Malawi agro-products too expensive

The country’s agro-dealers are having a tough time competing on the international market because of charging exorbitant prices for their products, Acting Chief Executive Officer for Active Institute of Corporate citizenship-AICC Felix Lombe has said. Speaking in an interview, Lombe said though his institution had helped farmers penetrate into the international market, they were not…

Alumni rescue Lunzu Sec School

Lunzu Secondary School alumni have embarked on a number of projects to enhance performance and general welfare of students and staff at the school.   In an interview on Monday, alumni president David Magombo said the group was shocked with the poor state of the institution, saying the status quo is negatively affecting students’ performance during…

Judge orders Standard Bank to produce cheque images

The High Court judge Redson Kapindu has ordered Standard Bank to produce cheque images that show transactions carried on the accounts of companies owned by cashgate convict Oswald Lutepo between April and October 2013 identifying those that benefited from the infamous cashgate. Judge Kapindu has asked Standard Bank to make available the cheque images by…

PP is disorganised—Dulani

As voter apathy affect by-elections Political analyst Boniface Dulani says People’s Party, founded by former president Joyce Banda, is a disorganized party and it is high time it started working on putting its house in order. “No party goes into an election while its house is in disarray and expects to win. What PP is…

By-elections results tomorrow

Official announcement of results for today’s Local Government by-elections will be made tomorrow from 1:30pm in Blantyre, Malawi Electoral Commission-Mec has said.   Voting is underway in five Wards, namely Khwawa in Karonga, Chibanja in Mzuzu, Msikisi in Mangochi, Zomba Central and Luchenza in Thyolo. Meanwhile, Mec chairperson Maxon Mbendera has urged the electorate to…

Maulana trounces Kadango, Mawaya

Retains BT CCAP GS post Reverend Alex Maulana beat two other contestants to win the General Secretary of the Blantyre Synod of the CCAP post in a controversial election that took place at the Synod’s headquarters, HHI in Blantyre. Rev. Maulana trounced Reverend Paul Mawaya and Reverend Lazarus Kadango by 210 votes against s100 and…

BCC to monitor industrial pollution

Demolishes makeshift stalls Blantyre City Council (BCC) will soon embark on pollution monitoring exercise targeting trade effluent from all industries, Acting Chief Executive Officer for the Council Alfred Chanza has announced. In a Press Release, Chanza said the excise is one way of ensuring that the city is environmentally safe and clean. Said Chanza “the council has noted…

T/A Bvumbwe Laid to Rest

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa has advised the family of late Traditional Authority (T/A) Bvumbwe to avoid unnecessary wrangles as they choose heir to the throne. Nankhumwa made the plea Saturday afternoon during the burial ceremony of late T/A Bvumbwe at his Makungwa headquarters in Thyolo. “My ministry is facing a…

Lilongwe DC foils teachers’ protests

  Primary school teachers trained under Initial Primary Teacher Education (Ipte) and Open Distance Learning (ODL) failed to hold protests in Lilongwe on Thursday, as the District Commissioner-DC’s office claimed it was not aware of the demonstrations. They wanted to hold demonstrations and present a petition to the DC over government’s delays in their posting.…

Graça Machel Visits Malawi

Former South African First Lady Graça Machel is in the country on a two-day visit to accelerate efforts to end child marriage and improve education of the girl child and nutrition outcomes. Machel, who arrived in the country Thursday morning, is also expected to meet with Civil Society Networks, Government Ministers, Parliamentarians and Networks of…

Activist tips govt on efficiency

Education rights activist Limbani Nsapato has advised the Ministry of Education,  Science and Technology (MoEST) to post new teachers in time to avoid undue delays and promote efficiency in the system. Nsapato, who is coordinator of Africa Network Campaign on Education for All (Ancefa) based in Lusaka, Zambia, was reacting to reports that newly trained…

Trainee teachers threatens to go on strike

Education expert Limbani Nsapato has spoken of the need for the Ministry of Education Science and Technology-MoEST to plan properly and execute plans such as the posting of trained teachers in time to avoid undue delays and promote efficiency in the system. Nsapato who is Coordinator of Africa Network Campaign on Education for All-(ANCEFA) based…

‘Reinstate SADC Tribunal’

The Coalition for an effective SADC Tribunal has called on heads of state to uphold the rule of law and human rights in the region by reinstating the SADC Tribunal. In a statement released on the eve of the SADC Heads of State Summit on Sunday the coalition which has so far 19 civil society organizations supporting…

Stop manipulating women, warns Kaliati

  Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati has warned men against manipulating and duping women in the name of love. Kaliati sounded the warning Friday night in Blantyre during the launch of Professional Women Network -Prownet Blantyre Chapter. She described as unfortunate reports that some male managers still demand sex from female workers…

Update: Polytechnic authorities locked up in a meeting

The Malawi Polytechnic management is currently locked up in a meeting following the school’s closure on Wednesday evening. On Wednesday, students took to the streets over delays in allowances and police officers fired teargas canisters to disperse the students from the street and restore order. The situation forced management at the school to close the institution, ordering all…

NRB in pilot birth, death registration

The National Registration Bureau (NRB) has started the Universal and Compulsory Birth and Death Registration and Issuance of Certificates. The exercise started on August 1. According to NRB Public Relations Officer, a lot of people are flocking to the country’s district registration offices to have their birth certificates processed. “Currently we are electronically processing the…