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President Mutharika donates K20 million to Mzuni

President Peter Mutharika is being briefed on the damaged Library at Mzuzu University(C)Stanley Makuti (1) Mzuzu, May 26, 2016, Mana: President Professor Peter Mutharika has donated K20 million to Mzuzu University (Mzuni) towards the purchase of books and computers that were destroyed when the university's library was razed by fire late last year. Mutharika, who is also the Chancellor of the University, made the donation Wednesday when he toured the facility to appreciate the challenges the college is facing following the inferno. During the tour, the president was shown the gutted library and the institution's hall which has now turned into a make-shift library the university is currently using, pending construction of a new library. Mzuni Vice Chancellor, Robert Ridley, thanked the president for the donation, saying the money will help the university to purchase books and computers. Ridley said the college needs specialist books and therefore, the money donated by Mutharika will assist in the purchase of such books. “We are thankful to the President for the donation as it will go a long way assisting us in purchasing some of the specialist books, we are currently still struggling to source more books,” he said. He added that since the fire accident, many people have been coming forth with donations of books and furniture. Fire gutted Mzuzu University Library on the early hours of December 18 last year (2015), destroying 45,000 books, computers, information server centre and furniture among other things.
The cause of the fire is still not known as Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (Escom) is yet to submit a final report on the accident, according to Ridley.


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MBC flies Davina Furnitures owner to China

Malinkinki in an interview at KIA - Pic by James Mwale Lilongwe, May 26, 2016, Mana: In continuation of its “inspiring the nation” quest, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation has flown to China, founder and proprietor of Davina Furnitures, Davis Kasenza, on a skill enhancement tour. Kasenza earned the month-long trip after emerging arwadee of small scale enterprise category in last year’s MBC’s Innovations Awards. “This is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a dream come true for me,” said the Kasenza in an interview before his departure at Kamuzu Ineternational Airport in Lilongwe. He explained that the trip would provide him a chance to expose his talent on an international platform while learning from fellow furniture makers in China. In an interview, the state broadcaster’s spokesperson, Thembi Malinki, told Malawi News Agency that the awardees’ international trips are also supplementary to President Mutharika’s buy Malawi campaign as they sell Malawian skill and expose local products on the international market. Kasenza, also a former lecturer of Lilongwe Technical College, has since challenged youths in country to always stay focused and never give on their dream citing his respective achievement as an example. Each one of the ten last year’s awardees will fly to China and Egypt under the sponsorship of the respective embassies to Malawi and the Lilongwe based furniture maker is third in line.


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Multichoice celebrates Africa

  Blantyre, May 24, 2016: For the Month of May, viewers of DSTV are enjoying a growing number of exciting locally produced quality programmes on their hyper local free-to-air and local channels as part of celebrating Africa. Multichoice Malawi's marketing manager, Chimwemwe Nyirenda said the month of May is dedicated to showcasing the riches of Africa including culture and art. This is also part of DSTV's commitment to supporting the local entertainment industry and talent by continuing to support the African Cinema and by investing in the people, ideas and talent. So far, Multchoice has for the 20 years emphasized on the objective of ensuring that their service enhances viewers by bringing them content that they can connect with. “The objective has informed our continuous commitment to support and invest in the growth of Africa's entertainment industries and showcasing Africa talent through M-Net's local channels,” explained Nyirenda. “From Nollywood to Riverwood, we truly believe in telling the African story that our viewers can relate to, with Africa day coming up on 25 May, this month we are celebrating Africa's story tellers who contribute to the growth of Africa's film and television industry,” he added. Nyirenda added that Multichoice is also aware of the fact that the African audience is changing, viewers are more sophisticated which means that the old ways of telling a story can no longer be sustained hence the change to the narrative approach but added that there are always opportunities to tell more stories. As part of the Africa month celebrations on Friday, Multichoice Malawi treated members of the media to traditional dances, historical sampling and more traditional treats at Kungoni cultural Museum in Mua, Dedza. According to Nyirenda, the media was taken to Kungoni to have a direct feeling of the rich culture that Malawi has so that they lead the way in showcasing these riches through their work. “This years' DSTV Africa month theme is “Africa is a Feeling” and that is exactly why the journalists were brought here to have a direct feel of what the museum here has on the three major tribes of Ngoni, Yao and Chewa,” explained Nyirenda. There are so many positive stories from Africa that need to be shared to the entire world and that is depicted in the great selection of African content lined up on DSTV and GOtv. The founder of Kungoni centre, Father Claude Boucher Chisale, a Canadian native and a priest of the Missionaries of the African (white fathers) said Malawians need to celebrate the wealth of Malawi's cultural artistic inheritance. The Multichoice Africa day falls on the May 25 and the message to be brought forward is that Africa is a feeling of rich culture and art.


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Think Pink Malawi donates chemotherapy drugs to KCH

    Lilongwe, 22 May 2016: Think Pink Malawi, a breast cancer awareness organisation on Tuesday donated chemotherapy drugs worth half a million to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH). According to Think Pink’s Blandina Khondowe, the drugs will be administered to about 100 cancer patients from proceeds raised through a fashion show that was organised by Kudakwashe Munyikwa, a Bishop Mackenzie final year student who lost her father to cancer a few months ago. “In a bid to raise cancer awareness, raise funds and in memory of her late father who succumbed to colon cancer, Kudakwashe Munyikwa organised a Pink Ribbon fashion show at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in February this year. The show raised about K300, 000 and the top up has come from other well wishers,” said Khondowe. She added that Think Pink Malawi decided to make the donation after hearing reports that the hospital had run out of cancer drugs. “We got information that KCH had run out of chemotherapy drugs. As cancer activists, we had to put together the money realised from Munyikwa’s fashion show and money from other well wishers to buy the drugs. We bought the drugs from Zed Pharmacy,” she disclosed. Echoing Khondowe’s remarks, Munyikwa said the Pink Ribbon fashion show idea came after losing her father, Cryton Munyikwa from colon cancer. “I would love to do more of these shows to help cancer patients seeking medical attention and raise awareness to save more lives,” she stated. “Early cancer detection is one of the best weapons Malawi has in the fight against cancer.” Munyikwa added: “All proceeds from the fashion show went to Think Pink Malawi. The funds have solely been used to purchase essentials for the care of cancer patients at Kamuzu Central Hospital.” Munyikwa who is graduating from Bishop Mackenzie on Wednesday, also teamed up with Think Pink Malawi, Fashion Malawi Edition (FAME) and Sadia Mustafa of MaAfrica Couture to create awareness of breast and cervical cancer and fundraising. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Kamuzu Central Hospital Director Dr. Jonathan Ngoma commended the gesture, saying it was timely and would go a long way in assisting patients at the hospital. “Cancer has always been there since the time in memorial but the issue has been challenges in diagnosis and drugs. Currently, the heavy needs outweigh resources available. We need more well wishers to assist us,” Dr. Ngoma appealed. He further pointed out that the hospital has no cancer ward but was quick to promise that a cancer clinic is coming soon. “We have a wide spectrum of problems. Apart from not having a cancer ward, we have one cancer specialist, shortage of staff and space,” he disclosed. Nonetheless, the KCH director commended the cancer specialist describing him as dedicated. Also at the function, Khondowe was flanked by Think Pink Malawi colleagues Zilanie Gondwe Nyundo and Eleanor Nkosi.


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No casual dressing for MPs on Friday

   Lilongwe, May 24, 2016: Despite efforts by President Prof. Peter Mutharika of encouraging Malawians to embrace local products, Parliament has gone a different way. While launching the buy Malawi strategy, Mutharika directed all civil servants and those working in government agencies to be wearing casual clothes on Friday as a way of promoting Malawians products. But Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya announced Monday in the house that Parliamenterians will maintain their formal dress code on Friday going against Mutharika's directive. Said Msowoya, “As you are all aware that there is a directive by the President who is championing the Buy Malawi strategy that on Friday, we all must be in our informal dressing, the business committee of this House met to digest on the matter however, there was a lot that was agreed to be scrutinised further. “This therefore means that Parliament will maintain the normal dressing,” said Msowoya. When contacted, Member of Parliament for Dedza East, Alekeni Menyani said Members of Parliament are Malawians as such they must also take part and embrace the changes happening in the country.


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President Mutharika donates K20 million to Mzuni

MBC flies Davina Furnitures owner to China

Multichoice celebrates Africa

Think Pink Malawi donates chemotherapy drugs to KCH

No casual dressing for MPs on Friday

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President Mutharika donates K20 million to Mzuni

 President Mutharika donates K20 million to Mzuni

President Peter Mutharika is being briefed on the damaged Library at Mzuzu University(C)Stanley Makuti (1) Mzuzu, May 26, 2016, Mana: President Professor Peter Mutharika has donated K20 million to Mzuzu University (Mzuni) towar...

MBC flies Davina Furnitures owner to China

MBC flies Davina Furnitures owner to China

Malinkinki in an interview at KIA - Pic by James Mwale Lilongwe, May 26, 2016, Mana: In continuation of its “inspiring the nation” quest, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation has flown to China, founder and proprietor of Davina Furn...

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No casual dressing for MPs on Friday

No casual dressing for MPs on Friday

   Lilongwe, May 24, 2016: Despite efforts by President Prof. Peter Mutharika of encouraging Malawians to embrace local products, Parliament has gone...

President Mutharika condoles Mzuzu flood victims, echoes on relocation

President Mutharika condoles Mzuzu flood victims, echoes on relocation

      Mzuzu, May 24, 2016: President Prof Peter Mutharika has asked people who were affected by floods in Mzuzu to stop erecting houses in swampy a...

Tanzanian boat sinks on Lake Malawi, 12 passengers fears dead

Tanzanian boat sinks on Lake Malawi, 12 passengers fears dead

Nkhata Bay, May 22: At least 12 people are feared dead after a Tanzanian boat that was sailing from Mbamba Bay in Tanzania to Nkhata Bay in Malawi su...

Political News

M'mbelwa quashes request to divide Mzimba District

M'mbelwa quashes request to divide Mzimba District

Mzimba, May 13, 2016: Paramount Chief M'mbelwa the Fifth of Mzimba has quashed a request made by Councilors to divide the district into four other dis...

Government fires T/A Chekucheku of Neno

Government fires T/A Chekucheku of Neno

Neno, May 13, 2016: Government has finally dethroned Francis Magombo as Traditional Authority Chekucheku in Neno District after being on suspension fo...

Civic education needs multi-sectoral approach - NICE Trust

Civic education needs multi-sectoral approach - NICE Trust

  Nsanje, May 11, 2016: National Initiative for Civic Education Trust (NICE) says effective implementation of civic education needs a multi-sectoral ...

Health News

Think Pink Malawi donates chemotherapy drugs to KCH

Think Pink Malawi donates chemotherapy drugs to KCH

    Lilongwe, 22 May 2016: Think Pink Malawi, a breast cancer awareness organisation on Tuesday donated chemotherapy drugs worth half a million to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH). According to Think Pink’s Blandina Khondowe, the drugs will...

Cholera cases reach 57 in Salima

Cholera cases reach 57 in Salima

    Oral Cholera vaccine - File Photo Salima, May 23: Four weeks after the first case of cholera was confirmed in Salima, more out breaks are being reported and so far the District Health Office has documented 57 cases. The new out br...

Sports News

Ntchisi trains its refs

Ntchisi trains its refs

      Ntchisi, May 24, 2016: Rural football referees need to acquire all the skills of football officiation for the development of soccer from the grassroots Sports Officer for Ntchisi District Thandikire Banda has said. Banda said at t...

Airtel money netball tournament commences

Airtel money netball tournament commences

Lilongwe, May 20, M2016: Netball Association of Malawi said the Airtel money netball tournament has started on a good note. The tournament set off Thursday the 19th of May 2016 at Don Bosco Parish ground in Lilongwe. Twelve teams from all...

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China to Implement Feasibility Study on Community Technical Colleges, Mzuzu Youth Centre

China to Implement Feasibility Study on Community Technical Colleges, Mzuzu Youth Centre

    Finance Minister, Gondwe and Chinese Ambassador to Malawi, Zhang Qingyang exchange letters for the Feasibility Study on the Projects of Community Technical Colleges and Mzuzu Youth Centre-(c)  Abel Ikiloni Lilongwe, January 22, 2016: The government of Malawi and Republic of China on Thursday signed and exchanged notes which paved way for...

FDH Holdings donates ICT equipment worth K19.4 million towards Community College Initiative

FDH Holdings donates ICT equipment worth  K19.4 million towards Community College Initiative

Mpinganjira (right) shakes hands with Mutharika after the donation.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA. (1024x683) Blantyre, May 18, Mana: President Prof. Peter Mutharika has described Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and development of technical skills as catalyst for development of any nation in the modern age. The President made the remarks at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre...

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President Mutharika decries forex externalization - as he opens Reserve Bank of Malawi-Mzuzu Branch

President Mutharika decries forex externalization - as he opens Reserve Bank of Malawi-Mzuzu Branch

President Peter Mutharika receives a gift from the Reserve Bank Governor Charles Chuka (C)Stanley Makuti Mzuzu, May 26, 2016, Mana: President Professor Peter Mutharika has decried forex externalisation from Malawi, saying that is a facto...

MBC flies Davina Furnitures owner to China

MBC flies Davina Furnitures owner to China

Malinkinki in an interview at KIA - Pic by James Mwale Lilongwe, May 26, 2016, Mana: In continuation of its “inspiring the nation” quest, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation has flown to China, founder and proprietor of Davina Furnitures, Da...

Entertainment News

Joy Nathu becomes the first Malawian DJ to own a website

Joy Nathu becomes the first Malawian DJ to own a website

      Lilongwe, 23 May 2016: MBC radio’s DJ Joy Nathu has become the first Malawian radio personality to own a website. The website, http://joynathu.com/ (http://joynathu.com/) which is now up and running with more content to be added l...

Upcoming artist bearing blunt for piracy

Upcoming artist bearing blunt for piracy

Blantyre, May 20, 2016: A Blantyre based R and B artist Sir Patrick aka Patrick Mambulu has described Malawi music industry as not good, especially to upcoming artists as it is highly infected by piracy He said in an interview with Malawi...

Agriculture News

Lunzu residents nod to irrigation to ensure food security

Written By Charles Mphwere on Friday, 13 May 2016 13:33
Lunzu residents nod to irrigation to ensure food security

  Blantyre, May 13, 2016: An Agricultural Field Adviser based in Lunzu, Blantyre has called on people from Group Village Headman Pasani in the area to put more effort in irrigation farming following unproductive growing season that has bee...

K28 billion to shift from FISP to irrigation

Written By Ida Kazembe on Monday, 09 May 2016 17:59
K28 billion to shift from FISP to irrigation

Agriculture Minister, George Chaponda - File photo Blantyre, May 9, 2016: Government is planning to relocate K28 billion from the K68 billion budget of 2015-2016 located to Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) last year as the remainder goe...

MP Kandodo says not afraid of Section 65

Kasungu, July 11, 2012, Mana: Kasungu Central Member of Parliament Ken Kandodo said recently he is not afraid of Section 65 challenging that he will maintain his seat should Speaker of

Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda invoke the anti-defection law.

 

Kandodo who is also Malawi’s Defence Minister is among former ruling Democratic Progressive

Party (DPP) MPs who ditched their party following death of President Bingu wa Mutharika and

announced their allegiance to President Joyce Banda and her now ruling People’s Party (PP).

 

Speaker Chimunthu Banda is yet to act on a petition by DPP to have seats of all its former MPs

who are now on government side declared vacant for allegedly crossing the floor.

 

However, Kandodo told a development rally at Lisasadzi in the district that he is confident of retaining his Kasungu Central seat in a by-election in the event that it is declared vacant.

 

“Even if elections are held today or next week, I’ll still go back to parliament. As an MP I’m still

enjoying support from the constituency and the general public,” he declared.

 

Quizzed if by declaring allegiance to PP-led government means he has effectively joined

the party Kandodo insisted that he is an independent member of parliament but supporting government.

 

 

 

He was on the other hand non-committal on possibilities of joining the party in future or running on its ticket in 2014 general elections only saying “politics is dynamic, you never know what will

 

happen tomorrow.” He said the nation will be advised when time comes.

 

 

 

“I am an independent MP but supporting government, that is my official status in parliament

 

now,” he clarified.

 

Features

Malawi comedian 'IZEKI' dead

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President Mutharika donates K20 million to Mzuni

 President Mutharika donates K20 million to Mzuni

President Peter Mutharika is being briefed on the damaged Library at Mzuzu University(C)Stanley Makuti (1) Mzuzu, May 26, 2016, Mana: President Professor Peter Mutharika has donated K20 million to Mzuzu University (Mzuni) towards the pur...

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Multichoice celebrates Africa

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Mulanje, May 17, 2016: Government through the Department of Forestry has engaged the services of the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) to help in protecting ...

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Catholic Facebook grouping pray and donates to prisoners

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  Lilongwe, May 24, 2016: A Catholic Facebook grouping calling itself ‘I am a Catholic and I am proud,’ central region chapter, on Sunday cheered, pr...