In a statement, National Coordinator for Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Boniface Chibwana says his Organisation has observed that NRB officers were not present in some centres during the first phase of voter registration.
Deputy Managing Director and Chair of the IMF Executive Board, Tao Zhang, has announced the board’s approval of U$91m under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to help Malawi meet the urgent balance of payment (BOP) needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Malawi Defense Force MDF, Malawi Police Service and the Immigration Department have for the first time rolled out a joint operation on Lake Malawi to intercept illegal immigrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic scare.
As the world commemorates World Labour Day today, the Southern African Development Community SADC has paid special tribute to frontline health workers leading the fight against further spread of the Coronavirus.
Police in the lakeshore district of Nkhata Bay in Chintheche, have nabbed 8 people and charged them with theft and malicious damage in connection to the looting of a local rest house after an irate mob descended on the property on suspicion that it was harboring suspected blood suckers early last month.
Officer-In-charge for Chintheche police Superintendent Alex Simenti told Zodiak online the 8 suspects were arrested on Thursday and police have since recovered some items including beddings and plasma TV screens suspected to have been stolen from Rest House.
Simenti said, “Property worth 31 Million Kwacha was destroyed when the angry community members pounced at Mulungu Sanama Rest House searching form what they believed are blood suckers.”
Police in the district have since intensified sensitization meetings refining people’s beliefs that, the issue of blood suckers is nothing, but a myth.
The Chintheche OC said “It’s only a myth and we’re going around meeting chiefs to sensitize their subjects that this is an unfounded belief.”
10 people have died across the country and property worth millions of kwacha has been destroyed since the resurfacing of the blood sucking rumors in some districts across the country.
As the country now has confirmed 36 cases of the novel Covid-19 pandemic, Neno District Area Civil Protection Committee (ACPC) has settled for Covid-19 pandemic as their main focus area in this year's disaster mitigation calendar.
Hundreds of people are daily camping at Gogodi Trading centre in Kasungu District where illegal gold mining has surfaced .
Malawi Police Service has come under heavy fire for procrastinating to release results of a criminal investigation and prosecute fellow officers who allegedly defiled 4 under aged girls and 13 women from Msundwe, Mpingu and Mbwatalika in October last year.
Acting Executive Director of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation, Michael Kaiyatsa says CHRR is saddened with reports that some people suspected of having Coronavirus and their families are being subjected to stigma and discrimination after their names were disclosed to the public.