Mzuzu Youth Centre in Limbo

Youths from the northern region need to wait a little longer before accessing the much awaited Youth Sport Centre which the government promised to construct in the City of Mzuzu. Government through the Ministry of Labour, Youth Sports and Manpower Development received funding for the project from Government of China and in the 2016/17 budget it allocated K 50 million to the Multipurpose Youth Centre construction project. The construction of the project, which was set to start in 2015,…

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UK, Malawi Volunteers Take Sexual, Reproductive Health to Mzuzu

A team of United Kingdom (UK) and Malawi volunteers has embarked on sexual and reproductive health programme in Mzuzu City and Ekwendeni. The 46 volunteers are working under Globe Hope Mobilization (GLOHOMO) with the help from United Kingdom (UK) Aid. Speaking Thursday when he introduced the campaign to Mzuzu City Council Executive Committee, GLOHOMO’s Executive Director Caleb Thole said the volunteers intend to reach out to many youths in through the programme. “Currently, we are targeting Community Based Organizations…

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APM Carries on with Developments in Mzuzu

This is Sonda Power substation in the Northern Region City of Mzuzu. It is a completely new distribution substation which has been constructed under the $350.7 million Malawi Power Compact, courtesy of the people of the United States of America (USA), acting through Millennium Challenge Corporation – MCC. Once commissioned and energized, this substation is expected to expand the availability and access to reliable power in Mzuzu through three distribution overhead lines that will connect the substation to Mzuzu…

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Sex Worker, Client Burnt to Death in a Room While ‘Doing It’

An unidentified man and a woman died in the early hours of Monday when a room they had booked at a leisure centre in Mzuzu caught fire. It is alleged that the woman was a commercial sex worker and on the fateful night had a client in the room at Zithele Pano Leisure Centre at Geisha Township in the city. The leisure centre’s proprietor George Almeida told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the cause of the fire was not…

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Govt Yet to Relocate People From The New Airport Site in Mzuzu

As plans are in progress to construct Mzuzu International Airport at Lusangazi in the city, government is yet to offer land for relocation of people who are currently occupying the designated area for the new airport. Speaking Monday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, James Chakwera said the ministry is working on issues to do with compensation of the communities who reside within and around…

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Vendors Say Won’t Take Part in Nationwide Demos

Vendors in Mzuzu say they will not take part in the nationwide demonstrations against government organised by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Friday to avoid loss of property and life. Mzuzu Vendors Association General Secretary, Scrivina Dzonzi said Wednesday during a press briefing that though individual vendors have a constitutional right to participate in the demonstrations, as an association, they are advising them not to take part. “We are not taking part in the nationwide demonstrations on Friday and…

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Police Recovers Stolen Property worth Over MK6 Million

Mzuzu Police Station has recovered K6 million worth household properties which are suspected to have been stolen from Hilltop and Masasa townships in Mzuzu City. Mzuzu Police Station Public Relations Officer, Sub-Inspector Paul Tembo, Wednesday told Malawi News Agency that police arrested Shadreck Phiri 38 and William Frank 33 in connection to the theft of the recovered items. “We arrested the two after being tipped by members of the general public and we are very we commend them for…

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Living Waters Church to Construct 5,000 Seater Cathedral in Mzuzu

Mzuzu Living Waters Church has raised K3 million from a fundraising Big Walk held in Mzuzu City on Saturday. The Church organized the function to source K 200 million towards the construction of a 5,000-seater Cathedral in the city. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday, Building Committee Chairperson, Sterlia Ndhlovu appealed to companies, organizations and well-wishers for more support to meet the target amount. “We thank God for giving us K3 million from the…

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Veep Chilima Visits Disaster Victims in Mzuzu

The country’s Vice-President, Dr Saulos Chilima on Thursday called for collaborated efforts among stakeholders in preventing disasters and reducing their effects among affected communities. Chilima made the call Thursday in Mzuzu after visiting some of the victims whose property were destroyed by stormy rains in Kaning’ina, Katawa and Zolozolo residential areas. The Vice-President observed that there are some disasters that have occurred across the country which he said could have been prevented if relevant stakeholders did what was supposed…

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Vendors Asked to Guard Their Goods on December 13

Mzuzu Vendors Association has asked vendors in the city to guard their merchandise on the impending December 13 demonstrations against looters who disguise themselves as demonstrators. Speaking Monday during a press briefing organized by the association, Mzuzu Vendors President, James Kasambara said some people join demonstrations with the intention of robbing the vendors. “Memories of the 2011 incident are still fresh for vendors in Mzuzu, because many of us lost our property through looting and as it is now,…

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