Friday, February 23, 2024

CSSN urges parley to finalize review, adoption of Social Protection Policy

The Civil Society Social Protection Network (CSSN) has urged the Malawi Government to finalize the review and adoption of the Social Protection Policy in the current sitting of Parliament.

Wanderers appoint new national supporters committee office bearers

Mighty Mukuru Wanderers has appointed the team's new National Supporters Committee with immediate effect.

Govt for parastatals reforms

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says his administration is committed to ensure that State Owned Enterprises (SOE) are part of a wider reform agenda of the parastatal sector.

Human rights partners bemoan delayed enactment of new Prison and Correctional Act

Human rights stakeholders have expressed concern over the delayed enactment of the new Prison and Correctional Act saying it is infringing on prisoners’ rights.

CSSN urges parley to finalize review, adoption of Social Protection Policy

The Civil Society Social Protection Network (CSSN) has urged the Malawi Government to finalize the review and adoption of the Social Protection Policy in the current sitting of Parliament.

Govt for parastatals reforms

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says his administration is committed to ensure that State Owned Enterprises (SOE) are part of a wider reform agenda of the parastatal sector.

Malera calls for re-think on AIP implementation

Ombudsman Grace Malera has asked government to consider reprogramming the Affordable Input Program (AIP) saying it has for years failed to make the country food secure.

Blantyre to roll out K180m direct support to health facilities

Blantyre District Council is geared to roll out a US$100,000 (approximately K180 million) Direct Facility Financing (DFF) to support health centres, dispensaries and community hospitals address minor and urgent needs affecting health service delivery.

Be alert of Cholera in border districts – Chalamira Nkhoma

Co-Chairperson for the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Cholera, Dr Wilfred Chalamira Nkhoma, has emphasised on the need for Malawi to be on high alert of Cholera outbreak in the border districts if the country is to mitigate the disease and eradicate it by 2030.

MHEN calls for collaboration to boost child vaccination rates

The Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN), has emphasised the importance of collaboration between Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) and mother care groups for the success of the implementation of Immunisation Strengthening project.

Blantyre DC dates head teachers, PEAs

District Commissioner for Blantyre, Alex Mdooko, has advised head teachers from primary schools under Blantyre Rural South West Education Division to desist from chasing learners out of classes because of school development fund and uniforms.

RIESEH Project distributes wheel-chairs to learners with disabilities

Research, Inclusive Education, Sanitation and Environmental Hygiene (RIESEH) Project has distributed wheel-chairs to learners with disabilities in Lilongwe Rural East and Dedza North East Education Divisions.

List of IPTE 19 Recruited Teachers

The Ministry of Education has enlisted and advanced 9,753 secondary school teachers, according to a press release dated February 19, 2024, signed by the Secretary for Education, Chikondano Mussa.

FAWEMA calls for collaboration in promoting science education among girls, women

Forum for African Women Educationalists in Malawi (FAWEMA) says there is a need for collaboration among stakeholders to address challenges that girls and women face in science subjects under the promotion of girls' education in the country.

MCP positive of 2025 elections

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) believes it will continue ruling the country come 2025 as people in the country are fully supporting the leadership of President Dr Lazarus Chakwera.

MRP administration won’t allow government branches to influence court judgments

Muvi wa Chilungamo Revolutionary Party (MRP) president Bantu Saunders Jumah has promised that, if voted into power in the 2025 General Elections, his administration will not allow government branches to influence outcomes of court judgments.

Bad omens, ghosts still pursuing DPP as Nankhumwa challenges his expulsion in High Court this afternoon

Bad omens and ghosts will continue hounding former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) until the party leadership confesses and apologizes for the crimes it committed against innocent Malawians during its reign.

Commentators worried DPP squabbles will affect party’s 2025 elections preparations

Political and legal experts in the country have warned that intra-party disputes in the main opposition party Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will affect the party’s preparation for the 2025 tripartite elections.

ENVIRONMENT

Strategy to engage communities in protecting natural resources

As one way of protecting natural resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change has developed a new strategy which involves local communities to end deforestation in the country.

Communities demand revision of National Parks and Wildlife Act

Community members from areas surrounding Nyika National Park and Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve in Malawi have asked government to revise the current National Parks and Wildlife Act, saying it is not serving the interests of people.

Old Mutual, Seed Co partner in a tree-planting initiative

Old Mutual Malawi Limited and Seed Co Malawi Limited have forged a partnership aimed to complement national efforts to address environmental degradation.

Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V faults forestry officers over deforestation in Mzimba

Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V has admonished forestry officials in Mzimba for failing to check deforestation and encroachment of forest reserves in the district.  

Government encourages tree planting along river banks

Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change Michael Usi has encouraged Malawians to utilise the National Forestry Season by planting more trees along the river banks as one way of restoring and protecting the rivers and conserving the environment.

Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice Cohort IV Ignites Youth Empowerment for Global Climate Action

In a momentous stride toward empowering young African activists in the realm of climate justice, the fourth cohort of the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice was recently launched during the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance's (PACJA) retreat in Addis Ababa.

Council for improved hygienic practices

Chairperson for Dowa district council Mayamiko Kambewa has asked people in the district to observe good hygiene practices especially during this rainy season, to avoid the risk of outbreaks of water borne diseases.

EGENCO embarks on tree planting exercise

Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) has embarked on an ambitious project to plant 35,000 trees along the Shire and other rivers in the 2024 tree planting season.

Council advises communities to protect trees

Dowa district council has appealed to communities to protect and take good care of trees planted in their catchment areas to realize high percentage of survival rate.

Traditional leader urges children to be proactive on issues of climate justice

Traditional Authority (TA) January of Thyolo district has urged learners in his area to be on the forefront in championing issues of climate justice as the district intends to plant 1,5 million trees in the current forestry season.

Blantyre to plant one million trees

Blantyre District Council has earmarked to plant one million tree seedlings in different areas in the 2023/2024 National Forestry Season which started on December 15, 2023 and runs to April 15, 2024.

Waste management stakeholders call for mindset change on waste

A network of waste managers in the country have called upon the residents of Blantyre city to change their mindset towards managing waste.

A Call to Address Global Risks

Our world faces pressing challenges that demand immediate attention. Understanding these global risks is the first step towards creating a safer, more secure future.

Project applauded for empowering youths in environmental conservation

Lilongwe District Council has commended Malawi Green Corps (MGC) Project for empowering 195 youths in the areas of Traditional Authorities Malili and Masula with skills and knowledge in environmental conservation and business management.

Reflecting on COP28: Malawians supplement measures to combat climate change

The post 28 Conference of Parties (COP28) reflection session held in Malawi has recognized knowledge sharing, coordination and development and implementation of action plans as some of the measures that need to be embraced if the country is to succeed in fight against climate change and its impacts.
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