John Paul Kayuni

John Paul Kayuni

Employers have challenged institutions of higher learning to not only focus on theory but practical skills so that they produce highly skilled professionals Malawi needs now to beef up the workforce for the much-touted transformation.

A research think-tank, Mwapata Institute, has recommended short, medium, and long-term interventions to assist in the recovery process of people in the Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje who recently suffered devastating flood effects.

Stakeholders in the health sector have called on government to put in place strict measures that will ensure all public hospitals adhere to lay down rules and regulations when buying medical supplies from private pharmaceuticals.

Political Experts have tipped organizers of anti-government demonstrations in the country to have clear guiding rules and goals in order to sustain people’s trust, warning failure to do so will cause people to shun protests.

The High Court in Lilongwe has adjourned to March 29th the multi-billion Kwacha cement-gate case involving four people who allegedly used former President Peter Mutharika’s tax-free status to import at least 60 bags of cement.

President Lazarus Chakwera is this morning appearing in Parliament, barely two weeks after delivering his third State of the Nation Address (Sona), this time, to answer questions from Parliamentarians on various issues of national importance.

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.

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