President Mutharika praises University of Malawi for still standing in the test of time

  By Duncan Mlanjira President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has said the University of Malawi done its best since establishment in 1965. Mutharika, who is the University of Malawi’s Chancellor, said this at the graduation congregation in Zimbabwe on Friday where he also said the ceremony is a moment of self-examination to define the tertiary education institution’s growth.  He said it was decided that each UNIMA college should become a university because the goal is to create more space…

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Malawi earns first-ever doctor to major in Nuclear Medicine

By Duncan Mlanjira Mangochi District Hospital’s Dr. Jeffrey Jooma has made history by becoming the first Malawian Nuclear Medicine, the medical imaging speciality which involves using radioactive substances (radiopharmaceuticals) and special imaging equipment in the diagnosis, staging and treatment of various cancerous and non-cancerous diseases.  He attained this rare qualification at the college of nuclear physicians (FCNP) of South Africa, where he is still there pursuing a Master’s in Medicine with the university of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, graduating…

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Boy Who Harnessed the Wind to give the keynote speech at Centre for Agriculture Transformation’s Science Fair on November 13

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s agricultural scientific genius, William Kamkwamba, otherwise known throughout the world as ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’, will be the keynote speaker at Malawi’s annual Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) summit scheduled for November 13-14 at Bingu Conference Centre in Lilongwe. According to ATI Country Director, Dr. Candida Nankhumwa, this year’s summit will once again bring together key stakeholders from across the agriculture sector to discuss opportunities for economic diversification in Malawi.  “Participants will address…

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Information Minister Botomani praises Huawei Technologies for empowerment of youths in ICT

  By Duncan Mlanjira The Seed for the Future, a programme introduced by Chinese mobile phone service provider Huawei Technologies Limited in which it sends Malawian youths to China, is a life changing encounter which introduces the students to the world class information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and hands on experience and skills. This was said by Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology, Mark Botomani at the farewell ceremony of the 4th cohort of the beneficiaries…

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NBS supports War Veterans through charity golf

By Duncan Mlanjira In appreciating the great sacrifice of those who served the country during the two World Wars, NBS Bank joined golfers Lilongwe Golf Club for War Veterans where they sponsored a charity tournament organised by the Malawi Defence Force. NBS Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kwanele Ngwenya said what prompted NBS to come forward and be part of the noble event is that as Malawians it is our responsibility to look out for the welfare of our elderly…

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MEC chairperson Jane Ansah declares MCP candidate as winner in the Matenje Ward by-election

    By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Justice Dr. Jane Mayemu Ansah, SC has declared Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate, Descent Msatero Chipangula, as the winner in the Matenje Ward by-election in Kasungu North West Constituency that took place on Tuesday, November 5. Ansah congratulated the area’s traditional leaders and supporters of the different political parties for a very peaceful political environment which reigned before and during the by-election in Matenje Ward. “I trust that the…

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City Council to make several more modifications to decongest Blantyre CBD

  By Duncan Mlanjira Despite modifying two of the busiest streets in Blantyre’s Central Business District (CBD), the Haile Selassie and Glyn Jones, into one way, traffic congestion seems to have even been made worse and not just during peak hours.  However, the City Council assures the general public that the modification measures to decongest traffic flow is still ongoing and they should expect relief very soon. The congestion sometimes start right from Tambala Food Products along Masauko Chipembere…

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Judiciary not happy with the State’s attitude toward court matters; case in point Chanthunya murder case

  By Duncan Mlanjira High Court Judge, Justice Lovemore Chikopa, SC, says the Judiciary has before expressed its unhappiness at the lackadaisical attitude the State sometimes takes in court matters, saying this should be discouraged. This was said in his ruling in a hearing over the dragging murder charges case laid against Misozi Chanthunya, who is being accused of murdering Linda Gasa. “It smacks of disrespect towards the courts and does not befit officers of the court,” said Justice…

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Bangwe HIV/Aids Self-Help Initiative in full throttle drive to help vulnerable children

  By Duncan Mlanjira Charitable organization, Bangwe HIV/Aids Self-Help Initiative (BAHASI), believes that anything that can be done to improve the future for Malawi’s vulnerable children can only be done starting with the citizenry itself rather than just looking up to leaders and donors to do it. This is the drive that BAHASI’s board chairperson Reena Purshotam emphases on as the NGO also strives to improve the welfare of vulnerable groups affected and infected by HIV/Aids as well as…

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National Planning Commission holds rapport with city, town councils’ CEOs towards achieving national wealth creation

  By Duncan Mlanjira National Planning Commission (NPC) has inspired city and town council chief executive officers that they shall be actively involved in the successor to the Vision 2020, which will emphasise on inclusive wealth creation as opposed to the focus on poverty reduction it had. NPC hosted a dinner at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre on Monday for the CEOs to discuss among other things, the new national  narrative of wealth creation for all and role…

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