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SPC Zamba engages Malawi development partners, unpacks Private Sector LAB
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SPC Zamba engages Malawi development partners, unpacks Private Sector LAB

Newly-appointed Secretary to the President and Cabinet (SPC), Colleen Zamba has said the upcoming 'Private Sector Lab' is critical to government’s objective of job creation because it will help oil the interface between government and the private sector towards the creation of a bustling private sector, which is the main engine for job creation and economic development. SPC Zamba was speaking at Capital Hill in Lilongwe on Wednesday, June 15, when she made a  presentation to various development partners, including Ambassadors and High Commissioners, on the importance of the Private Sector Lab. The SPC disclosed a Private Sector Lab, which will be held under the auspices of the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU), will be officially launched by President Lazarus Chakwera on Friday, June ...
“Women empowerment be considered a must”
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“Women empowerment be considered a must”

Gender based violence is a vice which has derailed meaningful development in Malawi. The Majority of women suffer the indignity and often play it shy with mental degradation after suffering gender based violence. To eradicate the vice, stakeholders and policy makers need to step up efforts that would empower women and girls for them to rise and take responsible roles in decision making positions. This gesture would sustainably move Malawi forward in terms of development.   The role of a woman as a mother need not to be overlooked for they do everything possible to fend for their families and other neighboring relations. It is therefore imperative for a nation to stimulate its deliberate policies poised to empower women and girls.  The masses should always be appreciated that educa...
JCM in community engagement drive
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JCM in community engagement drive

By Staff Writer: As people in the country continue to be excited by the inauguration of the new 20 Megawatt Golomoti Solar powered plant which has added value to the country’s power starving grid, residents around the area are in a double cerebration mood. This follows the investment of some projects aimed at uplifting the lives of people surrounding the area by JCM power, the company behind the solar project. For instance, during the construction phase of the project, the company spent over $140 000 on direct community investment projects focusing on water and sanitation, education and health. The project also created over five hundred jobs during construction and dozens permanent positions during operations. 50 percent of the labour force was also solicited from the commun...
Chief Mphita commends Mkandawire for a borehole donation
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Chief Mphita commends Mkandawire for a borehole donation

By Staff Reporter: Chief Mphita of Traditional Authority Mpherembe in Mzimba District commended Deputy Minister of Defense Harry Mkandawire for donating a borehole in the area of Monolo which he said it will enable people have access to clean water. The chief said that members of the community have been using unclean water drawn from the swampy places where animals also drink which has been causing alot of illnesses amongst his people. He added the borehole will mean improved health life for his people and entire community in Manolo area. "Am very excited and thankful for this initiative. I know people may think that it ordinary to receive a donation of a borehole but this means a lot to me and my people.I have seen members of this community using unclean water because we had a...
DRIF commends Government for Digital economy strategy
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DRIF commends Government for Digital economy strategy

By Dean Chisambo: Digital and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) has commend government for coming up with digital economy strategy which will increase access to Internet and mobile service among the people in this country. Speaking during the digital rights multi- stakeholder dialogue on Thursday in Lilongwe, Youth and Society (YAS) Executive director Charles Kajoloweka said majority of Malawians has been left behind interms of access to mobile and internet service. He said : "when you look at the challenge state of digitalise  and  Inclusion in Malawi, we feel like we are behind despite that we have made some marathon with the law penetration of internet, we only have 14.6 percent of population who have access to Internet in this country". He also said they are concerned with growing cut...
Nkhata-Bay registers 30% decrease in crime
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Nkhata-Bay registers 30% decrease in crime

By Sopani Ng'ambi: Nkhata-Bay Police Station has registered 144 criminal cases from January to April this year compared to 206 cases recorded in 2021 the same period, representing a 30 percent decrease. This is according to the crime quarterly report which the Station has released. Reacting to the news, Nkhata-Bay Police Station Public Relations Officer Kondwani James, said the report has given them a sense of optimism as they continue creating a crime-free district. “We are hopeful that criminal activities will end in the district. We thank all stakeholders and members of the public for their support in fighting against crime,” he said. However, statistics show that robbery cases have slightly gone up in the district. In 2021, only two cases of robbery were registered fr...
Motor Engil moves to conserve environment
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Motor Engil moves to conserve environment

By Moses Nyirenda: Motor Engil Communications Specialist, Thomas Chafunya has said that his company was on mission to work with government and other organizations in conserving environment by among others taking part in planting trees in the country. He made the remarks on Wednesday after Motor Engil donated 1,200 fruit trees to Lilongwe City Council (LCC) to be planted in some schools located in Lilongwe city. Chafunya said that his company was devoted to take part in country’s activities hence its commitment to support in conserving environment. “Motor Engil is obliged to be part and parcel of various activities that take place in the country and we are now open to work with government and other stakeholders in conserving environment in order to help in creating sustainable f...
FDH Group supports Roman Catholic church in tree planting
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FDH Group supports Roman Catholic church in tree planting

By Staff Writer? FDH Financial Holdings Limited has supported the Catholic Men’s Organization under the Archdiocese of Blantyre with 30,000 tree seedlings in a reforestation project. FDH Financial Holdings Chief Executive Officer William Mpinganjira led a team from FDH Group to plant trees in partnership with the Catholic Men’s Organization at Limbe Cathedral in Blantyre on Wednesday. Speaking during the event, Mpinganjira said under its sustainability program FDH Cares, FDH Group has committed to plant 1 million trees by 2024 and since 2021 they have championed the planting of, so far, 200 000 trees through their staff members, partners, customers and various stakeholders and initiatives in alignment with the Malawi 2063 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. “When we received a le...
War on corruption is the way to go but xenophobic attacks on Asian Community must be condemned
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War on corruption is the way to go but xenophobic attacks on Asian Community must be condemned

By Thoko Luhanga: The co-existence chronicles of Malawian people earned her a name on world stage for ages - a beacon of peace in Africa. For handfuls jacking up for what others would prefer to call it in modern language, does not necessarily mean gloves off abondoning immortalised motto of peace and unity amongst ourselves that have been imaging us so well as "warm heart of Africa". To listing a less, the advent of digital era, that has soften our social interactions within our boundaries, should not deny us a rich enjoyment of our long standing norms of unity and peace enshrined in our hearts. As we celebrate social media movers - who shape views and opinions on other equally pertinent matters - we should not run short of them by scrutinizing their activism. Not all that s...
Bwaila Rotary Club pledges to conserve environment
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Bwaila Rotary Club pledges to conserve environment

By Moses Nyirenda: The Rotary Club of Bwaila has pledged to take part in conserving the environment in the country by conducting annual tree planting exercises. Speaking on the sidelines of tree planting exercise which was organized by the club at Malingunde catchment area in Lilongwe on Saturday, club’s President, Dr. Richard Dilawo said that the pledge is one way of fulfilling one of the main pillars for their club. “As Rotary Club of Bwaila we have the commitment to conserve the environment in order to fulfill one of our areas of focus and tree planting exercise is in line with that, hence we will be planting trees every year and we are looking forward to plant more and more trees in the country,” Dilawo said. He added that, they will be regularly visiting the places where t...