21 August 2019
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Chikwawa registers increase in road accidents

Chikwawa, August 21, 2019: Chikwawa District has reportedly registered an increase in road accidents in the first quarter of this year as compared to the same period in 2018.   Chikwawa Police Station Officer In-charge (O/C), Davie Chingwalu said in an interview on Thursday at the Boma that this year’s first quarter recorded 13 road accidents compared to nine recorded the same period last year; thereby, taking the increase to 32 per cent.   He said the station was sensitizing minibus drivers, bicycle taxi operators (Kabaza), pedestrians and vendors on safety measures and some traffic regulations.   “We try to sensitize minibus drivers and bicycle taxi operators to avoid reckless driving especially along the Blantyre - Nsanje M1 Road,” Chingwalu said.   The O/CChingwalu expressed concern with the conduct of some minibus drivers and bicycle taxi operators who only comply with rules and regulations at the sight of traffic police officers only to return to their traditional way of doing things upon disappearance of the Police.   Chikwawa Police Station Traffic Officer, Superintendent Ben Makolija added that traffic department has been trying to mobilize and offer civic education to both taxi and motor cycle operators in the district.   “We have always been encouraging motorcycle operators to be putting on helmets and avoid carrying two passengers,” he said.   “In busy places such as Dyeratu, Ngabu and Nchalo; we make sure that we increase our visibility especially during market days. We ensure traffic officers are visible to control movements of vehicles and control speeding,” Makolija explained.   He disclosed that the Police conducts awareness to learners who cross busy places along the M1 Road on safety measures with the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services.


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Natural Resources Committee Chairperson arrested for cutting down trees

Rumphi, August 21, 2019: Ntchenachena Zone Natural Resources Committee Chairperson, Stain Nyasulu has been arrested for allegedly cutting down trees at Vitumbi area in Nyika National Park. According to Deputy Spokesperson for Rumphi Police Station, Tupeliwe Kabwilo, Nyasulu was last Friday found cutting down trees by game rangers who were patrolling the pack at Vitumbi area within the protected area. “Nyasulu is said to have been cutting down trees in the park for timber making which is his usual business, according to reports from community members around the area,” said Kabwilo. He said the game rangers took the suspect to Rumphi Police where he was charged for entering and conveying weapons into the protected area without permission and destruction of wild plants contrary to sections 32 as read with Section 108, and 33(a) of National Parks and Wildlife Act respectively. “Nyasulu will appear before court soon to answer both charges levelled against him,” he said. When contacted, Nyika-Vwaza Association Chairperson, Chiza Mkandawire said his organization is following the case with keen interest and will be verifying whether the suspect has a case to answer according to their organization’s constitution. Nyasulu committed the offence barely a week after Total Land Care which is implementing a Transfontier Conservation Area (TFCA) Project around Nyika National Park and Vwaza Wildlife Reserve held a sensitization campaign on the dangers of destroying the environment in the area. Nyasulu hails from Mugomba Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwalweni in Rumphi District.


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Cruz B back with a remix

Lilongwe, August 21, 2019: A Lilongwe based Hip-hop artist known by the stage name Cruz B, has dropped a remixed song titled ‘Bestie’ which is spreading the message of love. The original song was recorded on June 25, 2018 and got released on March 10 this year. With the recent release of the remix, the artist has featured various Hip-hop musicians namely: Ace Kid, V-Hoxie, Bosslady Rap, Stoner, Spidoe, King Reo, Decorijo and Jay. In the song, the artists are cherishing the love which they share with their lovers and the partners are asking each other to be best friends while they are in relationship. “Bebie be my bestie// about mi secret to know you be first// like water no yah I will get thirst// Iwe ndi ma Go I mean the first// bebie ine ndimakukondani// kuyendananu paliponse nanga ndingaope ndani// Mukhale nzanga wapamtima musakhale m’dani,” goes part of the song. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Cruz B real name-Brian Mtungambera Harawa disclosed that he decided to remix his song after noticing the challenges which youth are facing because of falling in love. “I thought it wise to come up with the remix of my song after I observed that many people particularly the youth are in love but not committed, as they are engaging themselves in multiple relationships. “With my song I wanted to encourage them that they can find everything they need in falling in love with one person,” said Cruz B. The song which was produced and mastered by King Duda at TWR Records in Lilongwe, Area 24, is currently trending on www.malawi-music.com with 265 downloads following its release on August 13, 2019. The artist said that the release of the remix is part of his ongoing music projects which are on pending to be released. “I am also working on other two singles titled ‘Sangamake’ which will feature Ace Kid and  ‘Show You Off’ which will feature Lyg and J Streets, the videos of the songs will be released in December this year,” he said. With inspiration from family and Producer King Duda, Cruz B ventured in the music industry in the year 2012 and his hit songs include; ‘Ndathela pano’  and ‘Don’t know about me’ which features Kachidolo and O-Scar. One of the Cruz B’s music followers in Lilongwe, John Barrette described Bestie remix as another powerful song done by Cruz, saying that the track has been maturely produced and its lyrics are on point. He also said that the song is portraying the mellowness of the artist in the urban music industry.


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BEAM in infertility sensitization drive

Blantyre, August 21, Mana: Special Advisor to the First Lady, Madame Gertrude Mutharika on Health and Planning under Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust, Emma Mabvumbe has cautioned communities against discriminating men and women associated with infertility condition in the country. Speaking during sensitization meetings on infertility in Thyolo and Mulanje on Tuesday, Mabvumbe said 85 percent of infertility cases are reversible considering that most of such happen due to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), low sperm count and abortions which could be easily treated with early diagnosis. “Quite often, infertility is repairable only if the person affected accesses medical attention in time. As such, I urge those affected with the condition to go to any clinic for medical service and be treated from the condition; thereby, enabling them to conceive and give birth just like any other person,” Mabvumbe said. “Even if the couple is not blessed with kids after seeking medical help that is not the end of life. Remember, women are more than mothers and they deserve respect at all times,” she said.  Mabvumbe, therefore, urged communities to desist from ridiculing men and women who have the condition so that they can freely participate in any developmental activities taking place in their respective areas. “It is sad that those affected are ridiculed by the communities and have no chance to participate in any developmental activities. This is bad. Let us stop stigma and discrimination against people associated with infertility,” she advised. Mabvumbe disclosed that BEAM has so far reached out to communities in Mulanje, Thyolo and Blantyre with infertility messages and that plans are underway to send the message across to other districts. In her remarks, Traditional Authority Chikumbu said the problem of infertility is huge in the area, thanking BEAM for raising awareness about the condition in the area. “This message is relevant to my subjects and I urge those with the condition to visit the hospital for medical attention. In addition, I do not want to see a person mocking anyone because he or she has no child,” Chikumbu said. BEAM partnered with MERCK Foundation on the infertility sensitization campaign. It is working with the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development as well as Ministry of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology to carry out the awareness. Last month, Mutharika launched the sensitization campaign around infertility in Lilongwe.


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MACRA develops regulatory framework for ICT devices

Lilongwe, August 21, 2019: Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is drafting a regulatory framework to ensure that Information Communication Technology (ICT) devices comply with appropriate standards. Called conformance and interoperability regulation, the framework will ensure conformity of products to minimum regulatory technical and safety requirement. The development means Malawians will now be protected from substandard mobile phones, computers, data storage devices, among other gadgets that are imported into the country. Speaking Tuesday in Lilongwe during a workshop on the same, MACRA’s Acting Director of Legal Services Dan Chiwoni said the ICT industry is currently facing challenges due to absence of the regulatory framework. He said MACRA was given the mandate to approve type of electronic equipment for use in the country. “Type approval is a procedure where MACRA certifies the acceptability of an electronic equipment or product,” Chiwoni said. He said the surge in the technological advancement had come with its challenges, one of them being the production of substandard and counterfeit telecommunication equipment and gadgets. “The substandard equipment pose threat to the health and safety of ICT consumers as well as the environment,” Chiwoni said. To this effect, he said ICT consumers have the right to be protected against hazardous and counterfeit products that are imported into the country without proper scrutiny. “The authority has put in place various mechanisms aimed at ensuring that the ICT devices available and in use in the Malawian market are in compliance with the applicable standards,” he said. A representative of Southern African International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Chali Tumelo said the regulation will promote efficiency, high quality products and services for the benefit of consumers. She said Malawi has done well to develop the framework because it is in line with international standards of regulating ICT equipment. “Counterfeit telecommunication or ICT equipment is a growing socio-economic problem. It causes significant negative impact to the innovation [and] levels of foreign direct investment growth,” Tumelo said. Section 6(2), 95 and 96 of the Communications Act (2016) mandates MACRA, to type approve electronic equipment for use in Malawi.  


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Chikwawa registers increase in road accidents

Natural Resources Committee Chairperson arrested for cutting down trees

Cruz B back with a remix

BEAM in infertility sensitization drive

MACRA develops regulatory framework for ICT devices

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Health News

BEAM Trust takes infertility messages to communities

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Sports News

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CDH Investment Bank profits down by 18 percent

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MCCCI expresses satisfaction with trade fair outcome

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Entertainment News

Cruz B back with a remix

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Lilongwe, August 21, 2019: A Lilongwe based Hip-hop artist known by the stage name Cruz B, has dropped a remixed song titled ‘Bestie’ which is spreading the message of love. The original song was recorded on June 25, 2018 and got released ...

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Agriculture News

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Written By Tione Andsen on Friday, 16 August 2019 21:45
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Features

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Chikwawa registers increase in road accidents

Chikwawa registers increase in road accidents

Chikwawa, August 21, 2019: Chikwawa District has reportedly registered an increase in road accidents in the first quarter of this year as compared to ...

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Natural Resources Committee Chairperson arrested for cutting down trees

Natural Resources Committee Chairperson arrested for cutting down trees

Rumphi, August 21, 2019: Ntchenachena Zone Natural Resources Committee Chairperson, Stain Nyasulu has been arrested for allegedly cutting down trees a...

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