Border Porosity Challenging COVID-19 Fight

Border Porosity Challenging COVID-19 Fight

By Kondwani Magombo, MANA Health and Immigration sectors in Mangochi say use of uncharted routes by Malawians returning home from other countries is undermining the fight against Coronavirus in the district. District Medical Officer for Mangochi District Hospital, Dr. Chimwemwe Thambo and Regional Immigration Officer for the East, Vivian Kasambo, sounded the concern over the […]

Coronavirus Delays Tobacco Market

Coronavirus Delays Tobacco Market

By Lisa Kadango, MANA The Tobacco Commission (TC) says preparation for the 2020 market season is on despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for TC, Kayisi Sadala said this on Wednesday during a media briefing on the opening of this year’s market season in Lilongwe. Sadala said there is need to update the […]

Malawians Making Reusable Masks To Contain Coronavirus

Malawians  Making Reusable Masks To Contain Coronavirus

By Moses Nyirenda, MANA Local leaders in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkanda in Mchinji district, have applauded a Non-Governmental Organization known as Our Aim Foundation (OAF) for playing a crucial role in strengthening measures aimed at preventing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among people in Mchinji. The foundation, through its sewing trade school at Tongozala […]

We Have Enough Fuel Reserve- Mera

We Have Enough Fuel Reserve- Mera

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has assured the nation of stable supply of fuel amidst the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has forced countries to shut their borders. MERA’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Collins Magalasi made the assurance on Tuesday through a press statement. He said the country has enough fuel which can […]

MCTU Urges Employers To Reduce Congestion

MCTU Urges Employers To Reduce Congestion

By Daniel Namwini, MANA As one way of preventing corona virus in the country, Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) has urged all employers whose working premises harbor more than 100 employees to split their workers in shifts. Secretary General for MCTU, Denis Kalekeni made the appeal to the employers after the president Professor Arthur […]

Make Hand Washing with Soap a Habit, Malawians Urged

Make Hand Washing with Soap a Habit, Malawians Urged

By Tione Andsen, MANA Coronavirus should serve as a wake up call to many Malawians to develop the habit of washing hands with soap always as part hygiene practices. National Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) Programme Manager in Ministry of Health, Holystone Kafanikhale said this during the WASH stakeholder’s breakfast meeting which was held at […]

COVID-19: MDF Optimistic On Safety Of Soldiers in DRC

COVID-19: MDF Optimistic On Safety Of Soldiers in DRC

By Glory Msowoya Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has assured the nation of the safety of its soldiers deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The assurance comes amidst reports that Democratic Republic Of Congo  has recorded a case of the virus. MDF Spokesperson Major Paul Chiphwanya told […]

Coronavirus Affects Religious Gatherings

Coronavirus Affects Religious Gatherings

By Blessings Kapina As the world continues to be under siege with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), some religious organisations in Malawi have lamented on the possible eventualities on the disease as Malawi is yet to register a case. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA), Area 25 Assemblies of God church member, Austin […]

NAM Cancels All Games Due To Coronavirus Fears

NAM Cancels All Games Due To Coronavirus Fears

By Arkangel Tembo, MANA Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has suspended all the association’s netball matches amid growing fears as Covid-19 cases spread in the continent. The Press release signed by the Association General Secretary, Carol Babu on Sunday reads, “The Netball Association of Malawi wishes to inform its stakeholders that it has with immediate […]

Government Disturbed By Judge Kenyatta’s Order On Chinese Nationals Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Government Disturbed By Judge Kenyatta’s Order On Chinese Nationals Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The Government of Malawi is disturbed and dismayed by the High Court Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda’s order that released four Chinese nationals, who had been quarantined on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport on Tuesday 17 March, 2020. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services sent back to China ten nationals and detained four others because they […]

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