MCP Ward Councillor Shun Public Health Meetings

The main opposition political party, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Ward Councillor for Nkhwangwa , Isaac Mwepa has been criticised by Health stake holders for not attending Community Score Card (CSCC) meetings , a project which is aimed at contributing to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Chitipa District. Speaking during the CSCC District review meeting held on 20th of August, 2018 at the District Chamber hall, Kapenda Heath Centre in charge which is within Nkhwangwa Ward Jurisdiction,…

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NICE Delighted with 81 Percent Voter Registration Turnout

The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust has registered satisfaction with the number of people who have registered in the first three phases of the voter registration exercise. NICE Executive Director Ollen Mwalubunju revealed this on Friday during a meeting with members of the media in Blantyre. Mwalubunju said the current voter registration turnout proves that the trust’s choice of mobilization strategies is viable. “We are mobilizing people to go and get registered. We are doing this through…

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Education Manager Bemoans Inadequate Teachers

District Education Manager (DEM) for Mzimba North says only four teachers have been deployed to the area out of the 10, 000 recruited this year and has bemoaned that the situation may compromise education standards. Muhabi Chivunga was speaking Wednesday during Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) meeting at Ekwendeni Trading Centre in the district. He said Mzimba North has a total of 278 primary schools and most of which have inadequate teachers. “Most of the primary schools in the…

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Lest We Forget : Joyce Banda Admits Defeat as Peter Mutharika Wins

Peter Mutharika, a former foreign minister, was sworn in as Malawi’s new president on Saturday after defeating Joyce Banda in a bitter and chaotic election. Mr Mutharika, the brother of a former president, took 36.4 per cent of the vote against Mrs Banda’s 20.2 per cent, said the electoral commission. Mrs Banda assumed the presidency only two years ago when her predecessor died in office. She has now become only the third incumbent leader in the history of southern…

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MEC Registers Over 2.5 Million Eligible Voters

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has so far registered a total of 2,686,903 voters in the completed three phases of the voter registration exercise. MEC’s Chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah told members of the press on Friday in Blantyre that the total registrants represent 81 percent of the projected 3,304,492 voters for 2018. “Out of the total registered, 1,424,025 are women representing 53 percent and 1,262,371 are men representing 47 percent,” explained Ansah. However, the MEC chairperson hinted that Kasungu…

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Mutharika Pledges to construct Salima-Dwangwa Road

President Arthur Peter Mutharika says his government has secured funds for construction of M5 road from Kaphatenga in Salima to Dwangwa in Nkhotakota. The president said this on Thursday when he made a whistle stop at Nkhotakota Boma on his way from Mzuzu to Lilongwe via the Lakeshore road. While acknowledging that some sections of the 170kilometre road are in bad shape, President Mutharika reiterated that his government is committed to making sure that various developmental projects take shape…

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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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Govt to Construct Chikangawa-Nkhata Bay Road

President Peter Mutharika has disclosed that government will continue with development projects in the northern region by constructing Chikangawa-Nkhata Bay Road. Mutharika  was speaking Thursday at Chintheche in Nkhata Bay District during a whistle stop tour on his way to Lilongwe from Mzuzu. The earmarked road starts from around Thungwa on the Lilongwe-Mzuzu M1 Road and connects to the Nkhata Bay-Salima M5 Road at Chintheche. He, therefore, asked the people to vote for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for it…

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DPP’s Operation Landslide to Start from East- Griezeldar

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has reiterated its determination to sweep all the parliamentary seats in Mangochi and the entire eastern region at the May 21, 2019 general elections, given the quality of politicians the party has taken on board. DPP Secretary General, Griezeldar Jeffrey made the declaration on Wednesday at Nabale Trading Centre in Mangochi when the party officially welcomed Mangochi Monkey-Bay Member of Parliament, Ralph Jooma into its fold. Jeffrey said with Jooma on board, his political…

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Mutharika Escape Corruption Charges

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has cleared Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika of any wrong doing in the MK145 million donation from Pioneer Investment. The K145 million payout to Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was deposited in a bank account for which President Mutharika is a sole signatory. The graft-busting body’s investigation report showed that PI Limited deposited the money into DPP’s Standard Bank account soon after receiving payment from a Malawi Police Services Food Ration deal. But ACB director…

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