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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Establishment of MUST was mooted way back in ‘80s by Bingu and APM

President Peter Arthur Mutharika has said discussion for the establishment of this Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) was started while he and his brother, former State President late Bingu, were in the Diaspora way back in the 1980s.  “We had always dreamt of a University that would nurture our African pride,” the President told the congregation at at the graduation ceremony of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) on Tuesday, November 5. In a speech entitled…

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ACB cautions Uladi Mussa from commenting on his criminal case that is currently in court

  By Duncan Mlanjira Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has cautioned former Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Uladi Mussa from commenting on his criminal case that is currently in court as that would be tantamount to interfering with the court processes. A statement from the ACB signed by Director General Reyneck Matemba, notes that Mussa was a guest in ‘Tiuzeni Zoona’ programme aired on Zodiak Broadicasting Station on Sunday, November 3, 2019 and upon being asked about the criminal…

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Air pollution does deeper damage than just lungs and heart

  By Hindustan Times Air pollutants cause frequent lung infection, chronic obstructive lung disease, lung cancer, heart attack and stroke, but lesser known is the long-term health damage from non-cardiopulmonary diseases and infections. One in eight deaths in India is attributable to air pollution, which accounts for at least 11% of all premature deaths in people younger than 70 years, according to the most comprehensive state-wise estimate of air pollution-related disease and deaths published in The Lancet Planetary Health…

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Nyasa Big Bullets overtake Be Forward Wanderers at the TNM Super League summit

  By Duncan Mlanjira Mighty Be Forward Wanderers returned from Lilongwe bruised as they lost 0-2 to their hosts, Blue Eagles at Nankhaka to surrender their spot at the summit after their rivals and defending champions Nyasa Bullets beat Mzuni FC 3-2 at Kamuzu Stadium. However, the race is too close to call as the two arch rivals are separated by one point (Bullets at 49 and Wanderers at 48) from equal number of games at 23 each with…

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FDH Bank’s William Mpinganjira urges financial institutions to go digital

  By Duncan Mlanjira Commercial banks in the country have been challenged to prioritise digital financial services if they are to remain relevant on the market. The call was made by FDH Bank Acting Managing Director, William Mpinganjira during a Wealth Creation Forum held in Blantyre recently where he said mobile banking is becoming acceptable by consumers, hence, the need for banks to embrace it to the fullest. “Reserve Bank of Malawi records show that three million people have…

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People applaud strict measures taken by Northern Region Police on road checkpoints

  By Duncan Mlanjira The general public has applauded strict measures taken by Northern Region Police stopping traffic police officers from mounting unauthorized traffic checkpoints as well as an unauthorized confiscation of driver’s licences. A circular from Regional Traffic Officer-North, Sub Superintendent  M.G. Chambakata, No: NR/20/2D dated 31/10/2019 addressed to all traffic officers, says police management in the region has been receiving complaints from the general public for “unprincipled way some officers are displaying whilst executing duties on the…

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Canadian cooperator applauds Dzonzi for cementing formation of Police SACCO

  By Duncan Mlanjira Canadian cooperator Karen McBride, who is raising awareness for Malawian charity Women at Heart Foundation, has praised former  Inspector General Lot Thauzeni Pansipadana Dzonzi for his role that cemented the establishment of a Police Savings & Credit Cooperative (SACCO) way back in 2013-14. Dzonzi retired as Deputy Permanent Representative/Deputy Ambassador of Malawi to the United Nations after he attained the mandatory age of 60 years on 14th of January, 2019. The retirement came after 32…

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