Toyota Malawi donates K2.5m to Paralympic

  Toyota Malawi on Monday donated K2.5 million to Malawi Paralympic Committee (MPC) to boost its programmes in the country. Making the donation, Toyota Malawi general manager corporate affairs Andrew Katimba said Toyota Motor Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding to partner World Paralympic as their ambassadors. “In Malawi, we have partnered with MPC to…

Mangochi farmers drilled  in fall armyworm control

  Smallholder farmers in traditional authorities (T/As) Chimwala and Chilipa in Mangochi District were on Monday drilled in how to control fall armyworms. Malawi Lake Basin Programme (MLBP) under the Emergency Fall Armyworm Management Project conducted the training. In an interview, MLBP natural resources management officer Kelvin Guta said the training sought to educate farmers…

Hunger Project in tree  planting exercise in Neno

  The Hunger Project Malawi has advised people of Neno District to take care of the trees planted along Lisungwi River. The organisation’s project manager Thandiwe Noah said this during a tree planting exercise along the river which gets flooded every year, killing people and destroying their crops. “Lisungwi is one of the tributaries of…

UK botanist impressed with  MJ Cedar restoration project

  Queen Elizabeth II botanist Stephen Blackmore has expressed satisfaction with how communities in Mulanje and Phalombe districts are managing Mulanje Cedar nurseries. Blackmore, who is also Darwin Initiative chairperson, said this on Tuesday after visiting Kazembe Cedar Nursery in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkanda in Mulanje. The nursery is being taken care of by 14…

World Vision rolls out  K30bn malaria project

  World Vision Malawi (WVM) has rolled out a two-year $40.3 million (about K30 billion) malaria project that will see 10.9 million mosquito nets distributed to 3.5 million households nationwide. Speaking in Blantyre yesterday during a meeting where district commissioners, directors of planning, council chairpersons, district health officers attended, WVM director of programmes Charles Chimombo…

BWB, others in afforestation drive

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) in collaboration with a number of organisations on Saturday planted trees in its Mudi Catchment Area in Blantyre. The board, in conjunction with various stakeholders, has embarked on a restoration drive of its more than 600 hectares of the catchment area. On Saturday, the water utility was joined by Mudi Sacco,…

Dapp encourages youth to patronise health services

  Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in the country have been challenged to access youth-friendly health services if they are to make informed decisions on their health. Dapp Malawi country director Lisbeth Thomsen made the call yesterday during Dapp open day organised jointly by Ministry of Health and National Aids Commission (NAC) in Thyolo.…

K7.9bn public works programme starts

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has rolled out a K7.9 billion Public Works Programme (PWP) under Masaf IV which will see 450 000 households nationwide benefiting through cash-for-work projects. The ministry’s head of development and communications, Booker Matemvu, said so far, money has been disbursed to 32 councils in the country through the…

EAM speaks on Road to 2019

Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) on Tuesday challenged leaders of its affiliate churches to encourage their flock to vote for people of high integrity in the 2019 Tripartite Elections. EAM deputy secretary general Reverend Grey Mwalabu made the remarks on the sidelines of a launch of the Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Policy in Blantyre. The…

Malawi awards best filmmakers

  Forum for Ability Society (Foas) in partnership with NOVA Employment on Sunday awarded best film makers during the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival 2017 in Blantyre. The 2017 winner, a student from The Polytechnic, a constituent college of University of Malawi, Tawina Maluwa, who was the only female filmmaker with her Like Any…

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…