Are cultural fests unifying?

Normally, cultural festivals are supposed to foster unity. Renowned writer and spoken word artist Q Malawezi could not have said it any better in his piece Wikipedia. Unity is what we need to strive for despite our differences/ Differences are where our strengths lie in but if not embraced, divide/ Perhaps this is not the…

ZBS journalist scoops global award

Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) journalist Mallick Mnela has been named as this year’s joint silver winner in the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Awards. Mnela has been awarded for a TV documentary he did earlier this year on the partnership among Malawi, the United States of America and Britain governments in preparing Malawi Defense Force…

Mother’s Fun Run climax in Ntchisi today

All roads lead to Ntchisi today where Nation Publications Limited (NPL) and its partners are set to hand over medical resources mobilised through this year’s Mother’s Fun Run (MFR). MFR, the media house’s annual corporate social responsibility initiative since 2005, aims at promoting safe motherhood in the country by, among others, mobilising resources to buy…

Nine run 68 kilometres for Ntchisi mothers

Relief, ecstasy and triumph characterised the feelings among all the people associated with the 68-kilometre run from Zomba as the runners finally made it to the finish line in Blantyre. Four journalists—Nation Publications Limited’s Dexter Kaunda, Jonathan Pasungwi, Archibald Kasakula, and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation’s Josephine Semu-Phumisa recently challenged to join Story Workshop executive director Kent…

When determination endures

Relief, ecstasy and triumph were the overriding feelings in all that were associated with the 68-kilometre -run from Zomba as the runners finally made it to the finish line on Friday in Blantyre. This was determination at its best, by citizens at their patriotic best. Mphepo starts off for one of his warm-up running sessionsThe…

The emergence of the Saulos Chilima-led United Transformation Movement (UTM) seems to have shaken the country’s political landscape ahead of the 2019 Tripartite Elections. Political parties and politicians alike are now repositioning themselves ahead of the polls. But in this interview, Freedom Party secretary general, Steven Njobvuyalema, tells FATSANI GUNYA that the party did not…

FMB commits K2m towards charity ride

One of the commercial banks in the country, FMB has committed K2 million in support of Stewart Kambewa who plans to cycle  in a fundraiser for this year’s Nation Publication Limited Mothers’ Fun Run initiative. Addressing the media on Thursday in Blantyre when presenting the cheque at their offices, head of transactional banking Ewen Hiwa…

New maize disease threatens Malawi

  At a time the country is reeling from effects of a fall armyworm outbreak, the maize crop faces yet another serious threat from a viral disease called maize lethal necrosis. A local scientist has since described the disease as dangerous as it can destroy an entire maize field and that infected plants are frequently…

Having served under various positions on the Rotary board which included membership director, director of administration and as secretary, renowned legal practitioner 46 year old George Mchuka Mwale has now risen to the presidency of the Lilongwe Rotary Club for the year 2018-19. Ahead of his coronation this evening [Saturday], our reporter FATSANI GUNYA engaged…

CSOs petition Parliament over MPs’ pay

Some civil society organisations (CSOs) on Thursday petitioned Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya calling for a reversal of the recent adjustment to legislators’ daily upkeep and sitting allowances. Led by the Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), the CSOs described the decision by members of Parliament (MPs) to raise their daily sitting allowance from K60 000…

Kasungu eyes effective nutrition interventions

  Kasungu district commissioner (DC) James Kanyangalazi says despite the district making progress in increasing agricultural production in recent years, the gains have not translated into utilisation of nutritious diets. The DC said the challenges are worsened by inadequate access to hygiene and sanitation in some areas. Kanyangalazi said this last week at Lisasadzi Extension…

Individuell Människohjälp (IM), the Swedish development arm in Malawi, is actively working with local partners to tackle poverty. Last month, IM commemorated 10 years of existence in the country, and 80 globally. Our reporter FATSANI GUNYA engages Steve Tahuna, IM country director, on the change the fund has impacted on the country’s socio-economic front. Congratulations…