Security agencies  team up for polls

  Malawi Police Service (MPS) says it has teamed up with Malawi Defence Force (MDF), Malawi Prison Service and Immigration Department to ensure maximum security during and after the May 21 Tripartite Elections. MPS national spokesperson James Kadadzera said in an interview on Wednesday that they will be alert and ready to handle any political…

APM pays tribute to Nkhata Bay heroes

President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday said Malawians are indebted to Nkhata Bay District, the home of some fearless fighters who led Malawi to independence from Britain. The President said this during a whistle-stop rally at Chipambo in Traditional Authority Kabunduli (T/A). The shoreline district is credited with March 3 1959 mass uprisings in which about…

Three die in Ntcheu road accident

Three people died while several others sustained various injuries on Wednesday after a Scania Marcopollo  bus they were travelling in overturned at Chitsulo Village along M5 Road in Ntcheu. Ntcheu Police Station spokesperson Hastings Chigalu said the accident involved a UDK bus registration MC 4616. Chigalu said the bus was coming  from Balaka, heading to…

Chitipa technical college ready for commissioning

Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) says Kasama Community Technical College in Chitipa is ready for commissioning. According to Teveta, President Peter Mutharika is expected to officially open the college which was constructed by students at the institution. College principal William Simbeye said the opening will coincide with the graduation of 158 students…

Police warns Karonga residents against violence

Police in Karonga have urged communities  to desist from  violence against female candidates. Speaking during an awareness campaign on prevention of violence against women in Traditional Authority Wasambo on Monday, Northern Region Commissioner of Police Hannings Mlotha said anyone found violating women’s rights will be prosecuted. He said there have been reports of female aspirants…

Not just 18 desks

A slice is better than none and that is how Hajira and her Standard Eight classmates at Nansato Primary School in Mangochi feel. The 15-year-old, one of 513 girls at the remote school in Mangochi, had never sat on a desk since she enrolled in Standard One.  “The school has had no desks from the…

Mbulumbuzi flood victims want security

Families displaced by floods in Chiradzulu and living at Mbulumbuzi Camp have expressed worry over lack of security, claiming  they are threatened by surrounding communities. The people raised the concern on Tuesday when Chiradzulu Police Station Women Network donated relief items to 26 households at the camp. Speaking when receiving the donation, camp chairperson Elube…

Gala Dam excites farmers

Jacqueline Mussa had a rude awakening some four years ago when her garden along Mphamba River was swept away after Gala Dam had burst due to heavy rains. “I was terribly shocked because I had just received some orders from five customers, who wanted my produce,” narrates the farmer who grows maize, tomatoes, onions, cabbage…