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Beam for women empowerment

In a drive to contribute to the development of girls’ education in the country, Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust organised a fundraising dinner at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on Saturday which raised K254 million (US$564 444). The funds, being mobilised by First Lady Gertrude Mutharika’s trust, will go towards the construction of girls’ hostels across the…

By Justice Mponda and Gloria Masanza** • becomes the first signatory of the campaign Malawi First Lady Madame Gertrude Mutharika on Thursday launched a global campaign which seeks to provide political leadership on the provision of water and sanitation services to people who do not have access to such services. Mutharika launched the campaign at…

Global fund dumps NAC

I  It failed to meet funding criteria—MCC  l  ActionAid, World Vision to help Govt Embattled National Aids Commission (NAC), which has lately been embroiled in funding controversies, has been stripped of its long-time status as principal recipient of Global Fund grants, Ministry of Health confirmed this week. Minister of Health Jean Kalilani attributed the development…

NACgate: Audit exposes abuse at NAC, queries funding to JBF

While the dust is yet to settle on the uproar sparked by revelations that National Aids Commission (NAC) funded First Lady’s Beam Trust and Mulhako wa Alhomwe, an investigation into NAC operations has exposed details of how State House and Joyce Banda Foundation International(JBFI) obtained the commission’s resources under dubious circumstances between 2013 and 2014.…

CSOs ask First Lady to refund NAC money

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in the country have given First Lady Gertrude Mutharika seven days to return the money her organisation Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust took from National Aids Commission (NAC) or they will hold national demonstrations. Briefing journalists in Lilongwe yesterday, one of the CSO leaders, Martha Kwataine, said the President’s spouse knew exactly…

Beam Trust, Mulhako bombard NAC with funding requests

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust and tribal grouping Mulhako wa Alhomwe in September this year asked for money amounting to about K15 million (about $30 000) from National Aids Commission (NAC) to fund activities that have nothing to do with the fight against the HIV/Aids pandemic, Weekend Nation can report. NAC is…

First Lady leads Blantyre clean-up

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika at the weekend supported Blantyre City mayor Noel Chalamanda’s Keep Blantyre Clean and Green initiative by taking part in a clean-up exercise at Kachere Township along the Limbe-Zomba Road. The First Lady was joined by Chalamanda, Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s spouse, Mary and several citizens of the city in the exercise. In…

National Beautify Malawi Day in the offing

President Peter Mutharika has proposed to the newly launched Gertrude Mutharika Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust to propose a day when people in the country will join hands and clean their surroundings. Speaking during the launch of the trust on Saturday night at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, the President bemoaned the water and sanitation challenges. Said…