MEC Urges North to Patronize Voter Verification Exercise

Chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Dr. Jane Ansah has urged the electorate in the northern region to ensure that they verify their names during the ongoing voter verification exercise. Speaking Monday in an interview after conducting supervision visits to some voter verification centers in Chitipa, Ansah said the commission is pleased to note that some registered voters were verifying their names through Short Message Service (SMS). She said the use of mobile phone messaging, has contributed to…

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Two Men Arrested for Possessing Chamba

Police in Dedza have arrested two men for allegedly possessing cannabis sativa which they wanted to illegally smuggle to Mozambique. According to Dedza Police Deputy Spokesperson, Constable Cassim Manda, the two have been identified as Fungai Barai, 32 years of Mozambican nationality and Mafosha Banda, 35 of Matunduluzi village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kawamba in Kasungu district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency, Manda said the two suspects were arrested at Sukwasukwa in the district by police…

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Germany to invest in Bio-Energy

The Government of Germany is considering starting a new cooperation with Malawi Government in the field of Bioenergy in order to boost the country’s energy sector. German Federal Minister of Economic Corporation and Development, Dr Gerd Muller said this at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Monday in an audience with President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika. The remarks come amidst Mutharika’s acknowledgement of the country’s challenges in the energy sector. Muller said there is need for Germany and Malawi governments…

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Tsunami Hits UTM in Karonga

Barely four days after the controversial one day UTM countrywide primary elections, about 22 executive district members for Karonga North-West constituency in the lakeshore district, have defected from UTM to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Making the announcement Sunday afternoon in Karonga, the constituency campaign director Ishmael Pembamoto said the decision to defect to DPP was arrived at after noting a lot of irregularities and undemocratic manner primary elections were conducted on January 3 in the constituency which…

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Chiwanja Cha Yao Launched, Mutharika Calls For Unity Of Purpose

President Prof. Peter Mutharika has called for unity of purpose in the country among all cultural groupings, saying only united state progresses. He was speaking on Sunday during the launch of Chiwanja Cha a Yao at M’manga Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Nsamala in Balaka. Mutharika said people should appreciate the importance of peaceful co-existence among people of different cultural backgrounds. He said his government is keen to promote all cultures adding that there…

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DPP Assures Likoma of More Development Projects

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has vowed to champion continued development projects to the people of Likoma and Chizumulu Islands if the Islanders will vote for the party into power in the upcoming 21 May tripartite elections this year. The regional governor for DPP in the north Kenneth Sanga made the remarks at Likoma Community Hall on Friday in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkumpha 3 where the party held a rally to recommend its aspirants who…

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Govt to Rehabilitate M1 Road

Government, with support from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will start rehabilitation of M1 Road from Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe to Chiweta in Karonga, soon. Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango announced this in Karonga during supervision of construction of Karonga- Songwe Border road, on Saturday. Mhango said EIB has approved 120 million Euros (over MK105 billion) of which 40 million Euros (about K35 billion) will be in form of a grant. He said 80 million…

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Mutharika’s Footprints: DPP Youth Wing Donates House to 68 Year-Old Woman

Patriotism, Integrity and Hard work have motivated the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Blue Youth Songwe Wing to construct a two bedroomed house for a 68 year old Rosemary Ngomba in Mwandenga village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mwakaboko in Karonga district. It was a dream come true when the house was being handed over on Saturday by the determined youths who defied all the odds and put their resources together and build the house for Ngomba who…

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Dausi Consoles Flood Victims

Minister of Homeland Security Nicolas Dausi Thursday presided over the distribution of relief items to 3,790 flood victims in Mulanje District. The victims suffered stormy rains that damaged their houses and household property last Sunday. Dausi accompanied by the Mulanje District Commissioner Charles Makanga inspected some of the affected structures in the area of Sub Traditional Authority Ndanga before promising support to the victims. He said government was aware of the problems the people were facing and that it…

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DPP’s GS Wa Jeffrey Resisting Calls to Resign

The Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vocal General Secretary, Greselder Jeffrey is reportedly refusing to step down from her position amid growing calls for his resignation by some members of the party. The group under the banner Patriotic DPP Members is accusing Wa Jeffrey of messing up Southern Region DPP’s primary elections which has been marred with irregularities. Reacting to the demands, Jeffrey said the people who are calling for her resignation are disgruntled losers of the primaries. “I…

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