Malawi Launches Covid-19 Preparedness, Response Plan

Malawi Launches Covid-19 Preparedness, Response Plan

By Thumbiko Nyirongo The Malawi Government on Wednesday launched MK150 Billion National Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan with a call to public and private sector to support the plan with resource mobilization Chairperson of Special Cabinet Committee on Covid-19, Jappie Mhango, Who is also Minister of Health, presided over the launch at Bingu International Conference […]

Malawi’s Fair Trade Commission to Protect Consumers Amidst Covid-19

Malawi’s Fair Trade Commission to Protect Consumers Amidst Covid-19

By Memory Chatonda, MANA Competition for Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has introduced a toll free line through which people could officially lodge complaints for action in an effort to step up market surveillance and protect consumers from unfair trading practices. President Prof. Peter Mutharika directed CFTC Saturday in a National Address that the Commission should […]

Story Workshop Engages Youth Clubs In Girls’ Education

Story Workshop Engages Youth Clubs In Girls’ Education

By Golden Kang’oma Junior, MANA In an effort to promote girls education and reduce child marriages, Story Workshop Education Trust (SWET), with funding from United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), recently drilled youth clubs and mother groups in Theatre for Development (TFD) and case documentation during a weeklong training. The trained youths and the mother groups […]

Two Arrested For Using Fake Malawian Currency to Buy Beer in Chitipa

Two Arrested For Using Fake Malawian Currency to Buy Beer in Chitipa

By John Chihana, MANA Police in Chitipa are keeping in custody two men identified as Hydon Mtambo 38, and Tyson Sikwese 19, for allegedly being found in possession of fake K2,000.00 bank notes at a beer drinking joint in the district. According to Chitipa Police Spokesperson, Sub Inspector Gladwell Simwaka, the two were found splashing […]

BT Synod Youths Plant 1.5 Million Trees

BT Synod Youths Plant 1.5 Million Trees

By Thokozani Chipungu, MANA Blantyre Synod youths of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) have planted over 1.5 million trees in 18 of its congregations since January this year.   Synod’s Youth Director, Reverend Chikondi Banda said the tree planting drive is an annual event involving the church’s youth department engaged in planting and nurturing […]

Lilongwe Liquor Stores Ordered to Close

Lilongwe Liquor Stores Ordered to Close

The Lilongwe City Council (LCC) has issued a temporary ban on all bottle Stores, pubs, night clubs and public gathering as a measure of preventing the spread of Covid-19. The Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O), John Chome announced the ban through a press statement dated 8 April 2020. He said the ban was with immediate effect. […]

MRA Relieves Tax Payers As COVID-19 Bites

MRA Relieves Tax Payers As COVID-19 Bites

By Wadza Otomani, MRA The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has opened a Voluntary Compliance Window (VCW) for six months to allow non-compliant taxpayers to settle their tax obligations without paying penalties, interest or any changes. Commissioner General Tom Gray Malata announced the tax relief measure at a press briefing at Msonkho House on Wednesday, 8 […]

It’s Never Too Late To Apologize

It’s Never Too Late To Apologize

A video from 2016 shows United States 2020 Democratic presidential aspirant Marianne Williamson asking white people to offer a prayer of apology, which the author and spiritual adviser says was intended to be a “spiritual act of racial reconciliation. Here’s a shortened version of the verbatim: “On behalf of myself, and on behalf of my […]

HRDC Happy With Coronavirus

HRDC Happy With Coronavirus

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is happy with the coming of Coronavirus and has vowed to take government to task for suspending voter registration. Minister of Health, Jappie Mhango on Tuesday, called for the suspension of voter registration for the fresh presidential election following the death of a Coronavirus patient in Blantyre. The rebranded […]

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