Kolera yaluma mano

  Nthenda ya kolera imene idayamba ngati njerengo mwezi wa November chaka chatha, ikukwererabe moti kuchoka Lachisanu sabata yatha chiwerengero cha anthu odwala nthendayo chidachoka pa 420 kufika pa 459 Lachiwiri. Malinga ndi zikalata zochokera ku Unduna wa Zaumoyo, anthu 6 amwalira ndi matendawa ndipo anthu 14 akulandira thandizo m’malo apadera amene undunawo udakhazikitsa m’maboma…

Moam suspends leader over alleged misconduct

The Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (Moam) Southern Region Chapter has suspended its general secretary Coxley Kamange on accusations of gross misconduct and for allegedly bringing the association into disrepute. In a telephone interview yesterday, Moam chairperson Christopher Chisesele said Kamange’s indefinite suspension means that he will remain out of office until next month when…

The gospel according to Kazako

The talented broadcaster reveals his ‘secrets’ to our Lilongwe Bureau Chief SAMUEL CHUNGA. The radio commercials he produces are top-notch and listeners usually look forward to more. When his works hit the airwaves, even children mimic his unique intonation and captivating style. This much sought-after talent is none other than Gospel Kazako, a ‘young man’…

Cholera is ravaging the country, with Karonga being the worst hit. In this interview, our reporter AYAMI MKWANDA asks Minister of Health AtupeleMuluzi to explain how the country is responding to the sanitation-related outbreak which has affected over 200 people and killed four. What strides has the country made towards achieving Total Sanitation Policy and…

‘Take children from prisons’

Esmie Tembenu is a retired children’s magistrate. Recently, she registered a new organisation, the Family Rights, Elderly and Child Protection (Frechip) Trust. KONDWANI KAMIYALA talked to her, dwelling much on the presence of children in prisons for young offenders. Excerpts: There are already many organisations dealing with children’s issues. Why are you relevant? The problem…

Going by the spirit of giving which is associated with the festive season, local gospel hip hop artist Gwamba on Christmas Day gave street kids from around Lilongwe a rare treat when he hosted them to a luncheon. Under the initiative called ‘Feed the Streets’ launched in 2013, the musician had lunch with over 200…

Woman wins TNM promo first Toyota Hilux

A TNM Plc customer from Chirimba Township in Blantyre, Linda Ngulube, emerged winner of the first brand new Toyota Hilux one-tonner pickup valued at K19.8 million. She won the prize during the second monthly draw of TNM’s Kwatentha Summer Splash Promotion. Ngulube said the vehicle will transform her life. In his speech during the draw…

NICO Life awards long serving staff, best agents

NICO Life Insurance Company Limited says 2017 has been a good year in terms of business compared to last year despite the company facing some challenges. NICO Life Insurance Company’s chief executive officer (CEO) Eric Chapola said the company has since registered increased premiums this year than 2016 due to its enhanced performance on the…

Facing Chanco’s dearest slum

Chikanda, like any other slum, symbolises the laxity of town planners universities keep churning out. Our staff writer JAMES CHAVULA writes. When University of Malawi (Unima) opened a new campus in Zomba in 1973, two bushy ridges—Chikanda and Chirunga—lay side by side. Between them a stream flowed in no apparent haste. Forty two years on,…

Skippers player joins TZ side

Former Skippers FC player Tikomenji Zidana has joined a Tanzania women football outfit Mburahati Queens on year-long loan deal, The Nation has learnt. Zidana confirmed yesterday through WhatsApp interview. The left-back was spotted by the team while trying her luck with another Tanzanian side Simba Queens. “I was invited by a friend to try my…

Scottish NGO donates to disabled children in Mulanje

A Scotland-based non-governmental organization (NGO) Female Education Empowerment Center (Feec) last week donated assorted items including clothes and Likuni phala to Mendulo Parish Center for disabled children in Mulanje. Speaking during the presentation ceremony Feec’s founder, Charles Fawcert, observed that most physically challenged children in the country fail to access basic needs such as education,…

Entrepreneurship development for agri-transformation

In this third instalment on agriculture transformation, TAMANI NKHONO-MVULA* argues that exporting raw agricultural products can be minimised by heavily taxing it to subsidise local manufacturing. Read on: The process of developing human resources and entrepreneurship for agriculture transformation must begin with an attitude change towards agriculture. The state of Malawi’s agriculture is in my…

Nico Holdings sees share price rebound

  Listed financial services and investment group Nico Holdings Limited says it is hopeful of share price rebound and growing profit, outgoing chairperson Alaudin Osman has said. Speaking at an annual general meeting in Blantyre on Friday, he said the group’s share price experienced a significant drop in 2016, closing at K17 per share after…

One good turn deserves another

At only 21, Idah Puliwa, the first girl to reach secondary school in her Nakhonyo Village in Senior Chief Mkanda’s area in Mulanje founded Othakarhaka Foundation to promote education among fellow young people in the district. “My own education journey is inspirational. It took other people’s efforts for me to reach where I am today.…

Economic climate affecting membership growth—Ecam

  The poor economic environment in the country is affecting growth of membership for the Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (Ecam), it has been learnt. However, Ecam says despite the situation it is poised to continue with efforts to address members’ needs and interests.   Ecam vice-president Sean Longwe said this at the association’s annual…