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CSAT advises Councils follow recruitment procedures

CSAT advises Councils follow recruitment procedures

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The youth in Malawi suffers hope for the hopeless…….. The Centre for Social Accountability and Transparency [CSAT] has advised Councils in Malawi to follow the right recruitment procedures when recruiting people to serve in various positions at the council saying this will build trust with the people they are serving. The advice is following the recruitment of 34 interns as temporary enumerators to identify potential beneficiaries to be incorporated in the Unified Beneficiary Register for Nkhotakota District Council. According to a well -placed source, the council did not place an advert calling for applicants to apply for the job and 34 interns were just handpicked to work as temporary enumerators to the dismay of many that wanted to apply for the job. It is also alleged that...
Tewesa Former Driver To Malawi Electoral Commission Commissoiner Linda Kunje Arrested

Tewesa Former Driver To Malawi Electoral Commission Commissoiner Linda Kunje Arrested

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Eastern Region Police have arrested Jones Tewesa, former driver to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Linda Kunje a day after Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Zomba issued a warrant of arrest for absconding a court proceeding. Tewesa who was in company of his lawyer, Timothy Chirwa, was spotted at Zomba Chief Resident Magistrate Court premises where police effected the arrest. Eastern Region Prosecution Officer Josophine Chigawa has said the court has set August 19, as the date it will deliver it's judgement on the criminal reckless and negligence charges Tewesa and Kunje are answering after they allegedly blocked President Lazarus Chakwera convoy on the Zomba-Blantyre road on December 10, 2020.
Police Commeny On Alleged Accidental Shooting In Lilongwe

Police Commeny On Alleged Accidental Shooting In Lilongwe

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Malawi Police Service have confirmed the arrest of a fellow police officer, Sub Inspector David Chitsike, in connection to the alleged accidental shooting of a 36-year-old fitness trainer, Chikondi Makawa, in Lilongwe. National Police Public Relations Officer, Peter Kalaya, told MBC that once all the investigations are done they will update the nation. "We are aware of the incident and at the moment we have placed the officer involved in the fracas in our custody, once all the investigations are done we will update the nation accordingly," Kalaya said. Information gathered indicates that the deceased asked for a bottle of water at the bar but did not pay for it. The owner of the bar called for police support at Gateway Mall Police Unit, where the officer accidentally shot Maka...
80 Ethiopians And Two Malawians Arrested In Karonga

80 Ethiopians And Two Malawians Arrested In Karonga

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Over 80 Ethiopian nationals and two Malawians have been arrested in Karonga on suspicion that they entered the country illegally and aiding foreigners to enter the country illegally respectively. Karonga Police Public Station Relations Officer Sergeant George Mulewa has confirmed the development in an interview with Zodiak online Tuesday afternoon. According to Mulewa, the people were intercepted at Chilumba Barracks checkpoint on their way to the direction of Mzuzu from Songwe border.
<em>Two Balaka protesters denied bail</em>

Two Balaka protesters denied bail

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Aug 07, 2022 Raphael Likaka Two of 30 demonstrators who were arrested in Balaka have been denied bail by the Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate Court after it was established that one was already wanted for three murder cases and the other is suspected of torching shops at Balaka Market on the day of the protests. Assistant Public Relation Officer for Eastern Region Police Headquarters Sergeant Tionge Kayenda has confirmed to Malawi24. Sergeant Kayenda said that the court heard from State Prosecutor Asma Katete that following further investigations by the police after the arrest of the suspects, it was established that one of the suspects Chisomo Davie aged 21 of Nkhundi village, Traditional Authority Liwonde in Machinga district had been on the police wanted list in connection to ...
Salima Police recover 21 cattle

Salima Police recover 21 cattle

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Police in Salima district have recovered 21 herds of cattle which are believed to have been dumped by unknown criminals at Nakondwa in the district. Police detectives were in the morning of 4th August, 2022 tipped that some herds of cattle were moving around Nakondwa grazing area without a herdboy. The detectives rushed and found 21 cattle at the grazing site. Meanwhile, all the herds are safely being kept at the station awaiting identification from the owner(s) and a manhunt for the unidentified rustlers is underway.
POLICE NAB 5 OVER VANDALISM

POLICE NAB 5 OVER VANDALISM

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Police in Lilongwe have arrested five people over vandalism and theft of ESCOM property. ESCOM said it has recovered about one thousand metres of aluminium power conductors suspected to have been stolen in some parts of Lilongwe including Mitundu, this year. Police Publicist for Lilongwe, Hastings Chigaru, said the suspects who include one ESCOM sub-contractor have been identified as Aggrey Mwakasungula, 48, of Mwakasungula Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kyungu, Karonga District, two ex-ESCOM employees namely; Charles Chaima, 35 of Mukwala 2 Village, T/A Chikho, Ntchisi. Lukasi Ezekiel (masterminder), 24, Makutumula Village,T/A Chitekwere, Yotamu Kachepa, 45, Thewo Village, T/A Kabudula all in Lilongwe, and Lazalo Thembachako, 37, of Kalitsiro Village, T/A Njolomole in Ntcheu ...
HOPE FOR MPEZENI VILLAGE CHILDREN IN BALAKA

HOPE FOR MPEZENI VILLAGE CHILDREN IN BALAKA

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Children in Mpezeni Village in the area of Traditional Authority Nsamala in Balaka now have a chance to advance their physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. This follows the construction of a free nursery school in the area by the Community of Sant'Egidio, a lay Catholic association dedicated to social service. According to Balaka District Coordinator for the association, Potipher Magombo, the school will also be offering breakfast and lunch for free. "There was no such facility here. We saw the need and we were compelled to help," he added. The United Nations notes that opportunities for early learning are among the crucial aspects to help children grow to their full potential. It says such can be realised through interventions like responsive caregiving which ...
Lack Of Energy Alternatives Is The Major Cause Of Wanton Cutting Down Of Trees

Lack Of Energy Alternatives Is The Major Cause Of Wanton Cutting Down Of Trees

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The Department of Forestry has re-iterated that lack of sustainable energy alternatives remain the major cause of wanton cutting down of trees in protected areas. Deputy Director in the department, Teddie Kamoto, was speaking during an interface between Investigative journalists, Malawi Police Service and Anti - Corruption Bureau. Kamoto said minus sustainable energy alternatives, the battle against the massacre of natural resources in Malawi goes in vain. The meeting, taking place in Lilongwe, has been convened by Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests and the Association of Environmental Journalists, under Forest Accountability Journalism in Malawi.
G4S guard Arrested For Stealing 16 railway Line Sleepers

G4S guard Arrested For Stealing 16 railway Line Sleepers

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Police in Salima have arrested a 29-year-old G4S guard, for allegedly stealing 16 railway line sleepers belonging to Central East African Railways worth K1.2 million. Spokesperson for Salima police station Jacob Khembo has identified the suspect as Aaron Mazira. According to Khembo, the arrest follows a tip from a Steven Chigona who was allegedly buying the items. The police publicist told us that Chigona told them that he was buying the sleepers from Mazira who works as a guard at Salima Railway Station.