Ecobank Moves to Enhance Customer Digital Transactions

Ecobank Malawi has on Friday rolled out a promotion aimed at rewarding its customers for using the bank’s mobile banking and Mobile App digital platforms.

When Salvation Lies in Manure

Hunger is bad. It devastates people’s minds and bodies. Physically, starvation ravages a person’s muscle, bones, skin and internal organs. On a long-term scale, hungry people are susceptible to chronic diseases like diabetes and heart diseases.

NICE Engages Learners, Parents on Rights

As the country continues to register more cases of violence against children, National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Public Trust, has started engaging learners in primary schools with legal literacy sessions.

Police Eyes More Units

Concerned by security lapses in the South West Region, police have unveiled immediate plans to re-open Bvumbwe police station in Thyolo which was damaged by an angry mob some four months ago.

120 Motorcyclists and Pedal cyclists Trained on Road Rules

In a bid to prevent unnecessary road accidents in the eastern region, the Road Traffic Department together with Police in the region have trained 120 motorcyclists and pedal cyclists in Balaka on road safety and regulations.

NGO Worried With Increased Human Trafficking Cases

The Evangelical Association Of Malawi (EAM) has expressed worry over the continued increase of human trafficking in the country.

Tabitha Joins Inter Milan

Malawi Senior Women's Football team Captain Tabitha Chawinga has officially signed a one-year loan deal with Italian side Inter Milan.

Filthy Lilongwe City Worries Mayor; Business people

The Lilongwe City Council had admitted failure to single-handedly manage refuse collection in the capital city, saying it now needs the help of other stakeholders and general citizenry.

Court Reinstates Namalomba as PAC Chair

Leader of the House in Parliament Richard Chimwendo Banda says the house will obey a court injunction obtained by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker for Mangochi South West Shadreck Namalomba against his removal as Public Accounts of Committee of Parliament (PAC) chairperson.

Lowe Wants Tobacco Farmers to Earn More

The Minister of Agriculture, Lobin Lowe, says his goal this season is to ensure that farmers benefit fully from their tobacco sales, unlike in the past when they would incur losses as most of their profits were channeled to repayment of loans.

Don’t Be Daunted by Obstacles - Find Solutions: Chakwera

The outgoing Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairperson Dr Lazarus Chakwera has challenged Africa to refuse to be daunted by obstacles that threaten economic growth, peace and stability but must put efforts and resources together to resolve them for the good of 340 million people in the SADC Region.

Man Arrested for Defilement

As defilement cases continue to rise in the country, the police in Lilongwe have arrested a 43-year-old man identified as Patulani Jayid from Aginesi village, Traditional Authority Chiseka in the district for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.

Lilongwe Police deputy spokesperson Sub Inspector Foster Benjamin said Patulani was arrested on Tuesday, 16th August, after he was caught ‘red handed’ by the girl’s uncle.

Jayid is said to have been committing this offence since June 1 this year after enticing support to her two siblings aged 12 and 6 years respectively which she looks after.

According to the police, the man was taken into police custody where he admitted having sex with the victim.

Defilement is a crime under Section 138 of the Penal Code. It attracts a maximum sentence of life in prison.

The victim was taken to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) where it was confirmed that she had been defiled.

“As police, we are leaving no stone unturned to end this habit and we are going around communities to sensitize people about the evils of indulging in sexual crime,” he warned.

(By Anes Mwale-ZBS)

CEZOBAL Takes Games to Dzaleka Refugee Camp

The Central Zone Basketball League (CEZOBAL) has devised an initiative where it will be taking teams to play at home courts of those teams outside Lilongwe.

MPs Demand for More Infrastructure for SEED Schools

Parliamentarians from the Public Accounts and Education, Science and Technology Committees have commended, but with caution, the progress of the construction of secondary schools in rural areas under the Secondary Education Expansion for Development (SEED) project being funded by the US government.

Mangochi Police Arrest Suspected Notorious Criminal

Police in Mangochi district have arrested John M'madi Raja, 54, on suspicion that he  is involved in a series of armed robberies in the district.

Govt to Capacitate Road Testing Central Materials Laboratory

The Ministry of Transport says it is using K300 million to capacitate the Central Materials Lab to be able to test the country’s roads and examining consultants amid growing concerns of poor standards.

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