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Saturday, March 29th, 2014 

It became a hot contention when the days drew closer towards the elections date. The battle for the hot seats reached at the peak when the debate club conducted a Presidential debate on 19th March, 2014 in the Don Bosco Youth Centre multipurpose hall.  The hall was jam-packed and the aspiring presidential candidates took their seats at around 2 pm. Each section had a representative except Hotel and Catering Management section.

left to Right: Beatrice Kachedzula, Robert Masankhula, Debra Chirwa, McBen Mailosi, Neves Kachigamba, Natasha Mhone (Presidential Aspirants during debate)

The debate had three sections. Firstly, the candidates were asked questions by the debate club members, then the audience (students gathered in the hall) then lastly the instructors. It was exciting to see how candidates were expressing their views on the general issues as they were responding to the questions. Some of the hot issue includes; sanitation and punctuality. Surely the debate was the right opportunity for the candidates to expose their leadership capabilities.  The debate gave the students to know whom to vote on the elections day. It was really an issue-based campaign and students were satisfied with the way the debate was conducted.

On elections day, final preparations were done in time. Each section had an electoral observer (student). The elections started at around 12:15 pm and finished at around 1:00 pm. The vote counting commenced just after elections. It took almost 2 hours for the counting to be done.

On Monday 24th March 2014, during the morning assembly, the Chief Commissioner, Mr. Paul Thaulo announced the results as follows:

PRESIDENT: Beatrice Kachedzula

VICE PRESIDENT: Robert Masankhula

SECRETARY: Fabiano Nyirenda

VICE SECRETARY: Winnie Nzumwa

TREASURER: YOHANE MNJERE

The elections were declared FREE and FAIR by the Don Bosco Electoral Commission and Electoral observers as well as the School management.

By  Paul Thaulo.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 

THE JOURNEY

+ late Mwai Kalembera

We will always remember you

Holding the ball in your legs

Heading to the goal

Supporters shout “good score”

We will always remember you

By being a friend to us

In class you were a peacemaker

Like a good family ever

We will always remember you

Your words meant a lot to us

As the good leader leads

Ruling his people

We will always remember you

We believe we will meet again

This is the new you, have started

May your soul rest in peace Mwai

By:  PRISCA (IT Two)

©WRITTERS CLUB

Friday, March 14th, 2014 

(ON 8th MARCH, 2014)

The Don Bosco teams arrived at Lilongwe Teachers Training College at around 2 pm. The morale was high and songs of praising their teams could be heard from a distance as the students were coming out of the buses.

Netball Team                                                               Volleyball Team

The first games to be played were Netball and Volleyball. The teams looked energetic and promising as most of their Stars were present. The volleyball team led by their captain Blessing “Tseto” Nyekanyeka, played to their best. After last set, the home team, Lilongwe TTC won 4-3. As the Volleyball team was struggling to have points, the Netball team was playing a heavily tight game with the home team. It was difficult to predict the team that would carry the day. The home supporters tried to humiliate the visitors but the style of play of Don Bosco Netball team was outstanding. At the end of game, Lilongwe Teachers college won with 26 baskets to 21.

Football Team

After volleyball and Netball games, all focus was on the much anticipated game, football. The teams came out of their dressing camps at around 3 pm. Don Bosco in sky blue shirts and blue shorts while LL TTC in Yellow shirts and red shorts. The LL TTC football pitch was full to its capacity having both visiting (Don Bosco) and the home supporters chanting songs of morale. The game started at 3:15 pm at a high note, both teams had few shots on the goal. Don Bosco capitalized the game having a possession of 55%. The first half ended 0-0, at 55 minutes Don Bosco scored through their striker Madalitso, making 1-0. Don Bosco team commanded the game with 60% possession in the first 30 minutes of the second half. At exactly 72 minutes, Captain Azalious “Maziko” Phiri scored a second goal. It didn’t take a long time for the home team to reduce the goal difference at 80 minutes to make it 2-1. As the visiting fans were singing songs of jubilation, thinking that they have won the game, that’s when the home team scored the equalizing goal.

At the end of the day, it ended;

Football: Don Bosco 2 – 2 Lilongwe TTC

Netball: Don Bosco 21 – 26 Lilongwe TTC

Volleyball: Don Bosco 3-4 Lilongwe TTC

Story by: Paul Thaulo