Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

Mutharika urges companies to invest in Malawi

President Professor Peter Mutharika says Malawi is becoming a prosperous nation, a development the President says foreign companies should take advantage of to invest in the country and enhance industriousness.

Mutharika made the remarks on Tuesday when he presided over the memorial service of Reverend John Chilembwe at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu.

He said his administration is working tirelessly to implement infrastructure developments such as construction of roads, bringing piped water to people in rural areas and also taking necessary measures to resolve the persisting problem of electricity to provide a conducive environment for foreign direct investors.

…with these initiatives, I can ably say that this country is on a path to prosperity, that is why I am calling upon foreign companies to invest in Malawi and make it more industrious, he said.

Mutharika emphasized that his administration would continue uplifting the welfare of less privileged people through various programmes such as Social Cash Transfer and Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programmes, among others.

Right now, many people have benefitted from the Social Cash Transfer programme. They have food on the table, money in their pockets and others have built houses.

I have confidence that in five years to come, Malawians shall completely be transformed from poverty to prosperity, so will be our nation, Mutharika added.

He, therefore, called on the country’s citizenry to embrace the three pillars of development such as hard work, integrity and patriotism to achieve a common good of taking the nation to greater heights.

Let’s live in peace and harmony. Love one another. Besides, emulate Chilembwe’s spirit of hard work and patriotism to make Malawi a great nation, he said.

In his remarks, PIM president, Reverend Wilson Mitambo thanked Mutharika for implementing different developments in all corners of the country, citing construction of Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College which is providing vocational skills to the youth.

Earlier, President Mutharika led a number of people in laying wreaths in honour of the fallen hero, Rev. John Chilembwe.

Every year, people from all walks of life in the country, irrespective of political, cultural, tribal and religion come together to commemorate the life of John Chilembwe at PIM.

Source: MANA Online

Mutharika urges companies to invest in Malawi

President Professor Peter Mutharika says Malawi is becoming a prosperous nation, a development the President says foreign companies should take advantage of to invest in the country and enhance industriousness.

Mutharika made the remarks on Tuesday when he presided over the memorial service of Reverend John Chilembwe at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu.

He said his administration is working tirelessly to implement infrastructure developments such as construction of roads, bringing piped water to people in rural areas and also taking necessary measures to resolve the persisting problem of electricity to provide a conducive environment for foreign direct investors.

…with these initiatives, I can ably say that this country is on a path to prosperity, that is why I am calling upon foreign companies to invest in Malawi and make it more industrious, he said.

Mutharika emphasized that his administration would continue uplifting the welfare of less privileged people through various programmes such as Social Cash Transfer and Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programmes, among others.

Right now, many people have benefitted from the Social Cash Transfer programme. They have food on the table, money in their pockets and others have built houses.

I have confidence that in five years to come, Malawians shall completely be transformed from poverty to prosperity, so will be our nation, Mutharika added.

He, therefore, called on the country’s citizenry to embrace the three pillars of development such as hard work, integrity and patriotism to achieve a common good of taking the nation to greater heights.

Let’s live in peace and harmony. Love one another. Besides, emulate Chilembwe’s spirit of hard work and patriotism to make Malawi a great nation, he said.

In his remarks, PIM president, Reverend Wilson Mitambo thanked Mutharika for implementing different developments in all corners of the country, citing construction of Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College which is providing vocational skills to the youth.

Earlier, President Mutharika led a number of people in laying wreaths in honour of the fallen hero, Rev. John Chilembwe.

Every year, people from all walks of life in the country, irrespective of political, cultural, tribal and religion come together to commemorate the life of John Chilembwe at PIM.

Source: MANA Online

Govt tells MBC to open up ahead of 2019 tripartite elections

Government has reassured the general public that the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) will remain open to serve all Malawians in accordance with its mandate as a public broadcaster ahead of the forthcoming tripartite elections.

Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Henry Mussa, made the commitment on Wednesday when he visited the public broadcaster in Blantyre.

I have appealed to MBC as a public broadcaster to rise above petty party politics and serve the nation sincerely in a professional and a countable manner, said Mussa.

He said in the advent of social media where fake news tends to sensationalize and speculate issues, the nation depends on the public broadcaster as a credible source of

information.

I have also asked MBC to share content of national interest with other media houses so that the entire nation is equally informed and educated on matters of national importance, said Mussa.

MBC Director General, Aubrey Sumbuleta said that the public broadcaster will provide fair coverage to all players in the forthcoming tripartite elections.

Source: MANA Online

Man drowns in Liwawadzi River in Balaka

A mentally disturbed man identified as Ganosi Cham’boma, 25, has been found dead along the Liwawadzi River Bank after drowning, Police have confirmed.

According to Thomas Mamba, 45, who is a brother-in-law to the deceased, the incident occurred on January 13, 2019 at around 09:00hours.

Mamba told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview that the decease used to go out without the knowledge of his parents and relatives but would always come back.

“On 10th January, 2019 at around 14:00 hours, he left home as usual without the knowledge of the relatives and night fell without him coming back which prompted the relatives to start searching for him but could not be found.

“On 13th January, 2019 at around 09:00 hours, he was found dead along the banks of the said river. It is believed he was washed away by the water as he tried to cross,” said Mamba.

Balaka Police Public Relations Officer, Precious Makuta in an interview on Tuesday said postmortem conducted at Balaka District Hospital reveled that his death was due to suffocation.

Meanwhile, Balaka Police Station is appealing to members of the general public to closely monitor people with mental illnesses and children as well, to avoid similar accidents.

Ganosi Cham’boma hailed from Chikuse Village, Traditional Authority Sawali in Balaka.

Source: MANA Online

Man drowns in Liwawadzi River in Balaka

A mentally disturbed man identified as Ganosi Cham’boma, 25, has been found dead along the Liwawadzi River Bank after drowning, Police have confirmed.

According to Thomas Mamba, 45, who is a brother-in-law to the deceased, the incident occurred on January 13, 2019 at around 09:00hours.

Mamba told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview that the decease used to go out without the knowledge of his parents and relatives but would always come back.

“On 10th January, 2019 at around 14:00 hours, he left home as usual without the knowledge of the relatives and night fell without him coming back which prompted the relatives to start searching for him but could not be found.

“On 13th January, 2019 at around 09:00 hours, he was found dead along the banks of the said river. It is believed he was washed away by the water as he tried to cross,” said Mamba.

Balaka Police Public Relations Officer, Precious Makuta in an interview on Tuesday said postmortem conducted at Balaka District Hospital reveled that his death was due to suffocation.

Meanwhile, Balaka Police Station is appealing to members of the general public to closely monitor people with mental illnesses and children as well, to avoid similar accidents.

Ganosi Cham’boma hailed from Chikuse Village, Traditional Authority Sawali in Balaka.

Source: MANA Online