Mutharika Challenges MEC to Be Prudent in Financial Management

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has challenged the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to be prudent with the way it manages its finances in preparation for the 2019 tripartite elections. Mutharika was speaking on Tuesday at Sanjika Place in Blantyre during the demonstration of the electronic biometric voter registration system using the national identity cards by the commission. “This is the first time in history to fund our elections without any support from our development partners and I am…

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Malawian Man Arrested for Killing His Dogs

Malawi Police at Blantyre Police Station on Tuesday arrested a 40-year-old private auditor John Gawanani Banda for  killing his three dogs. According to Blantyre Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi on the material day the  suspect  was preparing to take his five dogs to veterinary at Blantyre Society for Protection and Care of Animals (BSPCA). Nkhwazi said: “Due to the fact that the dogs were becoming difficult to get them into the car, he started kicking them with…

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10 Years Jail Term For Defiling Sister -In- Law

Chikwawa First Grade Magistrate Court sentenced a 23-year-old man to 10 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for sexually attacking his 13-year-old sister-in law. Libikesi Gemu was found guilty on Monday in a case in which he blamed the devil for influencing his decision. He defiled the girl on May 18, 2018 in a vegetable garden at Mphepo Village under Senior Chief Chapananga in the district. The Court, through Police Prosecutor Sergeant George Hussein, heard that the convict went…

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Enhancing Communities’ Resilience to Floods

Floods have become a common occurrence in most parts of Malawi and the resulting damage has had far reaching consequences on individual lives and their communities. For people of Group Village Headman (GVH) Dzindevu and the surrounding areas in Dedza have been part of the statistics exposed to this wrath of nature. The perennial overflowing of Livulezi River, which pass through several villages in Senior Chief Kachindamoto including Dzindevu, has often been a cause of trouble to its catchment…

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High School Dropout Rates Haunt Salima

The problem of high school dropout rates in Salima manifested its magnitude recently during the 2017/2018 Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLC) examinations as a class which initially had 48 pupils ended up with only 12 sitting for them after the others dropped out. Malawi News Agency (MANA) witnessed this incident at Chinsolo Primary school in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kambalame in the district. Head Teacher for the school, Christopher Phiri confirmed that the class had 48 learners…

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Lack of Entertainment Centres Irks Lucius Banda

One of the legendary musicians in the country who is also a Member of Parliament for Balaka North Constituency, Lucius Banda has bemoaned lack of adequate entertainment centres in the country. The seasoned musician told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) Monday in Lilongwe that there is a need to construct more entertainment recreation centres. Banda explained that there are few stadiums and other entertainment recreation centres in the country which is not health to the youth development. “Human beings…

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Govt Yet to Relocate People From The New Airport Site in Mzuzu

As plans are in progress to construct Mzuzu International Airport at Lusangazi in the city, government is yet to offer land for relocation of people who are currently occupying the designated area for the new airport. Speaking Monday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, James Chakwera said the ministry is working on issues to do with compensation of the communities who reside within and around…

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Nyerere Seal Airtel Top 8 Second Semi Spot

Be Forward Wanderers Sunday secured Airtel Top 8 semi-final spot following 1-0 win over Kamuzu Barracks in in the quarter final match played at Balaka Stadium and have joined their perennial rivals Nyasa Big Bullets in the semi ring. Wanderers won 2-0 on aggregate following their 1-0 a way win in Lilongwe last Sunday through Joseph Kamwendo’s spot kick in the 39th minute. Both sets of fans at the Balaka Stadium were treated to not to an entertaining 45…

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Communities Advised Make Formal Requests for Electricity

Chief Director in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Chimwemwe Banda has advised communities to make formal requests if they want to be considered for electricity installation. “Unless people in a particular area make formal request on their electricity requirements through their Member of Parliament government may not be able to provide them with the utility,” she pointed out. Banda gave the advice Saturday in Chitipa during the launch of Northern Region Marep Phase 8 at Lwakwa…

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Journos Urged to Support Women in Politics

As the country is expecting to go to polls in May, 2019, UN Women, through “He-for-She”–a movement for gender equality, is lobbying journalists to promote women participation in politics. Speaking in Mulanje District on Monday when the NGO held a meeting with various stakeholders in elections, UN Women He-for-She Specialist, Habiba Osman said journalists have a crucial role to play in ensuring that women not only participate in all levels of the electoral process, but that they are also…

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