Businessperson fined K22m for ivory

  Blantyre Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court has ordered a Malawian businessperson of Asian origin to pay K22 million or in default serve 10 years imprisonment for illegal possession of foreign currency and processed ivory. Sanjay Yashan, who was answering charges of illegal possession of foreign currency contrary to Section 25 of the Exchange Control Regulation…

Thugs kill woman in Bunda forest

  Police in Lilongwe have said unidentified thugs last week killed a 31-year-old woman in Bunda forest in the district. Lilongwe Police Station spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula told The Nation that the deceased, Liviness Gowa, went to search for a house-maid job at Bunda staff houses and was killed on her way back. Dandaula said: “On…

Two robbed at Mwanza Border

  A man and his sister travelling to South Africa  (SA) were left stranded at Mwanza Border on Friday after a man whom they were travelling with robbed them of K200 000. The two—Donnex Kaliati, 32, and his sister Merlia Kaliati, 21—said they wanted to join their brother who works in South Africa. The two…

Child prostitution worries Mzuzu

  Mzuzu Police Station has expressed concern over the increase in children in and around bars and night clubs in the city’s townships for commercial sex. Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mzuzu Police Station spokesperson Paul Tembo said police have since launched an awareness campaign on child protection to sensitise the public to the dangers…

United Purpose establishes response committees in Thyolo

  United Purpose, formerly known as Concern Universal, has said it is establishing Village Civil Protection Committees (VCPC) in Thyolo District as a way of strengthening structures for rapid response to natural disasters. United Purpose extension officer Deborah Gondwe said on Thursday that response to natural disasters requires vibrant committees that will effectively coordinate with…

Ntcheu gets K366m  market structures

Shire River Basin Management Programme (SRBMP) on Wednesday handed over market structures worth K366 million to Ntcheu District Council. The structures have been constructed at Manjawira, Doviko, Senzani and Tsangano Turn-Off markets in the district. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the structures to the council, Ntcheu District Council deputy chairperson councillor Kammwamba Jere called…

MHRC gets tough on child marriages

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) says the fight against child marriages cannot be won unless perpetrators are given stiff penalties. MHRC expressed concern over the increasing cases of child marriages in the country due to lack of punitive laws. MHRC principal disability and elderly rights officer George Chiusiwa on Tuesday told Mzimba district Executive Committee…

Chilipa’s servant leader

  They nicknamed him Captain, a military rank that personifies his dedication, hard work and hands-on approach to developing his area. Many people in Traditional Authority (TA) Makata, Blantyre, speak well of group village head (GVH) Chilipa. To many, GVH Chilipa, 51, does not bark orders, but leads by doing what he wants done. “The…

Chilipa’s servant leader

  They nicknamed him Captain, a military rank that personifies his dedication, hard work and hands-on approach to developing his area. Many people in Traditional Authority (TA) Makata, Blantyre, speak well of group village head (GVH) Chilipa. To many, GVH Chilipa, 51, does not bark orders, but leads by doing what he wants done. “The…