Quality Education Compromised in Mwanza

Learners at Ching’ombe Primary School in Mwanza have to wait a bit longer before accessing quality education at the school as authorities are yet to finalize processing money for maintenance works of two classroom blocks whose roofs were blown off on November 10, last year. About four months now lessons have been conducted under trees, a development some quarters of the society are blaming on district council authorities for taking too long to address the situation at the institution….

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Teenager Sentenced to 2 Years for Defilement

The First Grade Magistrate’s Court in Ntchisi recently sentenced an 18 year old boy to 24 months at Kachere Reformatory Centre for defiling a twelve year old girl. The court heard that the boy, name withheld, on October 9 last year abducted the girl at Thung’unda Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chiloko in the district and defiled her several times. The boy is said to have assured the girl that he would marry her. Upon noticing that…

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Malawi Disaster Kills 16 People, 17, 585 Households Affected

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) says since October last year, disasters have affected 17, 585 households, which is approximately 96,000 people. DoDMA’s Chief Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Fyawupi Mwafongo says the disasters, which include strong winds, heavy rains, flash floods, stormy rains, lightning and hailstorms among others, have struck 20 districts, two cities and municipal council in the country, leading to the death of 16 people and causing various degree of injuries to 97 persons, with thousands…

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Animal Rights Activist Celebrates World Spay Day

Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) Tuesday joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Spay Day to promote responsible dog population in the country through spaying and neutering. The LSPCA team of veterinarians, nurses and education staff spayed and neutered over seventy dogs, vaccinated nearly hundred dogs, and offered pet care advice to pet owners. World spay day commemoration was under the theme ‘Tigwirane Manja pochepetsa chiwelengero cha agalu’ at Area 23 in…

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Heavy Rains to Cause Flash Floods

People living in flood-prone areas need to exercise cautions following a warning by the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) that there is a high possibility of flash floods. In its weather forecast for 1 March 2018, DCCMS said most parts of the country should expect heavy rains and thunderstorms. “ high possibility of flash floods in Southern Karonga, Phalombe, Southern Nkhata Bay, Chipembere area in Nsanje and North of Nkhotakota,” reads part of…

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Biometric Voter Registration to Eliminate Registration Problems

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said that the planned biometric voter registration in the 2019 tripartite elections will eradicate registration problems faced in the previous elections. MEC Chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah made the remarks in Parliament Wednesday during MEC demonstration of registration using the national Identity cards in Parliament so that members of parliaments appreciate the process. She assured the system would among others prevent the challenges of multiple registrations, registering of foreigners and facilitate proper identification of…

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Man Killed By Stray Buffalo in Chikwawa

A man who was battling for his life at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre after being attacked by one stray buffalo in Chikwawa has died. Watson Galamala aged 81, died on Monday night barely few hours later after being referred to the hospital from Chikwawa District Hospital. According to Chikwawa Police Station, Public Relations Officer, Constable Foster Benjamin, the old man was mauled on his head by the buffalo which had gone on rampage in the area around…

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First Lady Professor Mutharika Calls for Girl Child Empowerment

Malawi’s First Lady  Gertrude Mutharika has expressed concern over parents who influence child marriage at the expense of girl child education. The First lady expressed the concern at St Mary’s Secondary School in Zomba during Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) organized award ceremony of 10 girls that scored six points in the Malawi School Certificate of Examinations (MSCE). “Most girls, about 47 per cent, get married before reaching 18 years,” Madam Mutharika pointed out, while acknowledging corporate and responsibility that…

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Malawi Parliament to Promote Inclusive Decision Making

Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya said Parliament should strive to promote inclusive decision making in a democratic society and take on board concerns of the constituents to the relevant authorities for possible redress. He said this Wednesday at Parliament Building in Lilongwe during the launch of the Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project (MPEP). The Speaker explained that Parliament could achieve these through its legislative, oversight and representation roles. Msowoya said in line with 2025-2020 Parliament of Malawi strategic plan it…

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Villagers in Shock As 89 Year Old Man Commits Suicide

89 year old man identified as Stenala Matiya from Mpanje village, Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa district was on Friday, February 23, 2018   committed suicide at Mpingu Trading Centre in Lilongwe. According to Lilongwe Police Spokesperson Kingsly Dandaula, on February 21,2018 head teacher for Lowe LEA School at Mpingu reported the matter to Lilongwe police that his father the deceased hanged himself in his bedroom. He said that on the said date the reporter and other family members were…

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