New reggae band is born

There are few reggae bands in the country. They include the Black Missionaries, Wailing Brothers and Soul Raiders. But add to this list the Mighty Ivory Band, a new reggae outfit that is just born. The Balaka-based 10-member group comes with a promise to give people “pure reggae” vibes, according to its owner Chadza Charles…

Blacks in pre-Chilembwe Day show

As the country commemorates Chilembwe Day on January 15, the Black Missionaries Band will this Sunday hold a show dubbed Pre-Chilembwe Day Celebrations at Modern Park in Balaka. In an interview on Monday, Black Missionaries leader Anjiru Fumulani said the band decided to commemorate the day with people from Balaka and surrounding districts whom they…

Catholic students meet in Salima

he Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has organised a three-day retreat for Catholic students from institutions of higher learning who are members of the National Movement of Catholic Students (NMCS). The meeting, that will attract at least 400 students from all universities and colleges from across the country, will take place at Salima Technical College…

Sheriffs cripple Balaka council operations

  Operations at the Balaka District Council have been scaled down after High Court sheriffs confiscated five computers and a printer from the registry and accounts offices for a K5 million (about $6 817) debt the council owes a businessperson. On Tuesday, sheriffs, acting on instructions from a Mr Kumwenda of Khumzy Construction Company pounced…

NGO courts councillors on peaceful co-existence

  Centre for Social Concern (CfSC) has asked councillors in the country to promote peaceful co-existence among people of different political and religious affiliations. CfSC projects officer Tobia Jere said this on Friday in Balaka during a day-long orientation meeting for councillors on ethno-religious and political conflict management. He said: “Councillors are influential in their…

Balaka to be ‘open defecation-free’ by 2016

  Balaka District plans to achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) status by December next year with over 80 000 households expected to have basic pit latrines. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Wash) district coordinator Akuzike Banda said this last Friday when journalists toured Traditional Authority (T/A) Sawali’s area where communities have embraced basic hygiene practices by…