Barely a day after the first grade magistrate court in Neno district sentenced a twenty eight year old man Innocent Phiri to eight and six years in jail for defilement and rape, a seventy year old man is also in the cooler for defiling his thirteen years old granddaughter.
Network for Youth Development (NYFD) has commended local leaders in Phalombe for their support in curbing Gender Based Violence (GBV).
Roads Fund Administration (RFA) says Chingeni Toll Plaza which is expected to become operational in March 2021 after missing December 13th deadline due to Covid 19 will contribute about 30 percent income to roads fund.
Police in Chikwawa have intercepted two trucks full of bags of fertilizer heading to Blantyre amid growing concerns that a lot of people are struggling to access the farm inputs from the Affordable Input Program (AIP).
The Blantyre Synod of the CCAP Church has drilled teachers in Neno district in individualized education plan amid shortage of special needs teachers in the district where only six are available.
A 29-year-old fisherman has been arrested in Kasungu for allegedly killing his 3-year-old stepson during a marital dispute when his mother refused to offer him for ritual purposes.
A 25-year-old woman is in agony and admitted to Nkhotakota District Hospital after she was beaten by three women, beat her up and injured her private parts as she was seen coming out of a rest house with the husband of one of the three women in the district.
National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) through the Digital Outreach program has empowered youths in Salima with basic digital skills in order to enable them to take part in the democratic processes in the country.
Speaking during the graduation of the students, Member of Parliament for Salima Central Constituency, Gerald Kapiseni Phiri, who was the guest of honor at the ceremony, said the world is a global village with technology.
He said as a result people in the world easily engage through the internet where they easily access and share information on various issues happening around the world, hence the need for the youths to be equipped with digital skills.
“I am very happy that the youths have been equipped with these skills and now they are computer literate, which is a much-needed skill in the digitalized world where people interact through advanced technology," he said.
He added: "The skills will enable them to take part in different developmental activities and broaden their opportunities."
Regional Civic Education Officer for the centre Enock Chinkhuntha said access to information is very vital for the consolidation of democracy hence their office imparting the knowledge to the youths in the district.
“The youths make up a larger component of the population in Malawi, hence the need to empower them by giving them the pre-requisite skills and knowledge in the technological dimension.
"Technological skills will enable them access, discuss, and share information on different developmental aspects in the country such as human rights among other things," he said.
Chinkhuntha further made a plea to the MP to help advance the course once presented in parliament, so that they have enough funding which in turn will help the program to be more sustainable and also be introduced in other districts.
One of the graduates, Luka Mayaza, was very excited that he was among the students that have acquired the knowledge in basic computer skills.
He said the skill will help them in finding different opportunities and taking part in various developmental decisions.
In the Central Region the program is enrolled in three districts and since 2014 has managed to train 220 females and 310 males in Salima.
Written By Florence Cheyo-MANA
Civil society organizations in Mzimba South have challenged the Mmbelwa district council to clear the mist surrounding the administration of the 3% allocation in the Constituency Development Fund CDF meant for payment of school fees for needy students in the district.
Barely days after fire allegedly started by some students gutted part of the school library at Robert Laws Secondary school former students for the school have bailed out the institution with books and desks to ease some of the challenges it is facing.