HRDC plans vigils in July

Civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have announced plans to hold further demonstrations following their unfulfilled June 20 protest demands. HRDC announced the development during a post-June 20 demonstrations press briefing held at the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) office in Lilongwe. In an interview, HRDC…

NGOs reduce malnutrition in Lilongwe

Oxfam and Catholic Health Commission (CHC) have fought malnutrition in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chitekwere in Lilongwe since 2016, reducing the number of malnourished children from 124 to 35. The non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are implementing a Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Project. In his remarks, Oxfam livelihoods resilience programme manager Steve Kuliyazi said the project seeks to…

Malawi needs climate change funding mechanism—expert

A Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar)-based Professor Charles Jumbe has said Malawi can do better on climate change mitigation with availability of funds. Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a two-day national workshop on promoting climate finance to support agriculture in Lilongwe yesterday, Jumbe said despite various policies in place,…

CSOs set mass protests for June 20

Civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have organised nationwide mass protests on June 20 to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah and other commissioners to resign. In a letter dated June 9 2019 addressed to chief executive officers (CEO) and district commissioners (DCs) for Lilongwe, Blantyre,…

Chakwera chenjera—APM

Mtsogoleri wa dziko lino Peter Mutharika Lachinayi adachenjeza mtsogoleri wa chipani cha MCP Lazarus Chakwera ponena kuti akukolezera zipolowe za ndale. Koma Chakwera, polankhula ndi mtolankhani wathu Mutharika atangotha kulankhulako, adati Mutharika ayenera kutulutsa umboni pa zoti akudzetsa mpungwepungwe. Polankhula ku mtundu wa Amalawi potsatira mpungwepungwe umene wabuka pamene otsatira MCP akhala akuchita zionetsero m’mizinda…

Chilima walilima

Mtsogoleri wa chipani cha UTM Party Saulos Chilima wati pulezidenti Peter Mutharika sakuyenera kulamulira dziko komanso wapampando wa bungwe la Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Jane Ansah atule pansi udindo. Polankhula kwa atolankhani dzulo, Chilima adati Mutharika sadapambane mwachilungamo pa chisankho cha pa 21 May pomwe Ansah adalephera ntchito yake polola kuti chinyengo chichitike pa chisankhocho.…

Red Cross distributes 670 blankets in Lilongwe

Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has distributed 670 blankets to vulnerable people in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mazengera in Lilongwe. The distribution took place on Wednesday during the launch of the 2019 blanket distribution. This means that the beneficiaries, who are mostly the elderly, orphans and people with disabilities, have dodged this year’s cold season MRCS…

Nkhoma yakhumudwitsa DPP, UTM

Zipani za Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ndi UTM zati zakhumudwa ndi kalata yomwe Sinodi ya Nkhoma ya mpingo wa CCAP yatulutsa sabata yatha. Kalatayo, yomwe siidatchule dzina la mtsogoleri aliyense, ikufotokozera Akhristu ampingowo munthu woyenera kudzamuvotera. Kalatayo ikuti mtsogoleri woyenera kumuvotera ndi yemwe ali wodzadzidwa ndi Mzimu Woyera, wangwiro, wokonda chitukuko, wosasankha anthu potengera mitundu…

DPP madzi afika mkhosi—Muntali

Zipani zotsutsa zati n’zodabwa kuti boma lagundika kukweza anthu ogwira ntchito m’boma, komanso kulipira mafumu nthawi ino ya kampeni pamene mmbuyo monsemu akhala akudandaula koma samathandizidwa. Mwezi umodzi wokha boma lakweza apunzitsi 20 000, apolisi 7 000 moti padakali pano lili mkati molipira mafumu 42 000 ndalama za miyezi 6 zomwe zidatsalira chaka chatha. Boma…

Committees connive with MPs in CDF abuse—survey

Local governance and development structures in traditional authorities (T/As) Chiwere, Mkukula, Mponela and Msakambewa in Dowa are conniving with members of Parliament (MPs) to abuse Constituency Development Fund (CDF). A baseline survey conducted by Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe between mid last year and early this year revealed…

Candidate pledges half salary to constituents

Dedza East parliamentary candidate Christopher Chaanamuna has pledged half his salary to the constituents to run various development projects. The United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate observed that the area lags behind in development because government does not provide adequate resources for the same. “I am touched with the growing levels of poverty in this area.…

Apolisi adabwitsa chipani cha UTM

n’chodabwa ndi momwe apolisi, komanso a bungwe la Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) akuyendetsera madandaulo awo. Mlembi wa chipanicho, Patricia Kaliati, adati adakatula dandaulo la kumenedwa kwa mneneri wawo, Joseph Chidanti Malunga, ku polisi ndi ku MEC koma mpaka pano palibe chomwe chachitikapo. MEC yati ikuunikabe nkhani ya Malunga pamene apolisi akuti adauzidwa kuti nkhaniyo ipita…

Germany provides K102m for water in Lilongwe

Germany has provided 125 000 euros (about K102 500 000) to Habitat for Humanity Malawi (HfHM) for improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) in Lilongwe’s low income areas of Mtsiriza and Mtandile. HfHM Wash coordinator Ulemu Gondwe said the project will involve construction of boreholes, installation of water tanks and girl-friendly latrines, rehabilitation…

Akuti akukumana  Ndi womwalira

Maloza! Mtembo wa mtsikana uli m’nyumba, manda atakumbidwa, anthu ena amakumana naye akungozungulirazungulira pamsika komanso m’munda mwa makolo ake. Anthu a m’mudzi mwa Mponda m’dera la mfumu Mduwa ku Mchinji komwe kwachitika nkhaniyi akuganiza kuti mtsikanayo, Violet Lubani, wa zaka 19 adachita kuphedwa m’masenga. Violet amadandaula kuti diso likumupweteka ndipo adapita naye ku Kamuzu Central…

Aspirants bemoan lack of healthcare services

Five out of six local government elections candidates for Msechembe Ward in Mchinji East Constituency have bemoaned the lack of healthcare facilities in the area. The aspirants were speaking at a public debate on Tuesday which National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust held in the district and have since asked government to address the…

Area 25 Nsungwi-Dzenza Road project launched

Construction of the 3.5-kilometre Area 25-Nsungwi-Dzenza Road has started amid high expectations from communities in the area. Works on the K1.2 billion road, whose contractor is Mota-Engil, will involve upgrading of the existing earth road to class one bitumen standard with 6.9 metres carriageway and 1.5 metres single sealed shoulders on both sides. The road…

Lilongwe City Council seals KFC restaurant

Lilongwe City Council yesterday sealed the City Mall KFC fast food restaurant over hygiene concerns. In a letter addressed to KFC management, the council spokesperson Tamara Chafunya says proprietors failed to comply with hygiene requirements contained in the Public Health Act and Local Government (Food by-law) Act 2018. She says council officials and KFC management…

Malawi Mangoes gives 25% market share to farmers

Local farmers have an opportunity to produce and sell 880 tonnes of mangoes to Malawi Mangoes, a Salima-based commercial fruit farming and processing enterprise, for the export market. The allocation of 880 tonnes represents 25 percent of the company’s total market requirement, according to its outreach manager Victor Mshani. He said the allocation is specifically…

Dedza chief warns against political violence

Traditional Authority Chilikumwendo of Dedza has threatened unspecified action against candidates and supporters who perpetrate political violence in his area in the run up to the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. The chief sounded the warning at Magomero  Primary School in Dedza North West Constituency during a public debate which the National Initiative for Civic…