Tags : Timveni

YOUTH TIPPED ON BUSH FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES

By Wilson Allan Phiri  The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources says youths must lead the rest of the pack in bush fire prevention measures as Malawi enters fire season.  The department’s spokesperson Gift Chimulu noted that being amongst the highest labor force in agriculture; youths have a commanding voice to address bush fires most […]Read More

STAKEHOLDERS PUSH FOR PARALEGAL REPRESENTATION IN LOWER COURTS

By Vyalema Kaluluma Phiri Different stakeholders continue to push for paralegal representation in lower courts. Latest to add their voices on the matter are Northern Region based Civil Society Organizations who feel the decision once implemented can improve access to justice. A representative of the CSOs, Moses Mkandawire of the Church and Society Program of […]Read More

TEN TO STUDY IN UK UNDER CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS

By Kenson McCloud  The British government has awarded 10 bright young men and women Chevening Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom for post graduate degrees in different fields. The Chevening scholarship program, which is funded by London, seeks to promote foreign students with leadership qualities to study at prestigious universities in Britain. Speaking during […]Read More

CHAKWERA’S ADMINISTRATION EMBARKS ON INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT DRIVE

By Wilson Allan Phiri & Kenson McCloud  President Lazarus Chakwera has singled out corruption as a major factor behind increased cases of road accidents across the country. Chakwera made the remarks on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony of a 6 lane Kenyatta drive road project in Lilongwe which expected to cost the Malawi government […]Read More

TUMAINI ENGAGES YOUTHS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION

By Chisomo Daniels Organizers of the Tumaini Festival have launched an initiative which seeks to end discrimination and stigma against refugees. Speaking at a youth conference at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa district on Saturday, Spokesperson for Tumaini Festival Berger Bandere Bellegie expressed regret that rocky relationship between refugees and host communities has persisted.   Bellegie […]Read More

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERT HAILS LAUNCH OF WOMEN NETWORK ON CLIMATE CHANGE

By Kenson McCloud  An environmentalist has hailed the launch of the Women Network On Climate Change as a huge milestone in the country’s fight against Climate Change. The network, which was launched on Thursday during the opening of the National Green Climate Conference in Lilongwe, seeks to promote women’s participation in climate change response efforts. […]Read More

TENGANI HEALTH CENTER RUNS WATERLESS FOR 2 YRS

By Chilenje Chilenje  Officials at Tengani health centre in Nsanje district has complained that sanitation at the facility is compromised after running for 2 years on dry taps. Thursday’s inspection at the center by Timveni found expectant mothers covering long distances to fetch water in surrounding areas.  In an interview with Timveni the health officer […]Read More

DPP CALLS FOR GOVT TO FULLY FUND MINISTRY OF GENDER

By Kenson McCloud  The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (Dpp) is challenging government to adequately fund initiatives under the Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare aimed at protecting persons with albinism. The call follows the resurfacing of violence against persons with albinism in the country.   A 20-year-old man with albinism Ian Mahamba was found […]Read More

PARENTS URGED TO BE VIGILANT DURING SCHOOL SUMMER BREAK

By Wilson Allan Phiri  As schools are on holidays, parents and guardians have been encouraged to safeguard children’s rights. Trends have shown that children suffer most abuses at home than school which are safe spaces. Child rights activist Desmond MHANGO said, "Children are at risk of facing numerous abuses during these holidays." Mhango cited hazardous […]Read More

CHINGALIRE BLAMES TECH FOR FUELING CULTURAL DEGRADATION

By Aamon Butao  Village headman Chingalire from Lilongwe district has reiterated fears that technology is fueling lack of interest among most youths in culture. In an interview with Timveni, Chingalire said, "It is sad that a majority of young people are preoccupied with technological gadgets like phones and computers. According to Chingalire, culture is at […]Read More