Aford deputy regional chair  joins Chilima movement

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) deputy regional chairperson for the North Peter Mkandawire has defected to ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to garner support for Vice-President Saulos Chilima. Mkandawire was welcomed in the fold yesterday by fired DPP deputy governor (North) Afiki Mbewe, who is currently challenging the party on his firing for openly supporting Chilima.…

Constituents take to task MP, Goodall over projects

  Communities in Mzimba North have taken to task their current and former legislators for unfulfilled development projects. People of Katope, Traditional Authority (T/A) Jalavikuba in the district expressed concern over failure by their current member of Parliament(MP) Agnes Nyalonje and her predecessor Goodall Gondwe to implement certain projects in the area. The communities raised…

Violence mars mzuzu derby

Violence reared its ugly face once again during Monnday’s TNM Super League Mzuzu derby between Moyale Barracks and Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC at Mzuzu Stadium where a player and a fan sustained injuries. Malawi Defence Force (MDF)-sponsored Moyale player Boy-Boy Chima and a Mzuni fan Pemphero Kathewera were injured as a result of the fracas.…

Taekwondo National Championship in Mzuzu

  Mzuzu is set to host the 2018 Taekwondo National Championship at Mzuzu Youth Hall this Saturday. Taekwondo Association of Malawi (TAM) has organised the competition with K1 million funding from Malawi National Council of Sports. TAM general secretary Tenashe Mbawala said more than 30 athletes from taekwando clubs in Mzuzu, Salima, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Njuli…

FAM in K423m budget shortfall

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM)  has pegged its expenditure budget 2018 at K1.2 billion which, however, faces a K423 million deficit. The association’s revenue for the year is estimated at K829 million. Presenting the budget at FAM annual general meeting (AGM)  at Sunbird Mzuzu on Saturday, FAM finance and administration director Christopher Mdolo said…

Bed shortage hits Mzuzu Central Hospital

  Mzuzu Central Hospital authorities have said the facility is facing acute shortage of beds in its children’s ward, a situation that is forcing patients to sleep on the floor. According to officials at the hospital, the children’s ward has 32 beds against more than 100 patients currently at the facility. Revealing this on Monday…

North national IDs ready for distribution

The second consignment of the National Identity Cards (IDs) for the Northern Region arrived in Mzuzu on Wednesday ready for distribution. In an interview, National Registration Bureau (NRB) spokesperson Norman Fulatira said they expect to finish the distribution of about 1.5 million cards in April. “That is the second consignment for the North, the first…

Poly unveils expansion plans

The Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, says due to lack of space, its next expansion plans are constructing additional floors to existing structures. College principal Professor Grant Kululanga said this on Wednesday after touring the ongoing construction work of the skills development project at the institution. He was accompanied by director…

Ref Aziz Nyirenda back  after passing fitness test

  Mzuzu-based controversial referee Aziz Nyirenda is expected to return to action this coming season after passing physical fitness test held at Mzuzu Stadium over the weekend. Nyirenda and three others were slapped with a life ban by Northern Region Football Referees Committee (NRFRC) following a match-fixing case in the Carlsberg Cup game involving Chitipa…

Masters Security South League prize presentation Friday

  The Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) has said  last season’s prize presentation ceremony for the Masters Security Services League will be held this Friday in Blantyre. The development comes after SRFA complained about their sponsor’s delay to present prizes to the winners which led to the league seeking Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) intervention.…

Simama League champs to get K2m

  The champions of the 2018 Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Simama Premier League will receive K2 million, up from K1.5 million. The increased prizes were announced during the league’s annual general meeting (AGM) held in Mzuzu on Friday following the coming in of Superior & Flora Cooking Oil as co-sponsors The league is now…

Modern MBS lab to cost K13bn

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) modern laboratory project under construction in Blantyre will cost about K13 billion. MBS director general Davlin Chokazinga said this yesterday when he presented certificates to 13 companies that have sustained standards in their business operations in Mzuzu. The facility, set to be ready this July, is being financed by…

FMB U-20 to extend to 2 more districts

  The 2018 FMB Under-20 Football League will kick off on April 21 with an extension to two more districts. National Youth Football Association (NYFA) chairperson Chimango Munthali said the names of the new districts will be unveiled early next month. He said the extension will bring the number of districts to 14 while the…

Crocodile terrorises Karonga

  A crocodile has terrorised Kaporo area in Karonga District, where it has so far killed a man, a cow and four pigs. Karonga Police Station deputy spokesperson George Mulewa confirmed the incidents on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Martin Kumwenda, 29, from Chakwera Village, Tradition Authority (T/A) Kilupula in the district. According…

Chipanga wins Africa Amateur Chess Championship

  Chiletso Chipanga has defied the odds to win the Africa Amateur Chess Championship. The tournament was held in Livingstone, Zambia, at the weekend. Chipanga, who was Malawi’s sole representative at the tournament, won eight consecutive games. The Malawi candidate master beat the tournament’s favourites such as Zimbabwean chess king Dhemba Jemuse. “After eight rounds…

MCU drills Chitipa cricket coaches

  Twenty-eight primary school teachers are undergoing cricket coaching course in Chitipa organised by The Cricket Academy (TCA) and Malawi Cricket Union (MCU). According to MCU president Vivek Ganesan, who is also the academy’s director, the course, which started on February 26 and concludes March 3, is part of the drive to promote cricket across…

FAM rents out Luwinga Technical Centre

  Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) Luwinga Technical Centre in Mzuzu is now Synod of Livingstonia, Church and Society Project research and training centre. This follows a three year-deal the two parties signed early last year. According to the agreement, Church and Society will be in charge of all the affairs of the centre constructed…

Kasteni, Mhango win Cross Country Championship

  Kefasi Kasteni and Cecilia Mhango on Saturday emerged winners of the National Cross Country Championship in senior men’s and women’s categories, respectively at Mzuzu golf course. Kasteni, who has just joined Malawi Defence Force (MDF) at Cobbe Barracks in Zomba, beat  47 other contestants while Mhango, who is also an MDF soldier based at…