DPP’s Field Marshal Ben Phiri Donates to Flood Victims

By Tiwonge Mvula Shadow MP for Thyolo Central Constituency Ben Phiri on Saturday donated various relief items worth over K7 million to people affected by recent floods in the constituency. Of recent Malawi was hit by heavy rains and floods that led to 56 deaths, 577 injuries while three people are still missing.   A total of 184,589 people have been affected and 16,545 households displaced. Speaking during the handover ceremony at Khonjeni and Chilammwera cluster centres, Phiri said him…

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Furnish the Commission with Vital Information

By Tione Andsen Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is appealing to various stakeholders in the country to be forthcoming in furnish the Commission of Inquiry with relevant information pertaining to the attacks, abductions and killings of persons with albinism. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Samuel Tembenu made the appeal Friday during the swearing in ceremony of the two members of the Commission of Inquiry on the attacks and abductions and killings of person with albinism in Lilongwe….

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MERA Strategies on Future Fuel, Gas Shortages

By Fostina Mkandawire Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has put in place measures that will help lessen the effects that emerge during fuel and gas shortages in the country. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Aggrey Masi says the National Fuel and Gas Emergency Response Plan which will be implemented by MERA will help the country to absorb the shocks that accompany fuel shortages in the country. Speaking during the Launch of the National Fuel and Gas Emergency…

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Faith Community to Pray for Peaceful Tripartite Elections

By Sam Majamanda Phalombe District Interfaith Aids Committee (DIAC) will conduct prayers in preparation for the May 21 Tripartite Elections on Wednesday next week. Organising committee chairperson Sheikh Abdullah Sitolo said they want to pray against “evil spirits that influence undesirable elements during elections in many countries in the world.” Sitolo said while the country has always managed to conduct peaceful elections, it was still necessary to pray for this year’s elections in particular. “We have invited all political…

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YONECO Pleased With ‘Libidinous’ Catholic Priest’s Punishment

By Yamikani Yapuwa Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) has expressed satisfaction with the sentencing of a catholic priest who sexually abused a 15-year-old girl. Zomba Senior Residence Magistrate Court on Thursday sentenced Father Numeri Mweta of Lisanjala Parish under Zomba Diocese to 17 years in jail for defiling the girl. YONECO Executive Director McBain Mkandawire said the court judgment is a huge achievement for Malawi as it comes just a few weeks after the Vatican conference on child sexual…

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Truck Driver, Four Others In for Selling Relief Maize

By Grace Kapatuka, MANA Police in Ntcheu have arrested a truck driver and his two assistants for selling relief maize and three vendors who bought the commodity at Kasinje Trading Centre in Ntcheu. Ntcheu Police Publicist, Hastings Chigalu identified the driver as William Scott, 35, of Kaliza Village in Traditional Authority Mabuka in Mulanje who was driving a truck registration number BLK 4474 (horse), and trailer registration number B4472, belonging to Mulli Brothers. He also identified the other four…

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Fake News Haunt MEC

By George Mponda Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has warned all candidates who will be competing in the forthcoming tripartite elections against believing in false news being spread through social media. Commissioner for MEC, Very Reverend Killion Mgawi issued the warning in Dedza during the vetting of ballot paper templates by candidates in the district on Wednesday. “The commission would like to make it clear and urge you to always check and verify information you receive. I am therefore, appealing…

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Mwanamvekha Woos Private Sector to Invest in Agriculture

By Moses Nyirenda The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has expressed the need for the private sector across the country to invest in agriculture, in a quest to boost the economy of the country. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha, made the remarks on Wednesday in Lilongwe when he opened Malawi Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework (CAP-F) and Investment Facilitation Platform meeting. The meeting was conducted under the theme: Accelerating Private Sector Participation in the…

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DPP’s Sanga Urges Mzuzu to Vote for DPP

By Ireen Mseteka Mzuzu City Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) parliamentary aspiring candidate, Kenneth Sanga has urged residents in the city to vote for DPP during the May 21, 2019 tripartite elections to ensure the city’s continued development. Speaking Wednesday in an interview, Sanga said ushered into power he will ensure that each location in the city has its dispensary to reduce congestion at Mzuzu Central Hospital and Mapale Health Centre. “I will make sure that each location has its…

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Mutharika’s Runningmate Chimulirenji Visits Lilongwe TTC Fire Victims

By Catherine Chimoyo Democratic Progressive Party presidential running mate, Everton Chimulirenji, Thursday morning visited Lilongwe Teachers Training College (TTC) whose hostels caught fire in the afternoon hours of Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Accompanied by the Minister of Education Science and Technology, Bright Msaka SC, the visit was aimed to assess the damage caused by the fire and to console those who have been affected. Speaking at the visit, Chimulirenji expressed the government’s concern for the victims of the fire…

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