahead of the May 21 elections. The statement says the Commission believes that President Mutharika and the DPP have clearly shown that…

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TB Joshua Denies Making Chilima Victory Prophecy

By Austin Kakande, MBC Online The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Head, Prophet TB Joshua has denied claims that he issued any prophesy regarding Malawi’s next month elections. A published statement from Emmanuel TV Partner in Malawi, was directly reacting to circulations on Social media generated by UTM media team members which indicated that the Nigerian born seer had tilted the results of the polls in favour of Saulos Chilima. The statement said if there is any prophetic…

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Cyclist Dies in Road Accident

By Vitumbiko Simbeye A 78-year-old man in Chikwawa on Monday afternoon died after being hit by a speeding vehicle, Police in the district have confirmed. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday, Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO), Constable Foster Benjamin identified the deceased as Sparrow Namizinga, who met his fate at Maseya Trading Centre along Nchalo-Chikwawa Road. “While crossing to the right on his bicycle, Namizinga was hit by a cruising Nissan March driven…

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ILO to Eradicate Child Labour in Africa

By Lily Kampani, MANA International Labour Organisation (ILO) has rolled out a four-year project aimed at accelerating action in the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa. The project, which is funded by the Government of Netherlands, seeks to promote improved national legislation and policies to address the basic needs and rights of children tha are engaged in or at risk of child labour in tea and coffee supply chains. Speaking at the strategic planning workshop of…

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