Over 63 Street Connected Children Integrated

Ministry of Gender, Disability, Children and Social Welfare has disclosed that over 63 street connected children have been integrated into their communities in country this year. Chief Social Welfare Officer in Ministry, Enock Bonongwe made the revelation Wednesday during an Advocacy Training Workshop for Media Practitioners on prevention of Children living and working in the Streets of the country which was held at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. He said the street connected children were integrated from the three main…

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Flames ‘Barcelona’ Hope to Upset Cameroon

The Malawi national football team, the Flames, are hoping to cause an upset when they face Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions on Friday in Yaounde in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Flames are third in Group B. They are tied on three points with Morocco but the Atlas Lions have a better goal difference. They are just a point behind group leaders Cameroon. Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) said while it appears a tall order facing the…

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MCP to Turn Chitipa Into Tobacco District

The main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has promised farmers in Chitipa district to establish tobacco market in the district once ushered into power come 2019 tripartite election. Second Vice President for the party, Harry Mkandawire was answering to the plea from people in the district through the party’s First Vice Secretary General, Catherine Gotani Hara to consider bringing affordable markets of farm produce including tobacco market once the party is put into power next year. In her speech…

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Operation Landslide: Eastern Region Immigration Offices Ready for Commissioning

Newly refurbished Eastern Region Immigration office in Mangochi is now ready for commissioning, Director General of the Department of Immigration; Masauko Medi disclosed this on Tuesday. Medi who was on a pre-launch assessment visit in the district said he was impressed with the progress made in the refurbishment of the offices and that it was now ready for commissioning as the eastern region headquarters. “Everything has worked according to our schedule and I am very impressed as controlling officer…

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Govt to Follow up Ex-Miners Benefits in South Africa

Ex-miners in the country have been urged to maintain their patience as government will be following their pension benefits in South Africa. In an interview after meeting ex-miners zonal and district committees in Zomba on Tuesday, District Commissioner (DC) for Zomba Emmanuel Bambe said Ministry of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development has promised to follow up the issue and give them tangible feedback before the end of November this year. He said the Ministry has shown interest to go…

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Man Arrested for Assaulting Step Daughter

Nkhatabay Police Monday arrested a 33 year old man, Fumbani Mwale for allegedly assaulting his 15 year old step daughter. In an interview on Wednesday, Nkhatabay Police Spokesperson, Kondwani James said Mwale is to have beaten and severely wounded by her step for alleged unruly behaviour. He said it is reported that three weeks ago, the girl left home for unknown destination, a conduct which did not please her parents. “On Monday, the girl met her step father at…

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Chiradzulu District Council in Cashgate

Chiradzulu District Council has mismanaged about K8 million funds for 2016/17 Descent and Affordable Subsidy Housing Programme (DASHP). This was revealed on Tuesday during a full Council meeting when it was reported that the money was in by July 2017 but was not accessible by November. Chiradzulu District Housing Officer, Jimmy Masina in his report to the meeting said his office received K 14 million for the programme, but failed to access money in November as the account had…

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Bullets Targets Foreign Clubs For CAF Preps

TNM Super League leaders, Nyasa Big Bullets are targeting foreign clubs for friendly matches ahead of the team’s participation in the Confederations of African Football (CAF) Champions League preparations. Bullets Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fleetwood Haiya to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Wednesday that the team is planning to have three friendly matches against  ZESCO United from Zambia, South African’s Platinum Stars and Simba United from Zanzibar. The Bullets CEO said currently they are waiting for FIFA calendar so as…

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Govt to to Construct Emergency Operation Centres

Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) will construct Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) in disaster prone districts to alert the masses before a disaster strikes. DoDMA Disaster Risk Management Programmes Officer, Taphada Kabwazi disclosed announced this Wednesday in Karonga during a Disaster Stakeholders meeting. She said through Modernised Climate Information and Early Warning System (M-Clines) Project, government will construct 21 permanent EOCs in disaster prone districts across the country. “The Department has seen it fit to come up with these…

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Practice Issue Based Politics, Women Aspirants Urged

The NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO GCN) has advised women aspirants to practice issue based politics during campaigning for the 2019 polls. The human rights group has observed that castigating political opponents was one of the factors preventing women from doing well in elections. Chairperson for NGO GCN, Emma Kaliya said this during a Multiparty Liaison Committee (MPLC) meeting on 50:50 campaign held in Dowa on Friday. She said despite other challenges faced by women such as lack of…

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