Photos: First Couple Visits Limbe Market

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday evening visited Limbe Market where they bought a number of items. Business came to a a standstill at the market as both buyers and sellers jostled to catch a glimpse of the First Couple who among other things bought pumpkins, dry fish, eggplants and fresh groundnuts.  The act of the First Couple in buying from ordinary Malawians was one way of promoting local goods and showcasing…

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Business Tycoon Simbi Phiri Builds Multimillion-Modern Primary School in Lilongwe

 In a gesture of remembering his roots, Khato Civils owner, Simbi Phiri has constructed and furnished a primary school in his home village of Chembe, T/A Mazengera in Lilongwe Rural East. Simbi was born and grew up in Chembe before he left for Botswana as a young boy with his father. The new facility which will be a junior primary school (Classes 1 to 5) will serve other villages within a radius of 15 kilometres. Chembe village is located…

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Bizarre: Angry Mob Attacks Catechist Over Dead Priest in Dedza

Drama ensued at the house of former Catholic Catechist at Mtakataka parish in Dedza when irate mob descended on his house following reports that he was keeping the late Fr. Juliano Absalom who died on January 19 in a road accident. The mob was demanding the immediate release of the priest who was said to be alive but kept by the catechist Phillias Kanyemba in his house among other dead people, Dedza Police said. Speaking in an interview with…

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Chitipa Anticipates Bumper Maize Yield

Chitipa District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), Malumbo Nyirongo says the fall armyworms have not attacked maize fields severely as the damage is pegged at nine percent and the district anticipates bumper yield. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency Tuesday, Nyirongo said as at February 4 this year, out of all six Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in the district, the estimated area that has been attacked by the fall armyworm is 5,133.0 hectares, representing nine percent of…

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Mutharika Calls for Support on Development Projects

President Professor Peter Mutharika has called on people to put aside their political affiliations and support any meaning development that government is implementing in improving living standards in the country. Mutharika made the call Wednesday at Misesa Primary School ground in Blantyre when he addressed a developmental rally after laying a foundation stone for the first – ever Blantyre by – pass road. The President said government intends to implement a number of development project towards improving the country’s…

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DPP Continues to Score Winning Marks, Mutharika Launches Construction of Blantyre Bypass Road

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday launched the construction of MK4.6 billion by-pass road that will go through several locations Blantyre. The 186-kilometre road is expected to facilitate easy and fast mobility of goods and services as one of the key factors at the centre of promoting the country’s economic growth. “It is my expectation that the by – pass road will minimise traffic congestion in the roads of Blantyre City. It will also enhance movement of goods…

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Veep Chilima Blasts Engineers for Substandard Dyke Construction Works

The country’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima on Tuesday blasted Shire River Basin Management Programme BRL Engineers for constructing a substandard K290 million dyke which would not protect the people as intended. Chilima, who visited the 823 metre dyke constructed along the Nkhande River in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in the district (Nsanje), expressed dissatisfaction with the way the dyke had been constructed, saying it would not protect the communities. The aim of government putting up the dyke…

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Malawi Profit from China Relations, Says Ambassador Shi Ting Wang

Malawi has benefited a lot from the bilateral relationship she established with the Peoples Republic of China over a decade ago; Chinese ambassador to Malawi Shi Ting Wang says. Shi Ting said the relations between the two countries have yielded positive results for Malawi in different sectors ranging from education, finance and human resource capacity building. He was speaking during a presentation ceremony of a K7.2 million worth donation of music instruments from some Chinese students to their counterparts…

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Tight Security in Blantyre; 24 Hardcore Criminals Cornered

At least 24 people have been arrested by the Blantyre Police following a sweeping exercise conducted at Wenela Bus Depot and Blantyre City as a whole. Blantyre Police Station Public Relations Officer, Augustus Nkhwazi said the sweeping exercise which took place on Friday was aimed at bringing sanity at Wenela Bus Depot especially for people travelling to and from various destinations. Nkhwazi said the exercise was also meant to inspire confidence among city residents of safety and security of…

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Flames Coach RVG Donates Uniforms to Factured FC

Flames Coach, Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) on Saturday donated a set of uniforms to Factured Football Club which is one of the Central Region Women Football Association (CRWFA) teams. The donation was made on Saturday at Don Bosco Youth Centre in Area 23, Lilongwe. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency after the donation RVG said it is also his duty as national team coach to do a little on the development of local football. “In Europe…

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