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Three Men In Cooler For Printing Fake Currency

Three Men In Cooler For Printing Fake Currency

Local
Three men who have allegedly been printing and forging fake currency are now in police custody in Kawale in Lilongwe Kawale Police spokesperson Mavuto Phiri identifies the three as Stain Ngomani, 48, Robson Sauzande, 42, and MacDonald Kachepa, 29. "On August 10, 2022, the first two suspects came to an agro-business shop to buy two bags of maize worthy K34,000 of which the duo paid cash in form of K2000 bank notes," says Phiri. Police investigations led to the arrest of the first two suspects who later revealed the source and producer of the fake money resulting into the arrest of the third suspect in Kaphiri. The detectives also seized a laptop and a printer which was being used to print the fake money. Adds Phiri: "After being searched, the suspects were also found wit...
Dedza North Parliamentarian Under Fire With His Constituents

Dedza North Parliamentarian Under Fire With His Constituents

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Dedza North Parliamentarian Saviel Kafwafwa has come under pressure from his constituents under Senior Chief Tambala for ignoring Ngoma bridge around Tchingira area, saying the situation is inconveniencing communities traveling from Mayani to Dedza town. But the legislator says the District Commissioners office is working on the bill of quantities and other related documentation to quantify and cost the damage, as 17 other structures were damaged by cyclones this year.
NBM Donates K100 Million Towards Forest Restoration

NBM Donates K100 Million Towards Forest Restoration

News
National Bank of Malawi has committed K100 million for preservation and restoration of 6 natural resources in the country by partnering with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change. Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the Bank, Harold Jiya, disclosed this in Dedza during the signing ceremony with the ministry saying this initiative will cover 1,500 hectares of the land in three districts namely Dedza, Mangochi and Chitipa. Speaking during the function, Minister of Natural Resources, Eisenhower Mkaka, thanked the NBM for the positive contribution to protect the forest cover and intensify the restoration of the forest activities. Mkaka further said the partnership will greatly help in forest management and landscape restoration thereby mitigating the impact of climate c...
MFN News Bulletins On Wednesday 11 August 2022

MFN News Bulletins On Wednesday 11 August 2022

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A consortium of organisations advancing the rights of young people both local and international has launched a $10 million iHEARD project to reach out to three million young women and girls with information on reproductive health. Chief Operating Officer for CODE, a Canadian organisation, Joan Summers notes that adolescent girls in the country continue to be undermined and violated by a range of factors including sexual and Gender based violence. The project will be implemented in three districts of Ntchisi, Dowa and Lilongwe. Parliament has passed the Gaming and Lotteries bill. Among others, the bill seeks to establish the Malawi Gaming and Lotteries Authority as the regulatory authority, and prescribe its functions and powers. The Bill also makes detailed provisions for t...
MANGOCHI SET FOR PHASE lll OF POLIO VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

MANGOCHI SET FOR PHASE lll OF POLIO VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Health
Mangochi District Health Office has launched the third phase of the Polio Vaccination Campaign expected to be administered from the 11th to 14th of August across the district. In the campaign, Mangochi District Hospital is expected to reach out to not less than 200 hundred thousand children, with a special focus on hard-to-reach areas bordering neighbouring Mozambique. Speaking at Chapalamawamba School Ground in the area of Sub Traditional Mapira, District Environmental Health Officer, Dr Kondwani Mamba, called on community leaders to help in mobilising people to have their children vaccinated for the campaign to be a success.
On Shoprite closure and possible ownership by Malawians:

On Shoprite closure and possible ownership by Malawians:

Opinion
Pelekani Mankhwala! Sana and Chipiku are the biggest chain stores in Malawi now. How many Chipiku or Sana vehicles do you see in town? Despite you not seeing their vehicles (they don’t have many) they are able to distribute to their shops across the country and operate at a profit.How many of the Chipiku and Sana bosses drive 4x4s from Toyota, Nissan etc. How many Sana and Chipiku managers have their kids fees paid by employers at KA, St Andrew’s and other expensive schools.Now go back to PTC and recollect the beautiful 4x4s the managers were driving. Go to other Malawian public companies and check the big cars top and middle managers drive. Even managers that don’t work in the hard to reach areas are given those big cars. Have you wondered why Airtel makes more profits than our own TN...
Friends of Sattar family’s Bursary rescues 19 Chitukula CDSS’ female learners from early marriages

Friends of Sattar family’s Bursary rescues 19 Chitukula CDSS’ female learners from early marriages

Education
About 25 learners from Chitukula Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in the rural Lilongwe have been rescued from being chased out the institution following paying of their fees, thanks to Friends of Sattar’s Family Fund, able hand. Out of 25 learners who were in the verge of dropping school, 19 are girls. Tembo (in Yellow) handing over fees in cash to Chitukula CDSS bursarThe support comes amid huge drop outs at the school as many female learners are opting for early marriages. According to the fund’s team leader Lumbani Tembo, school management approached them after a number of learners were not reporting for classes due to school fees. Speaking on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 after handing over the fees in cash that the paid school fees will cover students’ education life c...
ALL SET FOR FDH BANK CUP QUARTER-FINALS

ALL SET FOR FDH BANK CUP QUARTER-FINALS

Sports
The 2022 FDH Bank Cup quarter-finals and semifinal draw have been conducted today at the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Head Offices in Chiwembe. Quarterfinals Changalume Barracks Vs Extreme FCNyasa Big Bullets Reserves Vs Blue EaglesMighty Mukuru wanderers Vs Kamuzu BarracksChitipa United Vs Nyasa Big Bullets Semifinals Winner between Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve and Blue Eagles will face the winner between Changalume Barracks and Extreme FC.Winner between Chitipa United and Nyasa Big Big Bullets will play the winner between Mighty Wanderers and Kamuzu Barracks. According to FAM's director of competitions, Gomezgani Zakazaka, quarterfinal stages will be played between the 20th and 21st of August.
Mwami Boarder To Improve Crossboarder Trade

Mwami Boarder To Improve Crossboarder Trade

National
The ministry of Trade and Industry has expressed optimism that the Mchinji - Mwami One Stop Boarder Post would significantly change the way of doing business at the border by improving cross-border trade. Charity Musonzo, Director of Trade at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, said this during a sensitization workshop aimed at creating awareness about the new One Stop Border Post (OSBP) to the community and economic operators in Mchinji district and beyond. Speaking at the Workshop, Musonzo said: "The One Stop Boarder Post will help in terms of free movement of people and enhancing trade facilitation in general, thereby further accelerating Malawi’s trade integration of the region and world markets. Under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), we are exposed to a market ...
Men’s Shun Medical Attention

Men’s Shun Medical Attention

Health
Men's tendency of shunning medical attention until they are critically ill is said to be fuelling HIV related deaths in the country. This was revealed on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting that National AIDS Commission - NAC held at M'mbelwa District Council. NAC HIV Prevention and Management Officer, Dominic Gondwe, revealed that a 2022 epidemiological estimate report indicates that HIV related deaths involving males of 15 years above stands at 6,100 whilst females of the same age category the deaths stand at 4,500. 'By the time they visit the hospital, its when they are very sick. Unfortunately, they had unknowingly spread the HIV virus to many people', Gondwe said. Mzimba South Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Ted Bandawe expressed worry over the statistics an...