Government to Rehabilitate M1 Road

By Andrew Mkonda Government, with support from the European Investment Bank (EIB), will soon start rehabilitation of M1 Road from Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe to Chiweta in Karonga. Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango announced this in Karonga during supervision of construction of Karonga- Songwe Border road. Mhango said EIB has approved 120 million Euros (over MK105 billion) of which 40 million Euros) (about K35 billion) will be in form of a grant. He said 80 million Euros (about K70 billion) will be a loan pending approval…

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Chilima Cheers Patients at Nkhoma CCAP Hospital

Pictures of Vice President and UTM Leader, Saulos Chilima and his wife, Mary went viral on various social media sites when he cheered the sick at Nkhoma CCAP Hospital in Lilongwe on Wednesday. The Veep dressed in red like some Father Christmas and visited and inspired patients at the hospital. The pictures that went trending show Chilima and his wife carrying babies and some compared how the two did with what President Peter Mutharika and his wife, Gertrude did on Christmas. An earlier memo from the hospital signed by Human…

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10 Grannies Killed in 2018-MANEPO

  Malawi Network for Elderly Persons Organizations (MANEPO) has described 2018 as the most painful year with ten grannies killed on suspicion of practicing witchcraft. Executive Director for the Organization, Andrew Kavala has disclosed this; arguing its high time the country changed this ancient mindset and embrace the grannies in their communities. Reports of the elderly being killed on witchcraft suspicions refuse to die in Malawi despite the country’s laws not recognizing the practice. Kavala said they would not relent providing civic education to people of all ages on this…

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Chief Condemns Early Marriages

  Traditional Authority Mkumpha 3 of Likoma and Chizumulu Islands has bemoaned youths school dropout emanating from early marriages due to unplanned pregnancies among the young Islanders saying the tendency retards development of the society. He made the remarks in Mukulawe at Likoma Secondary School football ground where he attended a family planning awareness campaign as the guest of honor under the theme “Having children by choice, not by chance” championed by the Ministry of Health with funding from the United Nations Fund for Population Agency (UNFPA). Addressing hundreds of…

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The “Barrens” Meet In FISD Cup Final To Shake-Off Their “Shame”

  Several factors are likely going to fuel the depth, intensity and competitiveness of the FISD Challenge Cup final involving Silver Strikers and Beforward Wanderers this afternoon at the magnificent Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. Apart from the K16 million kwacha at stake for the final winner, pride will be up for protection and promotion. Above all, both teams go towards the end of this season and into this fierce encounter barren and would try to shake off that curse. They missed the Airtel Top 8 Cup, Carlsberg Cup and…

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Police nab 56 illegal immigrants in Mzimba

Police in Mzimba have arrested 56 illegal immigrants who found their way into the country using unchartered routes and without proper documents. Senior Assistant Commissioner for Mzimba District, Ackis Angelo Muwanga confirmed the development in an interview with Dawn News Online. He said the police managed to apprehend the illegal immigrants using their intelligence. “We managed to arrest these illegal immigrants and seven Malawians who were assisting them to beat the security system,” explained Muwanga. The 56, believed to be Ethiopians illegally passed through Malawi using the porous Karonga Songwe…

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JB Talks Tough About Relentless Power Outages

Former President and People’s Party Leader, Dr. Joyce Banda on Thursday made a strong statement on the damage and torture the persistent blackouts are having on the majority poor in areas of their businesses and generally the health sector; arguing it was unacceptable for the trend to continue unchecked. She spoke this at Majuni Primary School, Traditional Authority Jalasi, Mangochi during a political rally she conducted. The PP leader took time sympathizing with the large crowd that patronized the rally on the hard times they are going through due to…

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Female Aspirant Accuses DPP Regional Governor North , Sanga, of Threatening Her Life

Women’s rights activists in Mzuzu are investigating cases where some male politicians from ruling Democratic Progressive Party and opposition Malawi Congress Party are allegedly sending death threats to some women aspirants in the City. The reports are coming as the country and the international community is commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against gender- based violence, as part of the international Campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. Maggie Mwanza, a business woman aspiring to become Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City Constituency on the ruling DPP ticket, alleged that…

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Mutharika Spits Fire on Opposition

President Peter Mutharika on Saturday took advantage of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP’s) Eastern Region Fundraising Function at Zomba State House to clear almost what has been troubling his throat and lashed out on the country’s opposition political parties for trying in vain to frustrate his development agenda for Malawi. Mutharika claimed the opposition has failed to bring down his administration by sponsoring civil society demonstrations and pushing for his impeachment through Parliament. ” For four years, they tried to bring our government down through sponsoring demonstration after demonstration but…

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JB Demands Abolishment of FISP

Former President and People’s Party Leader, Dr. Joyce Banda is calling for an immediate abolishment of the controversial Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) arguing signs are clear it will not benefit the intended poor people. She was speaking at a political rally conducted at Mwala Primary School Traditional Authority Ngokwe in Machinga on Friday. The programme continues coming under heavy criticism with some agriculture experts demanding an overhaul of the system as it is marred by serious irregularities that raise fear on its effective implementation. A few weeks ago, government…

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