News song for alinafe mwambira

Lilongwe based Gospel songstress Alinafe Trywel Mwambira has now released a hit single titled ‘Mwaonera ndani’ which has already started receiving positive feedbacks in different platforms including Radio’s and Social media.
Mwambira said that the single has come as an appetizer to her fans ahead of the new album which she is currently cooking with help from Khumbo Kaliwo and Joseph Tembo of Groove Magic studios and it is expected to be out end of July.
“I am currently working on my fourth album to be out probably by the end of July, the album is titled “Bail me out”, I believe this will transform many lives as it carries soul touching songs,” she said
According to Mwambira songs in the album will include mwaonera ndani, no life without Jesus, Samasintha, wamkulu and Ndiyemweyu.
About her silence, fourth year student pursuing bachelors of Arts in education at Mzuzu University, Mwambira pointed out that she had a very busy schedule saying she was concentrating on her studies.
“I had been busy with my studies but now I have time to continue working on my album”, she said
‘Mwaonera ndani’ ’ song talks high about people who claim to be God fearing but behind the scenes they do contrary to God’s will.
She added “People should expect more touching songs from me. Songs that will keep them close to God,”
Mwambira came in the lime light after releasing her debut album titled “Zabisika” in 2004 which was followed by “Akhala nane” released in 2008 and then in 2015 she also released another album titled “Mwai wachiwiri”.
Inspired by many local gospel musicians in the country Mwambira has invested her time in spreading the word of God through Music.

Three people arrested in mchinji


Malawi Police in Mchinji have arrested three notorious criminals who have been behind a series of aggravated robberies in the country.
Mchinji Police Station spokesman Inspector Kaitano Lubrino, one of the thugs, Binali Mataka, 35, was arrested during the wee hours of Monday by police officers.
“Immediately after his arrest, the police received a report that a shop belonging to Metro in the district was broken into by unknown thugs who went away with a cash chest. It is indicated in police records that before entering the shop, the criminals tied the watchman’s legs and hands and then used a gas apparatus to break the burglar bars and went away with the safe,” he said.
According to an assessment by the Branch Manager for the shop, Atusaye Mwamulima, the cash stolen amounts to K3, 024, 000, 00.
According to Lubrino, Police investigations connected Mataka with the Metro robbery which later led to the arrest of two other suspects Gerald Yassin Chilumpha and Pemba Katinji in Zomba and Blantyre respectively.
“The watchman for the shop (name withheld) has also been detained for further probing after he was mentioned that he played a role in supervising the criminals,” said the Police PRO.
According to Lubrino, among other valuables, the police have recovered cash amounting to K906, 000, two motor vehicles, two plasma Television screens, one laptop, three digital cameras and two gas cylinders.
“The arrest of these criminals will help police to solve some of the outstanding aggravated cases of violent crimes at Kasungu PTC, Ntcheu PTC, Dedza FMB, Salima OIBM, Nkhotakota PTC, Mtaja Sobo and MSB where the trio confessed to have had a hand,” he said.
The suspects are expected to appear before court after investigations are concluded.

Kaluwa give a statement in Parliament

Rumphi East legislator Kamlepo Kalua gave a statement in Parliament on his abduction, naming and shaming fired Agriculture Minister, Dr George Chaponda and the Deputy Inspector of the Malawi Police Duncan Mwapasa of being behind his abduction.

He also accused police of staging the whole plot and misinforming the public that he faked his kidnap.

According to Kalua, the chief suspect to his abduction was Chaponda, who he described as “shameless”, saying he wanted to deal with him for implicating him in the Zambia maizegate scam and his open criticism on worsening corruption in government and his threats to reveal  names of seven Cabinet ministers alleged to be involved in ‘grand corruption’.

“I have been a victim of the fight against corruption, Cashgate and the Maizegate. The President keeps on pestering me on the seven names when he is failing to deal with one name that the whole country knows has cases to answer,” said Kalua.

Kalua, who is also People’s Party (PP) third vice-president and vice-chairperson of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), also accused the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), for using the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), and the police for character assassination

“My abduction was planned by some DPP senior officials. They want to deal with me for being the most critical,” said Kalua.

He said “the DPP officials like Chaponda wanted to kill or dethrone me. After they failed with issues concerning the tax evasion, and that I possess a South African stolen car, it’s when they abducted me.”

The outspoken legislature also attacked the police and Minister of Information Nicholas Dausi, for lying to Malawians that he abducted himself.

“The Police kept on contradicting themselves when they say they took me to Naperi Hospital. The police knew I was at Seventh Day Adventist Hospital [Blantyre Adventist Hospital-BAH], but they preferred to lie,” said Kalua.

Kalua claimed the plot was to harm him fatally and also mentioned Chaponda’s son-in-law Dickson Shumba, who is married to the former minister’s daughter Rejoice Chaponda Shumba (spokesperson at ministry of foreign affairs) of spying at the MPs house.

“If I was found dead, they [police] could have said I committed suicide because I was running away from evading tax.”

He then told Malawians that the corruption fight is for all Malawians, and not for himself.

About the names of the seven cashgate ministers, Kalua said he has all their names, and will disclosed them another day in the Parliament.

Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya did not allow debate on Kalua’s statement.

Kalua was dropped at Kwacha roundabout in Blantyre after missing for 11 days.

Meanwhile, in the House, Kalua warned DPP for taking people from his area for granted, especially by mocking him while in the Parliament.

He made the remarks after he was mocked by the Minister of Labour, Henry Mussa when he stood to respond to the question raised by the Zomba Mtonya legislature to his ministry.

“Mr Speaker Sir, allow me to inform the Rumphi east legislature that my shirt collar is a Chinese one, this why I am not in a neck-tie,” said Mussa.

The development angered Kalua, who stood up on a point of order to warn the Government side against such remarks.

“Mr Speaker Sir, I want to warn the DPP Government that it will regret one day, for taking me and the people of Rumphi east constituency, for granted,” said Kalua.

He said the DPP Government can use different plans to deal against him, but will not succeed.

Speaker Richard Msowoya, sustained Kaluwa’s point of order, and told the minister (Mussa) to stop saying such remarks.

Speaker Msowoya said the question raised by the Zomba Mtonya legislature to his ministry, did not have anything to do with the Rumphi east MP, and pointed out “it was a carried question.”

Tnm super league

TNM Super League season, giants Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers are at the bottom of the table having just played one and two games respectively following their inactivity of the league proceedings because of their full involvement in the Airtel Top 8 Cup.
The two teams reached the final of the inaugural Airtel Top 8 in which Silver won 10-9 after post-match penalties last Saturday.
Wanderers only played one match of the TNM Super League season in which they beat champions Kamuzu Barracks while Silver played two, both of which they drew. The Nomads are on position 12 while Silver Strikers are 15 of the 16-team log table.
Bitter at missing out as the first champions of a cup competition, the Nomads now focus their attention at the league title campaign, which they last won in 2006. Silver last won it consecutively in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.
So, it’s catch up time for Wanderers as they take on Wizards at Mulanje Park while Silver, who ended third last season, face the league champions Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium.
Wizards, who survived by a whisker last season by ending 13 , are second so far with 11 points having played five games in which they won three and drew two while Kamuzu Barracks are 10 with four points having played three games of one win, one draw and one loss.
As is usually the case there are always pace setters to the title campaign but they usually tire out as the season progresses and it remains to be seen if the current leaders Red Lions, who ended 10 last season, might keep up with their good performance in which they have 11 points—sharing with Wizards—from their five games of three wins and two draws.
The soldiers from Cobbe Barracks in Zomba, face 5 -placed Azam Tigers at Balaka Stadium.
A surprise package at the top of the table this season are Mzuzu University (Mzuni), who are third with nine points from two wins and three draws. Mzuni, who face 6 -placed Nyasa Big Bullets at Kalulu Stadium on Sunday, were 9 last season.
The Bullets, who bowed out of the Airtel Top 8 at the quarterfinal stages, have found themselves at 6 position with seven points from four games having won two, drew 1 and lost one.
On good footing, newly-promoted Masters Security are position 8 with six points from two wins and three losses and they face veterans Mafco at Dedza Stadium.
Their fellow debutantes Chitipa United are on last position 16, from five games of no win four losses and one surprise draw against Big Bullets in their opening match. They face 7 -placed Moyale at Mzuzu Stadium.
The full fixtures — all on Sunday, June 11 — are:
Nyasa Big Bullets v Mzuni FC at Kalulu Stadium
Wizards FC v Mighty Be Forward Wanderers at Mulanje Park
Red Lions v Azam Tigers at Balaka Stadium
Masters Security v Mafco at Dedza Stadium
Moyale FC v Chitipa United at Mzuzu Stadium
Silver Strikers v Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium
How they stand
(The number in brackets is for last season’s position and the P is for promoted teams):
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1. (10) Red Lions 5 3 2 0 10 3 7 11
2. (13) Wizards 5 3 2 0 5 1 4 11
3. (9) Mzuni 5 2 3 0 7 3 4 9
4. (5) Mafco 4 3 0 1 6 5 1 9
5. (8) Azam Tigers 4 1 1 1 10 5 5
7
6. (2) Nyasa Bullets 4 2 1 1 5 2 3
7
7. (7) Moyale 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
8. (P) Masters Sec 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 6
9. (4) Blue Eagles 5 1 2 2 3 5 -2 5
10. (1) KB 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
11. (12) Dwangwa 5 1 1 3 4 9 -5 4
12. (6) Wanderers 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
13. (P) Blantyre Utd 5 1 0 4 7 10 -3 3
14. (P) Civil 5 1 0 4 2 7 -5 3
15. (3) Silver 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
16. (P) Chitipa Utd 5 0 1 4 1 9 -8 1

Most Nsanje secondary school

Most Nsanje Secondary School female pupils are sleeping in classrooms as the school does not have enough girls’ hotels.
The school’s Head Teacher Overton Chikuni described the situation as horrible as it is compromising the female learners’ privacy and security.
Chikuni said the female learner’s privacy is compromised with the current set up since the girls have to walk a reasonable distance to sanitary facilities from the improvised hostels.
“We are saying these rooms which the female learners are lodging in are classrooms, therefore, they are not very close to sanitary facilities such as toilets. This means female learners walk a reasonable distance even at night to access these facilities hence not secure,” said Chikuni.
According to Chikuni, Nsanje Secondary School was designed to enroll 40 female learners every academic year however, only 20 girls are admitted every year due to accommodation problems.
“It is our appeal to stakeholders, government and well-wishers to consider assisting us with girls’ hostels so that classrooms should be used for learning and not for lodging. We want more female learners in Nsanje District to benefit from the services we are offering here and improve our education system,” explained the head teacher.
Chikuni also called on the cooperate world to assist them with resources to construct a brick fence to ensure that the secondary school has maximum security.
Meanwhile, Toyota Malawi Limited has donated 150 desks worth K5 million to Nsanje Secondary School in an effort to improve the learning environment at the school.
Presenting the donation on Wednesday, Toyota Malawi General Manager Andrew Katimba said his organization made the donation as part of its cooperate social responsibility.
“It is our responsibility to complement government’s efforts in promoting quality education hence this donation,” said Katimba.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the school, Shire Highlands Education Division Manager Henry Gwede said the donation has come at a right time when the school needs it most.

New song for Dangoman


Malawian musician Dangoman has released his third album, this one in reggae dominated style produced with the help of Malawian reggae guru Anjiru Fumulani of the famous reggae band, Black Missionaries.
The album’s track, ‘Nzeru’, is enjoying Malawian radio airwaves on demand by listeners together with ‘Chetechete’ and ‘Wankulu’.
The other tracks are ‘Ukwati Woyera’, ‘Zachikondi’, ‘Nthawi’, ‘Kufuna Kwanu Kuchitidwe’, ‘Mau’, ‘Titanthuzireni’ and the album’s sound track ‘One Love’.
“The songs are gospel oriented secular and one song is about love in a slow beat,” said Dangoman, whose real name is Francis Kadango.
This is his third album — the first was ‘Ndilinanu’ that had the hit ‘Mangabuleki’ and the second was ‘Masopatsogolo’.
“’The album ‘Masopatsogolo’ did not go well [on the market] but this ‘One love’ will redirect it,” he said.
This is his second week of publicity and he says the launch of the album is expected soon where he also wants to re-launch his career.
Anjiru is his sponsor while the album was produced by Amos Mlolowa at Active A Productions in Ndirande, Blantyre which also recorded the Black Missionaries’ Kuimba 10.
Dangoman interest in music started way back when he was studying at St. Paul The Apostle Seminary where he was playing drums for their school band, SPAS, which has also produced Malawi’s music maestro Lucius Banda.
“I have performed with Lucius’ Zembani Band as well with Maloto Vibes and Alleluya Band. Music is a calling to me and I have been encouraged by the responses from the public and other music gurus like Lucius and the legend Paul Banda.

Mutharika has signed

President Peter Mutharika has signed three financial agreements worth 185 million euro (around K150 billion) after holding high-profile bilateral meetings and speaking at the European Development Day’s meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
The three financial agreements are 100 million euro for Kulima Project, 70 million euro for nutrition and 15 million euro for supporting the National Authorising Office at the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development.
Mutharika was invited by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission to participate at the opening of a 2-day European Development Days forum which started Wednesday.
The European Development Days (EDD) is Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development.
‘Africa viewed negatively’
Mutharika told the policymakers that Africa has always been viewed from a negative point of view, but the reality was that the continent was not poor as it has resources, albeit poverty among its people.
“What we need is a skilled labour force to turn our assets into capital. Although its people are mostly poor, Africa has a lot of resources. Sadly however, part of African poverty is created by global structural imbalances,” said Mutharika.
He urged the European Union to invest in the human capital, if Africa was to develop.
“The case of Africa is very telling. It is important for us to invest in the human capital because much of the African situation results from lack of certain skills and the way we think,” said Mutharika.
Mutharika also said that although the Sub-Saharan Africa receives about 134 billion dollars each year in loans and development aid, it was depressing that about 192 billion dollars is taken out from the region back to the donors through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits.
“The problem is not that aid is a bad thing. We are not out to demonise financial aid. We know that the Europe we see and admire today is also a consequence of financial aid, delivered under the Marshall Plan. So, it means we can have better aid, which would support our trade and sustainable development. And we thank European Institutions for providing more than 32 percent of all official aid to Africa, with Malawi getting about 2 percent of the European support.”
Economic growth and unemployment
The President pointed out that the challenges facing Africa are bound to haunt Europe “sooner than ever. ”
He said: “The fortunes of Africa are bound to benefit European people and vice versa. Poverty and unemployment in Africa become a migration problem in Europe. This is a problem nearly every European leader has to contend with.
“While you worry about migration, Africa is worried about Youth Unemployment. And here is the correlation. Age is one of the factors that influence migration. Except where there is conflict, it is the Youth who are often driven by the desire to find a better place for themselves in the world.
“Thus, both African and European leaders hold the responsibility to create conditions for economic growth and development in Africa and the world. An economically strong Africa stands to benefit both African and European people.”
During his speech, President Mutharika said although Malawi has set the stage for growth, but it needed the kind of economic growth in which everyone grows, particularly youth and women.
“But we need the kind of economic growth in which everyone grows, particularly youth and women. Investing in women and youth is necessary for inclusive development. As a country, we are ensuring that our vulnerable people, Youth and Women are part of the development agenda,” said Mutharika.
Investing in youth
Mutharika talked of the need to focus on investing in the Youth as a human capital.
“We need skills that enable them to become productive members of their societies. This means we also need a paradigm shift in the education systems in most parts of the developing world. We can no longer educate the Youth with a mindset to be employed by someone,” he said.
The Malawi leader shared with the policymakers a story he said he has told Malawians before.
“This is a story about three people. Their names were Everyone, Someone and Noone. Everyone wanted Someone to employ them; Everyone forgot that there is Noone called Someone; In the end, Noone employed Everyone,” he said.
Mutharika continued: “ To avoid the scenario in this story, we have as a country engaged in a comprehensive skills development programme. We are building community technical colleges across the country in order to equip the Youth with employable and employing skills. This is also one way of creating a skilled labour force that must support the investors who are flocking to Malawi. This is what I would want to see in Africa and the rest of the developing world.”
The President said unless the unemployment problem of the Youth is dealt with, some problems of the developing world will continue to haunt Europe.
“This task is our mutual responsibility,” he said.
Organized since 2006, EDD 2017 promotes a new global strategy to address the most pressing global challenges and bring together development actors committed to tackling poverty worldwide with a particular emphasis on engaging the private sector as a partner in economic development.

27year old man arrested in Dowa

Police in Dowa district have arrested 27-year-old Maliseni Misomali for impersonating a police officer.
Dowa Police spokesperson Richard Kaponda said the man was arrested at Kamphasi Village Traditional Authority Msakambewa over the weekend by Community Policing Forum members.
“On 27 May 2017 the suspect went to Gomani Trading Centre and asked Redson Bikitoni, who owns a bar to produce a liquor licence, but the man failed to do so. The suspect then asked the man to pay K30,000 but the businessman only paid K25,000.”
Over the weekend, Misomali went to Kamphasi Trading Centre where he also claimed to be a police officer and asked Titani Molovesi who also has a bar, to show him a liquor licence.
The businessman asked him to first show his police Identity card (ID) but the suspect did not manage to show the ID.
This raised eyebrows of the businessman and he alerted the chairman of community policing forum in the area who immediately arrested the impostor.
When he was taken to Dowa Police station Misomali admitted that he was not a police officer.
The suspect will appear in court soon to answer the charge of impersonating a public officer contrary to section 99, Sub Section B of the Penal Code.
He comes from Kainja Village, Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa.

Blue eagles fc

Blue Eagles F.C management seeks to bang heads this week as the team has only managed one win in seven games this campaign.
In their two most recent games, the Area 30 side lost to 0-3 to Red Lions on Sunday before a 1-0 loss to Premier Bet Wizards in the topflight league.

In the league the side is on position 9 having just five points from five matches.
Their only win was in the league against rookies Master Security . They won 2-0.
The side was also a fortnight ago week booted out of the Airtel Top 8 Cup after losing to Kamuzu Barracks F.C.
The team has called for a crisis meeting which is scheduled to be held tomorrow.
Among other things the meeting is supposed to reasosn for their unpleasant start this campaign as well as raise solutions.
‘’ You may recall that the team played 7 competitive games and won only one game. This is happening at the time management (sponsor) is pouring massive financial and technical support to run the team.’’ Reads a circular notifying the Executive members and supporters who are to be present at the meeting.
The Eagles were contenders for the league last season but slipped to finish fourth having 54 points seven adrift of eventual winners Kamuzu Barracks.

Mutharika this Friday

President Peter Mutharika will this Friday address students at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
According to a statement from government, Mutharika has been invited to speak to Oxford students on the Global Access to Education, Youth and Women Empowerment.
However, a list of events published on the university’s website and seen on Monday afternoon does not list Mutharika as one of the speakers at the institution this month.

But speaking at Kamuzu International Airport before leaving on Monday, Mutharika said his address at the reputable university is part of his two-part visit to Europe that will start today in Brussels, Belgium.
In Brussels, Mutharika will hold bilateral talks with President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker before meeting managing director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde.
The Malawi leader will also hold talks with European Union (EU) commissioner for trade Cecilia Malmstrom.
State House director of communications Bright Molande said Mutharika’s trip will “bring back huge fortunes for the people of Malawi.”
He said grants which will be discussed during Mutharika’s trip include the 100 million euros for Lulima Project, 70 million euros for nutrition and 15 million euros for financing the National Authorising Office at the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development.
Mutharika is also scheduled to be a speaker at the influential European Development Days meeting.
Meanwhile, Mutharika’s decision to address students at Oxford University while the Chancellor College impasse is yet to be resolved has kicked up a storm.
Writing on Facebook , writer and social commentator Onjezani Kenani wondered if Mutharika is really the Chancellor of the University of Malawi.
“It does not make sense to me, this travel by our president to address Oxford University students on global access to education when Chancellor College remains closed for six months. By the way, is he Chancellor of the University of Malawi for real or it’s just a title? What, exactly, does he do to show that he is Chancellor? Does he provide any leadership at all on matters affecting the direction of the university? Letting his students rot at home, is that leadership?” wrote Kenani.
Chancellor College has been closed for six months now as lecturers at the college are refusing to go to work in order to force government to increase their salaries.