Tags : Timveni

APM DEFIES ACB

By Wilson Allan Phiri  Former President Peter Mutharika is reported to have snubbed the Anti Corruption Bureau which was today scheduled to start questioning the ex head of state over alleged corruption and abuse of office.  The ACB had settled for a virtual interrogation session after backtracking on an earlier plan to conduct physical meeting […]Read More

NAP IMPROVES WELFARE OF PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM IN THE COUNTRY

By Aamon Butao  The Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare says the National Action Plan has tremendously improved the welfare of persons with albinisms in the country. Principal Disability Programs Officer in the Ministry Grace Massa said this in an interview with Timveni as attacks, killings and abduction of people with albinism have gone […]Read More

POLITICAL ANALYST CALLS FOR INCLUSION OF DISSENTING VIEWS ON POLITICAL

By Kenson McCloud  Following recent political developments, leadership of various political parties has been challenged to accommodate young people space to provide uncensored views on emerging issues.  UTM Youth Director Bon Kalindo has also been in the news for publicly criticizing the Tonse Alliance’s handling of government business.   Speaking to Timveni, political commentator George Phiri […]Read More

MZIMBA FACES SHORTAGE OF CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERS

By Aamon Butao  One of the country’s child rights activists Fred Nyondo says shortage of child protection officers in the country is backsliding efforts aimed at dealing with child abuse. Nyondo said this in an interview with Timveni as some districts have few child protection officers. Speaking to Timveni Nyondo cited an example of Mzimba […]Read More

NGO-CCR COMMENDS GOVT COMMITMENT ON CHILD PROTECTION

By Kenson McCloud  Non-governmental Organisation, NGO -Coalition on Child Rights has expressed satisfaction with the government’s commitment in developing strategies that aim to protect children in the country. On Thursday president Lazarus Chakwera said his government is developing a Child protection Strategy with a primary focus on prevention, during his address at Pan-African Conference on […]Read More

EDUCATION AUTHORITY CALL FOR FIRM ACTION IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

By Francis Banda  The Ministry of Education has reiterated the need for strict adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures to ensure the pandemic does not affect the education sector. The appeal comes at a time when the country is battling with a third wave of the disease amid public reluctance to observe set guidelines. Speaking to […]Read More

ECONOMIST TIPS GOVT AHEAD OF SADC SUMMIT

By Wilson Allan Phiri  An economic expert Professor Ben Kalua has tipped the Malawi government to make use of the forthcoming SADC heads of state summit to lobby for tax amendments on trade deals in the region. Malawi will host the summit which is expected to run from 9th August to 18th August in Lilongwe. […]Read More

KALINDO REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE FOR TONSE GOVT CRITICISM

By Kenson McCloud  UTM director of youth Bon Kalindo has defied calls from some party followers to apologize over remarks targeting the Tonse Alliance government during one of his plays. Kalindo, popularly known as Winiko in the arts circles, had taken a swipe at the nine member coalition for failing to fulfil campaign promises. According […]Read More

LEGISLATORS CHALLENGED TO RISE ABOVE PARTY POLITICS WHEN DISCHARGING DUTIES

ByBy Aamon Butao  First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly has disclosed that a 3 week Parliamentary training program will boost the third arm of government’s oversight and representation roles. Madalitso Kazombo said this during the official opening of the third cohort workshop in Lilongwe to be conducted by the Malawi Institute of Management. Kazombo […]Read More

GOVT SET TO LAUNCH TEACHERS COUNCIL

By Aamon Butao  Government says the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the launch of the Teachers Council as required by the Education Act of 2013. Minister of Education Agnes NyaLonje disclosed this in an interview with Timveni but hinted that government plans to establish the council later this year. "The council will help improve the welfare […]Read More