Mutharika Admits Civil Servants’ Low Pay

President Peter Mutharika has admitted that civil servants in the country receive low salaries, hence government’s plans to increase their perks in the near future. Mutharika said this on Thursday when he addressed lady civil servants that were gathered at Sanjika Palace, courtesy of the First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika’s call to give the women words of inspiration. The president said realizing that no country in the world can develop without the civil service; he would ensure that all government…

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Bogus CID Officer Arrested in Dedza

Police in Dedza have arrested a suspected trickster for impersonating a detective police officer to steal money from the mother of a suspect who was in police custody. Speaking with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Dedza Police Deputy Spokesperson, Constable Cassim Manda, said Davie Mkwewu was collecting money from Florence Chikumbutso whose son was in police custody promising to help get her son released. “Mkwewu met Chikumbutso who at that time had come to visit her son in police…

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Madame Mutharika Urges Female Civil Servant to Embrace Patriotism, Hard Work

Malawi’s First Lady Professor Getrude Mutharika on Thursday called for professionalism and hard work amongst female civil servant when executing tasks at their respective workplaces. Professor Mutharika made the remarks on Thursday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre when she hosted lady civil servants from the Southern Region. The First Lady said she was aware that civil servants face a lot of challenges in the course of carrying out their duties, but advised the situation should not encourage them to…

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DPP Slashes Primary Election Fees For Women Aspirants

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has reduced by half the primary elections fees for women aspirants as one way of supporting the 50:50 campaign by lobbying more women to participate in the party’s elections process. The party’s primary elections for both Members of Parliament and ward councillors are currently underway across the country. Currently, the fee is at K40, 000 for those who are contesting in parliamentary primary elections which means that women aspirants will be paying K20,…

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Nurses, Midwives Applauds Govt on Medical Staff Recruitment

National Organization of Nurses and Midwives (NOMN) has commended government for its decision to recruit health personnel who have been idle for over two years after graduating from various colleges of the country. in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday, NOMN President, Dorothy Ngoma described the move by government as positive, saying the health sector needs a robust human resource to deliver good quality services. “This is a welcome development and our hope is that government…

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Farmers Advised against Early planting: ‘Wait for Normal Rains’

Blantyre District Agricultural Development Officer (DADO), Linda Mphande has advised farmers in the district not to rush in planting their crop with the preliminary rains and wait for normal rains. She was responding to reports that some farmers were busy planting different crops in their fields’ whilst the planting season is not yet due. “Weather experts have predicted that the southern region including Blantyre experience an El Nino in this growing season and that we should expect normal to…

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FISP Targets 40,500 Mchinji Farmers

About 40,500 farmers will benefit from the 2018/2019 Farm Input Programme (FISP) in Mchinji, the District Agriculture Office has disclosed. The number has increased from 36, 800 beneficiaries in the 2017/2018 farming season. Speaking during launch for distribution of FISP coupons in Mchinji, Programme Manager for Kasungu Agriculture Development Division (ADD), George Kapelemera warned officials who would be engaged in distributing the coupons not to engage in fraud or they would face jail. “I warn you to desist from…

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Super League Bottom Teams Spits Fire

The top three teams in the TNM Super League log table says the battle for the championships is still on while the bottom two teams have backfired that they will remain in league. Nyasa Big Bullets lead the table with 55 points from 23 games, seconded by Silver Strikers with 51 points from 26 games while Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are third with 45 points from 22 games. In the relegation, Zomba based outfit, Red Lions are 14th with…

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MEC Scoops MISA Transparency Assessment Award

Malawi Electoral Commission MEC Tuesday scooped the 2017/18 Misa Transparency Assessment   Golden Key Award after beating eight other public institutions for their outstanding performance of providing information to the public. The presentation of the MISA Transparency Assessment results was done at Bridge View Hotel in Lilongwe Nine Public Institutions which were assessed by MISA-Malawi on how they are providing information to the public through various platforms like websites, face book pages, Twitter, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Instagram and YouTube during 2017/2018…

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Govt Shuts Recruitment Of Interns

Malawi Government has disclosed that it has closed the recruitment of interns in the 2018/2019 financial year. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila disclosed this Wednesday during a Press Conference which was held at Capital Hill in Lilongwe. He said that the recruitment of interns has been closed in order to give interns who have been recently recruited enough time for job learning. “Government has closed the recruitment of interns in this fiscal year in…

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