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Malawi Launches Tree Planting Season

Malawi Launches Tree Planting Season

National
President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has launched national tree planting season with a call for various stakeholders to actively participate in the cause. Speaking at Mwanza Catholic Primary School in Group Village Headman Nthache in Mwanza district, President Mutharika said he would like to see the country covered in green and therefore urged people to take care of all planted trees. He then announced that during this year’s tree planting season, over 60-million tree seedlings will be planted. On politics President Mutharika condemned those who want to bring anarchy in the country through demonstrations. He said time for demonstrations is over and therefore urged people to concentrate on developing the country. On development, the Malawi leader reiterated his government’s commi
Malawi Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Malawi Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

National, Politics
Malawi President, Peter Mutharika has said Malawi is making tremendous progress in achieving the UN sustainable development goals. Professor Mutharika made the remarks during the official opening of the Maternal Child Health Board Conference at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. President Mutharika said the country has managed to improve some selected health indicators such as in the HIV and AIDS sector. The Malawi leader also said the country has managed to reduce preventable deaths due to his government’s commitment in improving health sevirces. "Malawi is making steady progress in a number of Sustainable Development Goals. We have proved our potential to accomplish some of the goals. One area of accomplishment is in providing our citizens with legal identific
Mutharika Pledges To Fight Corruption At All Cost

Mutharika Pledges To Fight Corruption At All Cost

Politics
President Peter Mutharika has expressed his anger at the level corruption in the country and vowed to support the fight against the conduct in its totality. Mutharika was speaking at police headquarters in Lilongwe on Monday when he officially received 100 police vehicles from the People’s Republic of China. “I am tired of corruption in this country. If I happen to catch such corrupt individuals, I will deal with them. Every project we are carrying out in this country, some selfish individuals want to get something out of it. That must stop,” warned Mutharika. Mutharika said corruption cannot be fought successfully without the involvement of the general public. “Police cannot function without efficient transport. I urge the Inspector General of police to make sure these vehicles are ta
Security Boost: APM Hands Over 100 Vehicles To Malawi Police

Security Boost: APM Hands Over 100 Vehicles To Malawi Police

National, Politics
The Malawi Police Service has received an early Christmas gift of 100 vehicles from the People’s Republic of China. Receiving the vehicles on behalf of the government at Police Headquarters in Lilongwe, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, praised the 10-year-old bilateral ties between Malawi and China saying a gift of 100 vehicles can only come from a true friend. Mutharika said the donation will help maintain security by making the police more efficient while ensuring that the police have good transportation. The President then urged the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the vehicles are taken care of and that they are distributed equitably. The 100 vehicles include three lorries, two buses, 10 minibuses, 60 pick-ups, 10 station wagons and 15 salons. Chinese represent
Mutharika Declares Public Holiday For Civil Servants

Mutharika Declares Public Holiday For Civil Servants

Business, Politics
President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, who is also Minister responsible for the Public Service, has granted this year’s days between 27 to 29 December as public holidays for civil servants. According to a statement signed by, Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Muhara, the holiday extension means that civil servants will wind up officials duties on 22 December 2017 and resume on 2 January, 2018. Reads part of the statement: “The granting of the public holidays for the said extended period of festivities does not mean a declaration of public holidays in Malawi. The extended holidays are meant to enable the Civil Servants to celebrate Christmas and New Year festivities with their families and to allow them have adequate time to travel to and from various destinations during the fest