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BREAKING: John Tembo Dies

Former Malawi Congress Party president and veteran politician John Zenus Ungapake Tembo has died.

Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign Surpasses Target

Preliminary figures for the second round of mass polio vaccination campaign which the country held last week indicates the intended target was surpassed.

Min. of Education to Engage Reps of Unemployed Primary School Teachers

The ministry of education has today called representatives of some 5, 000 unemployed primary school teachers to a round-table discussion pertaining to their demand for recruitment.

MCTU Introduces New Project to End Child Labour

The Malawi Congress of Trade Union (MCTU) has introduced a new project to eliminate child labour cases which have become rampant in tobacco growing districts.

Scores of Children Fail to Start School in Machinga

At least 38 children have today failed to return to school in the area of Sub-Traditional Authority Adamson in Machinga because authorities are yet to decommission initiation camps in the area.

Nigerian Woman Arrested for Externalizing Forex

Police have arrested a 59-year-old Nigerian woman, Annie Uzoigwe for allegedly being found in possession of 48 000 US dollars (about MK52 million Kwacha).

Deputy National Police Spokesperson, Alfred Chimthere has told Zodiak today that, the woman was intercepted at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.

Chimthere said Uzoigwe will answer three charges of attempting to externalize forex, uttering force documents and illegal possession of forex.

“Our officers managed to arrest her, after discovering that she had fake receipts, for her 10 000 US dollars,” said Chimthere.

MANEB Releases PSLCE and JCE Examinations Results

Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) has today released results of the 2023 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) and Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) examinations.

MANEB Executive Director Professor Dorophy Nampota said out of 267 330 learners who sat for the PSLCE, 234 ,644 have passed representing 87 percent pass rate, an improvement over the 83 percent pass rate recorded last year.

For JCE, the board said out of 168 219 candidates, 98 753 have passed. This is a pass rate of 72.06 percent.

Meanwhile, Minister Education, Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima speaking earlier hailed MANEB and other stakeholders for administering leakage free examinations four years in a row.

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.

Loya Wati Athandiza Mayi waku Mchinji Yemwe Apolisi Anamumanga Pamodzi ndi Khanda Lake

Loya wina Alexious Kamangila ,wadzipereka kuti ayimira mwaulere mayi wa zaka 30 ku Mchinji, yemwe wakhala akusungidwa ndi a polisi pamodzi ndi mwana wake pa mlandu wonyanyalira mwamuna khanda.

A Kamangila, omwe ndi mphunzitsi ku univesite ya Malawi, ati atawerenga nkhani ya maiyu pa Zodiak Online aganiza zomuimilira kuti athandizire chilungamo pa nkhaniyi.

A Matilda Chirwa, omwe pano ali pa belo, dzulo anakawonekera ku khothi komwe wachiwiri kwa Magistrate Anne Simwaka wayimitsa mlandu-wu mpaka lachisanu sabata ya mawa pofuna kulola oyimira boma pa mlanduwu kuti abweretse mboni.

Pakadali pano, magistrate Simwaka wagwirizana ndi pempho la loya-yu kuti mayiyu akamuwunike achipatala, ngati kumangidwa kwake sikunasokoneze kaganizidwe kake komanso umoyo wake poti anali atachira chakumene.

NRWB Nods to Likoma and Chizumulu Water Users Associations Operations Take Over

Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) has confirmed that it will take over the operations of Likoma and Chizumululu Water Users Associations (WUAs) following a request made by the islanders some two years ago.

The islanders made the request through Likoma district council asking NRWB to bail out WUA which was struggling financially to sustain the facilities due to population growth.

Director of Operations at NRWB, Dr Asumani Ungwe, made the revelation yesterday at a meeting at held at the district’s council.

Traditional Authority Kabuthu of Chizumulu Island, said on behalf of senior chief Mkumpha 3, the island communities are of the view that, with NRWB, will held deal with current challenges.

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