NB communities construct five km road

Communities in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mbwana in Nkhata Bay have constructed a five-kilometre road connecting Nkhata Bay and Mzimba district. This follows transport challenges the people in the area have been experiencing, especially connecting to Mzuzu where they access social services such as schools, hospitals and a market. In an interview with The Nation, group…

Affiliates play it safe on FAM polls

Apart from the Northern Region Football Association (NRFA), which has endorsed James Mwenda for FAM presidency, all the other affiliates are playing it safe, insisting they are yet to decide on who to support. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is set to go to the polls in December this year and apart from Mwenda, who…

Growers speak on contract farming

Tobacco farmers in the North have called for the abolishment of contract marketing of the crop, arguing they are not benefiting from the system. The call was made on Tuesday during Auction Holdings Limited (AHL) growers tour at the Mzuzu Auction Floors. In his remark, the farmers coordinating chairperson Joasi Mulungu said the system is…

FAM presidency gets 3rd hopeful

While incumbent Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu insists he is undecided on seeking re-election, the association’s former vice-president Moses Mkandawire has joined the soccer governing body’s presidential race. The Mzuzu-based Mkandawire joins incumbent first vice-president James Mwenda and Karonga United FC chairperson Alufeyo Chipanga Banda who declared interest to vie for the…

ZBS for FAM polls presidential debates

Privately-owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) will conduct public debates for Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections presidential candidates. ZBS managing director Gospel Kazako said it is the station’s objective to provide a forum where individuals can explain to the public on what they have for the sport ahead of the association elections scheduled  for December…

Mzuni players get k32m court relief

The Industrial Relations Court (IRC) in Mzuzu has ordered Mzuzu University (Mzuni) to pay 12 Mzuni FC players K32 310 000 for breach of contract. The court’s registrar Lawrence Mtchera delivered the judgement on June 7. The players took the public university to court in April this year following an announcement by the institution that…

Aspiring candidate promises  regional leagues K100m

  Karonga United chairperson Alufeyo Chipanga has promised to provide K100 million annual funding to regional leagues if voted in as Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president. The soccer governing body will this December elect a new president to replace Walter Nyamilandu who has announced that he will not seek re-election, having served in the…

Nomads  revive campaign

Be Forward Wanderers revived their campaign after beating Karonga United 1-0 yesterday at Karonga Stadium in the TNM Super League. The victory has ended Nomads three-game losing streak following losses in the league and Airtel Top 8 Cup. Wanderers lost 0-1 to Silver Strikers in first leg of Airtel Top 8 in first leg before…

United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi has promised to build a mausoleum for one of Malawi’s freedom fighters Chakufwa Tom Chihana if he wins the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. Speaking at the rally in Mzuzu on Sunday, he said it was sad that the place the Malawi hero is resting is a…

Study exposes high toxic content in groundwater

A study conducted early this year by the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation at Mzuzu University has revealed high toxic content in Mzuzu City groundwater that poses a health threat to humans. The data collection exercise included quality analysis from 32 sites in the city. The findings, authored by Rochelle Holm, Elija Wanda…

Faith group endorses DPP

Faith leaders from different churches in Mzuzu have urged people  in the Northern Region to re-elect the governing party’s candidates in the May 21Tripartite Elections. The clergy, operating under the banner of Christian Justice International (CJI), say the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has implemented many development projects in the region. The call comes a week…

Chess players leave for Zone 4.3 tourney tomorrow

Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) has sponsored Joseph Mwale based in South Africa and Ellen Mpinganjira to take part in the Zone 4.3 individual chess tournament in Antananarivo, Madagascar from April 27 to May 4. The two players are expected to leave tomorrow for the tournament which will draw 14 countries from southern Africa. Speaking…

Mzuni FC told to stop using ’varsity name

The Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Council has ordered their former football team, Mzuni Football Club, to stop using the institution’s name  following withdrawal of sponsorship. The team’s executive committee has since been asked to effect change of the name before the end of this week. Mzuni registrar James Kwilimbe said in an interview yesterday that continued…

NAM tears into govt over infrastructure

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has accused government of sidelining netball on infrastructure development. The netball governing body’s president Khungekile Matiya said in an interview that they are not amused that while netball remains the pride of the nation, government has done little or nothing on the sport’s infrastructure and instead, it is investing much…

Water crisis hits Euthini Secondary School

Water shortages continue to haunt Euthini Secondary School in Mzimba forcing delayed commencement of classes as students leave the campus each morning to source water from unprotected wells. School authorities say the water crisis has persisted since the school opened in 1983.  As of now, the school uses one electric submissive engine water pump that…