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Solved—why do boys and girls go astray?

Often times we hear heart breaking stories of boys and girls, teenage marriages—a boy has impregnated a girl and have been forced to cohabit, a boy in his cups has been ironed by a fast moving car, a boy has gone jungle after sniffing high quality Nkhotakota-marijuana, a daughter to the pastor has escaped home for Victoria hotel with...

MEC temporary staff still waiting for allowances

Some people who participated in the historical May 21, 2019 tripartite elections as temporary staff for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), are up to now waiting for their allowances for the service rendered, Malawian Watchdog has learnt. According to people who spoke to local media on conditions of anonymity, the embattled staff said they are now disappointed by MEC’s responses through...

Fedoma pleads with parliamentarians to enact Disability Trust Fund

The Federation of Disability Organisation in Malawi (Fedoma) has pleaded with the national assembly in Malawi to consider enacting the disability act, which among others calls for establishment of the Disability Trust Fund for the general well being of persons with disabilities. Reacting to the 2019/2020 National Budget Statement which finance minister presented in parliament on Monday, Fedoma’s head of...

MEC, APM lawyers start cross examining UTM fourth witness

Lawyers for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika have on Tuesday started cross examining fourth witness for the first petitioner in the highly charged election case which is being presided over by a panel of five Judges of the Malawi Constitutional Court in Lilongwe. Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale, who is the lawyer for the first respondent—MEC—was...

Flames beat Botswana 1-0

Malawi national football team, popularly known as the Flames, narrowly beat Botswana on Tuesday at the Kamuzu Stadium to proceed to the next round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Flames scored through a penalty which was well taken by Gerald Phiri after Richard Mbulu was fouled in the penalty box. In post match interviews, Flames mentor Meke Mwase thanked his...

Malawi civil servants’ salaries to increase by 15 percent

Civil servants in the country will have their monthly salaries increased by 10 to 15 percent after, according to the National Budget presented on Monday in parliament. The Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Joseph Mwanmveka, presented a K1.731 trillion National Budget for the 2019/2020 financial year, which has seen the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology getting the...

Bullets, Wanderers faulted for advancing selfish interests

Human Righst Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Chairperson, Timothy Mtambo, has accused supporters of Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets for advancing selfish interest in regards to construction of two stadia for the two teams by the government. On Monday, finance minister Joseph Mwanamveka presented a National Budget which has allocated K1.6 billion for the construction of stadia for the...

Malawi President faulted for abandoning central, northern region

Political analysts have taken a swipe at President Peter Mutharika for concentrating in the Southern Region since he was declared winner of the May 21 elections. Mzuzu based political analyst, George Phiri, said the president’s absence in the central and northern region is worrisome as it is sending wrong message that the president is afraid of something. “Why is he confined...

Three people convicted for possessing counterfeit bank notes

The Dowa First Grade Magistrate Court has slapped three people with two and half years jail term after finding them guilty of possessing counterfeit bank notes amounting to K152 000. State prosecutor Sam Chinkombero told the jam-packed court that the convicts Aron Nkhata, 23, Paxton Kalipeta, 23, and Ajozeki Chiwawula aged 77, were paying sex workers around Dowa Boma a...

Malawi election case: MEC official risks imprisonment for perjury

The Malawi Constitutional Court, which is hearing the landmark and politically charged president election case in Lilongwe, has sanctioned the investigation of a Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) official for perjury. According the five-judge panel, MEC official Diverson Makwete must be investigated for allegedly lying that he deposited ballot papers and other electoral materials used during the 2019 polls with parliament...

President Mutharika assent to K70.2 billion loan to improve education in CDSSs

Students learning in Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSSs) can afford a smile following the approval of K70.2 billion loan by Presient Peter Mutharika which will particularly target the improvement of quality of education in remote areas. Mutharika assented into law the Bill to borrow K70.2 billion from the International Development Association (IDA) to finance Equity with Quality and Learning at...