Our Reporter on 05th Apr

 Ministry of Health has Thursday said it has plans to establish health fund to support health service delivery in the country as one of its part of performance reform. Speaking in Lilongwe, Minister of Health Dr. Jean Kalilani said her ministry has no intention to introduce user fee in public hospitals, but they want to find means of bringing extra...

Our Reporter on 05th Apr

“The world’s poorest country,” wrote The Independent of the UK earlier last week, “is to make the world’s most expensive bonfire.”   The insinuation may have been irreverent but the message was poignant. Malawi was scheduled to burn four metric tonnes of ivory worth over US $7 million. The stockpile was made from accumulated contraband...

Our Reporter on 05th Apr

“It’s not what you look atthat matters;it’s what you see”Henry David Thoreau   So how much is Peter Mutharika worth? Is it US $8.2 million or US $2 million?   Christopher Tukula, the Assets Director, came back to correct the figures his own office released and told us our president is actually not yet a kwacha billionaire. ...

Our Reporter on 05th Apr

Lilongwe, April 4: An ex-Malawi Defence Force  (MDF) officer was Friday nabbed in Lilongwe for illegal possession of firearm which, according to sources, he was selling. Lilongwe Police confirmed the incident on Saturday and identified the ex-soldier as 30-year-old Mackson Sato of Chitawira Village, T/A Ntaja, Blantyre. ...

Our Reporter on 04th Apr

Legal action has been taken to declare the Nigerian military’s detention of two Al Jazeera journalists as “illegal and unconstitutional.”  The Motion on Notice filed today in Abuja’s high court seeks the enforcement of Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa’s “fundamental rights to personal liberty and human dignity” under the Nigerian constitution. ...

Our Reporter on 04th Apr

Lilongwe, April 3, 2015: President Prof. Peter Mutharika on Friday called upon Christians in the country to remain united despite some differences in faith and beliefs.   President Mutharika said this in Lilongwe at Don Bosco Parish Church where he was amongst Christians observing Good Friday by Way of the Cross. ...

Our Reporter on 04th Apr

Premier mobile network service provider, TNM has handed over medical equipment worth K8.7 million to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) which will enable the public referral facility to set up the High Dependency Unit.  The donation is in response to hospital authority recommendation to develop a Dependency Unit in the burns unit so that children who are...

Our Reporter on 04th Apr

The current study by Palliative Care Association of Malawi (PACAM) has revealed that over 3000 children across the nation are in dare need of palliative care services to ease the pain they encounter when nursing long term illness such as tumour, cancer and HIV/AIDS. The revelation comes amid daunting reaction among stakeholders in the health sector...

Our Reporter on 04th Apr

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 3: Malawi Ambassador Chimango Chirwa on Thursday presented letters of Credence to Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to strengthen relations between Lilongwe and Addis Ababa.   The Malawi envoy said, “It gives me great pleasure and honour to present to Your Excellency the Letters by which the...

Our Reporter on 03rd Apr

Lilongwe, April 3: President Prof. Peter Mutharika Thursday confidently said Malawi will in five years be able to run its recurrent budget without donor support. Mutharika said this at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during media briefing organized to inform the public on some of the benefits the country gained by attending the Common Markets for Eastern...