Abwekera ulimi wa nsomba

Kuweta nsomba za mitundu yosiyana ndi kopindulitsa chifukwa ambiri amazikonda. Kwa alimi a nsomba, phindu ndiye ndi la mnanu. HOLYCE KHOLOWA adacheza ndi mmodzi mwa alimiwa, Precious Kantande wa ku Mbulukuta m’boma la Zomba. Iwo adacheza motere: Mudayamba bwanji ulimi wa nsomba? Ndidayamba ndi kuweta abakha, nkhuku komanso mbira koma chidwi changa chinali pa ulimi…

Magistrate warns against  child abuse in camps

Mulunguzi Magistrate’s Court senior resident magistrate Rodrick Michongwe says courts will not spare perpetrators of various forms of abuse against children in evacuation camps in Zomba. He said this on Friday at Mapalo Primary School in Zomba during the commemoration of the 2019 Day of African Child, whose focus was the protection of all children’s…

Submit reports to goverment, minister urges Zomba NGOs

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mary Navicha has advised Zomba-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to submit reports to government to ensure easy monitoring of their activities. Speaking in Zomba last week during a familiarisation tour of Youth Net and Counselling (Yoneco) headquarters, the minister observed that submission of reports enables government to track…

Nico Holdings advises investors to form groups

Nico Holdings plc has challenged potential investors to put their resources in a group to create successful business ventures. The Malawi Stock Exchange-listed financial services group head of marketing and communications Lorraine Phiri said this last week in Zomba during an investors’ workshop. She said when like-minded people cooperate, the creation of wealth is possible…

Low MCP demo turnout dissapoints leaders in Zomba

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) publicity secretary for the Eastern Region Geofrey Banda has described the low turnout of people in the organised demonstrations against the May 21 Tripartite Elections results in Zomba City as dissapointing. He made the sentiments on Tuesday at MCP regional offices in Zomba after the party’s and People’s Party (PP) protesters…

Zomba City gears up for industrialisation

  Zomba City Council acting chief executive officer Mussa Mwale says industrialisation of the old capital is key to improving the socio-economic status of its residents. He said this on Friday in Zomba when the council in collaboration with Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (Mitc) held a meeting with investors and other small and medium…

Judge Ntaba recuses from Masambuka case

 Zomba-based High Court Judge Zione Ntaba yesterday recused herself from the murder case of MacDonald Masambuka, citing the inclusion, by the defence, of a relation’s name in the case as the reason. She said the defence, especially Legal Aid, has continuously been mentioning Hetherwick Ntaba [her uncle] as a witness to one of the suspects,…

Politicians implicated in Masambuka case

Tension ensued in the High Court in Zomba yesterday after Alfred Yohane, one of the suspects in last year’s murder of a person with albinism, MacDonald Masambuka in Machinga, implicated some high profile politicians (names withheld because of a gag order). When the court convened for hearing yesterday morning, Yohane, represented by lawyers from Legal…

Chitedze Research to certify new soya varieties

Chitedze Research Station assistant agricultural research officer William Phiri has announced plans to certify new soya bean varieties to ensure farmers benefit from improved yield. The researcher said this last week at Zaone Extension Planning Area in Zomba where the research station in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Research Services unveiled new soya bean…

Midwives’ body pushes for promotions

Association of Malawi Midwives (Amami) president Dr Ann Phoya has called on government to promote midwives who have worked over a decade without being promoted. The call comes just weeks after government effected mass promotions of teachers and police officers. Speaking in Zomba during the International Day of Midwives on Sunday, Phoya said the caregivers…

Muhosha to get Legal Aid lawyer

The High Court in Zomba has ruled that Catholic priest Father Thomas Muhosha, who is among 13 people suspected of having a role in the murder of MacDonald Masambuka, a person with albinism, be represented by Legal Aid Bureau. Zomba-based High Court Judge Zione Ntaba said that will be the arrangement if Muhosha’s newly identified…

Samalani maso popewa khungu

Khungu ndi amodzi mwa matenda a maso opeweka. Katswiri wa maso pa chipatala cha Chiradzlu Frank Mwamadi wati izi zimachitika munthu akasamalira bwino maso ake. Iye adati munthu wakhungu ndi amene maso ake onse sakuona. “Khungu limadza mwadzidzidzi kapena pang’onopang’ono,” adatero mkuluyu. Mwamadi adati khungu ndi amodzi mwa matenda omwe amabwezera mmbuyo chitukuku cha munthu.…

Khama mu ulimi wa mtedza

Kwa alimi monga  Lipherani Mkhupera wa m’boma la Zomba, amachengetera bwino mbewu ya mtedza kuti apindule nayo.  Chifukwa cha ichi, ulimi wa mtedza ndi gawo  lofunikira  kwambiri pa ulimi osiyanasiyana omwe amachita. HOLYCE KHOLOWA adacheza ndi mlimiyu motere: Kodi ulimi wa mbewu ya mtedza mudayamba liti?  Ulimiwu ndidauyamba  mu  1990 ndipo padakali pano, ndikusangalala kuti…

Zomba resettles 100 flood victims

About 100 flood victims accommodated at Mulawa Camp in Traditional Authority Mwambo at Jali in Zomba have started a new lease of life following their resettlement initiated by Zomba District Council Zomba district disaster risk management officer Florence Ntepa said in an interview on Tuesday that the victims cannot continue staying in camps as rains…

Atupele takes off gloves

United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi has assured his party supporters that he is not withdrawing from the presidential race in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. Muluzi, who is serving as Minister of Health in President Peter Mutharika’s Cabinet, gave the assurance in Zomba on Wednesday when he addressed whistle-stop rallies at…

I’m not withdrawing—Atupele

The United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi has assured his party supporters that he is not withdrawing from the presidential race in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. Muluzi, who is serving as Minister of Health in President Peter Mutharika’s Cabinet, gave the assurance in Zomba on Wednesday when he addressed whistle-stop rallies…

Zomba Central aspirants debate on economy

Four Zomba Central parliamentary candidates on Friday gave constituents hope that they will improve the area’s economic activities during a public debate. UTM Party candidate Noel Masangwi set the agenda when he told constituents that if voted legislator, he will initiate economic boom by constructing multi-storey  markets that will increase market space for people to…

Chiefs for stiff punishments for defilement

Group village head (GVH) Nsomba of Sub Traditional Authority (ST/A) Ndanga in Mulanje says courts should continue giving stiff punishments to leaders who defile children. The chief said this on Wednesday in Mulanje in reaction to March 29 sentencing of village head Makaniko to 14 years imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl. The court heard…