Chirimba Madodana Choir launches first album

Ten-member Chirimba Madodana Choir of Chirimba Church of the Central Africa Presbyterian  (CCAP) of the Blantyre Synod will on December 2 launch an album titled Mtamandeni Ambuye. Choir director Henderson Dalili said this would be the choir’s first album since its inception in 2013. Some of the songs in the album are; Saulo Undilonderanji, Atimenyera…

Minister warns against abuse of persons with disabilities

  Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Jean Kalilani has warned traditional leaders in Chikwawa against excluding persons with disabilities in development activities. Speaking on Saturday when she visited Ndakwera Disability Scheme in Sub-Traditional Authority (ST/A) Ndakwera’s area in the district, the minister said she is aware that some traditional leaders are refusing…

Holy Heart in charity show

Holy Heart, an organisation that empowers women and children will hold a charity show on October 7 at BAT ground in Blantyre. Jamina Mwatha, one of the directors of Holy Heart, said artists such as Piksy, Sir Patricks, Kwin B, Blaze and others will be part of the youthful line up of artists. He said:“Our…

Soche Church Choir wins choral competition

  Soche Church Choir 1 of Africa Evangelical Church (AEC) won the K100 000 Blantyre Area Council Youth Choir Competition at the Evangelical Bible College of Malawi (EBCoM). The choir went home with a trophy and K50 000 cash and their winning song was Tamanda wekha zomwe  Mulungu wakuchitira. Their runners up Naotcha AEC, carted…

Hands off Islamic  women—MAM, Govt

The Muslims Association of Malawi (MAM) and government have condemned abuse of hijab wearing Muslim women at political parties. Speaking at Mangochi Boma on Friday, during Eid-ul-Adha celebrations, MAM and government jointly condemned the use of Islamic women at political party rallies, saying involvement of women wearing hijab at political rallies is not in tandem…

Blantyre Synod elects new moderator

  Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has elected the Reverend Masauko Mbolembole as its moderator to head the spiritual functions of the synod for the next two years. Mbolembole, who serves as moderator of St. Michael and All Angels congregation, got 187 votes against 132 for his closest challenger and…

Muslim artists compete in Nasheed composition

  Over 22 Nasheed (Islam music) artists in the country will this Sunday gather at Soche Technical College to showcase their talents. Ali Blessings Idi, executive director of Deen Impact, said they organised the contest for Muslim youth to propagate their religion and promote unity among muslims in the country. “Deen Impact is an initiative…

Sheikhs condemn  corruption, immorality

Malawians of different faiths should refrain from indulging in corrupt practices if the country is to register meaningful development, sheikhs have advised. The sheikhs gave the advice during this year’s Eid ul-fitr prayers held at Upper Stadium in Blantyre. Sheikh Abbas Vinjenje said corruption is perpetrated by leaders—be it religious, political or traditional. He traced…

BT Synod launches sexual, reproductive health policy

  Blantyre Synod of the CCAP through its development arm, Health and Development Commission (HDC), on Friday launched its sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) policy with support from Pact Malawi. The synod’s general secretary the Reverend Alexander Maulana said the policy ensures that dignity of human kind is preserved. “The policy’s main goal is…

Youthful Kafita Choir ropes in big guns

  A youthful Chimwambalame Choir of Kafita CCAP church in Lilongwe has engaged some of the country’s renowned gospel artists to perform during the launch of their fourth album, Mwachita Zazikulu. The launch has been slated for July 2 at Kafita Multipurpose hall in Area 23 where Favoured Martha, Maggie Mangani, Kondwani Chirwa and Voice…

APM wants good relationship between chiefs, subjects

  President Peter Mutharika on Saturday urged chiefs to develop a good relationship with their subjects to avoid losing big projects such as the proposed five-star hotel project in Mangochi. The President made the remarks in Machinga when he elevated Senior Chief Kawinga to Paramount Chief at his Nanyumbu Headquarters where Democratic Progressive Party, United…

Cadecom steps up inclusive education awareness

  Catholic Development Commission (Cadecom) early childhood development officer Justine Nguluwe on Saturday urged mother groups in Traditional Authority Nazombe in Phalombe to intensify campaigns to encourage parents to send children with disabilities to school. He said this when his organisation, which is implementing a two-year inclusive education programme in the area  with funding from…

Namadingo knocks on APM door

  Patience Namadingo has offered a glimpse of his knock on President Peter Mutharika’s door, saying: “I will see him soon.” The Msati Mseke hitmaker, who has embarked on a 40-day performance to raise K5 million in aid of a congested children’s cancer ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), revealed his burning desire to…

Police in visibility march in Blantyre

Limbe Police Bravo Division on Wednesday marched from Kanjedza to Kameza Roundabout and back. This, the police said, was to make themselves visible to the community they serve in Blantyre and surrounding areas. Southern Region Police Commissioner Demister Chigwenembe praised the officers for their zero tolerance to crime. He said: “As commissioner for the South,…

Midima Court risks closure, says BCC

  Blantyre City Council (BCC) has warned that Midima Magistrate’s Court in Limbe risks closure if it does not have functional toilets, running taps and if tall grass around the premises is not slashed. A visit to the court this week showed that the premises have no running water, no working toilets with septic tanks…

Police recover 590  bags of stolen fertilizer

  Police in Blantyre have confiscated 590 bags of Urea worth K12.5 million destined for Optichem in Blantyre but was diverted and sold in Thyolo and Dedza. Soche Police Station senior superintendent Carolyne Jere said in an interview on Tuesday they were tipped off by Geofrey Amidu, who is country manager of Drum Commodities, a…

Passionate woman with many faces

  Women are said to be passionate about many things around them and one Gloria Makunje is no exception. She is founder of Ministry of Hope, president for Timothy Leadership Training (TLT) and treasurer for National Cancer Association of Malawi, among many other responsibilities. JAMES CHIMPWEYA spent some time with her to learn more about…