Network commends JB on houses, others

Concerned Citizens Network, a national movement composed of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and members from students’ organisations, has hailed President Joyce Banda’s leadership, saying she has transformed Malawi into an upper middle income in the shortest period. The group’s chairperson Mike Bagus, in a press statement, says the group conducted a comprehensive analysis on how government…

Police in Ndirande, Blantyre, have arrested four people who were allegedly terrorising Ndirande Township. Southern Region Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa identified the suspects as Robert Makolo, 35, Lastone Sizali Mtambo, 29, Mackson Kaloje Namapampu, 28, and Jack Misoya, 24. Gondwa said Makolo was arrested first following a complaint from a resident in the township, James…

A 54-year-old man has been murdered in Ntchisi police have said. Ntchisi Police spokesperson Gladson M’bumpha identified the deceased as Jericho Msonthi from Chinkhande Village, Traditional Authority Kalumo in the district. M’bumpha said Msonthi left his home for drinking on Thursday morning and didn’t come back until Friday when his body was found near Chiwizi…

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said the inspection of the voters roll which was suspended just a day after it started recently will restart tomorrow. In a statement signed by MEC’s chief elections officer Willie Kalonga, MEC said it has worked on the inconsistencies that were discovered in the voters’ roll and the commission…

World Vision hands over K7.9m items to Machinga

World Vision Malawi, with support from Australia, on Friday handed over assorted items worth over K7.9 million (about $19 750) to Machinga District Council. The items will be given out to the district health office (DHO), the district agriculture development office (Dado), police, Water and Irrigation department, among others. The items, which include an ambulance,…

The Ntchisi First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Friday convicted and sentenced a 24-year-old man to five years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for theft by public servant contrary to Section 286 of the Penal Code. Ntchisi Police spokesperson Gladson M’bumpha said State prosecutor Austin Daudi told the court that the convict, Dick Shumba, during the…