Maseko Ngoni launch branch in Lumbadzi

As one way of promoting culture, Maseko Ngoni Lilongwe Chapter has established a branch at Chomveka Village in Lumbadzi. Speaking during the occasion, the Lilongwe chapter chairperson Andrew Kamlopa thanked the Chewa in the Central Region for tolerating other tribes to promote their cultures. “I would like to express my gratitude to group village head…

CSOs fight K4 billion implementation system

Civil cociety organisations (CSOs) in Zomba have expressed dissatisfaction with the newly introduced community managed social-economic projects fund (CSF) system of implementing district funding from the controversial K4 billion. Speaking during a meeting organised by Zomba District Council to explain the guidelines of the funding for the district, the CSOs said the system sparks more…

NGO in back-to-school campaign in Dowa

  Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) has embarked on a campaign to encourage youths who dropped out of school to return to school in its ongoing project in 35 schools in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chakhaza in Dowa District. In an interview last week, Genet programmes officer Twambilile Kayuni said their organisation undertook the initiative after noticing…

Apha mwana atasemphena za ndalama

Apolisi m’boma la Mangochi amanga ndi kutsekera m’chitokosi mayi wa zaka 28 chifukwa chomuganizira kuti wapha mwana wake wa zaka ziwiri atasemphana ndi mwamuna wake pa nkhani za ndalama. Wachiwiri kwa mneneri wa apolisi m’boma la Mangochi Amina Tepani Daudi wati boma likuganizira mayiyo, Tamara Chirambo, kuti adapha mwana wake, Thomas Harawa Junior, ndipo onse…

Mzimba North Constituency trophy launch tomorrrow

  Mzimba North Constituency aspiring parliamentarian Rosemary Nthumboyauka Mkandawire will tomorrow launch a K6.5 million football trophy in the area. The aspirant, who wants to contest on a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket, confirmed the developement on Tuesday. The trophy will be contested by teams from the area’s zones namely Luzi, Bwengu, Luhomero, Enukweni, Engucwini,…

Village heads, government sign forest management agreement

  Over 11 group village heads (GVH) in Mzimba have signed a forest co-management agreement with Department of Forestry and district council to manage forest resources in their respective forest blocks. The signing ceremony, facilitated by Protecting Ecosystem and Restoring Forests in Malawi (Perform) project took place on Saturday at Mushroom Shelter in Traditional Authority…

Project supports learners with disabilities in Mchinji

  Namikango Mission of the Church of Christ under Malawi Project yesterday donated wheelchairs to children with disabilities in Mchinji District. Malawi Council for the Handicapped (Macoha) coordinated the project. In an interview on Monday, one of the senior project officials Wilson Tembo said Malawi Project sourced wheel chairs to help school children with disabilities.…

From Fisp going up

  Towera Kumwenda no longer endures uncertainties waiting for subsidised fertiliser and seed. The former beneficiary of the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) for needy Malawians has become a self-sustaining commercial farmer. The mother-of-four, from Chikayanga Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwankhunikira in Rumphi, mostly uses manure in her crop fields. She has been a…

Govt for stronger laws  against wildlife trafficking

  Solicitor General  Justice Janet Banda says porous borders, weak laws and high cases of wildlife trafficking in neighbouring countries are major challenges in Malawi’s fight against wildlife trafficking. Banda, who is also Principal Secretary for Justice and Constitutional Affairs,  made the remarks on Tuesday during the opening of a workshop organised by the Department…

Malawi commemorates  Menstrual Hygiene Day

Malawi on Tuesday joined the international community in commemorating Menstrual Hygiene Day in Lilongwe to raise awareness on the challenges women and girls face due to menstruation. The commemoration, themed Breaking the Silence: Empowering Women and Girls to Take Action in Menstrual Hygiene, was held at Mphanje Primary School in Traditional Authority (T/A) Njewa and…

Treat children equally, care givers advised

  The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has asked care givers in to ensure that all children are accorded equal treatment and care irrespective of their status. EAM project officer Tumpale Kangere made the appeal on Wednesday during an international child development programme (ICPD) training of 21 caregivers from traditional authorities Kyungu and Kilupula. He…

Mzimba chief asks for health centre

  People of Chigude in  Inkosi  Kampingo Sibande in Mzimba District have complained about the 21 kilometre distance they cover to access medical care at Nthungwa Health Centre. Speaking on Friday in an interview, group village head Chimiba Nkhata said it is unfortunate that people cover such a distance and asked government to construct a…

Deforestation worries paramount chief

  Paramount Chief Kawinga of Machinga has expressed concern over excessive cutting down of tress by communities surrounding Chikala Hill. The chief has since asked Machinga District Council and other players to quickly find a solution to the problem. Kawinga said this on Sunday during a field visit to Climate Proofing Project sites in traditional…