Police in Kasungu have arrested four people for allegedly stealing property worth millions.
The suspects have been identified as Mphatso Ngozo Banda, Aubrey Lazimu, Jeremiah Phiri and Timothy Phiri.
Speaking to MIJ Online, Joseph Kachikho, Spokesperson for Kasungu Police said the four are suspected to have been behind series of theft cases in the district.
According to Kachikho, Police detectives in the process managed to recover three television sets, one motorcycle, one mini cooker, one hot plate and other assorted items.
To increase its visibility, Limbe Police Station has opened a police unit at Misesa in Chigumula.
In his address, Commissioner of Police for Southwest Region Headquarters, Richard Luhanga, advised communities surrounding the post to desist from vandalising police property whenever they have a misunderstanding with the men in uniform.
Taking his turn, Officer-in-charge for Limbe Police Station, Gladson Chipumphula, said the development will bring justice and security closer to the people around the Misesa area.
The Roads Authority (RA) has commenced rehabilitation works for damaged roads and bridges in the Southern Region of Malawi.
This follows the devastation by Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which led to the collapse of bridges while some roads are cut off in the region.
Speaking at Msuwadzi Bridge along the Thyolo-Thekerani-Makhanga Road, which is also one of the sites under rehabilitation, RA's Spokesperson, Portia Kajanga, said similar works are underway in equally affected areas.
"From Saturday last week it was hard to cross here, but now with these temporal rehabilitation works, people can cross the bridge.
"This will also ease transportation challenges," said Kajanga.
The Southern Region has about 43 sites that need fixing.
Police in Kasungu have arrested a minibus driver and his conductor for allegedly being found in possession of three bags of Indian hemp without licence.
Kasungu police spokesperson Joseph Kachikho has identified the two as Thomas Bisayi 33 and Anorld Mpinganjira 23.
The two were arrested yesterday at Bwanali village along M1 road, where a team of Criminal Investigation Department police officers mount a road block working on a tip.
According to Police, Bisayi was driving a vehicle registration number MH 10366 with passengers and Mpinganjira was a conductor.
The two claimed unknown person sent them the bags as a parcel with phone numbers of the sender and receiver.
Bisayi comes from Gamba village and Mpinganjira is from Malomo village both Traditional Authority Chilowoko in ...
By Brighton Tchongwe
ActionAid Malawi is scaling up its interventions and working with local partners in the affected districts to urgently assess the situation, provide vital assistance to the worst affected survivors and support rescue efforts.
The Country Director of ActionAid Malawi, Pamela Kuwali has appealed to all non government organizations to take lead in supporting the survivors of Cyclone Freddy by providing them with food staffs, shelter and other related items.
“The country is reeling from the impact of Cyclone Freddy, this is a community which was already under huge pressure before the cyclone hit, with a fifth of people in the country facing food insecurity, over 70 per cent of people living below the poverty line and the deadliest outbreak of cholera experienced ...
The Lilongwe Asian Business Community (LABC) is expected to distribute food items to people affected by Cyclone Freddy in the Southern Region of Malawi.
Every pack contains 10 kgs cream of maize flour, a packet of sugar, 1 kg rice packet, soya pieces, 400 grammes of salt, 40 grammes of tea leaves, 500 mls cooking oil, 90 grammes soap bar and a litre of juice
Secretary for LABC, Mukesh Makadia, said this is part of their corporate social responsibility.
Makadia thanked all the communities that have supported the LABC with the relief items and asked other well-wishers to emulate the gesture.
The foodstuffs are worth K20 million.
Police in Lilongwe have arrested seven people suspected to have been behind a series of murder cases in Area 36, including that of Bellington Mkumba, a Central Medical Stores Trust Inventory Officer, who was murdered on February 18, 2023 at his entrance gate.
Lilongwe Police Station Public Relations Officer, Hastings Chigalu, has identified the suspects as Emmanuel Banda, 24, Tumbwe Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Tsabango, Lilongwe, Wyson Stevala, 19, Namale Village, T/A Chikumbu, Mulanje, Mateyu James, Gracian Banda, Brian Jeremiah, Davie Chinyama, and Chikumbutso Njaidi; all are residents of Area 36.
Chigalu said on Monday that since January this year, Area 36 and surrounding locations have witnessed strange and brutal killings of people during night time.
He said On Marc...
NICE Trust training participants pose for a group photo
By: Mphatso M'bang'ombe
National Initiative for civic education (NICE) organized a one-day training at Mponela NICE office in Dowa district for the volunteers structure.
The training targeted all Area Civic coordinators (ACECs) This training is one of the the planned interventions carried out in the district and implemented by NICE Public trust.
Speaking during the training District Civic education officer (DCEO) Alinafe Chikakuda said the training will help the ACECs to understand more about Malawi Vision 2063 and how to conduct awareness activities in their respective areas of jurisdictions.
Chikakuda called on the participants to take the training seriously with a view of enhancing citizens understanding of Malawi 2...
The Malawi Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) has closedMount Meru Millers which produces cooking oil and soap in Lumbadzi, Lilongwe for failing to manage pollution which has affected several villages.
MEPA's acting Director GeneralBenoni Yassin has confirmed the closure of the company on Wednesday.
According to Yassin, Mount Meru Millers Limited was ordered on January 23, 2023 to pay a K5 million fine and to clean-up the entire polluted site and compensate the affected community members.
The company was further ordered to carry out maintenance of its Effluent Treatment Plant but it has not complied with the order.
The company was again ordered to pay K5 million by March 5.