COVID-19 IMPLICATIONS CAUSING AN UPSURGE IN MENTAL ILLNESS

By Meclina Chirwa The Mental Health Users and Cares Association says the Covid-19 pandemic is also contributing to mental health related diseases in the country. Executive director for the association Thandiwe Mkandawire disclosed this in an interview with Timveni. According to Mkandawire the increase of Covid-19 cases and deaths is causing panic, stress and depression among […]Read More

15 SLAPPED WITH FINE FOR SNUBBING COVID-19 REGULATIONS

By Emma Zawanda  The Lilongwe senior resident magistrate court on Tuesday, fined 15 bar owners to pay K20,000 each or in default serve 1 month imprisonment with hard labour for contravening Covid-19 regulations. The court heard that the convicts on 16 January 2021 were found operating night clubs beyond the time limit set by Presidential […]Read More

MAN IN JAIL FOR DEFILEMENT

By Esther Manduwa A 49-year-old man identified as Zabron Braindi is being kept in custody at Mponela Police Station in Dowa district for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl. The district’s deputy police spokesperson Macpatson Msadala said the victim revealed to her mother that she had been defiled on several occasions after she was quizzed why […]Read More

TUM APPLAUDS GOVT FOR THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS

By Aamon Butao Teachers Union of Malawi -TUM has applauded President Lazarus Chakwera for directing that all schools be closed for three weeks to pave way for the health authorities to disinfect the school infrastructures. TUM president Willy Malimba said this on Monday in an interview with Timveni barely hours after president Chakwera made the […]Read More

HEALTH RIGHTS EXPERTS CALLS FOR URGENCY IN THE RECRUITMENT OF

By Kenson McCloud  As cases of Covid-19 continue to soar with each passing every day, health rights experts have demanded urgency in the recruitment process of additional health personnel to help ease the pressure in service delivery. In an interview with Timveni, one of the experts George Jobe said government has to prioritize the process […]Read More

CSC DEMANDS TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT

By Aamon Butao With an aim to eradicate poverty in the country, Centre for Social Concern is implementing a project called Strengthening the Capacity of Citizens to demand Transparency and Accountability in Public Finance Management for Reduced Poverty and Inequality.  Speaking during an orientation meeting with the media, Executive Director for the organization Father Dr. […]Read More

BUSINESS STANDSTILL AS POLICE CLASH WITH TAXI OPERATORS

By Vyalema Kaluluma Phiri Business in Mzuzu City came to a standstill Friday Morning following running battles between the police and Taxi operators. The police used tear-gas to disperse the angry taxi operators who stormed the streets to force government to reduce fuel pump prices, arguing the current carrying capacity of three passengers per trip […]Read More

GOVERNMENT ASKED TO DECONGEST PRISONS

  By Esther Manduwa The Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance has asked government to decongest the country’s prisons by releasing some prisoners with minor offences to reduce the risk of Covid-19 amongst inmates. While commending government for introducing mass testing exercise in the correction centers, Executive director for CHREEA Victor Mhango said […]Read More

TEN SUSPECTS ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY IN NSANJE

By Chilenje Chilenje At least ten suspects have escaped from custody at Nsanje Police Station.  Confirming the development to Timveni, Nsanje Police Station Officer In-Charge Seleman Mtambo the jail break took place in the wee hours of Friday.  Mtambo said the suspects escaped through a window of a holding cell.  The accused include defilement suspect […]Read More

COVID-19 CASES SURGE: PEOPLE BLAME GVT AMID OFFICIALS, LECTURERS TESTING

By Meclina Chirwa, Vyaalema Phiri & Esther Manduwa Government is partly to blame for the surge in new cases of Covid-19.  These are views of some Malawians who through Thursday’s Mukuzimva Bwanji program aired on Timveni radio felt border closures should not have been selective.  "Malawians returning from abroad especially South Africa have led to the sharp […]Read More