Blantyre youths demand community centres

Youths in Blantyre have petitioned the city’s mayor Wild Ndipo to intervene in their quest to push the council to construct community centres. The youths expressed the sentiments during a meeting the mayor held with their representatives at the Blantyre Civic Centre on Wednesday. The youth said they felt they can be learning various skills…

Malawi bans SA meat, products

Government has banned, with immediate effect, the importation of meat products from South Africa. This follows confirmed reports of foot and mouth disease (FMD) that has hit the rainbow nation and other neighbouring countries. In a press release dated January 25 2019, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Principal Secretary Grey Nyandule Phiri says…

Muungu tour gets Castel boost

Beverage giants Castel Malawi has pumped K1 million towards the Muungu Wa Afrika ‘Be Careful’ Malawi tour slated for the Christmas festive period. The group, which is behind the popular song Be Careful, is scheduled to perform in the country`s major cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe next month. According to organisers of the shows, Myuziki…

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…

We have to tread carefully on primaries –MCP

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has admitted it has to tread careful in handling contentious results as it continues to conduct primary elections across the country. The party is caught in between quickly fixing the challenges or going for thorough analysis before coming with a verdict as either of the two may end up…

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…