John Paul Kayuni

John Paul Kayuni

Parliamentarian for Ntchisi South, Ulemu Chilapondwa, has come under fire for a statement he made in Parliament that cooking oil is for the elite and that it is not an essential commodity for rural Malawians.

Parliament has sent to the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) samples of water for testing, following water quality concerns raised by a lawmaker who allegedly observed impurities in the bottled water given to him.

There have been mixed reactions to President Lazarus Chakwera’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) delivered in Parliament last week, with Opposition Parliamentarians trashing it as a document of lies and Government MPs backing it.

The Ministry of Health is still consulting stakeholders before making a final decision on whether to include the malaria vaccine or not as an additional method in malaria prevention, months after the World Health Organisation (WHO) approved it.

Local health experts have tipped government of Malawi to consider including, on the list of drugs given to Covid-19 patients, the two medical drugs which the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended for Covid-19 treatment.

The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 is scheduled to meet next week to review Covid-19 preventive measures, imposed in December last year to control the spread of the Omicron variant, with a possibility to relax the restrictions.

Minister of Education Agness Nyalonje says her ministry is laying a foundation that in future education should not only be delivered face to face but also online.

A 64-year-old European man has died of injuries sustained during an encounter with Elephants Tuesday evening near Bua River Lodge, a tourism site, inside Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Police and Reserve Managers, African Parks, have confirmed.

Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) Commissioner, Charles Kalemba has challenged Local Authorities to devise their own ways of dealing with natural disasters before they occur to avoid loss of lives, property, and hefty government spending.

Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) Chapter two has stressed the need to assist children with disabilities to have access to education for them to become reliable citizens who will assist in the country’s development.

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