Tags: Anthony Kasunda

Blantyre City to construct,  rehabilitate public toilets

Blantyre City Council (BCC) will soon construct and rehabilitate more than 100 public conveniences with a view to improve the sanitation situation in the city, which has been compromised for decades, the councils public relations manager Anthony Kasunda has said. Said Kasunda: “We have observed that very few public conveniences are fully operational and managed…

Ed’s Note: Zinkhoswe noise ban welcome

Last week I almost heaved a sigh of relief when the Blantyre City Council (BCC) issued a ban on holding of public ceremonies such as weddings, engagements, bridal showers and public functions of a similar nature in residential areas with immediate effect. This, according to the council, was necessitated as a means to ending noise…

Court orders illegal settlers move out of Soche Hill

Magistrate’s Court in Blantyre has ordered illegal settlers on Soche Hill to demolish their houses and vacate the hill within six months. Senior Magistrate Jean Rosemary Kayira made the directive on Monday according to a statement released by Blantyre City Council (BCC) who have since welcomed the ruling. The order follows the conviction and sentencing…

Misa-Malawi condemns arrest, beating of Times reporter

Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has condemned in strongest terms the arrest and beating of BNL Times journalist Archibald Kasakura . “[Misa] is shocked and deeply saddened with the detention of journalist Archibald Kasakura who was arrested by Limbe Police, Blantyre, Southern Malawi, for allegedly ‘obstructing a police officer on…

Malawi media petition Egyptian embassy

Malawian journalists, through the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) on Friday marched to the Egyptian embassy in Lilongwe to present a petition in solidarity with jailed Al Jazeera journalists. “The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) writes to you as a representative of journalists throughout southern Africa to express our disappointment with recent court…

Information Bill this September—Nankhumwa

Malawi Government says consultations are underway to re-engage the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) in signing the Table Mountain Declaration to ensure more media freedom. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education Kondwani Nankhumwa also said the Access to Information Draft Bill and its policies will be ready for tabling…