Thom Mpinganjira charged with three counts

By Duncan Mlanjira Influential businessman and banker, Thomson Mpinganjira, who was re-arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) after he was controversially and erroneously released by Zomba Magistrate Court last week, has been charged with three counts. The first charge is offering an advantage to a public officer contrary to section 94 (2) of the Corrupt Practices Act as he is suspected of offering K100 million to Justice Mike Tembo for his benefit and benefit of Justices Ivy Kamanga, Redson…

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Over 1,000 trees planted in Limbe Central Councillor Lipikwe initiative

  By Duncan Mlanjira Over 1,000 trees were planted along the banks of Limbe River and at Kanjedza and Limbe primary schools in an exercise which Limbe Central Ward Councillor Gerald Lipikwe organised in conjunction with a youth-led non-governmental organization named Bright Minds of Tomorrow Organization (BMTO) on Wednesday. And the ceremony was made colourful by the presence of close to 20 Limbe Police officers, who joined the exercise as part of the social responsibility. Lipikwe said he was…

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Marsh insurance brokers, NICO General launch policy tailor made for NGOs and SMEs

    By Duncan Mlanjira Leading insurance broker, Marsh Malawi, in partnership with leading general insurance company in Malawi, NICO General has launched a policy tailor made for non-government organizations (NGOs) and small & medium entrepreneurs (SMEs), named Umbrella Premier Policy. Umbrella Premier is a combination of a number of insurance policies to form one unique product which covers all the risks faced by NGOs and SMEs. It shall cover for various assets and liabilities ranging from motor vehicles,…

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Councillors Lipikwe, Chimbanga facilitate for Jacaranda’s Mr. Luc’s Library at St. Pius in Soche Township

  By Duncan Mlanjira  Councillor for Limbe Central Gerald Lipikwe and that for Soche Ward Leonard Chimbanga played a huge role for Jacaranda School for Orphans to provide Mr. Luc’s Library project at St. Pius Primary School in Soche Township, Blantyre. This was revealed on Tuesday during the official launch launch the 17th Mr. Luc’s Library that was done with pomp as it was graced by its sponsors — students and teachers from Shanghai American School. Chimbanga revealed that…

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Government preaches peace and unity in Karonga

By Andrew Mkonda Karonga, January 27, Mana: Government has expressed concern over the behaviour of some people in the country who take laws in their hands, saying the tendency is counterproductive to the country’s development. Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, made the remarks on Saturday in Karonga after meeting the business community and other stakeholders in the district. Kaunda’s remarks come barely few days after some angry pupils and teachers torched the district commissioner’s…

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Two Nigerians netted over drugs

By Ireen Kayira Lilongwe, January 27, Mana: Lingadzi Police Station is keeping in custody two Nigerian Nationals for allegedly possessing dangerous drugs suspected to be cocaine. According to Lingadzi Police Public Relations Officer, Salome Zgambo, the suspects are Ajagu Jude Okwuchuku, aged 40 and Ekoh Chinomso Charles, aged 31. Zgambo said they were arrested on Friday in Area 49 Gulliver where they were staying illegally. “Police got information from well wishers that the suspects were selling illicit drugs. After…

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TA Kalonga denounces violence

  By Zenak Matekenya, MANA Traditional Authority (TA) Kalonga of Karonga District has denounced violence in the district, saying peace and dialogue is the best way to resolve differences. He was speaking Saturday in the district, when five cabinet ministers held a meeting with indigenous business community to address some of the challenges faced by the latter. Tempers for some business players were high as they demanded answers from government on various challenges faced by communities in the district….

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Communities urged to take care of trees planted

  By Ireen Kayira, MANA During a tree planting exercise that was held at Chaima Village in Lilongwe on Saturday, Lions Club of Capital City (LCCC) president, Lion Pierre Mbisa, advised communities to attain ownership of the trees being planted in their areas.  Mbisa said every year trees are planted but the survival rate of the trees is low because people in areas where trees are planted do not take full responsibility. Together with their partners, the Malawi Defence…

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Malawi U-20 women’s national coach Maggie Chombo gets injured in training

  In trying to demonstrate to her players some tactics during training session on Friday morning, Malawi Under-20 women’s national team coach Maggie Chombo Sadik sustained a left ankle fracture. She was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where she was treated but is now using clutches. Due to the injury, she will not travel with the team to Zimbabwe for return leg of 2020 Women’s Under-20 FIFA World Cup preliminary round qualifier and he deputy coach Kondwani Mwalweni…

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Malawi to host COSAFA Under-17 championship again in July

  By Duncan Mlanjira After successfully hosting the 2019 Confederation of Souther Africa Football Association’s (COSAFA) Under-17 championship held at Mpira Stadium, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has been given the go ahead to host the event again for the 2020 edition. The decision was endorsed by the COSAFA General Assembly held in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday. The tournament, which will be used as a 2021 CAF Under-17 AFCON qualifier, will be held in July in Blantyre. FAM president…

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