UTM Suspends its Regional Secretary for the North Over Immigration Court Case

UTM has with immediate effect suspended its regional secretary for the north Jane Mbale on allegations that she used a party vehicle to smuggle three illegal immigrants from Karonga going towards Mzuzu, last week.

4 Sentenced to 77 Years IHL for defilement in Thyolo

In Thyolo on Friday, four men were sent to prison to serve a 77 years cumulative jail term for defiling minors in separate occasions.

CEM Takes Renewable Energy Campaign to Balaka

Community Energy Malawi (CEM) through its Rural energy access - through social transformation Enterprise and decentralization (EASE) project conducted an awareness campaign in partnership with Malawi Regulatory Authority (MERA) and Malawi Bureau of Standards in Sub Traditional Authority Chakanza in Balaka District to raise awareness on standards of renewable energy technologies in Malawi.

Leprosy Resurfaced - Sueryder

Balaka district leprosy officer George Anafi has told Zodiak that there is need for an aggressive surveillance system in place to detect leprosy cases following 16 new cases that have resurfaced in the district but was quick to applaud the integration of leprosy and Tuberculosis as an exciting news since leprosy drastically scaled down after funding was halted in 1994.

NCA-DCA Speaks Highly on Community Engagements Benefits

The Norwegian Church Aid-DanChurchAid (NCA-DCA) says various inequalities people are facing to meet their social economic needs will only be defeated if duty bearers engage fully communities at any stage of project implementation.

Drama in PLO Leadership

The Registered Trustees of Peoples Land Organization (PLO) has written President Lazarus Chakwera of its intention to withdraw the 2016 declaration of Thyolo and Mulanje (MUST) as a sovereign state.

IG Penned to put Bvumbwe and Nansadi Under District Police

Thyolo District Commissioner Douglas Moffat said the council has written the Inspector General of Police to consider bringing back Bvumbwe and Nansadi Policing areas to Thyolo district council on the basis they are compromising security in the district.

2800 Poor Families To Own Modern Houses in Kasungu

A total of 2800 less privileged families at Mpasadzi in Kasungu are earmarked for owning modern houses under the smart village initiative courtesy of the Community Development Initiative (CDI). 
 
CDI Board Chair and former president Dr. Joyce Banda said the initiative seeks to transform the lives of less privileged people in the area.
 
"We want to change the face of this rural area by bringing social services closer to the people," said Dr. Banda. 
 
CDI has partnered with US-based Irise Homes and Imperative Inc to transform the area by also promoting commercial farming among the beneficiary households. 
 
Speaking when she laid a foundation stone marking the commencement of the project on Friday at Mpasadzi,   Dr. Banda warned chiefs and stakeholders against politicizing the initiative and to guard against corruption and abuse of construction materials. 
 
She said any traces of corrupt tendencies and theft of resources would force CDI to pull out. 
 
"We want the lives of people to change for the better and we can only achieve that if the resources are safeguarded," she said. 
 
Irise Homes Chairperson who led a delegation of sponsors,  Jason Rosamond challenged the Mnyanja community to work hard to transform their own lives. 
 
He said "donors' support without recipients' hard work would mean nothing. This is your development, you have worked hard! "
 
Apart from modern houses, CDI with support from its donors will construct a secondary school, a hospital, and fish ponds.
 
Traditional Authority Mnyanja said the community will ensure the project was successful saying the area has lagged behind for decades. 
 
Chiefs in consultation with the Kasungu District Council have offered 12,000   hectares for the smart village initiative at Mpasadzi. 
 
The area was previously used as a scheme for tobacco products under the defunct former Kasunguy Flue-Cured Tobacco Authority (KFTA) 
 
 
 
 

140 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Mzimba

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services in conjunction with police in the north have arrested 140 illegal immigrants and two Malawian nationals in connection to immigration-related offenses.

Health Experts Differ on Covid19 Vaccine Uptake Stats

Health experts have given mixed views on the statistics released by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19 that one million Malawians are now fully vaccinated from the disease.

The Return of the Missing Grandfather

Kathumba village in Mulanje district was on Wednesday afternoon engulfed in a joyful mood when a 91 year who left the village in the early 1970s rejoined his siblings.

MHG Banana Farmers Call for Seed Multiplication

Banana Farmers in Machinga under Traditional Authority Chamba, have called for intensified banana seed multiplication exercises as a way of revamping the sector which has gone down due to Banana Bunchy Top Virus that has forced Malawi to import the fruits from Mozambique and Tanzania.

ESCOM Customers Protest 8 Month Blackout

Concerned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) customers from Ndalama Village have stormed Thyolo district council demanding the corporation to replace transformer after the other one developed a fault some eight months ago.

ECO Bank Posts 12 Billion BTX Profit In 2021

Despite a tough economic landscape, coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, the depreciation of the Malawi kwacha, weather shocks and fiscal slippage, Eco Banks has posted a K12.0 billion profit before tax, representing a 15 percent growth in 2021.

NICO Life Records 18 % Growth in Premiums

NICO Life Insurance company says it has recorded an 18 percent growth in premiums from K2.2 billion in 2020 to K2.6 billion in 2021.

ESCOM Blames Local Suppliers in Delay to fix Faulty Transformers

The country's power supply body ESCOM says it is failing to maintain faulty transformers across the country due to low supply of the transformers by local manufacturers who have only thirteen out of the required eighty.

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