Muslims won’t march with PAC

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM), a founding member of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), has urged its followers not to attend PAC’s peaceful demonstrations this Wednesday. MAM Board of Trustees, its executive, regional and district committees told the media yesterday in Blantyre that they will not attend the march because doing so will be going…

Mzuni bus accident driver fined K800 000

The Mtakataka Second Grade Magistrate’s court has fined   a Mzuzu University (Mzuni) driver K800 000 or in default to serve 12 months jail term for reckless driving. The driver, Stephano Kamowa, 39, was charged with causing death by reckless or negligent driving after the Toyota Coaster, he was driving carrying Mzuni students plunged into Nadzipulu…

CoM holds 21st research dissemination conference

  College of Medicine (CoM), a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), on Friday held its 21st research dissemination conference which attracted various researchers both local and international. Held under the theme ‘Driving the Next Decade of Research in Malawi: Achieving Health related Sustainable Development Goals’, the conference provided a platform for dialogue…

Low patronage at BCC prayers

There was low turnout at Blantyre City Council’s (BCC) day of prayer at Comesa Hall in Blantyre yesterday. The interdenominational prayers, which were led by BCC mayor’s chaplain Geoffrey Matoga, brought together leaders of various churches to pray for the country’s leadership and for the city to remain conducive to its residents. Despite the low…

BWB fraud suspects denied bail again

  The Blantyre Magistrate’s Court yesterday denied bail, for the second time, two Blantyre Water Board (BWB) employees who are suspected of defrauding K128 million through a parallel account. Senior resident magistrate Viva Nyimba on Monday said the evidence submitted to the court by two witnesses out of the intended 16 that were paraded by…

BWB fraud suspects bail ruling today

  The Blantyre Magistrate’s Court is today expected to deliver its ruling on a bail application by two Blantyre Water Board (BWB) employees suspected to have defrauded the parastatal about K128 million. The duo, who appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Viva Nyimba on Friday who reserved the bail ruling to today, are answering charges of…

Kalibu Academy holds 9th annual speech night

  Blantyre-based Kalibu Academy on Friday celebrated its ninth annual speech night and 10th anniversary where students were also decorated with excellence awards, apart from breathtaking performances that characterised the night. As they confidently walked towards the podium to receive their awards, the students could not hide their excitement as the moment that defined their…

Maize prices continue to stabilise—Fewsnet

A food security outlook report by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet) has established that average maize prices continue to stabilise owing to stable supplies on the markets. The report has attributed the stable prices to above-average production of the staple grain realised in the 2016/17 harvests and the maize export ban that government…

Court grants bail to Macra official

  The Blantyre Magistrate’s Court yesterday granted bail to procurement officer Of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra), Iton Chandiyang’ana, on allegations of contravening the Communications Act. The court has, however, tentatively adjourned the case to November 20 at 10 o’clock in the morning. Lawyer for Chandiyang’ana, Chancy Gondwe, told the court that his client…

Mutharika lifts maize export ban

President Peter Mutharika has ordered the immediate lifting of the maize export ban that government effected early this year to avoid creating a shortage of the staple grain. Briefing the press after attending a joint meeting of the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) and National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) senior managers at Admarc head…

Mutharika preaches unity

  President Peter Mutharika yesterday called on Malawians to remain united regardless of cultural background to develop the country. In his speech at Muhlako wa Alhomwe annual cultural festival at Chonde in Mulanje monitored on tax payer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation Television (MBC-TV), Mutharika touched on a number of issues. including nepotism, the apparent formation of…

APM sees power outages over in a year’s time

President Peter Mutharika says persistent power blackouts will be a thing of the past in a year’s time and has pleaded for Malawians’ patience as interventions are rolled out to improve the situation. The President gave the assurance yesterday when he met board representatives and management of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and Electricity…

APM pleads for patience on electricity woes

President Arthur Peter Mutharika has appealed for patience on the electricity woes the country is currently facing. Mutharika was speaking when he “stormed” in a meeting of senior Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and Electricity Generation Company officials in the morning hours today at Umoyo House in Blantyre. Mutharika said that his Democratic Progressive…