After 7 years in children’s home

Mary Lingisoni, 11, lives with her two older sisters, Agnes and Ellen, her father and stepmother in a township on the edge of Lilongwe. The familyrents a two-bedroom house, with a sparsely furnished lounge and front porch.The father does odd jobs in construction. But Mary’s life has been anything but normal. Her mother died soon…

Ron CZ: Music video master

With technological advancement, it is easy for anyone to venture into video-making using their cameras. Yet, it takes special talent and skill to produce music videos that stick to the mind. Ron CZ, born Ronald Chikumbutso Zeleza, is eking a niche for himself as a force to reckon with when it comes to production of…

Firm invests K110 bn in Mzimba energy project

  German firm Droege Energy will in January 2019 embark on a two-year windmill project at Chipumulo in Mzimba to boost energy supply in the district. Briefing village development committees, community members and pupils on Monday, the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) Gustavo Droege said the $150 million (about K110 billion) project will generate electricity…

Martha Kasambara, Thoko Katimba in stunning show

  Gospel artists Martha Kasambara and Thoko Katimba on Wednesday evening staged a stunning performance at South Africa-based Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) prayer house in Mzuzu. During the service, which attracted hundreds of people that came for the deliverance prayers, Bushiri thanked the musicians for performing at his service and sending gospe…

124 000 face food shortage in Dowa

  Dowa District Council says 124 000 people are at risk of food shortage in the district. Speaking during a district council committee meeting at the boma, Dowa District Council environmental development officer Yusuf Laki said government will take the lead in the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Mvac) response programme for this year unlike last…

Child marriages defy age law

In the corridors of Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe, decision-makers envisioned that no more Malawian girl would be getting married before her 18th birthday. In February 2017, Parliament amended Section 22 (7) of the Constitution to outlaw marriages involving a boy or girl aged below 18. Both legislators and policymakers expected the…

MEC outlines Mzuzu voter registration hurdles

  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has outlined voter registration challenges in Mzuzu, including attempts to register twice or register for others in absentia. On Thursday, a registration supervisor at Zolozolo Primary School in the city, Mary Chawinga, said MEC officials stopped a woman from registering with her newly-collected national ID after she had already registered…

Project to empower female aspirants

  Dan Church Aid (DCA) has introduced a project called Young women in Active Politics (Ywap) that seeks to empower young women in active politics in Mzimba through the Young Women Active Groups (Ywag). Speaking in Mzimba on Friday when briefing members of political parties, women aspirants, youths and Ywag members, DCA project manager Wezzie…

Recycling for art, environment

Fashion4Change initiative says it plans to use its annual fashion expo platform to encourage recycling in the creation of fashion designs to promote environmental conservation. The initiative, introduced in 2017, stands on the pillar of the promotion of fashion and artistic expressions to leave a lasting global impact, especially in restoring the environment by encouraging…