Synod calls for adherence to retirement age

Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has called upon government and companies to strictly observe the retirement age, currently at 65 years. The Synod made the appeal at the graduation ceremony of 606 students from University of Livingstonia (Unilia)that took place at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday. Speaking at the ceremony, Synod…

Nomads drop points

Moyale Barracks FC denied  leaders Be Foward Wanderers a chance to collect maximum points in Mzuzu after a goalless draw in a TNM Super League game played at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday The Lali Lubani Boys beat Mzuni FC  2-1 on Saturday through a Zicco Mkanda brace to keep up the pace in the 16-team…

Fire destroys trees in Viphya Plantation

Fire has destroyed trees in Viphya Plantation that are in a section under Raiply concession area, according to a report by Raiply Limited. The report shows that the portion affected by fire in the plantation contains both matured and young trees. In an interview, Raiply forest manager Nathaniel Nthala blamed unknown people who burn trees…

Little progress on FAM polls preps

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) electoral committee says it is yet to meet ahead of the association’s elective general assembly set for this December. In an interview on Wednesday, the committee’s chairperson Justice Sylvester Kalembera said as a committee, they have on several occasions made efforts to have a meeting, but FAM secretariat has not…

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members in the North say they are ‘desperately’ waiting for President Peter Mutharika’s thank you rallies which were held in the Southern and Eastern regions. The members made the calls at a series of meetings which DPP senior officials addressed in Nkhata Bay, Mzimba and Mzuzu during the weekend. Speaking on…

Nyamilandu applauded  for  football academy

Former Football Association of Malawi acting general secretary George Kaudza Masina has applauded the association’s president Walter Nyamilandu for establishing a football academy which will be launched tomorrow at Chiwembe Village. Speaking in an interview, Masina described the move as important. “Regardless that we are in the FAM elections period, this is a very important…

Contractor at large after pocketing K5.6m

A contractor whom Nkhata Bay District Council hired to build a teacher’s house at Mzgola Community Day Secondary School in Sub-Traditional Authority (sT/A) Nyaluwanga is allegedly at large after pocketing K5.6 million. This came to light at a meeting Temwa Organisation held with community structures and council secretariat officials on Sunday. The house was supposed…

Farmers decry rampant counterfeit scales

Farmers in Mzimba North have expressed concern over the influx of counterfeit scales on the market which traders are using when buying produce. The farmers raised the alarm at the district’s agriculture fair which Mzimba-North district office organised at the Taifa Ground in Mzuzu City yesterday. Speaking on behalf of the farmers, Mzimba North District…

NB communities construct five km road

Communities in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mbwana in Nkhata Bay have constructed a five-kilometre road connecting Nkhata Bay and Mzimba district. This follows transport challenges the people in the area have been experiencing, especially connecting to Mzuzu where they access social services such as schools, hospitals and a market. In an interview with The Nation, group…

Affiliates play it safe on FAM polls

Apart from the Northern Region Football Association (NRFA), which has endorsed James Mwenda for FAM presidency, all the other affiliates are playing it safe, insisting they are yet to decide on who to support. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is set to go to the polls in December this year and apart from Mwenda, who…

Growers speak on contract farming

Tobacco farmers in the North have called for the abolishment of contract marketing of the crop, arguing they are not benefiting from the system. The call was made on Tuesday during Auction Holdings Limited (AHL) growers tour at the Mzuzu Auction Floors. In his remark, the farmers coordinating chairperson Joasi Mulungu said the system is…

Likoma communities query council over unfinished projects

Residents of Likoma Island have taken Likoma District Council to task over unfinished projects. The residents allege that the council failed to complete various projects, including health facilities, district council offices, jetty and roads. Speaking at a meeting organised by Find Your Feet (FYF) and Church and Society Programme (CSP) of the CCAP Livingstonia Synod,…

FAM donates equipment to Super League reserve teams

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has started distributing football equipment to Super League teams for their reserve youth teams. Speaking in an interview, FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale said the support, under FAM Club Licensing programme, aims at encouraging clubs in the elite league to have youth teams. “This forms the foundation for…

FAM presidency gets 3rd hopeful

While incumbent Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu insists he is undecided on seeking re-election, the association’s former vice-president Moses Mkandawire has joined the soccer governing body’s presidential race. The Mzuzu-based Mkandawire joins incumbent first vice-president James Mwenda and Karonga United FC chairperson Alufeyo Chipanga Banda who declared interest to vie for the…

ZBS for FAM polls presidential debates

Privately-owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) will conduct public debates for Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections presidential candidates. ZBS managing director Gospel Kazako said it is the station’s objective to provide a forum where individuals can explain to the public on what they have for the sport ahead of the association elections scheduled  for December…

Mzimba welfare office fears rise in child abuse

Mzimba North district social welfare office says it expects child abuse cases to rise above 889 recorded between January and June last year. The office says the figure, currently at 833 (from January to June this year) is likely to rise because the district welfare office has not included statistics from Child Justice Court and…