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Internet access to boost economy in rural areas—Dausi

  Minister of Information and Communications Technology  Nicholas Dausi has said government is committed to link rural communities to global activities through the Internet. The minister said this on Wednesday when he opened Chonde Telecentre in Mulanje. The centre will offer services such as Internet, photocopy, Airtel Money and Mpamba, among others. Dausi said government…

Malawi to translate  SDGs into local languages

Government is translating and packaging contents of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) booklet in three local languages of Chichewa, Tumbuka and Yao to facilitate understanding and adoption by the communities. The exercise, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has started with a 10-day training for translators at Linde Motel in Mponela, Dowa. Deputy…

Adapt or perish: Innovative solutions to changing climate

As countries transition toward climate-resilient sustainable development, the Department of Environmental Affairs in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining with support from  United Nations Development Programme is assisting farmers to prepare for and build resilience to the impacts of climate change through Implementing urgent adaptation priorities through strengthened decentralised and national development plans…

Death registration compulsory – NRB

The National Registration Bureau (NRB) says registration of death is now compulsory and structures are in place to facilitate the exercise. Speaking at the opening of a two-day training of health workers from Blantyre on death registration  process at Hapuwani Lodge in Mulanje, NRB data manager Rodrick Langwe said the exercise is underway Blantyre, Lilongwe,…

Law Society leadership quits

In an unprecedented development in recent years, Malawi Law Society (MLS) president Mwiza Nkhata and honorary secretary Michael Goba Chipeta have resigned from their positions barely four months in office citing personal reasons. The development has prompted the body to put in place a transitional team led by the society’s vice-president Alfred Majamanda and former…

Life after early motherhood

Being a teenager is hard enough, but it gets even more challenging with a pregnancy and all efforts of caring for a child as well as parenting. Since most young mothers would still be in secondary school or college, finding the time and financial resources to complete their education is their biggest priority alongside parenting.…

Facebook engages govt to invest in Malawi

  Facebook is in talks with Malawi Government to bring infrastructure that will connect more Malawians to the Internet. Speaking at a meeting held in Blantyre at Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) offices, Facebook’s Africa, Access and Connectivity public policy manager Kojo Boakye said the project will empower Malawians to build, share and connect with…

Kwathina! Zionetsero za pa 27 April zikukolera moto. Nzika zina za Malawi zokhala m’dziko la South Africa, PAC, chipani chotsutsa cha MCP ndi mabungwe omwe si aboma ati adzachita nawo zionetserozo. Zionetserozi zikuchitika pokhumudwa ndi nkhani ya K4 biliyoni yomwe boma lidakonzekera kugawira aphungu 86 amene adakana bilo yosintha malamulo a chisankho. Otsutsa atapanikiza boma…

For long the ultimate idea for a meal away from home has been a visit to some fancy uptown restaurant, where exotic food, which is mostly junk, is the order of the day. Shifting perceptions and demands of trying to eat and maintain a healthy lifestyle seem to be ushering a new understanding when it…

Dausi, Chiwaya stop council’s kabaza ban

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi, and Mangochi Central legislator Clement Chiwaya (United Democratic Front-UDF) have appealed to Mangochi Town Council to suspend the impending ban on kabaza (bicycle transport) operations in the district. The two made the appeal on Thursday at Mangochi Stadium where President Peter Mutharika officially commissioned the One Stop…

Communities empowered through savings, farming

Communities in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Msakambewa in Dowa District are now improved economically following an orientation on village savings and loans (VSL) for businesses, conservation agriculture, environmental protection, child protection and local governance. The Khwamba sustainable livelihood improvement project which is funded by Scottish government through Tearfund Malawi started in 2015 and…

EU, Save the Children to  combat child marriages

  European Union (EU) and Save the Children have appealed to people of Mwanza District to end child marriages, trafficking and other harmful cultural practices. The two organisations say these vices frustrate children from attaining education. Speaking at Chizumbi Primary School in the district, EU team leader for governance Jose Maria Medina said population is…

Brewing music in Jo’burg

He is known for Ras Amadya Nzimbe. He went into oblivion. Now, he is on his route back. That is Sally Nyundo. On the other hand, Malawi music followers know the exploits of Chris Kelle. The Acacias Band. You cannot mention that band which also featured Ben Michael (Mankhamba) and Erik Paliani without remembering his…

Insurance crucial for economic stability–Veep

  Vice-President Saulos Chilima has said insurance services are essential for economic stability and accelerating achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chilima made the remarks at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre on Saturday, during the 2018 Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) annual charter dinner under the theme Business Unusual. He said: “Insurance plays an…