Man arrested for cultivating hemp

  Kanengo Police Station has arrested a 33-year-old man for cultivating Indian hemp at Kamange Village along the banks of Mtedza River in Lilongwe. The suspect, identified as Christopher Chagazika, was arrested on Thursday after Kanengo Police Station criminal investigation department CID) officers raided the farm where the hemp was cultivated alongside maize, according to…

Sex worker arrested for neglecting her child

Kanengo Police Station in Lilongwe has arrested a woman for allegedly abandoning her four-year-old daughter. According to Kanengo Police Station spokesperson Laban Makalani, the suspect, Rosina Deborah Josita, who is a commercial sex worker, had been locking up her daughter whenever going out at night for her sex work. Makalani said Josita’s neighbours discovered that…

3 arrested for possessing ivory

Kanengo Police Station in Lilongwe on Monday arrested three men for being found in possession of ivory. The three suspects, David Nyadani, 39; Mike Joseph, 37 and Wisdom Milosi, 49; were arrested at Kanengo Industrial Area where they were reported to be looking for prospective customers, according to Kanengo Police Station spokesperson Laban Makalani. He…

Four suspects arrested for illegal liquor

Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody four men for allegedly producing, distributing and selling liquor products contrary to sections 27, 28, 29 and 44 of the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) Act. Kanengo Police Station deputy spokesperson Esther Mkwanda said the four are Patrick Patel, 40, Ragesn Raju Kanumuri, 31, Ruinwanal Redty, 28, and…

‘Study circles key to quality education’

  South East Education Division manager McGregory Alufandika has said study circles can be more helpful if students understand their significance in promoting quality education. He said this last week when he visited Chikweo Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) to see how the learners are benefiting from the initiative. “I am impressed with the outcome…

NGO hailed for improving hygiene in schools

  Machinga district education manager (DEM) Sarah Khozi has commended Heart to Heart Foundation, a local non-governmental organisation, for provision of better health services to pupils in schools. Khozi made the remarks on Tuesday at Matiti Junior Primary School in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikweo in Machinga, when the organisation handed over sanitary facilities to the…

PIM trains youth in church leadership

  Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) youths from Phalombe, last Wednesday attended training aimed at equipping them with skills to take up leadership roles in the church. In an interview after the training at Nkhulambe church, youth chairperson Aubrey Lisimba assured the church that they have the potential of serving it in various disciplines. He said…

Akhumudwa ndi kutsika kwa nandolo

  Alimi a nandolo ena m’boma la Mulanje, ati ali ndi nkhawa ndi kutsika mtengo kwa nandolo modzidzimutsa pamsika zomwe zikukayikitsa alimiwo ngati apindule naye chaka chino. Mmodzi mwa alimiwo, Henry Kapalasa, wa m’mudzi mwa Chabwera kwa T/A Mabuka m’bomalo, adati nandolo watsika mtengo kwambiri padakalipano zomwe alimi sadayembekezere kuti zingatero popeza malonda adayamba bwino…

CCAP women cheer  remandees at Nselema

  Nselema Police Post officer-in-charge Alice Gwembere has commended women from St Luke Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Machinga for visiting remandees at the post. During the visit last week, the women donated foodstuffs and other necessities as one way of fostering love, hope and spiritual growth among them.   In her remarks…

IT-Literacy crucial for development

Youth-Tech, a local non-governmental organisation (NGO), has said youths who are knowledgeable in information and technology (IT) are assets to the country’s development. Speaking on Tuesday at the opening of a five-week IT training course organised by World Youth Organisation (WYO) at Chikweo Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Machinga, Youth-Tech director for the Southern…

MP hailed for ambulance donation

  Machinga East Member of Parliament Esther Jolobala (Independent) has been commended for donating an ambulance to people in Machinga to ease transport to and from Machinga District Hospital. Speaking when he received the ambulance, Senior Chief Liwonde hailed the MP for her kind gesture which, he said, will help improve health service delivery in…

Winds destroy Ntaja MSB

  Heavy rains and strong winds last week blew-off some iron sheets at Ntaja Malawi Savings Bank Agency in Machinga rendering it unable. The bank remained closed from Wednesday up until Sunday, February 21. Speaking in an interview, a customer Cathy Phiri, said she had come to withdraw money for transport to visit her parents…

Ku Machinga akonzekera ulimi wa fodya

  Alimi a m’makalabu 7 ati chaka chino akonzeka kulima fodya wochuluka ncholinga chosintha mabanja awo pachuma popeza iwo amakhulupirira kuti fodya ndi mbewu yomwe imabweretsa chuma chochuluka pakhomo. Nkhaniyi idadziwika pamene Kampani ya Japanese Tobacco International (JTI) sabata yatha idapereka feteleza pangongole kwa alimi ochokera m’dera la mfumu Ngokwe m’boma la Machinga pamwambo womwe…