Red Cross touts 2019  flood recovery project

Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) livelihoods and disaster risk reduction coordinator Thomas Magaisa says they have helped 2 000 households to recover from effects of the 2019 floods in four Southern Region districts. The organisation implemented a number of interventions under its recovery project for people displaced by floods in  Phalombe, Mulanje, Chikwawa and Nsanje…

FUM empowers Mwanza  youths in livestock farming

Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) says engaging adolescents in livestock production is critical to wealth creation and intake of balanced meals. FUM Mwanza district coordinator Caswel Kachingwe said this on Friday during a visit to beneficiaries of small livestock production component under Adolescent Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture project in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nthache. Through the component,…

All that jazz

Apart from cherishing Malawian culture, his songs are built on social-relatable concepts that attract a diversified audience. That’s the promising music career of an afro jazz artist, Alinafe Chiwanda alias Mzati, who for the past two years has raised and maintained quality bar of his tunes. His tender age and entanglement in local colours, including…

NGO intensifies child justice in Mwanza

Association of Progressive Women (APW) executive director Noel Msiska says improved response and prevention of violence against children will enable communities to uphold child rights in the country. Speaking on Wednesday during a review of community court circuits in Mwanza under Securing Children’s Rights through Education and Protection programme with funds from Norwegian Church Aid…

Nsanje communities hail young women project

Communities in traditional authorities (T/As) Malemia and Mbenje in Nsanje have commended Young Women in Active Politics Project (Ywap) for increasing women representation in politics and decentralised structures in the district. They said this on Thursday during a monitoring visit to Chididi and Tisinthe young women action groups (Ywags) under Danish Church Aid’s (DCA) Ywap…

Building eco conscious communities

In recent times, there has been a boom of cooking stoves touted to use less firewood for cooking and heating on the market. Ironically, while these stoves are meant to be energy-efficient, trees are used in the production of most of them. Noting the contradiction, Development Aid from People to People (Dapp), through its farmers’…

Group for community participation in investments

Large-Scale Land-based Investments (LSLBI) platform in Malawi has recommended a community demand-driven approach in large-scale investments for socio-economic development of communities. Speaking in Chikwawa on Thursday during a visit to Phata Cane Growers Cooperatives to appreciate guidelines that lead to successful operations, LSLBI national engagement strategy facilitator Kate Chibwana advised community members to lead in…

Minister hails World Vision’s support for Mulanje and Phalombe

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri has commended World Vision Malawi (WVM) for its interventions in various sectors of development, saying they complement government’s efforts to achieve United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The minister made the remarks on Friday in Phalombe during the organisation’s 16 and 17 years celebration in children’s…

Minister hails World Vision’s  contributions in Zomba

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Malunga Phiri on Tuesday commended World Vision Malawi (WVN) for implementing interventions that advance children’s well-being in Zomba. The Minister made the remarks at Ntungulutsi Primary School Ground in Sub-Traditional Authority (ST/A) Nkapita in Chingale during the organisation’s 23 years celebration in children’s interventions. “Though not in…

Govt touts efforts for sustainable power generation

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bintony Kutsaira says government is embracing efforts that will help to achieve sustainable power supply and generation. He said this on Tuesday during a visit to Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) diesel-powered generators at Mapanga in Blantyre and weed management plant at Kamuzu Barrage in Liwonde, Machinga. The two…

Rapper Penjani ‘gives’ Ufulu

 Blantyre-based Christian rapper, Penjani Mzumara, has released a new song, titled Ufulu. The song highlights Jesus Christ’s love on the Cross of Calvary. In the song, which features King D, Penjani sings about the love of Christ that saw him being crucified to redeem human kind from sin. He said the tune is for people…

Call us abstract records

New record house on the music scene They produce songs that awestruck hearts of both Gospel and secular music fans in the country. Samuel Bokosi and Samuel Chirambo of Abstract Records in Blantyre are the young and talented music producers who fit the definition of unsung heroes behind most classic tunes in the country. Their…

Walu brings tumbuka lyrics

He has sold about 650 copies of his debut album in two months at K5 000 each. This is the status of up-and-coming Afrobeat artist Walusungu Zulu’s Moyo project released in December 2018. His feat is rare even among established artists following a derailed model of selling music that made most of them become vendors.…

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