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WOCACA, Movendi International call for increased awareness on dangers of alcohol consumption Watipaso Mzungu – Nyasa Times Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statement in commemoration of this year’s World Alcohol Free Day, which falls on October 2 annually. The two organizations have joined global advocates in advising the public to say NO to alcohol and are sensitizing the human race on the dangers of alcohol. On this day, advocates, people and communities around the world organize activities, take over social media, create alcohol-free environments, arrange events, and spread sober inspiration in their societies through small and big actions. WOCACA is a women and girls-led non-profit making, non-governmental cancer organization in Malawi. The organization strives to ensures and advocates for equitable access of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (SRHR), cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) services with special focus on rural women and girls. On the other hand, Movendi International is a global social movement with a vision striving a life for all human beings free to live up to their fullest potential, and free from harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. It believes that a world of peace, democracy and justice where free and healthy citizens actively contribute in all levels of society. In an interview on Sunday night, WOCACA Executive Director Maud Mwakasungula said attempts to increase awareness in Malawi have been limited and constitute a significant urgent public health need. “Raising awareness of the health and social problems for individuals and society at large caused by the harmful use of alcohol is paramount, including ensuring support for effective alcohol policies, providing accessible and affordable treatment for people with alcohol-use disorders and implementing screening, need for intervention programmes in health services for hazardous and harmful drinking; and potential strategies for awareness are alcohol bottle labelling regarding the alcohol and cancer,” said Mwakasungula. She said her organization, in collaboration with Movendi International, is working hard to promote information exchange, good practices and networking with other organisations focusing on drug policy reforms, tobacco control and alcohol abuse as risks for several cancers. Mwakasungula further stated that WOCACA striving to promote healthy eating by enhancing public awareness education and advocacy on healthy foods and living. According to World Health Organisation statistics, alcohol is a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties. In many of today’s societies, alcoholic beverages are a routine part of the social landscape for many in the population. This is particularly true for those in social environments with high visibility and societal influence, nationally and internationally, where alcohol frequently accompanies socializing. In this context, it is easy to overlook or discount the health and social damage caused or contributed to by drinking. Alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Overall, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1 percent of the global burden of disease. Harmful use of alcohol is accountable for 7.1 percent and 2.2 percent of the global burden of disease for males and females respectively. Alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among those aged 15 to 49 years, accounting for 10 percent of all deaths in this age group. Beyond health consequences, the harmful use of alcohol brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large. Additionally, global evidence indicates correlation of cancer and alcohol use since the 1980s. The International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the WHO’s research body, classifies alcohol as class one carcinogen since 1988. Alcohol consumption causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, colorectum, liver (hepatocellular carcinoma) and female breast.” The World Cancer Report 2020 showed that in 2016, alcohol consumption was one of the leading risk factors for cancer development and cancer death globally. Alcohol caused an estimated 376,200 cancer deaths, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide in 2016. Alcohol caused 10.3 million cancer disability-adjusted life years lost, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide in 2016.

Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statemen
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WOCACA, Movendi International call for increased awareness on dangers of alcohol consumption Watipaso Mzungu – Nyasa Times Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statement in commemoration of this year’s World Alcohol Free Day, which falls on October 2 annually. The two organizations have joined global advocates in advising the public to say NO to alcohol and are sensitizing the human race on the dangers of alcohol. On this day, advocates, people and communities around the world organize activities, take over social media, create alcohol-free environments, arrange events, and spread sober inspiration in their societies through small and big actions. WOCACA is a women and girls-led non-profit making, non-governmental cancer organization in Malawi. The organization strives to ensures and advocates for equitable access of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (SRHR), cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) services with special focus on rural women and girls. On the other hand, Movendi International is a global social movement with a vision striving a life for all human beings free to live up to their fullest potential, and free from harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. It believes that a world of peace, democracy and justice where free and healthy citizens actively contribute in all levels of society. In an interview on Sunday night, WOCACA Executive Director Maud Mwakasungula said attempts to increase awareness in Malawi have been limited and constitute a significant urgent public health need. “Raising awareness of the health and social problems for individuals and society at large caused by the harmful use of alcohol is paramount, including ensuring support for effective alcohol policies, providing accessible and affordable treatment for people with alcohol-use disorders and implementing screening, need for intervention programmes in health services for hazardous and harmful drinking; and potential strategies for awareness are alcohol bottle labelling regarding the alcohol and cancer,” said Mwakasungula. She said her organization, in collaboration with Movendi International, is working hard to promote information exchange, good practices and networking with other organisations focusing on drug policy reforms, tobacco control and alcohol abuse as risks for several cancers. Mwakasungula further stated that WOCACA striving to promote healthy eating by enhancing public awareness education and advocacy on healthy foods and living. According to World Health Organisation statistics, alcohol is a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties. In many of today’s societies, alcoholic beverages are a routine part of the social landscape for many in the population. This is particularly true for those in social environments with high visibility and societal influence, nationally and internationally, where alcohol frequently accompanies socializing. In this context, it is easy to overlook or discount the health and social damage caused or contributed to by drinking. Alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Overall, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1 percent of the global burden of disease. Harmful use of alcohol is accountable for 7.1 percent and 2.2 percent of the global burden of disease for males and females respectively. Alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among those aged 15 to 49 years, accounting for 10 percent of all deaths in this age group. Beyond health consequences, the harmful use of alcohol brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large. Additionally, global evidence indicates correlation of cancer and alcohol use since the 1980s. The International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the WHO’s research body, classifies alcohol as class one carcinogen since 1988. Alcohol consumption causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, colorectum, liver (hepatocellular carcinoma) and female breast.” The World Cancer Report 2020 showed that in 2016, alcohol consumption was one of the leading risk factors for cancer development and cancer death globally. Alcohol caused an estimated 376,200 cancer deaths, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide in 2016. Alcohol caused 10.3 million cancer disability-adjusted life years lost, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide in 2016.

Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statement in commemoration of this year’s World Alcohol Free Day, which falls on October 2 annually. The two organizations have […] The post WOCACA, Movendi International call for increased awareness on dangers of alcohol consumption Watipaso Mzungu – Nyasa Times Women’s Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA) in collaboration with Movendi International have called for increased awareness on the dangers and negative effects of alcohol consumption. WOCACA and Movendi International have made the call in their joint statement in commemoration of this year’s World Alcohol Free Day, which falls on October 2 annually. The two organizations have joined global advocates in advising the public to say NO to alcohol and are sensitizing the human race on the dangers of alcohol. On this day, advocates, people and communities around the world organize activities, take over social media, create alcohol-free environments, arrange events, and spread sober inspiration in their societies through small and big actions. WOCACA is a women and girls-led non-profit making, non-governmental cancer organization in Malawi. The organization strives to ensures and advocates for equitable access of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (SRHR), cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) services with special focus on rural women and girls. On the other hand, Movendi International is a global social movement with a vision striving a life for all human beings free to live up to their fullest potential, and free from harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. It believes that a world of peace, democracy and justice where free and healthy citizens actively contribute in all levels of society. In an interview on Sunday night, WOCACA Executive Director Maud Mwakasungula said attempts to increase awareness in Malawi have been limited and constitute a significant urgent public health need. “Raising awareness of the health and social problems for individuals and society at large caused by the harmful use of alcohol is paramount, including ensuring support for effective alcohol policies, providing accessible and affordable treatment for people with alcohol-use disorders and implementing screening, need for intervention programmes in health services for hazardous and harmful drinking; and potential strategies for awareness are alcohol bottle labelling regarding the alcohol and cancer,” said Mwakasungula. She said her organization, in collaboration with Movendi International, is working hard to promote information exchange, good practices and networking with other organisations focusing on drug policy reforms, tobacco control and alcohol abuse as risks for several cancers. Mwakasungula further stated that WOCACA striving to promote healthy eating by enhancing public awareness education and advocacy on healthy foods and living. According to World Health Organisation statistics, alcohol is a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties. In many of today’s societies, alcoholic beverages are a routine part of the social landscape for many in the population. This is particularly true for those in social environments with high visibility and societal influence, nationally and internationally, where alcohol frequently accompanies socializing. In this context, it is easy to overlook or discount the health and social damage caused or contributed to by drinking. Alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Overall, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1 percent of the global burden of disease. Harmful use of alcohol is accountable for 7.1 percent and 2.2 percent of the global burden of disease for males and females respectively. Alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among those aged 15 to 49 years, accounting for 10 percent of all deaths in this age group. Beyond health consequences, the harmful use of alcohol brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large. Additionally, global evidence indicates correlation of cancer and alcohol use since the 1980s. The International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the WHO’s research body, classifies alcohol as class one carcinogen since 1988. Alcohol consumption causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, colorectum, liver (hepatocellular carcinoma) and female breast.” The World Cancer Report 2020 showed that in 2016, alcohol consumption was one of the leading risk factors for cancer development and cancer death globally. Alcohol caused an estimated 376,200 cancer deaths, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide in 2016. Alcohol caused 10.3 million cancer disability-adjusted life years lost, representing 4.2 percent of all cancer disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide in 2016. appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Save the Children initiates cash transfer programme for 3,275 food insecurity households in Zomba

Following results of Household Economy Analysis (HEA) that show that poorest households will face food and income deficits from October till March, Save the Children has initiated cash transfer programme for 2,275 food insecurity households in 13 village comm
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Save the Children initiates cash transfer programme for 3,275 food insecurity households in Zomba

Following results of Household Economy Analysis (HEA) that show that poorest households will face food and income deficits from October till March, Save the Children has initiated cash transfer programme for 2,275 food insecurity households in 13 village communities of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mbiza in Zomba District. The official launch of the ‘Anticipatory Action’ for […] The post Save the Children initiates cash transfer programme for 3,275 food insecurity households in Zomba appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Anti-govt CSOs divided as some pledge loyalty to Chakwera

Divisions have emerged among civil society organizations (CSOs) critical of the Tonse Alliance government, with some opting to work with President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera in fixing the broken systems in government. After the failed anti-government street protes
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Anti-govt CSOs divided as some pledge loyalty to Chakwera

Divisions have emerged among civil society organizations (CSOs) critical of the Tonse Alliance government, with some opting to work with President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera in fixing the broken systems in government. After the failed anti-government street protest on Wednesday championed by South Africa-based Charles Ben Longwe and his colleague, Redson Munlo, seven CSO leaders addressed […] The post Anti-govt CSOs divided as some pledge loyalty to Chakwera appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Stakeholders call for political will and financing in implementation of adult literacy strategy

Stakeholders to a roundtable meeting on Adult Learning and Education (ALE)—held Thursday in Lilongwe—called for political will and increased financing in implementation of Malawi’s first ever National Adult Literacy and Education Strategic Plan. The 202
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Stakeholders call for political will and financing in implementation of adult literacy strategy

Stakeholders to a roundtable meeting on Adult Learning and Education (ALE)—held Thursday in Lilongwe—called for political will and increased financing in implementation of Malawi’s first ever National Adult Literacy and Education Strategic Plan. The 2022-2027 strategy spells out activities that must be implemented in order to improve the performance of ALE services. DVV International organized […] The post Stakeholders call for political will and financing in implementation of adult literacy strategy appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Goodall Gondwe commends Chakwera for securing US$350m from Millennium Challenge Corporation

Former Finance Minister and celebrated economist Goodall Gondwe has commended President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and his administration for securing US$350 million from the Second Compact of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Chakwera this week
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Goodall Gondwe commends Chakwera for securing US$350m from Millennium Challenge Corporation

Former Finance Minister and celebrated economist Goodall Gondwe has commended President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and his administration for securing US$350 million from the Second Compact of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Chakwera this week signed MCC’s Malawi Transport and Land Compact in Washington DC on the sidelines of his participation at the UNGA Summit […] The post Goodall Gondwe commends Chakwera for securing US$350m from Millennium Challenge Corporation appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Children’s Parly demand operationalisation of Commission

Role-playing Children MPs for Mzimba South District have asked government to speed up the operationalisation of the National Children Commission which was birthed in 2019 after the amendment of the Children Act saying the delay is infringing on the safety an
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Children’s Parly demand operationalisation of Commission

Role-playing Children MPs for Mzimba South District have asked government to speed up the operationalisation of the National Children Commission which was birthed in 2019 after the amendment of the Children Act saying the delay is infringing on the safety and security of children in Malawi. Organised by Save the Children and other stakeholders such […] The post Children’s Parly demand operationalisation of Commission appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Professor Hussein proposes mandating of Project Implementation Committees to procure project materials

University of Malawi (UNIMA) lecturer Professor Mustafa Hussein has proposed that Project Implementation Committees (PICs) should be given the mandate to procure project materials for small projects. Hussein made the proposal at Liwonde in Machinga on Thursda
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Professor Hussein proposes mandating of Project Implementation Committees to procure project materials

University of Malawi (UNIMA) lecturer Professor Mustafa Hussein has proposed that Project Implementation Committees (PICs) should be given the mandate to procure project materials for small projects. Hussein made the proposal at Liwonde in Machinga on Thursday during his presentation at a two-and-a-half-day capacity building training for CSOs on Local Authority Performance Assessment (LAPA), citizen-led project […] The post Professor Hussein proposes mandating of Project Implementation Committees to procure project materials appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Charles Mchacha’s illegal land acquisition case suffers further delay

Malawi’s graft busting body – Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) – has failed to take former Minister of Transport and Public Works, Charles Mchacha, to court for commencement of prosecution of in a case he is being accused of illegally acquiring land in Kanj
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Charles Mchacha’s illegal land acquisition case suffers further delay

Malawi’s graft busting body – Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) – has failed to take former Minister of Transport and Public Works, Charles Mchacha, to court for commencement of prosecution of in a case he is being accused of illegally acquiring land in Kanjedza Forest Reserve in Blantyre. Early July 2022, ACB Principal Public Relations Officer Egrita […] The post Charles Mchacha’s illegal land acquisition case suffers further delay appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

UNFPA donates K52 million worth of cholera supplies to Malawi Government

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday handed over to the Malawi Government multi-million kwacha worth of supplies for treating and managing cholera disease. The donated items were valued at MWK51, 800, 000.00. Malawi has this year registered un
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UNFPA donates K52 million worth of cholera supplies to Malawi Government

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday handed over to the Malawi Government multi-million kwacha worth of supplies for treating and managing cholera disease. The donated items were valued at MWK51, 800, 000.00. Malawi has this year registered unprecedented cases of cholera in 22 districts, affecting 3, 497 people and claiming 103 productive lives in the process. […] The post UNFPA donates K52 million worth of cholera supplies to Malawi Government appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Chakwera seeks resources for cancer treatment centres in Malawi

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has appealed for financial resources for the construction of cancer treatment centres and  hospitals across the country as way of saving lives as well as forex used on cancer patients who seek treatment outside the country. Pre
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Chakwera seeks resources for cancer treatment centres in Malawi

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has appealed for financial resources for the construction of cancer treatment centres and  hospitals across the country as way of saving lives as well as forex used on cancer patients who seek treatment outside the country. President Chakwera said this on Tuesday when he addressed the 2022 Scientific Forum on the […] The post Chakwera seeks resources for cancer treatment centres in Malawi appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Malawi Police worried with recurrence of homicide cases

The Malawi Police Service has said it is still worried with the recurrence of homicide, mob justice, rape and defilement cases although its biannual report indicates that the level of crime has gone down this year to 20,000 cases from 22,000 registered cases
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Malawi Police worried with recurrence of homicide cases

The Malawi Police Service has said it is still worried with the recurrence of homicide, mob justice, rape and defilement cases although its biannual report indicates that the level of crime has gone down this year to 20,000 cases from 22,000 registered cases, same period last year. Inspector General, Merlyne Yolamu, was speaking in Lilongwe […] The post Malawi Police worried with recurrence of homicide cases appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Over 200 to physically attend RBM’s Monetary Policy Conference; 220 registered for online participation 

The 6th annual Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Monetary Policy Conference, scheduled for Thursday and Friday (September 29-30), has over 200 invited to physically attend at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) while over 220 have registered to participat
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Over 200 to physically attend RBM’s Monetary Policy Conference; 220 registered for online participation 

The 6th annual Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Monetary Policy Conference, scheduled for Thursday and Friday (September 29-30), has over 200 invited to physically attend at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) while over 220 have registered to participate online. The conference, whose host will be RBM Governor, Dr. Wilson Banda with Minister of Finance Sosten […] The post Over 200 to physically attend RBM’s Monetary Policy Conference; 220 registered for online participation  appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Demonstrations flop in Lilongwe: court bars HRA, Redson Munlo elusive

Demonstrations forcing President Lazarus Chakwera to resign or call for a referendum on whether or not his leadership should continue, flopped at the eleventh minute in Lilongwe, consequently faltering the spirits of scores of people who could have participat
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Demonstrations flop in Lilongwe: court bars HRA, Redson Munlo elusive

Demonstrations forcing President Lazarus Chakwera to resign or call for a referendum on whether or not his leadership should continue, flopped at the eleventh minute in Lilongwe, consequently faltering the spirits of scores of people who could have participated in the protests. The demonstrations were also meant to force Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima to […] The post Demonstrations flop in Lilongwe: court bars HRA, Redson Munlo elusive appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Anti-govt demo suffers loss of public trust as Malawians shun protest

Organizers of the September 28, 2022, anti-government demonstrations have suffered unprecedented loss of public trust following the refusal by Malawians to participate in a street protest to force President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and his vice, Dr. Saul
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Anti-govt demo suffers loss of public trust as Malawians shun protest

Organizers of the September 28, 2022, anti-government demonstrations have suffered unprecedented loss of public trust following the refusal by Malawians to participate in a street protest to force President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and his vice, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, to resign. South Africa-based Charles Ben Longwe, Kingsley Mpaso and Human Rights Ambassadors (HRA) organized […] The post Anti-govt demo suffers loss of public trust as Malawians shun protest appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Chilembwe’s statue stands tall in London

Malawi’s John Chilembwe who ordered cutting off of a head of a Briton in protest over thangata system, free labour to British tea farmers, has his statue standing tall in central London’s historic Trafalgar Square. The statue was unveiled on Wedne
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Chilembwe’s statue stands tall in London

Malawi’s John Chilembwe who ordered cutting off of a head of a Briton in protest over thangata system, free labour to British tea farmers, has his statue standing tall in central London’s historic Trafalgar Square. The statue was unveiled on Wednesday. This is a place mostly reserved for statues of British war heroes and kings […] The post Chilembwe’s statue stands tall in London appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Old Mutual Life Assurance Company donates medical equipment to QECH

Old Mutual Life Assurance Company has donated assorted medical equipment to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) to ease challenges the facility is facing due to inadequate resources. The donated items include water tank base, geyser and oxygen piping in 1
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Old Mutual Life Assurance Company donates medical equipment to QECH

Old Mutual Life Assurance Company has donated assorted medical equipment to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) to ease challenges the facility is facing due to inadequate resources. The donated items include water tank base, geyser and oxygen piping in 1A and paediatric wards. The donation comes handy as most public health facilities are facing serious […] The post Old Mutual Life Assurance Company donates medical equipment to QECH appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

GESD challenges civil society to deepen democratic governance in local councils

Governance to Enable Service Delivery (GESD) Project has highlighted inadequate funding to development projects, inadequate qualified and capable personnel, weak financial accountability and controls, ineffective system of oversight and intergovernmental acco
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GESD challenges civil society to deepen democratic governance in local councils

Governance to Enable Service Delivery (GESD) Project has highlighted inadequate funding to development projects, inadequate qualified and capable personnel, weak financial accountability and controls, ineffective system of oversight and intergovernmental accountability and fragmented planning processes as major constraints to the democratization process in local councils. GESD Project Team Leader Gray Kalindekafe has since challenged civil […] The post GESD challenges civil society to deepen democratic governance in local councils appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Court adjourns FISD directors fraud case to November 14, 2022

A court in Lilongwe has adjourned to November 14, 2022 a fraud case involving four FISD directors. Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate Madalitso Khoswe Chimwaza has adjourned the case which involves  Moses Chirambo, Frank Mwenechanya, Kondwani Nanchukwa, Arth
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Court adjourns FISD directors fraud case to November 14, 2022

A court in Lilongwe has adjourned to November 14, 2022 a fraud case involving four FISD directors. Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate Madalitso Khoswe Chimwaza has adjourned the case which involves  Moses Chirambo, Frank Mwenechanya, Kondwani Nanchukwa, Arthur Mpama and an accountant from the Ministry of Agriculture. They are suspected to have received double payment of […] The post Court adjourns FISD directors fraud case to November 14, 2022 appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Chakwera in Washington DC, US to sign US$350m MCC compact

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has arrived in Washington DC, US to sign the much awaited US$350 million Millennium Challenge Corporation compact which is to give a facelift to the country’s infrastructure development. The US embassy says the US ambassado
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Chakwera in Washington DC, US to sign US$350m MCC compact

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has arrived in Washington DC, US to sign the much awaited US$350 million Millennium Challenge Corporation compact which is to give a facelift to the country’s infrastructure development. The US embassy says the US ambassador to Malawi, ambassador Young met President Chakwera in Washington DC on Tuesday to discuss the MCC […] The post Chakwera in Washington DC, US to sign US$350m MCC compact appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Chinese national faces 14 counts for abusing children in Malawi

A Chinese national Lu Ke also popularly known as Susu who escaped Malawi following revelations that he made Malawian children claim to be “black monsters” has been denied bail because he is a flight risk. Susu’s abuse were recorded at Njewa
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Chinese national faces 14 counts for abusing children in Malawi

A Chinese national Lu Ke also popularly known as Susu who escaped Malawi following revelations that he made Malawian children claim to be “black monsters” has been denied bail because he is a flight risk. Susu’s abuse were recorded at Njewa in Lilongwe and circulated over the Chinese social media where he made reasonable profits. […] The post Chinese national faces 14 counts for abusing children in Malawi appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Bushiri disburses fees to 300 students under his bursary scheme

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Bursary Scheme has disbursed financial support to over 300 underprivileged students to pursue their various courses in private and public universities in Malawi. The scheme management has described the development as a milestone in it
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Bushiri disburses fees to 300 students under his bursary scheme

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Bursary Scheme has disbursed financial support to over 300 underprivileged students to pursue their various courses in private and public universities in Malawi. The scheme management has described the development as a milestone in its desire to reach out to 1, 000 students by the end of this year. One of the […] The post Bushiri disburses fees to 300 students under his bursary scheme appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Kamuzu Chibambo wants punishing austerity measures in view of forex scarcity

Tonse Alliance spokesperson and President of Peoples Transformation Party (Petra) Kamuzu Chibambo says President Dr Lazarus Chakwera should put in place strict austerity measures in view of the scarcity of forex in the country. At a press conference on Tuesda
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Kamuzu Chibambo wants punishing austerity measures in view of forex scarcity

Tonse Alliance spokesperson and President of Peoples Transformation Party (Petra) Kamuzu Chibambo says President Dr Lazarus Chakwera should put in place strict austerity measures in view of the scarcity of forex in the country. At a press conference on Tuesday in Blantyre, Chibambo has asked the minister of Finance to suspend all public events, saying […] The post Kamuzu Chibambo wants punishing austerity measures in view of forex scarcity appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Nankhumwa pens Chakwera to pardon Mussa John, Linda Kunje

Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa is appealing to President Lazarus Chakwera to use his clemency power to pardon convicted hemp possessor, Mussa John and former DPP Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Linda Kunje. In a leake
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Nankhumwa pens Chakwera to pardon Mussa John, Linda Kunje

Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa is appealing to President Lazarus Chakwera to use his clemency power to pardon convicted hemp possessor, Mussa John and former DPP Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Linda Kunje. In a leaked letter dated 27th September, 2022, Nankhumwa pleads with Chakwera that John is a young man who […] The post Nankhumwa pens Chakwera to pardon Mussa John, Linda Kunje appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC 2021 Ltd director Ernest Maganga resigns

Ernest Maganga has tendered his resignation as director of Mighty Wanderers FC 2021 Limited over his disapproval of the formation of Mighty Wanderers Supporters Trust Limited in which he was appointed as general secretary. In an interview, Maganga confirmed t
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Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC 2021 Ltd director Ernest Maganga resigns

Ernest Maganga has tendered his resignation as director of Mighty Wanderers FC 2021 Limited over his disapproval of the formation of Mighty Wanderers Supporters Trust Limited in which he was appointed as general secretary. In an interview, Maganga confirmed the development, saying he was appointed, without being consulted as general secretary for the company. “When […] The post Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC 2021 Ltd director Ernest Maganga resigns appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

USAID pledges continued support to Malawi’s health sector

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged to provide continued support towards improving the delivery of services in the health sector in Malawi. USAID Deputy Health Office Director Dr. Haldon Njikho made the pledge at the offici
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USAID pledges continued support to Malawi’s health sector

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged to provide continued support towards improving the delivery of services in the health sector in Malawi. USAID Deputy Health Office Director Dr. Haldon Njikho made the pledge at the official launch of Malawi Supply Chain System Architecture for Health Commodity Tracking and Tracing. Apparently, the agency facilitated […] The post USAID pledges continued support to Malawi’s health sector appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Save the Children implores on government to fund and scale up district Children’s Parliament sessions

While assuring its commitment in efforts that should complement various interventions for the full realization of child rights, Save the Children implores on the government to fund and operationalise scaling up district Children’s Parliament sessions. This
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Save the Children implores on government to fund and scale up district Children’s Parliament sessions

While assuring its commitment in efforts that should complement various interventions for the full realization of child rights, Save the Children implores on the government to fund and operationalise scaling up district Children’s Parliament sessions. This was said by Save the Children’s Director of Operations, Frank Mwafurirwa in Neno last week during the district’s successful […] The post Save the Children implores on government to fund and scale up district Children’s Parliament sessions appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Mwana Wa Atate song by Prophet Sanders topping charts, trending

A new song Mwana Wa Atate — by Prophet Sanders—is topping local music charts and trending on social media platforms, consequently becoming a household name. The song is trending on Tiktok and is among top 10 tracks on the hottest urban music chart Made O
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Mwana Wa Atate song by Prophet Sanders topping charts, trending

A new song Mwana Wa Atate — by Prophet Sanders—is topping local music charts and trending on social media platforms, consequently becoming a household name. The song is trending on Tiktok and is among top 10 tracks on the hottest urban music chart Made On Monday hosted on Radio 2 by popular DJ, Joy Nathu. […] The post Mwana Wa Atate song by Prophet Sanders topping charts, trending appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Expatriate to head Wanderers technical team

Mighty Mukuru Wanderers Football Club has hired English national Mark Simon Harrison as the club’s Technical Director (TD) replacing Eddington Ng’onamo. This is coming just a few days after the nomads were walloped 4 nil by arch-rivals Nyasa Big Bullets F
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Expatriate to head Wanderers technical team

Mighty Mukuru Wanderers Football Club has hired English national Mark Simon Harrison as the club’s Technical Director (TD) replacing Eddington Ng’onamo. This is coming just a few days after the nomads were walloped 4 nil by arch-rivals Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club in the semi finals of the FDH Bank Cup played at Bingu National […] The post Expatriate to head Wanderers technical team appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Malawian James Woods-Nkhutabasa receives media attention in Ghana: Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow

Malawi-born James Woods-Nkhutabasa who is based in Europe and frequents West Africa enjoyed an extraordinary spotlight in several Ghanaian media platforms, Ghana Web; Ghana Celebrities; Peace FM online and the Ghanaian Voice. Woods-Nkhutabasa was featured in
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Malawian James Woods-Nkhutabasa receives media attention in Ghana: Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow

Malawi-born James Woods-Nkhutabasa who is based in Europe and frequents West Africa enjoyed an extraordinary spotlight in several Ghanaian media platforms, Ghana Web; Ghana Celebrities; Peace FM online and the Ghanaian Voice. Woods-Nkhutabasa was featured in the outlet’s series of profiles of the 2022 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship class of African leaders. The Tutu Fellowship […] The post Malawian James Woods-Nkhutabasa receives media attention in Ghana: Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Gloves off in UTM as media team reveals plot to topple Chakwera

Disgruntled media team for the UTM Party has revealed that party leader and Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, has all along been planning to topple Malawi President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. UTM youths, who Chilima has used since 2018 when the party was f
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Gloves off in UTM as media team reveals plot to topple Chakwera

Disgruntled media team for the UTM Party has revealed that party leader and Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, has all along been planning to topple Malawi President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. UTM youths, who Chilima has used since 2018 when the party was formed, have become disgruntled over payment issues. Following this, the members have […] The post Gloves off in UTM as media team reveals plot to topple Chakwera appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

MIM equips MDF in contract course

Major General Sydney Mandiza Kalisha, from the Malawi Defence Force has described a five-day contract course organised by the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) as helpful because it will ensure that there are no loopholes for corruption when handling contr
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MIM equips MDF in contract course

Major General Sydney Mandiza Kalisha, from the Malawi Defence Force has described a five-day contract course organised by the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) as helpful because it will ensure that there are no loopholes for corruption when handling contracts. He made the remarks on Monday, during the opening ceremony of the training. He said […] The post MIM equips MDF in contract course appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Government committed to offering meaningful education – Chang’anamuno

The Deputy Minister of Education, Monica Chang’anamuno, has said government is committed to offering meaningful education aimed at transforming the nation. Chang’anamuno was speaking when she presided over the graduation ceremony of 1,235 students at Cath
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Government committed to offering meaningful education – Chang’anamuno

The Deputy Minister of Education, Monica Chang’anamuno, has said government is committed to offering meaningful education aimed at transforming the nation. Chang’anamuno was speaking when she presided over the graduation ceremony of 1,235 students at Catholic University of Malawi (CUM). “We are making sure that our students become competitive on the international level. So the […] The post Government committed to offering meaningful education – Chang’anamuno appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Govt urged to tackle corruption in energy sector

Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) has urged the Malawi Government to put strict measures to prevent and penalize corruption in the energy sector. CISONECC National Coordinator Julius Ng’oma observed that corruption has not spared the energ
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Govt urged to tackle corruption in energy sector

Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) has urged the Malawi Government to put strict measures to prevent and penalize corruption in the energy sector. CISONECC National Coordinator Julius Ng’oma observed that corruption has not spared the energy sector and continues to take a toll on the already inadequate resources allocated to it. Ng’oma made the […] The post Govt urged to tackle corruption in energy sector appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Malawian professional taekwondo athlete Guba attains 9th medal this year alone

Malawi’s only heavyweight professional taekwondo athlete, Yamikani Guba has attained a 9th medal this year alone after winning silver at British Taekwondo National Championships on Saturday. Just last month, Guba — a Sergeant in the British military unde
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Malawian professional taekwondo athlete Guba attains 9th medal this year alone

Malawi’s only heavyweight professional taekwondo athlete, Yamikani Guba has attained a 9th medal this year alone after winning silver at British Taekwondo National Championships on Saturday. Just last month, Guba — a Sergeant in the British military under the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery — attained the bronze medal at the Ultimate Summer Championships and […] The post Malawian professional taekwondo athlete Guba attains 9th medal this year alone appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Minister Mtambo says economic inequalities, poverty undermining peace efforts in Africa

Minister of National Unity Timothy Pagonachi Simbega Mtambo has highlighted growing economic inequalities, poverty and lack of meaningful socialization as barriers to continental efforts to promote and enhance peace and security in Africa. Mtambo made the sen
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Minister Mtambo says economic inequalities, poverty undermining peace efforts in Africa

Minister of National Unity Timothy Pagonachi Simbega Mtambo has highlighted growing economic inequalities, poverty and lack of meaningful socialization as barriers to continental efforts to promote and enhance peace and security in Africa. Mtambo made the sentiments in his keynote address at the virtual African Youth Assembly last Friday. The assembly was organized by the […] The post Minister Mtambo says economic inequalities, poverty undermining peace efforts in Africa appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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