Government asked to revisit title deeds on land previously grabbed by MCP government

  By Duncan Mlanjira Following reports that government has sold Livimbo school campus to a person of Asian origin, some concerned citizens have asked the authorities to revisit title deeds to lands that were politically grabbed from Asian owners by the Malawi Congress Party-led government. Reports trending on social media are that government has sold the public school to an Asian, who has told school management to vacate the premises as he wants to pull down the public infrastructure…

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Malawi earns first adult neurologist in Dr. Tiwonge Phiri

  By Duncan Mlanjira Dr. Tiwonge Elisa Khonje Phiri has just earned the speciality as an Adult Neurologist in Malawi obtained at Fellowship in Neurology at the University of Stellenbosch.  She was trained at Tygeberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa and she joins Dr Macpherson Mallewa, who is the vice-principal at the College of Medicine in Blantyre as a Paediatric Neurologist. The doctor, who did her undergraduate medical training at College of Medicine where she obtained her Bachelor…

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Councillor Lipikwe facilitating some rehabilitation of social services in his Ward

    By Duncan Mlanjira Limbe Central Ward Councilor, Gerald Lipikwe has hi the ground running in his first days in Blantyre City Council as he is currently facilitating some rehabilitation of social services such as toilets, access bridges around Limbe Market and road markings as safety measures for school kids. Lipikwe made a tour of  Limbe Market on Tuesday in his capacity as a councillor, just to appreciate some works being done. “Currently at the market, there are 3 projects which…

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CEAR warns Malawians against ‘unscrupulous fraudsters’ enticing them for group fun train rides

  By Duncan Mlanjira Central East African Railways (CEAR) has warned Malawians to be wary of all adverts that are circulating on social media about group fun train rides, saying such “adverts are from unscrupulous individuals who would like to defraud innocent Malawians”. CEAR has issued the public disclaimer following plans by a group of Malawians to organise a fun train ride from Limbe to Balaka on November 30 as a reminisce of the good old days when the…

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Internet abuse, a threat to national security, Minister

By Andrew Ndhlovu Lilongwe, November 12, Mana: Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communication Technology, Mark Botomani has described abuse of internet through, among other ills, spreading fake news as a threat to national security. He was speaking at a cyber security management workshop in Lilongwe on Tuesday. He said the abuse of internet by circulating misleading information can put people’s lives in danger. “Internet has brought threats to the nation, hence the government has brought experts from United…

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Contractor Mota Engil appeals for working space to speedily finalize Area 18 Interchange

  By Duncan Mlanjira Mota Engil Malawi, the contractors constructing Malawi’s first-ever traffic interchange at the Area 18 in Lilongwe, has raised a concern of being impeded in their work by motorists using the site, saying they need working space in order to meet their deadline. Mota Engil’s Head of PR, Thomas Chafunya, said the company had on several occasions asked road users through media advisories to motorists to budget their travel plans by using other routes if possible…

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Heart surgery can be performed locally if government can invest in it

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi currently does not have a heart surgery specialist (cardiothoracic) since the only one the country had, Dr. Kayambo, based in Lilongwe retired. This has come to the fore following the good news of a successful lifesaving heart surgery of a Malawian child, Lemos Tsatawe, which was carried out at the Wolfson Medical Center in Israel with help of volunteer medical team members of Save a Child’s Heart. Lemos was flown to Israel in August…

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Malawian kid successfully undergoes lifesaving surgery in Israel

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian child, Lemos Tsatawe has flown back from Israel and is at to his home village at Cape Maclear in Mangochi after he had just had a life-saving heart surgery on September 2 at the Wolfson Medical Center by the volunteer medical team members of Save a Child’s Heart, in Israel. According to a press statement from Save a Child’s Heart, Malawi is the 62nd country as a member of the Israeli NGO, that is…

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Government for inclusive education — Veep Chimulirenji

  By Duncan Mlanjira The Vice-President of the Republic of Malawi, the Right Honourable Everton Herbert Chimulirenji, has inaugurated the MACOHA flag week with an assurance that governrment will continue promoting access to education for all including persons with disabilities. The Vice-President pointed out that government realizes that persons with disabilities face a lot of challenges, hence it has put in place legal instruments in order to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The Right Honourable Chimulirenji said…

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Civil servant-turned farmer Lot Dzonzi believes one can never go wrong in growing food

  By Duncan Mlanjira In his quest to properly enjoy his retirement after 32 years of government service, 28 years of which as a law enforcement officer and 4 years as a diplomat, former Inspector General of Police, Lot Thauzeni Pansipadana Dzonzi has concentrated on one of his passions — farming. Dzonzi, who has concentrated on growing food, says one can never go wrong with horticulture, saying there are 17 million mouths to feed in this country. “If daring,…

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