Cosafa lines up workshops ahead of U-17 tourney

Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) has lined up four training workshops for various stakeholders during the 2019 Under-17 Youth Championship which Malawi will host from October 11 to 20. Cosafa will kick off the series of trainings with a referees course from October 6-10 to be facilitated by Fifa instructor Felix Tangawarima. Twelve…

Ntchisi District Hospital needs X-Ray machine

Ntchisi District Hospital has appealed for support from well-wishers to assist the facility with a modern digital X-ray machine to offer quality and timely services to patients. Ntchisi director of health and social services Zondwayo Ng’oma said currently they have to refer patients to other health facilities. “But sending patients outside the district costs us…

Music meets poetry

It is not every day that music and poetry are dished out in the same plate. But tomorrow evening, music and poetry lovers in Blantyre have a chance to get a dose of the two art facets. Poet Qabaniso Malewezi comes face to face with musician Faith Mussa at an event dubbed Up Close And…

From poverty to power

Two Malawian teenagers, whose lives have been devastated by the effects of climate change, are urging the United Kingdom (UK) Government to act against global warming and reduce CO2 emissions before it is too late. Jessy Nkhoma, 18 and Isaac Mzembe, 17, who travelled to UK two weeks ago as part of an Oxfam initiative,…

NGO hands over teachers houses

ActionAid on Tuesday donated flour to 25 community-based childcare centres (CBCCs) in Phalombe District following the destruction caused by floods in March this year. ActionAid country executive director Assani Golowa said apart from the donation, the organisation also launched a flood recovery project for Phalombe and Nsanje districts.  “And our interventions will focus on health,…

NGO hands over teachers houses

Future4All, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in Ntcheu, on Monday handed over semi-detached teachers’ houses worth K11 million to Dzoole Primary School in Traditional Authority Kwataine in the district. The NGO also donated K411 000 to Dzoole Community Based Childcare Centre for repairing of part of the school’s roof that was blown off by wind…

Fans to pay more for Blantyre derby

Soccer fans should expect to dig deeper into their pockets for the latest episode of the Blantyre derby between Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets as the two giants have proposed an increased K2 500 gate entry fee for open stands. The most sought-after fixture on the domestic scene is slated for Kamuzu Stadium…

Boma Sisters retain Gateway Netball Cup

Boma Sisters on Sunday retained the Gateway Netball Challenge District Championship for the third consecutive year after beating Area 30 Sisters 32-26 in the final played at Gateway Mall court in Lilongwe. The  CivoNets reserve alongside Area 30 Sisters, Olembe Queens and Don Bosco have joined seeded-teams, Blue Eagles, CivoNets, Green Sisters and Mafco for…

Blantyre MPs ‘fight’ over secondary schools

There was a heated debate among members of Parliament (MPs) from Blantyre District on Friday on where to construct seven community day secondary schools. Blantyre District Council secretariat, through the office of the district education manager, identified areas where to construct the schools. However, tempers rose during a full council meeting when some MPs questioned…

PAC expects tension to ease

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) says it is hopeful the post-May 21 Tripartite Elections political tension in the country will ease after sharing with stakeholders findings from its first round of shuttle diplomacy dialogue. Briefing journalists at Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) headquarters in Blantyre on Monday after meeting embattled MEC chairperson Jane Ansah, commissioners and the…

Prince Harry unveils new conservation initiative

Standing in front of a tree made of rusty weapons and snares confiscated from poachers, Prince Harry on Monday welcomed Liwonde National Park and Mangochi Forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The two protected areas join Chimaliro Forest in Mzimba on the list of local indigenous forests under Prince Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s initiative…

Refrain from bribes—minister

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa Kaunda has urged Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) employees to refrain from alleged corrupt practices when allocating houses and plots to people. The minister said this during a familiasation tour to Mzuzu MHC offices and project sites on Friday. He said he was aware of the pressure…

Karonga DHO scales up Ebola prevention

Karonga District Health Office (DHO) has assured people in the border district that the situation is under control despite allegations of an Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Tanzania. Karonga district environmental health officer Lewis Tukula said in an interview on Saturday that his office has put in place interventions to control the spread of the outbreak…

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