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Information and communication technology (ICT) in the education sector plays an important role, especially in the process of empowering the technology into the educational activities. Secretary for education in the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoEST) Justin Saidi has said technology such as the Internet if used appropriately can be the most effective way to…

Maize traders petition Parliament

Maize traders on Wednesday  petitioned the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture over the suspension of purchases of the grain by the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA). The suspension follows a government order to divert funds meant for NFRA maize purchases to State produce trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc). The traders presented their petition at…

US warns journalists against corruption ahead of 2019 polls

United States Embassy in Malawi has warned journalists against corrupt practices during the campaign period ahead of the 2019 Tripartite Elections, saying that could compromise the country’s hard-earned democracy. Addressing community radio station journalists on Monday in Lilongwe,  US Ambassador Virginia Palmer urged the media to adhere to ethical standards and not to be used…

UK says it cherishes military partnership with Malawi

  The British Government has said it cherishes its military partnership with Malawi which has lasted many years from the colonial era. Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of war veterans and ex-servicemen commemorations held at War Memorial Tower at Capital Hill in Lilongwe yesterday, British High Commissioner Holly Tett said the military relationship…

New MPs sworn-in, police block MCP supporters

  Three new members of Parliament (MPs), all affiliated to the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), were sworn in yesterday during a function that saw police officers blocking MCP supporters from entering Parliament Building premises. The MPs are Sosten Gwengwe (Lilongwe Msozi North), Ulemu Msungama (Lilongwe City South East) and Lawrence Sitolo (Nsanje Lalanje). They…

KA fundraises for junior’s orchestra

  Kamuzu Academy Orchestra on Sunday joined forces with Malawi Defence Forces, (MDF) Brass Band in concert to raise funds for buying music equipment for the school’s junior orchestra. KA director of music Donald Kaluwire said music interest is huge at the institution, hence, the need for new music equipment. He said: “The equipment we…

Sadc seeks to harmonise transport charges

The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) committee for ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology says it is geared to start the process of harmonising charges transporters pay when passing through countries in the region. Committee chairperson Mmanare Mamabulo from South Africa said this in Lilongwe at the start of a week-long meeting. She said when…

New local movie set for premiere

Malawi is set to witness the coming of another movie to be premiered on November 25 at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. The movie 16 Bars is a brainchild of Gilbert Moyo. According to Moyo, the movie tells a typical Malawian ghetto story of young people struggling to survive amidst HIV and Aids and social ills…

Bloodsuckers saga appalls donors

  The Norwegian Church Aid, Danish Church Aid and German Embassy in the country have expressed displeasure over the continued threat emanating from vigilantes who have been killing people suspected to be blood suckers. The donors have said this is negatively affecting their operations in the Southern Region as it presents a continued threat, forcing…

Chambu Primary gets desks from Print Care

  Print Care on Thursday donated 50 desks to Chambu Primary School in Lilongwe Rural West Education Division to reduce the school’s furniture shortage. Chambu Primary School head teacher Agnes Kaphiza said the school’s 1 700 learners share 40 desks the school has been using for eight years. Kaphiza also said that although her school…

Standard Bank to boost Malawi-China trade

  Standard Bank Group says it will make deliberate efforts to support local traders who import merchandise from China by linking them with Chinese producers and providing them with financial support. In an interview on Friday on the sidelines of a dinner reception in celebration of Chinese Mid Autumn in Lilongwe, the bank’s executive head…

Miss Malawi auditions gaining momentum

  The organisers of the Miss Malawi beauty pageant have said auditions to shortlist potential contestants are gaining momentum with many girls turning up. The auditions, which took place on Saturday in Lilongwe, saw girls from different backgrounds taking part, trying their luck to grab next year’s   crown of Miss Malawi. Speaking in an interview,…

Unicaf supports NPL Mother’s Fun Run

Unicaf University has donated K999 999 towards this year’s Nation Publications Limited (NPL) Mother’s Fun Run, an initiative that mobilises resources to support safe motherhood. Speaking yesterday during the symbolic presentation of the cheque, Unicaf rector Joseph Kuthemba-Mwale said the well-being of mothers is at the heart of the university since they are the ones…

Press Trust donates K2m towards Mother’s Fun Run

  Press Trust yesterday raised concern over the failure to maintain equipment in public hospitals. Speaking after donating K2 million in Lilongwe towards this year’s Mother’s Fun Run initiative by Nation Publications Limited (NPL), the trust’s acting executive secretary Gibson Ngalamila said a number of stakeholders have donated to public hospitals to  help government solve…