Climate-smart agriculture, solution  to climate change—Experts

Climate-smart agriculture is one of the reliable solutions to climate change, an agricultural expert and a farmers representative have said. Speaking during an interaction with journalists on the sidelines of the seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII) conference underway in Nairobi, International Research Institute (IRI) participatory researcher John Recha, said across Africa global…

Enter silent wildlife killer

  While guards armed with rifles patrol protected wildlife reserves against poachers, a neglected enemy is silently sneaking into these game havens. The new foe, taking down wildlife one at a time, is so subtle that it threatens tourist attractions in the face of the newly enacted Parks and Wildlife Act that prescribed up to…

ICT key to efficiency,  competitiveness—MCCCI

  Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) chief executive officer Chancellor Kaferapanjira says use of information and communication technology (ICT) could improve business efficiency and competitiveness. He said this during the official opening and launch of the GlobeEXPO in Blantyre last week under the theme Globe Group of Companies: Your Strategic Partner…

Polymed Sacco surplus hits K68.7m

Polymed Savings and Credit Cooperative (Sacco) has achieved a K68.7 million surplus in the year ended December, a 1 335 percent rise from the previous year’s K4.7 million, financial results show. Addressing shareholders during the Polymed Sacco’s 21st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Blantyre on Saturday, board chairperson Albu Mkomadzinja said despite membership withdrawals, the…

Govt considering sectoral  minimum wage—Kasaila

Government is considering introducing sectoral minimum wage, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Katsaila has said. Speaking during the launch of the Promoting Decent Work in Tea Plantations Project in Thyolo on Wednesday, Kasaila said minimum wages should reflect the profitability of various sectors of the economy. “We will introduce minimum wages…

NPL Mother’s Fun Run on tomorrow

  Put on your track attire. The annual Nation Publications Limited (NPL) Mother’s Fun Run is on tomorrow, Saturday October 7. This year, the safe motherhood initiative will raise funds in support of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) and its satellite health centres under the Blantyre District Health Office (DHO). According to NPL marketing manager…

Three BT women take the challenge at QECH

The list of executives joining the sleepover challenge in aid of the Nation Publications Limited (NPL) Mother’s Day Fun Run is gowing with more and more women joining the cause. On Saturday, Options proprietor Rose Biziwick, Rhodah Shaba Phiri from the Department of Obsteristics and Gynaecology at the College of Medicine and Deloitte audit manager…

MBS, police confiscate illegal liquor

  The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS), in conjunction with Blantyre Police Station, on Friday confiscated 20 packages—each containing 1 500 bottles of 200 mililitres—and 35 100 labels of illegal spirits in Blantyre. Blantyre Police Station spokesperson Elizabeth Divala confirmed the arrest of three people—Clement Chikoko, 48, from Mothiwa Village, and his wife Violet, 38,…

Female executives ‘suffer’ with pregnant women

Two female executives on Friday chose to forego the comfort of their homes and spend the night with expectant women at Zingwangwa Health Centre maternity ward in Blantyre. The duo—Malawi-Scotland Partnership chief executive officer Vera Kantukule and Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) communications manager Clara Mwafulirwa—undertook the sleepover challenge in a bid to raise funds…

Synod says no to headgear, dreadlocks in schools

The 31st biennial meeting of the Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian on Thursday resolved against allowing the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to change the dressing code of pupils in government-assisted schools. The resolution came in response to a presentation by the synod’s education secretary Moses Kasitomu that sought direction…

Blantyre CCAP Synod votes on elders, deacons

Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) yesterday voted to accommodate retired church elders and deacons in administrative and kirk sessions. Administrative session is the highest decision-making body at a congregation while kirk session is a church court that hears disciplinary issues at congregational level. The decision comes amid tension in some…

St. Michael women fundraise for charity

  Saint Michael and All Angels CCAP Women’s Guild (Mvano) and Women’s Ministry will on Sunday host a gospel show to raise funds for orphans. The show will bring together The Great Angels Choir, Limbani Simenti, The Marching Soldiers, Israel Choir and Ndirande Anglican Voices to the St. Michael and All Angels Multi-purpose Hall stage.…

Partnership uplifts Chiradzulu CCAP

  Chiradzulu CCAP congregation has made probably one of the fastest steps in development in Blantyre Synod, thanks to the congregation’s partnerships and individual well-wishers. In three years, Chiradzulu congregation has built a manse and a church. Both structures were dedicated to the service of the Lord last Sunday. “The church building preaches of the…

ECD foundation for future Malawi—official

Children who are loved, protected and cared for by trained caregivers will grow into reliable citizens, Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare director of administration Roselyn Makhumula has said. Speaking on Friday when she presided over the graduation of 143 caregivers who have completed a two-week training at Magomero Community Development College in…

BT Synod in partnership luncheon

  The CCAP Blantyre Synod Partnership Committee will this Sunday host a fundraising get-together luncheon at Hapuwani Village Lodge in Mulanje. An announcement on the Blantyre Synod Radio says the get-together luncheon will offer Christians, who have participated in local and international trips, an opportunity to “rekindle memories and meet fellow missionaries, share strategic projects…