Nyika Media Club elects new office bearers

Journalists in the Northern Region under Nyika Media Club on yesterday went to the polls, where they ushered in new office bearers. Nation Publications Limited (NPL) Mzuzu Bureau Supervisor Joseph Mwale was elected chairperson, after defeating NPL’s Mzimba Correspondent Elton Mhango by 46 to 16 votes. Tione Luwanga of Rainbow Television was elected deputy chairperson,…

Veep’s officials irk PAC

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday sent back officials from the Office of the Vice-President, for lack of preparedness and not giving convincing answers to audit queries. “The officials seemed to have not been well prepared. They are failing to give convincing answers and it’s a shame that a high office like that…

German NGO donates clinic

You Are Not Alone eV, a German non-governmental organisation (NGO), last week donated a clinic at Pilimiti in Zomba District. The clinic will be run by health personnel from Pirimiti Health Centre where two medical doctors and nurses will be assigned to examine up to 250 patients from morning to evening. Speaking during the handover,…

Political scientists demand electoral reforms

Political scientists meeting in Zomba have urged political antagonists to speedily discuss their self-interests and pave the way for electoral law reforms to avoid a repeat of post-election spats witnessed since the May 21 Tripartite Elections. The Political Science Association (PAS) on Thursday organised a conference in Zomba to debunk sticky issues, including the right…

Planning agency dates council authorities on mapping exercise

National Planning Commission (NPC) has challenged city and town council authorities to prepare for the expected mapping exercise, saying priorities for the undertaking will come from them. Speaking on Monday in Blantyre at a dinner organised for chief executive officers of city and town councils, NPC director general Thomas Chataghalala Munthali said councils are critical…

Ministry plans for urbanisation

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is holding a national technical workshop on urban development to find technical solutions. Speaking in Blantyre yesterday during the opening of the workshop, the ministry’s director of local government services Sphiwe Mauwa said urban councils and urban growth points have over the years faced tremendous challenges affecting service…

Chakwera parades 5th witness

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) general secretary Eisenhower Mkaka yesterday told the Constitutional Court that the presidential winner of the May election was picked by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), not voters. The sentiments drew an objection from Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale, who is representing MEC in his capacity as chief legal adviser to the government. He…

Kwimbira shines

Emerges best in CAF elite referees’ course Malawi’s most decorated Fifa assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika has made the country proud after emerging overall best performer during the CAF Elite Women’s Referees Course held in Djibouti from October 25 to 29. This is the second time the 35-year-old multi-award winning referee has completed a course as…

Sulom opts out

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has resolved not to nominate any candidate for the FAM executive committee elections slated for December 14 in Mangochi. The nomination process starts today, but the top-flight league governing body, which contributes the highest number of delegates (eight) to the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general assembly, confirmed yesterday that…

Firms tipped on innovation, successful ventures

South Africa-based expert on pitching for business Justin Cohen has challenged local entrepreneurs to be methodical in creating robust businesses by taking advantage of the digital age. In an interview after a thought–provoking session at the third biennial Wealth Creation Forum in Blantyre on Friday, he said pitching is important, arguing that one’s lifetime earnings…

Kupewa moto mu Dzalanyama kuteteza madzi

Anthu ozungulira nkhalango ya Dzalanyama m’maboma a Lilongwe ndi Mchinji awapempha kuti apewe kuyambitsa moto mwachisawawa kuti ateteze ndi kusamalira zachilengedwe m’deralo. Kudzera m’ndondomeko ya Conservation and Sustainable Management of Dzalanyama Forest Reserve (Cosma–DFR), nthambi ya za nkhalango yalimbikitsa ntchito yoteteza nkhalango ya Dzalanyama kuti zachilengedwe zibwezeredwenso m’nkhalangoyo zimene zithandizenso kuti kapezekedwe ka madzi kakhale…

Make drinking water safer –NGO

Water for People, a non-governmental organisation that advocates for safe drinking water in the country, has urged communities to thoroughly treat their water before consumption. The organisation believes increasing access to safe drinking water is the only way for the country to effectively avert possible cholera outbreaks ahead of the rainy season. Water for People…

Govt ignores advice on prisons for 15 years

For the past 15 years, prisoners in the country have lived in inhumane conditions and in total violation of human rights and international law after government ignored calls to improve the situation. Slightly over two weeks ago, the Malawi Inspectorate of Prisons released a report which bemoaned conditions prisoners are living in, saying they amounted…

Women’s group donates to children with disabilities

Global Women Leadership Network in Malawi (GWLN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Monday donated inclusive education equipment worth K650 000 to Talandira Community Based Care Centre (CBCC) at Lirangwe in Blantyre. Speaking during the ceremony, GWLN representative Betty Moses said the donation sought to allow children to attend and participate in CBCC activities. “The equipment…

4 Msundwe rioters charged with murder

Four of the people who were arrested on Tuesday at Msundwe, on the outskirts of Lilongwe, were charged with murder by the Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Frank Mastone, aged 28, Kondwani Chisindo, 23, Godfrey Banda, 30, and Licktone Mtiche, 30, who did not take plea on Friday, were among 44 suspects who…