Alumni donate to Saint Paul Seminary in Mangochi

  The Association of Saint Paul the Apostle Seminary (Spas) has donated K1 million to Saint Paul the Apostle Seminary for the purchase of text books. The former students presented the cheque at the seminary in Mangochi on Saturday. Speaking after the donation, the association’s publicity secretary Donasius Pathera said the institution faces many challenges…

Chikwawa cholera cases rise to 38

Chikwawa district health office (DHO) has said it is making every effort to contain a cholera outbreak around Nchalo area in the district which has so far affected 38 people. The office says the outbreak started three weeks ago in Sekeni and Allan villages in Senior Chief Lundu. Some of the patients have since been…

Four die in road accident

Four people, including a police officer, died on the spot while several others were rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital when a 30-tonne truck carrying cement hit 10 other vehicles on the Magalasi-Chirimba Road in Blantyre. A witness, Derrick Mojoo, told The Nation yesterday that the accident happened when the truck driver lost control of…

MEC acting chief executive officer dies

  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) acting chief elections officer Thandie Nkovole died yesterday after collapsing in her office in Blantyre. MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said Nkovole collapsed at around 3pm and was rushed to Mwaiwathu Private Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Said Mwafulirwa: “It is true she has passed on today at Mwaiwathu Private…

‘Youth crucial in environmental conservation’

Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi (Wesm) Mulanje Branch has underscored the need to involve the youth in the environmental conservation. Mulanje Wesm Branch chairperson Norman Masamba said this on Monday at Mulanje Park during the commemoration of World Environment Day organised in collaboration with Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) under the theme Connecting people to…

Ndirande Anglican Melodies bounces back

After five years of silence on the music scene, Blantyre-based gospel group, Ndirande Anglican Melodies is back with a new album titled Alinayo Nthawi Yake. In an interview, chairperson of the group, Leonard Kaonda, said the album was recorded and produced by Joseph Tembo and George Chinunda at Groove Magic Studios. “We have been available…

Over 840 Malawians detained in South Africa

  About 150 Malawians were yesterday deported from South Africa through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe while hundreds others are being held at Lindela Repatriation Centre for illegal immigration. Immigration Department Deputy national spokesperson Wellington Chiponde confirmed the development, saying another group of 150 illegal immigrants is expected to land at KIA today. “Today,…

3 arrested for stolen drugs

Police in Mulanje have arrested three people for allegedly being found in possession of government drugs and other medical equipment meant for public hospitals. Police have since identified the three as Felix Madeya, 32, and his wife Mary Binesi Madeya, 27, both from group village head Mabuka and Ernest Kalunga, 38, from Mkupiza Village all…

BT health centre project abandoned

  Communities around Nancholi Township in Blantyre will wait longer before accessing healthcare services nearby following the abandoned construction of Nancholi Health Centre early last year. Yonahe Mkwini, a resident of the township, said the delay has not affected the area only. “The project would assist other townships such as Manyowe, Manase and Baluti. But…

K2 billion adolescent girls’ project launched

  Youth Net and Counselling (Yoneco), in conjunction with Action Aid and Christian Aid with funding from Global Fund, last week launched a K2 billion girls empowerment project in Traditional Authority Chikumbu in Mulanje. Yoneco executive director MacBain Mkandawire said his organisation’s objective is to work with adolescent girls and young women who dropped out…

Lirangwe CDSS alumni paint classrooms

  Lirangwe Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) former students at the weekend decided to appreciate what  the school did to them by painting classrooms and donating exercise books worth K600 000. Lirangwe CDSS Alumni Association chairperson Francis Chigwembere said the initative aims at changing the face of the school.  “We are where we are today…

‘Call them Mount Olive’

  Naotcha CCAP in Blantyre has changed its name to Mount Olive, effective June 1. A source, who asked for anonymity, said the church might have decided to change its name after discovering that the name [Naotcha] is associated with evil as it meant a place where people, such as thieves, were killed and burnt…

Formerly known as the Central Angoni Highlands Game Reserve, the status of Dzalanyama Reserve was changed in the late 1922 and became a forest reserve –to protect Lilongwe’s water resource. Brachystegias [Miombo] are by far the most dominant kinds of trees with three dominant species sometimes entirely covering large areas. Other species found are Msuku…

Ndirande CCAP Youth Choir in Blantyre has embarked on initiatives to raise money for implementing charity work, including cheering the sick and visiting prisoners during the Easter season. Among others, the group has organised a gospel show at Ndirande CCAP Church schelduled for March 30 2014. The group’s chairperson, Gerald Chisasiko, said they are targeting…

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi (ELCM) has launched a health policy at a function that took place in Blantyre last Thursday. Reverend Thomas Sandasi said the goal of the policy is to reduce by 50 percent deaths from malaria, HIV and Aids and tuberculosis (TB) by increasing access to treatment among vulnerable communities. “We…

The Blantyre CCAP Synod last week trained 30 caregivers to improve delivery of early childhood development (ECD) services in the synod. The training, held in Blantyre, was organised under a three-year project titled ‘Protection of Children Affected with HIV and Aids’, which the synod is implementing with financial support from Unicef. Blantyre Synod project officer…