15 November 2018
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Phalombe, September 12, 2018: Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Cecelia Chazama has said traditional leaders need to take a leading role in their areas in initiating activities that would help to curb trafficking in persons. She made the remarks Tuesday at Nambazo Primary School ground in Phalombe during…
Karonga, September 10, 2018: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey has advised Malawians not be carried away by United Transformation Movement (UTM) saying the movement have no direction. She made the remarks Sunday when she addressed a political rally at Baka Community Day Secondary School Ground in Karonga…
Mzuzu, September 8, 2018: Some National Statistical Office (NSO) enumerators in the Population and Housing Census (PHC) underway have expressed concern over unwillingness by some Malawian residents of Asian origin to participate in the exercise. One enumerator in Mzuzu who opted for anonymity confided in Malawi News Agency (Mana) Friday…
Dedza, September 11, 2018: Since Malawi Congress Party (MCP) primary elections started in Dedza last month, only two female aspirants have won in the primary elections. These aspirants are Lydia Kadzongwe who has won primary elections for Dedza North west and Shyreen Gamulani who has won for Magomero ward. The…
Karonga, September 10, 2018: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Deputy Regional Governor for the north, Smart Kayira, has accused councilors in Karonga of sabotaging development initiatives in the district. He was speaking Sunday when he and Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango alongside other DPP party officials addressed a…
Zomba, September 7, 2018: United States of America (USA) says it is optimistic of high quality data from Malawi’s 2018 Population and Housing Census (PHC). USA Head of Statistical Bureau, Oliver Fischer said on Wednesday that America was optimistic of good quality data following the use of tablets in collecting…
Nsanje, September 7, 2018: Care Malawi in collaboration with United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations (UBALE) Project has certified 151 local gender champions who are expected to contribute towards achieving and sustaining social and behavioural change in their respective communities. Speaking last Wednesday at Nsanje Secondary School ground, District…
Lilongwe, September 7, 2018: Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Cecilia Chazama has described the construction of new cell blocks at Maula Prison in Lilongwe as a positive step that would ensure that the prison is decongested. Chazama made the remarks when she commissioned the two prison cell blocks…
Lilongwe, September 8, 2018: Supervisors and enumerators for the 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census (PHC), on Thursday threatened to boycott their work due to various issues they have with NSO.  The supervisors and enumerators met at St Jones Primary School in Lilongwe where they agreed to give National Statistics…
Lilongwe, September 5, 2018: Ministry of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Wednesday disclose that honoraria for adult literacy instructors in the country was revised upwards. The Minister Responsible, Grace Chiumia made the revelation Wednesday during a Press briefing in Lilongwe as part of the preparation for the commemoration of…

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Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...