Lighting Strikes Mangochi Couple

Lightning has killed a woman and injured her husband when it struck them in their house at Katuli Trading Centre in Mangochi Friday evening, Police have confirmed. Mangochi Police Spokesperson, Inspector Rodrick Maida, told Mana on Saturday that the wife, Asiyatu Mtikitila, 25, died on spot when the lightning struck her while her husband, Louis Mailosi, 34, sustained multiple burns and he is admitted at Mangochi District Hospital. According to Police, postmortem conducted on Mtikitila’ body at Katuli Health…

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Mangochi Primary School Enrollment Escalets, As Dropout Rate Increases

Chairperson for Mangochi Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Aggrey Mfune says the district tops the list of high primary school enrollment in the country, despite having an increase in dropout rate. Mfune said this in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday observing that in the past the district was behind in terms of school enrollment and school attendance both in primary and secondary school due to lack of civic education on the importance of education. He said…

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Mota-Engil Trebles Works on Liwonde-Mangochi Road

Mota-Engil, the Portuguese contractor working on the rehabilitation of the Liwonde-Mangochi Road, has trebled works on the rehabilitation of the Liwonde-Mangochi Road to beat the target. Mota-Engil Public Relations Officer, Thomas Chafunya told Mana in an interview on Monday that the rehabilitation of the road was progressing tremendously and that about 35km of the road had already been completed with Asphalt concrete finish. Chafunya said 60 percent of the works in constructing 106 curvets and two bridges on the…

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Mangochi DC Decries Teen Migration to South Africa

District Commissioner for Mangochi, Reverend Moses Chimphepo has expressed concern over the rising number of teenagers migrating to South Africa for a better life at the expense of education. Chimphepo raised the concern when he officially launched a two-day meeting on Thursday where United Nations (UN) Women engaged parents and local leaders in Mangochi to discuss some of the factors contributing to school dropout rate in the district. The DC noted that Mangochi continued to be one of the…

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Mangochi Shines in One-Stop Centre Services

Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Principal Secretary, Dr. Esmie Kainja, has described Mangochi District Council as a model in the administration of One-Stop Centre (OSC) services to victims of violence. Kainja made the declaration on Tuesday when she led a National Task Team in a two-day joint monitoring visit to Mangochi District Hospital and Malombe Health Centre to appreciate the institution’s OSC services to victims of gender based violence. The OSC National Task Team first paid…

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News Brief: DPP-UK Wing Donates to Mangochi District Hospital

The Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-United Kingdom wing on Friday donated mattresses and assorted items to Mangochi District Hospital which was gutted by fire last month. Public Relations Manager for DPP-UK wing Dr Elvis Gama Mpakati commended Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika for leading Malawians in diaspora to think about Malawi. The UK wing is an established wing for the mighty DPP members who are in Wales, Scotland and Britain. The Chairman of the wing is Lewis Kamundi…

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Police Recover AK 47 Rifle

Police in Namwera in Mangochi have recovered an AK 47 rifle and unregistered motor cycle of SanLG brand which the suspects were believed to be using during their raids. Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Rodrick Maida confirmed the development in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Sunday, saying the two items were recovered around Chonde Estate in Namwera. Maida said the police received a tip from the community around the area that two suspected criminals from…

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Mangochi Receives National IDs

National identification cards for people in Mangochi arrived at the office of the District Commissioner (DC) on Saturday and distribution is expected to start from March 3 – 24, the council has confirmed. Assistant District Registration Officer, Veronica Mussa, said a total of 540,377 IDs had arrived and that sorting of the cards would be done from 19th to 22nd February before they distribute them to centres. “Sorting of the ID cards will involve placing them according to centres…

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Mlambe Centre: Taking Govt Services Closer to People

When William Tayub, once Malawi Deputy Ambassador to Mozambique, visited the place he used to know for the past 40 years as Mangochi Post Office in September 2017, he was greeted by a new brand: Mlambe Centre. Like everyone, either born or raised up in the lakeshore district, Tayub has always followed turn of events in the country, and particularly in Mangochi district, and his September visit was to prove one thing. Tayub’s excitement is a general feeling among…

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Mangochi Youth Officer Urges Partners to Support Youth Activities

District Youth Officer for Mangochi, Kumbukani Manda has urged public and civil society organizations in the district to support youth activities and ensure sustainability of projects after phasing out. Manda made the appeal on Friday during a youth technical sub-committee meeting held at the District Education Manager’s conference hall in Mangochi. The DYO’s remarks followed a presentation of a new project to be introduced in the district by Concern World Wide called ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls.’ He observed that the…

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