Farmers Resist Uprooting Old Bananas in Thyolo

Some banana farmers in Thyolo have suggested that consistent engagement of lead farmers can help to end resistance by many farmers to uproot their infected old bananas and plant new ones.

11 Years Imprisonment for Stealing K2 million

The Phalombe First Grade Magistrate's court has slapped Chancy Kaunda and Henderson Sagawa with 11 years imprisonment for robbery with violence.

Teacher in for Alleged Defilement

Nsanje police have arrested a 24-year-old primary school teacher, Isaac Guta, for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 14-year Standard 5 learner.

17 Undocumented Immigrants Arrested in Mulanje

Police in the border district of Mulanje on Sunday arrested 17 undocumented immigrants from Mozambique just a fortnight after arresting 12 others in the same district on that offence.

Teenage Boy Develops Windmill and Energy Saver Stove

A 19-year-old innovative boy in Mulanje has developed a windmill and electric stove.

Govt Probes Kalibu Academy Sexual Abuse Incident

The Ministry of Education has launched an investigation into allegations where a teacher at Kalibu Academy is suspected to have attempted to rape a female student.

Education Spokesperson, Chikondi Chimala, says the ministry has indeed authored a letter, noting with concern reports of abuse of children at Karibu Academy.

The letter signed by Education Secretary Chikondano Mussa has cited a particular case where a male teacher alleged to have attempted to rape a female student at the school.

“This is the reason we have instituted the investigation. We now call upon the general public to provide us with finer details,” said Chimala.

Meanwhile, education analyst Steve Sharra has asked learning institutions to establish strict measures to protect girls from sexual abuses.

“Students at all levels have to feel safe when they are at school. We therefore ask all learning organizations to come up with strict systems to curb sexual abuses,” said Sharra.

There was no immediate response from Kalibu academy on the matter.

Malawi has been experiencing rampant cases of girls abuses especially rape and defilement.

Old Mutual Winds Up Sisonke

Old Mutual has asked Malawians to develop a culture of initiating transformative programs that will improve lives of the rural poor.

Road Carnage Claims Four Lives In Nkhotakota

Four people have died while several others have been injured in Nkhotakota when a vehicle they were traveling in got involved in an accident on the M18 Nkhufi road inside Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve on Monday.

SOFF Calls for More Support to Girl-Child Education

In a bid to keep girls in school under a conducive environment, two organizations, Shape Our Future Foundation and Days for Girls, are implementing a project in Neno and Mangochi which aims at providing girls with free locally made sanitary kits.

Over 1.8 million Children Targeted in Polio Vaccine

The Ministry of Health says it targets to reach out to over 1.8 million under five children across the country with injectable polio vaccine in a campaign which will be carried out from July 12th to July 16th this year.

Private College Goes Charity

As one way of assisting children from low income earning households acquire tertiary education, Royalty College in Liwonde township is offering 35 percent scholarships to such students.

LISAP's Every Girl Empowered Project Changing lives in Mzimba

 

Some jobs are seen as being only for men. Take bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, cell phone repairing, and of course dish installation.

Likoma And Chizumulu Islanders To Smile for Potable Water

Likoma and Chizumulu residents can now afford a smile following a 20% reduction of utility and new connection fee for water supply after Likoma district council signed a one-year renewable contract of K10 million borehole fund to subsidize utility bills of over 2000 customers and boost the operations of the Water Users Associations (WUAs) on both Islands.

Salima Sugar Company Covid-19 Whistle Blowers Fired

Salima Sugar Company has fired two of its employees over allegations that they had made public wrong information about covid-19 preventive measures being followed at the institution in April and May this year.

MANEPO Reminds Government of Elderly Pension Scheme

Among the Tonse Alliance manifesto is the alleviation of poverty among older persons through the introduction of elderly pension scheme.

EX MASM Boss Asks for More Time to Prepare Defense

Lawyer for Andrew Ngomwa, Fostino Maere, told the court that he will meet and interview witnesses of his client this Friday in preparation for defense.

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