Mthunzi Funeral Services launches tree nursery programme

The launch of the tree seedling nursery planting season * Set to distribute 12,000 tree seedlings for free to communities surrounding Blantyre District * Our business also use trees for making caskets — therefore we thought it wise to take part in afforestation drive * Calls the public to intensify proper monitoring mechanisms to achieve a good tree survival rate By Mayamiko Phiri & Steven Godfrey Mkweteza, contributors Old Mutual Malawi plc — in partnership with its subsidiary company,…

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National Planning Commission to roll out community awareness of Vision 2063

The vision is to have mechanized agriculture * Vision 2063 to propel the country towards achieving economic independence, inclusive wealth creation * As well as self-reliance and a high quality of life for all citizens of the country * It was developed through an inclusive and participatory multi-stakeholder consultative process * Promoting the Vision 2063 aims at initiating a sustainable culture to create Malawians own wealth desires By Solister Mogha, MANA National Planning Commission (NPC) is set to roll…

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Independent aspirant Ruth Chatata receives overwhelming support for Lilongwe Msinja South Constituency by-election

The flier that’s trending on social media * She is receiving massive blessings urging her to really go for it * I am so happy for you mkazi. You can do that. You have all it takes—Angie Chimaliro Banda * I personally know Ruth as a very humble person and a person full of ideas—Joy Bandawe * This is really girl power — all the best Chatata, sky is the limit for you—Lecee Washington By Duncan Mlanjira Just soon…

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Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary and last Wailers member, dies

The baritone singer’s birth name is Neville Livingston * He formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh * Bunny was a good, conscious Jamaican brethren—Jamaica politician Peter Phillips * Undoubtedly Bunny Wailer will always be remembered for his sterling contribution to the music industry and Jamaica’s culture * While Wailer toured the world, he was more at home in Jamaica’s mountains. * He enjoyed farming while writing and recording songs on his label,…

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Mixed reaction on DPP MPs Parliament sitting boycott over Fiscal Police investigations on Mulanje Council’s CDF funds

Mulanje Bale MP Victor Musowa under spotlight * DPP suspects it’s to do with Mulanje Bale MP Musowa’s stand on government to address teachers’ strike * CDF investigations are being done in a number of local councils, says Leader of the House * Timing very wrong but well clarified but we need a strong opposition, not a childish one * If Musowa really is clean in his defence of poor children there is nothing to fear By Duncan Mlanjira…

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Chilima invites general public to submit views, proposals and comments on the review of 3 Government systems

Vice-President Chilima, chairperson of the special taskforce * Of allowances, procurement and employment contracts * As mandated by President Lazarus Chakwera on February 14 * The comments and proposals should be sent by March 21 * to be sent through email address: reviewtaskforce@ovp.gov.mw * or Facebook Page: Malawi Public Sector Reforms: https://www.facebook.com/MalawiPublicSectorReforms * Or WhatsApp: 0883 682 197 (text messages only, no calls) * Twitter handle: – @the_reforms By Duncan Mlanjira The Public Service Systems Review Taskforce, which President Lara’s…

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Things fall apart for MCP in Lilongwe Msinja South primary election

Jones Yamikani Chadza plans to go independent * Aspirants accuse MCP hierarchy of imposing Francis Belekanyama * Son to the constituency’s late legislator and Minister Lingson Belekanyama * Contestant Jones Yamikani Chadza says he will go independent * He says the primary reason election’s results do not reflect the will of the people. * There were 12 contestants for the country’s oldest party ticket By Joshua Mphanda, MEC Stringer Just as it happened prior to the 2019 tripartite elections,…

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Public urged to embrace tree planting spirit

Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources, Nancy Tembo planting a tree * It is everybody’s responsibility to plant trees as we all need trees for fuel wood, oxygen, construction * We all need trees for almost everything which we do every day * In fact we need trees more than trees need us * Government plans to plant 60 million trees across the country * Tree planting season commenced in December 2020 and scheduled to run up to April…

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MEC chairperson urges candidates to conduct politics of issues, not personalities

Justice Kachale (middle) Commissioner Arthur Nanthuru at Mpatsa Primary School centre * As of now 48% of the voters have already gone to their centres to verify their names * This shows that people are ready to cast their votes on March 30 By Emmie Banda & Elijah Phompho, MEC Stringers As registration and verification exercise in readiness for the forth coming by-elections continues, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Justice Dr. Chifundo Kachale, SC has urged politicians to conduct…

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Ntcheu NGO mobilising girls to campaign against increased GBV cases through sports

AIDS operations manager, Chikondi Chanasi By Collings Kalivute, MANA As the world prepares to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8, Ntcheu-based NGO, Alimoyo Interaction Development and Support (AIDS) has put in place measures of keeping girls busy, amongst which is the introduction of a women’s football team and tournament. The strategy — using women’s football as a medium of communication— is to attract many girls together in the campaign against gender based violence (GBV). At the launch…

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