President Chakwera launches upgrading works for Mzimba Street and Kenyatta Drive into six lanes

By Mphatso Nkuonera, MANA President Lazarus Chakwera says as a Capital City, Lilongwe deserves better attention thus his administration’s commitment to upgrading Mzimba Street and Kenyatta Drive — connects Lilongwe Old town and the City Centre — into triple carriage way. At the ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday, Chakwera also disclosed that in few months time, the government will launch the rehabilitation works of the M1 Road with funding from development partners. He said the upgrading of roads and…

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AHL Group struggling to finance staff retrenchment dues

Maravi Express AHL Group Plc has informed its staff that its Board is still working towards sourcing resources to honour the payment of terminal dues for those that will be retrenched through the company’s restructuring process. In an internal memo dated August 30, 2021 issued by acting CEO Alfred Nkhono refers to a memo of June 28, 2021 in which the staff were informed that the Group is carrying out a restructuring implementation that was supposed to be concluded…

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Women In News launches mentorship initiative for Africa

By Women In News The World Association of Newspapers’ (WAN-IFRA) Women in News programme will on Friday, September 3, 2021 launch a mentorship initiative — Media Lounge — for women journalists based in Africa. WAN-IFRA Women in News aims to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news through equipping women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their media. The Women in News Media Lounge is aimed at…

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MEC invites political parties and all electoral stakeholders to submit views towards comprehensive review of Constituencies and Wards boundaries

Malawi Constituency boundaries Maravi Express Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is inviting political parties and all interested electoral stakeholders to submit views, opinions and suggestions in writing to be considered for the comprehensive review of Constituencies and Wards boundaries. The electoral stakeholders include civil society organisations, professional associations, academia, religious and faith groups to submit their inputs in writing to be considered during the review process by October 20, 2021. The political parties and the stakeholders are advised to send…

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Ministry of Education presents grants to 50 post graduate researchers

Wirima, Deputy Minister of Education By Blessings Kaunda, MANA Deputy Minister of Education, Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima on Friday presented K5000,000 research grants each to 50 post graduate students in public universities to support their research. Speaking during the presentation at Mzuzu University, Open Distance Learning Campus, Wirima said research is important for the development of the country. “You will be aware that for most of the things we have or see today to happen, including policies, some sort of…

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President Chakwera calls on the nation to unite in fighting corruption

Chakwera speaking at the decommissioning ceremony of Reverend Winston Kawale * Says he is committed in ending the malpractice and that he will not leave any stone unturned * Corruption deep rooted and has left many Malawians suffering — Rev Kawale By Chimwemwe Njoloma, MANA President Lazarus Chakwera has called upon Malawians to join hands in fighting corruption if the country is to progress and register meaningful development.   Chakwera made the remarks at Kang’oma Church in Lilongwe when…

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Egenco partners with NPC in launch of MW2063 outdoor media visibility exercise

Information Minister Gospel Kazako cutting the ribbon to officially launch the media popularisation exercise * As part of the media popularisation, NPC is flighting adverts through national and community radio stations * As well as through newspapers, TV stations, on online publications and social media platforms By Duncan Mlanjira The National Planning Commission (NPC) has launched the MW2063 popularisation campaign through roadside media billboards at a ceremony held at Thabwa in Chikwawa District on Friday, which was sponsored by…

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CAMA requests President Chakwera to reshuffle and trim him Cabinet

President Lazarus Chakwera * Current Cabinet Ministers seem clueless and ignorant about their roles * Some Ministers have simply turned their offices as vending places for their own businesses * Our call as consumers is to ensure that the team that he appoints Ministers that are capable * those willing to implement people’s shared vision of improving the livelihoods of Malawians By Duncan Mlanjira Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has issued a statement that it has noted there is…

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Taygrin delivers keynote address at launch of Africa Intellectual Property Rights & Innovation in Kampala

The Nyau King delivering his speech in Kampala * AfrIPI’s overall objective is to facilitate intra-African trade and African/European investment * It aims to create, protect, utilize, administer and enforce Intellectual Property Rights across Africa * AfrIPI project launch marks a historic milestone in the quest to safeguard intellectual property rights for African artists * As a custodian of culture, I stand before you invigorated and optimistic of a future Africa that justly rewards its talent By Duncan Mlanjira…

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Reinstated Nankhumwa, Jeffrey, Mhango and Nthenda ask for audience with DPP President Mutharika

Leader of Opposition, Nankhumwa By Duncan Mlanjira The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Leader of Opposition and the Party’s vice-president for the South, Kondwani Nankhumwa; secretary-general Gelzeder Jeffrey; treasurer general Jappie Mhango and MP for Mulanje West Yusuf Nthenda have responded to their retention as Party members by asking for an audience with their President Peter Mutharika to discuss the contents of the rescission letters. In a letter dated August 15, 2021, the four says they want to be clarified…

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