2019/2020 FISP Program to Close on 7 February

2019/2020 FISP Program to Close on 7 February

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Walter Development says the 2019/2020 Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) will close on 7th February 2020. Principle Secretary in the Ministry, Gray Nyandule Phiri disclosed the development on Thursday through a press statement dated 30th January 2020.   Nyandule Phiri said all fertilizer retailers, seed companies and agro- dealers […]

Malawian Student Scoops Position One In South Africa IGCSE Exams

Malawian Student Scoops Position One In South Africa IGCSE Exams

A 16 years old Malawian, Jerome Sibande, has scooped position one in overall results of 2019 high school Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations in the Republic of South Africa, beating candidates from all 8 South African IGCSE curriculum schools. Sibande scored six A* and three As in nine subjects he wrote […]

Govt Extends Buying Period For Maize

Govt Extends Buying Period For Maize

Government has adjusted the buying price of maize from K 12,500 to K 15, 500 to take away the hoarding of maize stock. According to a Press Statement issued on Wednesday, Principal Secretary (PS) for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Gray Nyandule-Phiri said the maize buying period has been extended to February 29, 2020. “Government […]

DPP’s Lawmaker Chambo Escapes Death

DPP’s Lawmaker Chambo Escapes Death

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mangochi North, Benedicto Chambo, survived a road accident in Mangochi on Tuesday as he was driving from Lilongwe, Police have confirmed. The accident occurred at around 3 pm at Matuwi Village along the Monkey-bay Mangochi Road where, according to Police, the vehicle overturned. “The Member of […]

Gender Minister Navicha Condemns Undressing of Woman

Gender Minister Navicha Condemns Undressing of Woman

Malawi government through the Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare has ‘strongly’ condemned violence against women and Children. Minister in the Ministry Mary Navicha made the condemnation on Wednesday following an increase of violence acts against woman and children in the country.  The Minister cited the undressing of a woman by vendors in […]

Freedom At Last For Malawi Industrious Banker Thom Mpinganjira

Freedom At Last For Malawi Industrious Banker Thom Mpinganjira

The Blantyre Magistrate court on Wednesday granted bail to Thom Mpinganjira who was re-arrested on Tuesday by the Anti Corruption on allegations that he made attempts to bribe judges handling the presidential election case. In his ruling Chief Resident Magistrate Simeon M’deza granted Mpinganjira bail on condition that he pays MK1 million cash bond and […]

Ministry Tells Farmers Not to Panic Over Locusts

Ministry  Tells Farmers Not to Panic Over Locusts

BY LAMECK KWALIMBA JANUARY 29, MANA: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has advised farmers not to panic with the locusts that have invaded neighbouring Tanzania. The assurance comes following fears that farmers across Malawi have that the locusts may migrate into Malawi from Tanzania. The locusts that have hit the Horn of […]

Chikwawa Advocacy Group Gets 23 Bicycles

Chikwawa Advocacy Group Gets 23 Bicycles

BY STEVE CHIROMBO JANUARY 29, MANA: Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in the Diocese of Chikwawa in conjunction with the Centre for Social Concern (CfSC) on Wednesday donated 23 bicycles valued at K2.3 million to Advocacy group members under Traditional Authority (TA) Maseya in Chikwawa. CfSC’s Project Officer, Kondwani Hara said the donation […]

Govt to Feed Over 14,000 Households in Blantyre

Govt to Feed Over 14,000 Households in Blantyre

BY SOLISTER MOGHA JANUARY 29, MANA: About 14,134 hunger stricken households in Blantyre will from February start receiving maize as part of the Malawi Vulnerable Assessment Committee (MVAC) humanitarian response programme. In an interview on Tuesday to Malawi News Agency (Mana), Blantyre District Disaster Risk Management Officer, Walusungu Mwafulirwa said government has endorsed distribution of […]

Mulanje Woman Burns Son’s Lips, Neck for Stealing Relish

Mulanje Woman Burns Son’s Lips, Neck for Stealing Relish

Police in Mulanje have arrested a 37 year-old-woman for allegedly scorching her five year old son for stealing Mlamba Fish that she prepared for a meal. Mulanje Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Blessings Gama told Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday that last week Loveness Fabiano cooked the said relish and left for an unknown […]