Gospel songbird Shekinah treats street kids and orphans to festive season luncheon

Happy faces of the kids * “Christmas is a time to give to the less privileged” * She also performed some of her songs to spice up the event * Working on her second album to be released soon * Since her first album she has released 3 singles By Duncan Mlanjira Gospel songbird Shekinah took time off on Christmas Day to celebrate it with street kids and orphans with a luncheon at Old Naperi Private School hall in…

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DPP disputes reports that Mutharika earmarks former RBM Governor Kabambe as party president

This is widely circulating on social media By Duncan Mlanjira The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has disputed reports circulating on social media that allege that former State President Peter Mutharika is eyeing former Reserve Bank Governor, Dalitso Kabambe to succeed him as party president. A statement from the DPP regional governor, Charles Mchacha has described the reports as false and unfounded that the DPP southern regional committee has been instructed by Mutharika to appoint Kabambe president at their meeting…

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Most anticipated Blantyre derby postponed; 28% of Bullets players on COVID-19 isolation

By Duncan Mlanjira The much anticipated Blantyre derby between the country’s age old rivals, Mighty Be Forward Wanders and Nyasa Big Bullets that was scheduled for Saturday, January 2 at Kamuzu Stadium, has been postponed because 28% of Bullets players are on COVID-19 isolation. On Wednesday, it was reported that Bullets had requested for the postponement after nine of their players were put on isolation after testing positive to COVID-19. The players include two goalkeepers while the third is…

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Malawian technology company to compete in 2020 Seedstars World Competition

* Seedstars is a Swiss-based private company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship * The Malawian company Neytech Solutions offers technology solutions to businesses, individual, organizations as well as government institutions. * Its services include web design and development; database design and development; software design and development as well a research design and implementation By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian technology company, AgriTech Startup, has been identified amongst 93 other countries to participate…

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Contact tracing on COVID-19 remains a challenge

* Some of returnees were not honest in providing real details and contact phone numbers * Some were even providing their South African numbers as their contact numbers * Contact tracing format has changed as health personnel have now been trained * Most returnees are coming without COVID-19 negative certificates but are being tested first By Tione Andsen, MANA & Duncan Mlanjira, Maravi Express Tuesday’s COVID-19 situation report indicate that 108 COVID-19 cases from the cumulative figure of 6,377…

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Illovo Sugar Malawi engages Chikwawa community leaders in GBV behavior change campaign

The traditional leaders in Chikwawa Maravi  Express Illovo Sugar Malawi Plc, in partnership with Red Cross Malawi, has called for community leaders in Chikwawa to join the noble cause of eliminating gender-based violence among communities in Malawi. Illovo partnered with Red Cross Malawi in observance of the 16 Days of Activism to enhance the awareness against gender-based violence and inculcate the fight amongst traditional leaders. The two partners have also reached out church leaders and Anakungwi (women advocate groups) under T/A Lundu, T/A…

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Number of new COVID-19 cases keep rising; Total number of active cases at 323

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi has registered 23 new COVID-19 cases from the 272 tests done in the past 24 hours of Tuesday bringing the total number of active cases to 323. Tuesday’s situation report from co-chairperson of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. John Phuka says Malawi registered no new recoveries, and no new deaths. Of the new cases, the report says, 17 are locally transmitted infections: 12 from Blantyre, four from Lilongwe and one from Thyolo while six cases are imported infections identified through…

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Public takes Blantyre City Council to task over dilapidated and filthy state of Mibawa minibus terminal

Entrance to Mibawa minibus terminal * Questions made on where the money goes collected since 2006 * Council reserves its comments on several allegations made By Duncan Mlanjira Members of the public are questioning where the money goes that Blantyre City Council collects from Mibawa minibus terminal and other bus depots if not for maintenance of these vital socio-economic facilities. This follows a picture post on Facebook from social critic, Onjezani Kenani that he forwarded from another source that…

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Labour Minister Kandodo gazettes amended minimum monthly wages for cargo truck drivers

Minister of Labour Ken Kandodo * K140,000 for 30 tonnes and above international truck driver * 100,000 for 30 tonnes and above for local truck driver * K60,000 for driver of trucks below 30 tonnes * K1,461.54 per day for domestic workers By Duncan Mlanjira Minister of Labour Ken Kandodo has presented in Parliament Gazette Extraordinary 493 dated 22nd December, 2020 that has revised upwards the minimum monthly wages for wet and dry cargo truck drivers. International truck drivers…

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Wanderers captain Manyozo bemoans supporters’ constant abusive insults at players

Manyozo: This shouldn’t have happened * Apologises for angry outburst against a supporter after loss to Mafco * Loss pushes the Nomads from 6th place to 10th * Mafco leapfrog Red Lions to take the lead with 2 points * Champions Bullets up to 6th from 8th place last week By Duncan Mlanjira Mighty Be Forward Wanderers captain Alfred Manyozo Jnr. has apologised to the team’s fans for their 0-1 TNM Super League loss against Mafco at Kamuzu Stadium…

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