PAC urges demonstrators to respect human life sanctity

By Duncan Mlanjira Following the killing of Police Mobile Service Superintendent Usumani Imedi, who was team leader during violent protest at Msundwe in Lilongwe on October 8 along Mchinji-Lilongwe road, has appealed for public calm and the respect for  mechanisms  for  conflict management  and  resolutions  rather than  opting  for  violent  acts in addressing grievances. In a press statement issued by PAC co-signed by its chairperson, The Very Reverend Dr. Felix Chingota and publicity secretary, Rev. Fr. Peter Mulomole, says…

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UN Human Rights add voice on condemnation of violent protests

By Duncan Mlanjira The United Nations Human Rights has written an open letter to the Malawian government over the rising violence during demonstration protests, saying there is a serious risk the situation will spiral out of control. The letter, signed by spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Rupert Colville on Friday, urges the Malawi government and other involved stakeholders to urgently engage in a genuine and meaningful dialogue to address the political, social and…

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DoDMA reviews national disaster risk management communication strategy with stakeholders

By Duncan Mlanjira The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) and various Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders converged in Salima on Wednesday and Thursday for a working session aimed at finalising the review of the National Disaster Risk Management Communication Strategy. DoDMA’s Chief Mitigation Officer, Dr. Stern Kita said the review was aimed at incorporating emerging climate and disaster risk management issues into the strategy, while also reviewing the progress that has been made since the strategy was developed…

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Concerned young citizens to hold vigil at Indian Embassy in fresh campaign against election of Mahatma Gandhi statue

By Duncan Mlanjira Concerned grouping, Citizens of Progressive Action, plan to hold a one-day vigil at the Indian Embassy in Lilongwe on October 25 as fresh protest against the recent decision by the Indian government to still go ahead with plans to elect a statue of Mahatma Gandhi despite earlier public rejection. At a press briefing on Friday at Alendo Hotel in Blantyre, the groupings Chief Operations Strategist, Pemphero Mphande, said they have decided to take this course of action…

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CHIMULILENJI PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE SLAIN POLICE OFFICER.

State vice president Rt Hon Everton Chimulilenji on Thursday visited the home of slain police officer Usumani Imedi in Mangochi to condole the bereaved family and pay tribute to the fallen cop. The State Vice President of Malawi said a loss of an officer is a loss to the whole country. ‘Usumani was a very hard working policeman and that can be evidenced by how he died, he died trying to restore peace.’ The vice president said government appreciates…

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Man convicted for 2 years for illegal electricity connections; or pay K2.2 million fine

Lumbadzi First Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and convicted a 38-year-old Davie Kade to pay a fine of K2.2 million or in default to serve a sentence of 24 months imprisonment with hard labour after finding him guilty of illegal ESCOM electricity connections.  Kade, who hails from Mtimaukanena Village, T/A Mkukula in Dowa District, was arrested in November 2018 after he had illegally connected ESCOM power supply without a meter to a total of 27 houses at Lumbadzi Trading…

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Malawi: AfDB approves $13.2m for sustainable fisheries, others

The African Development Bank Group, AfDB, has approved a $13.2 million financing package from the African Development Fund for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi. The Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture Development, and Watershed Management project will provide infrastructure for increased fisheries productivity and market access. Board approval for the project was granted on 2 October 2019. The project is expected to contribute to nutritious diets, boost employment along the fish value chain, and build climate resilience along major…

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Likoma energy power to be to be upgraded to solar generation

By Duncan Mlanjira Electricity Generation Company of Malawi (Egenco) plans to upgrade energy power for Likoma and Chizumulu islands from diesel based to solar generated. This was announced at the 29th Africa Hydro Symposium (AHS) which Egenco is hosting from Tuesday scheduled at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre that has attracted over 14 countries across Africa and Europe such as United Kingdom, Germany, Croatia and Austria. It is being held under theme ‘Quality Power for Sustainable Development in…

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Families of former death-row inmates to share their stories as Malawi joins the observation of World Day Against the Death Penalty

  By Duncan Mlanjira A number of activities have been organised by Malawian capital punishment campaigners, Reprieve in observing the 17th World Day Against the Death Penalty scheduled for Zomba Prison where children and families of former death-row inmates, as well as former death-row inmates themselves will share their stories. Celebrated under the theme, ‘Children, Unseen Victims’, the World Day Against the Death Penalty, observer on October 10, every year with a sole purpose of campaigning for the complete…

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MINISTER NAVICHA ANGRY AT PREMARITAL PREGNANCIES

Since last week some Media Houses and Social Media outlets were awash with the story of the girl who was believed to be from Machinga District and gave birth to a child and it was further it was reported that girl has 12 years. The girls name is Cecelia Kamwendo and is 14 years old. She comes from Tembenu village, T/A Kooola of Machinga District.  She gave birth on third of September and was discharged on fourth of September…

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