Ethiopian Airlines promotes regional integration, says Songwe

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Uneca) executive secretary Vera Songwe has praised Ethiopian Airlines for championing regional integration through its flights to over 50 destinations on the continent. She said this after a tour of the Ethiopian Aviation facilities and holding talks with Ethiopian Airlines chief executive officer Tewolde GebreMariam in Addis Ababa.…

Christians observe Good Friday

Christians in the country joined the rest of the world yesterday, Good Friday, to hold the Way of the Cross. Catholics, Anglicans, Presbyterians and other Christians walked in solemn commemoration of the annual event after Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas to Golgotha where he was nailed to a cross until His death. Christians believe…

Malawi to strengthen land governance

  The country’s land stakeholders have agreed to ensure land governance issues are mainstreamed in the National Agriculture Investment Plan (Naip). This was agreed at a workshop convened in Lilongwe by the Africa Land Policy Centre (ALPC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water…

Myjobo.com integrates with Broadbean Technology

Malawi’s largest online recruitment portal, Myjobo.com has fully integrated with Broadbean Technology, a global leader in job distribution, candidate sourcing and big data analytics software. According to a press statement made available to Business News on Thursday, employers and recruiters registered with Broadbean can now use their human resources information systems and workflows to upload…

Zikhulupiriro zikufalitsa kolera—unduna

Unduna wa zaumoyo wati zikhulupiriro ndizo zikuchititsa kuti chiwerengero odwala kolera chizikwera. Koma bungwe la United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) lati kafukufuku wawo waonetsa kuti kusowa kwa madzi aukhondo ndiko kukukolezera matendawa m’dziko muno. Malingana ndi undunawo, chiwerengero cha anthu omwalira ndi kolera chafika pa 10 pamene odwala matendawa m’maboma 13 a m’dziko muno chapitirira…

Another storytelling session in the offing

  After a successful storytelling session at Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre last month, a new session is in the offing. According to organiser Ekari Mbvundula, the next session will take place on Friday February 23 at the same venue. “This session will have a theme which is Love Gained and Love Lost. This means…

Local firm wins K5bn case in Hong Kong

Malawi Leaf Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of AHL Group in the business of buying and exporting tobacco, has won a case in the Hong Kong Administrative Court against Star Tobacco. The firm’s legal services manager Martha Ngoma yesterday said the case involved unsettled invoices amounting to $13 million (about K10 billion) worth of…

Search warrants for sale

Nation on Sunday has busted a search warrant racket involving police officers and court officials who process the document for a bribe as low as K3 000. According to a former Attorney General we spoke to, the development can lead to violation of right to privacy and fuelling of criminal activities, among others. Following reports…

‘We do more than banking’

Standard Bank Malawi came tops at this year’s Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)-Malawi Group’s Annual Marketing Excellence Awards. The bank also produced Marketer of the Year in Thoko Unyolo, its head of marketing, and went on to scoop three top awards linked to marketing communications of its inaugural ‘Be More Race’ sponsorship. Be More Race…

‘Delilah’ singer no saint

When different musicians started writing and producing their own songs for their society, the music industry used to be one of the major channels for disseminating important information. The information was about education, life lessons, experiences and advice that helped to develop many people’s lives. In other words, the artists used to play some major…

NPL tops Green Media Awards

4 journalists scoop individual awards The Association of Environmental Journalists in Malawi (AEJM) has named Nation Publications Limited (NPL) the greenest print media house in the country. During the environmental awards held at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe on Saturday night, four NPL journalists scooped individual awards for outstanding coverage of wildlife protection, fisheries, mining and disaster…

In a first, the brains behind Mulhako wa Ahlomwe yesterday recognised four artists who have excelled in various disciplines. During the annual cultural festival graced by President Peter Mutharika, the tribal group honoured outstanding Lhomwe artists, including departed musicians Michael Yekha (real name Michael Mukhito Phiri), Allan Namoko and Saleta Phiri. Also honoured were Izeki…

NRB work gets a boost

Government is receiving 84 motorcycles from its development partners that are initially to be used for the distribution of the new Biometric identity (ID) cards to all the card collection centres in the country. At a ceremony at Nkhata Bay District Commissioner’s office yesterday, the ambassador of Ireland to Malawi Gerry Cunningham handed over four…

Staff crisis fuelling abuse

District commissioners (DCs), who are at the centre of the decentralisation programme, have decried huge staffing gaps in their councils, which they say result in lack of accountability of resources. We interviewed eight of the 28 DCs in the country. The DCs we talked to are Rodrick Mateauma of Balaka, Bester Mandele (Machinga), Rodney Simwaka(Salima),…

MRA touts its export initiatives

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) says it has various initiatives that exporters can benefit from which are in tandem with government’s overall objective of turning into an exporting country. In an interview, MRA head of corporate affairs Steven Kapoloma said to ensure that sustained and effective services are provided to the exports sector, the tax collecting…