OPC Strengthen Security to Protect Equipment

Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) is employing tight security measures to ensure that government equipment is secure and well protected, Chief Secretary to OPC, Lloyd Muhara, said on Tuesday. The Chief Secretary’s statement comes in the wake of reports of the missing of different equipment in various government departments, a development he described as unfortunate. Muhara was speaking in Lilongwe when he received, on behalf of OPC, a donation of 10 sets of desktop computers and 10…

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NRWB Collects MK600 Million for Water Bills

Northern Region Water Board (NRWB), through its Rapid Results Approach (RRA) has, since November 2017, collected K600 million from over K1 billion unsettled water bills which the private institutions owed the board. Speaking Wednesday in an interview with Malawi News Agency, Director of Finance for NRWB, Francis Munthali said the board introduced the RRA last year as a means of reducing water bills’ payment period from 70 to 45 days, especially for the private institutions. “The response to this…

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Wanderers Booted Out of CAF Champions League

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers went out of CAF Champions League leg after they lost 1-2 to AS Vita of DRC in second leg of the preliminary round at  Bingu National stadium in Area 48 in Lilongwe on Wednesday. AS Vita are through to the next round on 6-1 aggregate after they won their first game at home in Kinshasa 4-0. The jam packed stadium was treated to a very entertaining encounter and Wanderers sent false hopes to the home…

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Veep Chilima Pays Last Respects to Bishop Kanyama

Vice president Dr Saulos Chilima on Tuesday led thousands of grief stricken devout Catholics and other well wishers around Lilongwe in paying their last respects to the late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama. This was during a Holy mass service at Likuni parish held for the fallen bishop of the Diocese of Dedza who succumbed to high blood pressure on Saturday at Kapiri in Lilongwe. The holy mass was led by Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga diocese in a ceremony that…

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Save the Date!! Malawi to Hold Tripartite Elections on 21st May 2019

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) announced Tuesday that 2019 tripartite elections will be held on May 21, 2019. MEC Chairperson, Dr Jane Ansah made the announcement in Lilongwe at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) during the launch of the 2019 Tripartite Elections whose theme is “Consolidating Malawi Democracy Through the Ballot.” She said the May 2019 elections eligible voters would be voting for the President, Members of Parliament and Councilors on the same day. “Those that will be elected…

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My Son Will Be Malawi’s President, Says Madonna

Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, “the future president of Malawi” in a tweet praising the 12-year-old boy. The US singer has six children, four of whom she adopted from Malawi. Madonna has reportedly had a fractious relationship with authorities from the south-east African nation. In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of “bullying state officials”, exaggerating her contribution to the country and demanding VIP treatment. Madonna’s manager accused Malawi’s government of having a “grudge” against the singer’s…

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Mutharika to Attend Bishop Kanyama’s Burial Ceremony

President  Peter Mutharika will on Wednesday attend burial service of Late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama of Dedza diocese at Bembeke Cathedral in Dedza, the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has announced. Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Mhura disclosed this in a statement released by his office on Monday The Very Reverend Fr Andriy Yevchuk, Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Holy See will also be in attendance, representing the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi, His…

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Chiefs Urged to Enhance Unity

Special Presidential Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs, Nick Masebo has urged traditional leaders in the country to promote strong uniting values amongst their subjects to protect them from being easily manipulated by leaders of some political parties. Masebo was speaking Sunday at Ekwendeni in Mzimba North East Constituency during a public rally which was addressed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) party officials. He said as 2019 tripartite elections approach, different political figures from different parties would be using political propaganda…

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Bible Society Launches Tumbuka Version Bible

The Bible Society of Malawi launched a third edition of the Tumbuka Bible, the most dominant language in the Northern Region of Malawi and northern areas of the Central Region. Translation of a new version by three translators and 20 reviewers has taken 15 years to print 5000 copies of the Bible. Speaking during the launch on Saturday in Mzuzu City, Bible Society of Malawi Executive Director, Clapperton Mayuni, said the previous translations were not addressing some issues, hence…

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Footballers Association Launch in March 2018

Football Players Association of Malawi (FPAM) says it is set to officially launch the Association next month before the kick-off of 2018 football season. FPAM’s General Secretary (GS), Ernest Mangani said preparations were at advanced stage to officially launch the Association which aims at uplifting the welfare of former and current footballers in the country. “We are more than ready to officially launch the FPAM in March before the kick-off of the season,” the GS confirmed. He added that,…

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