Sports officials cheer up Nkhata Bay, Chitipa hospitals’ patients

Northern Region football referees, sports administrators and journalists on Saturday cheered up patients at Nkhata Bay and Chitipa District hospitals where they donated food and health products. The referees donated to patients in Children’s Ward at Chitipa District Hospital while administrators and journalists donated to patients at Nkhata Bay District Hospital. This was the climax…

878 withdrawn from marriages

In a bid to eradicate early marriages and teenage pregnancies, Plan Malawi International, through its Yes I Do programme, has since 2017 withdrawn 878 under-age persons from marriages in Machinga and Lilongwe. Out of the figure, 434 are girls while 444 are boys. They have since been sent back to school. Plan Malawi project manager…

Blantyre stadium earmarked for 2020

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Francis Phiso has revealed that construction of the national stadium in Blantyre will start next year. He said funds for the first phase of the construction will be allocated in the next National Budget. Phiso said government has so many sports projects to handle this year; hence, could not…

Entrepreneurs petition MRA

Hundreds of businesspeople in Mzuzu yesterday took to the streets to protest against what they termed corrupt practices, harassment and introduction of unjust taxes by Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA). Business came to a standstill in the city as demonstrators marched from Katoto Secondary School to MRA offices situated in the central business district where they…

Five in Lesotho for Zone-4.5 U-16 Chess tourney

Five junior chess players are in taking part in Zone-4.5 U-16 chess tournament in Lesotho. The five, Khwima Gondwe, Praise Salima, Quincy Mukhwapa, Clara Mtumbuka and Shalom Kapende, were selected to represent Malawi after their outstanding performance in Presidential Initiative on Sports (PIS) chess tourney in May. Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) publicity secretary Alfred…

Communities bemoan uncompleted projects

Nkhata Bay North communities have asked the district council to complete projects whose work has stalled. The Constituency Development Fund projects include a community day secondary school (CDSS) at Bula and a bridge at Kaulasisi whose construction works began in 2009 and 2016 respectively. The CDSS was expected to be completed in 2010 while construction…

Rumphi District registers 546 teen pregnancies in 5 months

Rumphi District Hospital has registered 546 teenage pregnancies between April and September this year, compared to 471 during the same five-months period last year. This was disclosed at the end of a three-day advocacy training for girls and young women organised by SRHR Africa Trust in the district. Rumphi district youth-friendly health services coordinator Tiyankhulenji…

Minister distributes food in Nkhata Bay

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa-Kaunda has distributed food to 400 vulnerable families in Nkhata Bay. Speaking at Kapingama Primary School in Village Head Kamwandi, Traditional Authority Mkumbira in the district on Monday, the minister said the gesture is a response to the communities’ call for food support. “The food goes to…

Raiply Volleyball tourney starts today

The K5 million Raiply National Volleyball Championship starts today at Katoto Sports Complex in Mzuzu and will end on Sunday. Top 10 men’s and women’s teams will participate in the tournament. Speaking in an interview, Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) general secretary Jairosi Nkhoma said the tournament will also be used as a platform to…

Kondi joins Walter’s fifth term bid critics

Former Nyasa Big Bullets chairperson Kondi Msungama has joined critics opposing FAM president Walter Nyamilandu’s fifth term bid. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will hold its elective annual general meeting (AGM) on December 14 in Mangochi In an interview on Wednesday, Msungama described Nyamilandu’s latest bid as a mockery to Malawi football, saying the country…

Court dismisses Mhone’s application

The High Court in Mzuzu has dismissed with costs an application by Ralph Mhone to suspend its judgment on the Nkhata Bay Central parliamentary elections case whose ruling favoured Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa-Kaunda. In his ruling on Friday, Judge Thomson Ligowe of Mzuzu Registry said Mhone failed to provide sufficient…

Ministry of Health dismisses Ebola scare

Ministry of Health and Population has dismissed reports of a suspected Ebola case in the northern border town of Karonga. In a statement issued on Monday, the ministry’s Principal Secretary Dan Namarika said Malawi will remain vigilant in ensuring disease surveillance and response. Reads the statement in part: “This is to inform the public that…

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…

Mzuzu Lions Club responds to calls for blood donation

Mzuzu Lions Club (MLC) last Saturday conducted a blood donation exercise to raise the life-saving commodity which is in short supply in hospitals across the country. Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) revelation that public hospitals have less than the 120 000 units of blood required is less than that is what prompted the exercise. During…

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…

Minister blocks hotel project at Katoto Sports Complex

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa-Kaunda has stopped an investor from constructing a multi-million kwacha hotel at Katoto Secondary School Sports Complex in Mzuzu. The investor got an approval from Mzuzu City Council (MCC) to build a hotel at the site. Confirming the development in an interview on Wednesday, the minister said…