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The Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has made fresh calls on the need to strengthen laws, policies, capacity-building for law enforcement agencies and funding for organizations working with persons with albinism as the country gears up for the 2025 polls.

It's not a trophy. It's not an award.  It's just a moment- a memorable one.

From the old capital Zomba, in 2005, reverberated a new soothing melody by one Thomas Chibade - one that inspired hope and love amidst piercing pain.

The Legal Affairs Committee of parliament on Thursday sent back an advocate, Denis Mahata of the Save Malawi Initiative from a meeting over failure to provide proper arguments on demands to amend some clauses in the constitution.

The family of a 10-year-old girl, Ellen Chawanda, who was killed by a security dog at Crossroads complex in Lilongwe has written a letter demanding compensation from the security company and owners of the premises where the incident occurred.

Govt To Upgrade Water Schemes

Water and Sanitation Minister Abida Mia has reaffirmed government commitment towards the rehabilitation of water schemes in areas which were heavily hit by Cholera outbreak.

The Electricity Generation Company Malawi Limited (EGENCO) says it will reduce its power generation capacity at Tedzani Power Station this coming weekend.

EGENCO public relations officer Moses Gwaza has told Zodiak, that at that time, the institution will conduct maintenance from Saturday, 26th to 28th August.

The maintenance works according to Gwaza will also see the reduction of power generation at Nkula and Kapichira stations due to water reduction of water flow in Shire River.

"We are carrying out the works now, to ensure that intake screens are in perfect working condition before the rainy season," Gwaza said.

Executive director for the Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) John Kapito has expressed concerns on the development saying it will affect the welfare of consumers.

The development will bring fresh memories of frequent power cuts the country experienced, before things stabilized early this year.

Recently EGENCO emerged as the star performer among parastatals in Malawi.


CDEDI Petitions Parliament

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) yesterday presented a petition to parliament pushing for the tabling of an emergency maize bill.

The bill according to CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa, will address the country's food situation that has seen a rise in Maize prices with price for 50kg bag hitting around MK35 000.

The petition presented to chairperson for Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture Sameer Suleman among others is requesting the National Food Reserve Agency to release maize to ADMARC depots in order for Malawians to easily access the commodity.

The UNDP has reaffirmed its commitment towards Inclusive digital transformation by providing an opportunity the citizenry to participate fully in the digital economy.

The Gender Coordination Network (GCN) has singled out failure to access information as a key component leading to various forms of abuse among most women in the country.

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