Balaka women urged to save money

  Members of women Caucus of Parliament on Saturday visited Balaka where they discovered that some women are failing to save money in village savings and loans (VSLSs) groups due to hunger that has hit most parts of the country. The parliamentarians visit was facilitated by Women’s Legal Resources Centre (Wolrec). Those present included Women…

JB Ghana-bound

  Former president Joyce Banda will on Thursday be guest of honour at a global gathering of women leaders in Accra, Ghana. Ghana’s online media www.myjoyonline.com, reported that the former president will also help launch “Elect Her In Africa” [Ehia], an organisation aimed at encouraging women to run for elected offices in Africa and encourage…

Women observe World Day of Prayer

Malawi First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has asked women to love one another and desist from jealousy. Mutharika was speaking on Friday at St Louis Montfort Parish of the Catholic Church in Balaka during the Women’s World Day of Prayer (WDP) attended by over a thousand women from various Christian denominations. WDP is a worldwide movement…

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has disclosed that the FMB Under-20 League currently being played in the country’s major cities will this year extend to Balaka. FAM executive member Raphael Humba revealed this on Sunday at Balaka Stadium during the finals of a two-day Balaka Under-14 Football Bonanza. Humba, who is also Southern Region Football Committee (SRFC)…

Treat prisoners as human beings—Bishop Msusa

Outgoing bishop of Zomba Diocese Thomas Msusa has asked government to improve living conditions for prisoners, saying inmates are human beings who deserve humane treatment. Bishop Msusa made the remarks recently when Balaka-based Prison Fellowship Malawi (PFM) cheered inmates at Zomba Maximum Security Prison. The organisation donated assorted items such as bread, soap and body…

Draughts body in talent identification

The Draughts Association of Malawi (Adma) has expressed satisfaction with the overwhelming response the game has received in most districts of the country. Adma general secretary Suzgo Nkhoma said this on Sunday in Balaka during a competition organised to identify the district’s three top players. With funding from Sports Council, Adma is conducting competitions in…

The Southern Region Football Committee (SRFC) has warned that no one will be allowed to organise a sports trophy without the committee’s blessings. SRFC chairperson Raphael Humba said this on Sunday in Balaka during finals of the K1 million Gertrude Maseko trophy. Humba said as the country is approaching election campaign period, many political aspirants will introduce…

For community projects to be completed within their time frame, the procurement process for materials should be decentralised to the community level, an assessment by Kalondolondo programme has said. This follows an assessment of various schools projects under the Local Development Fund (LDF) conducted in Ntcheu by a local non-governmental organisation, Global Hope. According to…

DfID pumps K10.7bn in water project

Government has said the Malawi Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Wash) project will help improve access to potable and clean water to the country’s most vulnerable groups. The Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation principal secretary Sandram Maweru made the remarks last week at Matale School in Ntcheu during the launch of the £19.45 million (K10.7…

Arise project impresses Malawi

Malawi’s Ministry of Labour, principal secretary Wezie Kayira has hailed Achieving Reduction of Child Labour in Support of Education (Arise) project for withdrawing many children from hard labour and bringing them back to school. Kayira said this last week at Ganya Primary School ground in Traditional Authority (T/A) Ganya in Ntcheu during commemorations of the…