WVM donates to health centre

  In a bid to alleviate challenges people of Traditional Authority Nthondo in Ntchisi District were facing, World Vision Malawi (WVM) has donated mattresses and medical equipment to Nthondo Health Centre. The donation came at a time when most women in the facility’s maternity wing were sleeping on beds without mattresses, according to WVM area…

Youth MP calls for early retirement

    Mzuzu City youth parliamentarian Mwaiye Jere has asked government and non-governmental organisations to reduce the retirement age to create openings for the youth. The youth legislators made the plea during the belated commemoration of International Youth Day held in Mzuzu on Friday. He said many young Malawians who have completed their education and…

Medef closes gaps  in fertiliser loan

  Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (Medef) is scheduled to disburse about 10 000 tonnes of fertiliser on loan to farmers’ clubs and cooperatives across the country in the forthcoming growing season. In an interview, Medef spokesperson Isaac Mbekeani said the current fertiliser has been modified to reduce high defaulting rates that affected a similar initiative…

Art of storytelling

  Storytelling is an art often underrated in the country—and it offers big rewards. But for Ekari Mbvundula, writing and telling her stories is more than just a pastime and passion. She fondly terms it a calling. Despite countless drawbacks, the 29-year-old short story writer is determined to swim against the tide to tell her…

Hundreds mourn Kapalepale

  Clocks chimed towards 3.50 pm when the body of Smart Likhaya Mbewe, the famous co-pioneer of radio drama in the country, was lowered into the grave on Sunday. A sombre mood engulfed Muliya Cemetery in Traditional Authority (T/A) Juma in Mulanje as hundreds of mourners, including government officials, business gurus, and dramatists witnessed the…

Man arrested for alleged patricide

  Police in Ntcheu have arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly killing his father at Kanjati Village in Traditional Authority Kwataine following a disagreement. Ntcheu Police Station spokesperson Hastings Chigalu identified the suspect as Frackson Kalima. He said the incident happened on September 16 2017. Chigalu told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the deceased, Yona…

Mutharika woos US investors to Malawi

Malawi and Africa as a whole remain potential destinations for investment because they still possess abundant resources for production, President Peter Mutharika has said. Mutharika said this on Tuesday at Morgan Library and Museum in New York, United States during a fundraising event organised by a Lilongwe-based Miracle for Africa Foundation. “Investing in Malawi and…

Leaky courts, justice denied

  The court file vanished when his case was approaching judgement in 2006. Today, 11 years on, Friday Makondetsa, 42, is still on remand at Mulanje Prison as the High Court of Malawi’s Blantyre principal registry fails to trace the missing records. But his case emotively confirms the mantra justice delayed is justice denied. The…

Tumaini Festival hosts pre-event in Lilongwe

Tumaini Festival—an annual event aimed at encouraging co-existence between the refugees and the locals, which takes place at Dzaleka Refugees Camp in Dowa—on Saturday hosted a pre-festival, showcasing children’s talents at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. The show was aimed at exposing children’s skills and talents, apart from bringing co-existence among the refugees and children from…

Minister commends China for support

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila has said government appreciates the support the Chinese government provides to the country. The minister said this on Monday in Lilongwe during the signing ceremony of an agreement that will see China constructing five modern technical colleges in the country. “As you may be aware…

Malawi, Mozambique establish Cross Border Forum

Malawi and Mozambique have established a Cross Border Coordination Forum through which migration issues involving the two governments will be discussed. On top of enhancing cooperation between the two countries, the forum also seeks to strengthen coordination between Malawi and Mozambique on prevention, investigation and prosecution of trafficking committed against people with albinism. Speaking when…

Police to construct K47 million clinic

  The Northern Region Police Headquarters has embarked on a project to construct a K47 million clinic in Mzuzu. The clinic will not only cater for police officers but also surrounding communities, according to officials. Northern Region Police deputy public relations officer Maurice Chapola told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview that the old…

Teen mother gets scholarship

  Danish Church Aid (DCA) has come to the rescue of a girl who dropped out of school due to poverty in Chitipa District. Rita Nyondo, who dropped out at Chisenga Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in 2013, received a four-year scholarship. “I quit school and got married because my parents had no resources to…

Craving for clean water

Imagine your child telling you that during break at school, he or she went with friends to a nearby stream for a drink. Granted, your relations telling you that the water you drank after taking meals was drawn from the river down your village or town, which is shared with animals. How would you react…

Jai, Lucius bury hatchet

  Long time music promoter Jai Banda and revered musician Lucius Banda have finally buried their differences and teamed up for the Sound and Light Concert slated for this month end. The two Bandas have not seen eye to eye with each other for almost as yearwith each of them doing musical projects without involving…