Concerned citizens bewail fellow Malawians’ tendency in finding joy in other people’s misfortune

* Death shaming nation. Sad. There’s no beautiful death—Joseph Kamkwasi * You can say that again and again. So much idle minds amongst us—Gift Mandowa * We misuse our resources especially social media, trying to be holier-than-thou—Zamatchecha Mbekeani Analysis by Duncan Mlanjira For every misfortune that a prominent figure falls into, Malawians have the tendency of taking to social media to ridicule them and further pronounce their distress as sin before the Almighty God — in a holier-than-thou attitude….

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ESCOM alerts of prolonged loadshedding due to adverse weather conditions

* Cloudy weather has resulted in low solar power output Maravi Express As the Southern Region is experiencing heavy down pours every single day in the past, they have brought with them challenges onto power generation at Tedzani and Nkula Power Stations — thus the public should expect prolonged load-shedding due to power supply deficit. A statement from ESCOM, says they have been experiencing increased power supply deficit from 7.30am today, January 23 due to the adverse weather conditions…

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New DPP Masauko Chamkakala has a stunningly rich resume having worked in top positions of various Malawi government institutions

* Chamkakala once worked in the Office of President & Cabinet in government contracting unit as legal director * In the Malawi National Assembly (2006-2009), he was the legal counsel serving as special legal advisor to the Speaker * At the World Bank he was an investigator where he also conducted investigations in the World Bank funded projects * Was part of the process of setting up the Malawi Legal Aid Bureau as a national institution By Duncan Mlanjira…

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Senior citizens volunteer to plant trees on depleted Ndirande mountain

The volunteers before the exercise on Friday morning * Over 1,000 pine trees were planted and since they were disrupted by rains, they agreed to resume the task on Monday * Each of the participants was given a seedling to plant at their homesteads * To encourage that replenishing trees should be inculcated towards conservation of nature By Duncan Mlanjira Over 60 senior citizens in Ndirande heeded a call from a group of concerned youths, trending as Community Impact…

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BWB’s stakeholders Water Users Associations abusing management of water kiosks in low income areas

Deputy Minister Bande leads by example that cholera prevention is through hygiene such as handwashing  * Many kiosks managed by Water Users Associations (WUA), are not functional * Because of poor management, vandalism and theft of meters as well as low water supply pressure By Duncan Mlanjira Water & Sanitation Deputy Minister, John Bande has advised Blantyre Water Board (BWB) to take stronger action over abuse of management of water kiosks in the district’s low income areas for maximum…

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Fired DPP Kayuni confessed to Chakwera of his deep regret for his unsound judgment that led to arrest of ACB’s Chizuma

Kayuni replaced by Masauko Edwin Chamkakala * To prevent him from using a public office to settle a personal injury, I have removed Dr. Kayuni from office with immediate effect * And I thank him for his many years of service and I have directed that he be replaced by Masauko Edwin Chamkakala as the new DPP By Duncan Mlanjira The report from the Commission of Inquiry — which President Chakwera constituted to probe circumstances that led to the…

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President Chakwera stands by his decision made a year ago by refuseing to bow down to calls to fire Chizuma

Martha Chizuma * I want to make this clear today: I stand by my decision to not fire Ms. Chizuma a year ago * And I stand by my choice of her as my champion against corruption today *  I have never said that this means that no one else is allowed to bring a case against her for their own injuries, because that would be unconstitutional By Duncan Mlanjira President Lazarus Chakwera still considers Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director…

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Suspected thief of K6.5m at Gateway Mall arrested after being captured on CCTV; K2.174m recovered

The suspect Fradrick Nyamula * The CCTV footage went viral on social media showing Nyamula continuously surveying the vehicle * After he parked his Honda Fit next to the X-Trail * He tried to open the passenger door but was unsuccessful * His accomplice circled around the car park before parking a vehicle away from the X-Trail By Natasha Muthete, MANA & Duncan Mlanjira, Maravi Express Lilongwe Police Station has arrested Fradrick Nyamula, 39, who was caught on CCTV…

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Malawi Healthcare Support UK to focus on mental health in 2023

* We would like to play a part in alleviating the suicide problems, which are associated with mental illnesses * Over the years, MAHECAS has delivered assistance in healthcare in different forms By Duncan Mlanjira As the country is registering an increase in suicides incidences associated with various economic and social issues, Malawi Healthcare Support UK (MAHECAS) intends to focus more on mental health as its main theme for 2023. A statement from the charity organisation, managed by Malawians…

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President Chakwera penned to call for national referendum on adoption of federal system of governance

* If that is not yet possible, we shall take a radical approach to ensure that progress is made towards a referendum * Millions of Malawians go in favour of system change as a solution to the many challenges Malawi faces * Malawians are honest people, they can’t be blamed to have put wrong people in the driving seat all along as they did with you By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s Federalism Institute — in liaison with other federalism stakeholders…

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