Nomads, Silver in crucial league tie

TNM Super League champions Be Forward Wanderers face Silver Strikers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre this afternoon in a showdown that has the potential to determine their destiny in the three-horse race for the title. The Nomads lie third in the 16-team top-flight league with 45 points—six points behind second-placed Bankers. However, Wanderers have a…

FAM shelves meet

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has shelved plans to hold a football conference as part of dialogue with some concerned protesters who wanted Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) fired and the association’s president Walter Nyamilandu to resign. FAM promised to hold the conference this Saturday to resolve outstanding differences between stakeholders and provide solutions…

Unicaf cheers female patients at Qech

Unicaf University on Monday donated assorted items worth K500 000 to female patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) in Blantyre to celebrate Mother’s Day. The items include soap, salt, sugar, rice and squash. Speaking after handing over the items, Unicaf University marketing officer Rhoda Kauka said the donation has come to celebrate with mothers in…

Fuel pump prices up

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has increased fuel prices effective Saturday a move that is likely to push commodity prices up in the country. The authority announced in a statement released on Friday night that it had increased the pump price of petrol by 5.01 percent and diesel by 5.02 percent to reflect the…

Commercialising Malawi fisheries

Last week, Malawi hosted the sixth Pan African Fish and Fisheries Association (Paffa) conference, bringing together about 300 global delegates, who included academicians, technocrats, civil society members, businesspeople, development partners and fishers. KONDWANI KAMIYALA caught up with acting director of fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Friday Njaya to explain why…

Two arrested for demanding SIM registration payment

  Police in Blantyre on Tuesday arrested two mobile phone agents for demanding payment from customers to facilitate their mandatory registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards as required by the Communications  Act. The suspects, Kondwani Marangoni, 34, and Hendrix Phwitiko, 47, allegedly asked customers who were desperate for SIM registration to pay K500. “When…

Financial inclusion  Remains a challenge

    The Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM) has said while the banking sector remains the support centre of financial inclusion, the quest for a more sustainable financial inclusion regime needs a multi-sectoral approach to motivate people to be financially included. Paul Guta, president of BAM—a grouping of nine commercial banks—said this on Friday in…

40 tonnes graphite sample in Canada

Sovereign Services Limited, a global company carrying out graphite mining feasibility studies in Malingunde in Lilongwe, has so far sent 40 tonnes of graphite samples to Canada for testing. The company’s country manager Andries Kruger said the samples will assist to ascertain the quality and quantity of the mineral as well as to determine the…

Macra, Cosoma sign MoU to promote local content

  Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) to protect artists and their works, particularly those whose works are broadcast. Speaking during the signing ceremony at Macra offices in Blantyre on Monday, Macra director general Godfrey Itaye said they enforce the development of local…

Sunbird Tourism invests K200m in value addition

  Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)-listed hotel chain Sunbird Tourism plc has taken tourism to another level with the launch of K200 million water sport equipment that will add value to the local tourism sector. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila launched the equipment on Saturday at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.…

Makondetsa fails to beat his own record

It has been three years since reggae music livewire Anthony Mr. Cool Makondetsa launched his 7th album, Fuko Lokondedwa. Until today, Fuko Lokondedwa remains among his best creations. The artist produced Kamberembere in 2001, Maonekedwe, a 2003 production, Mfakamfaka in 2005, 2007’s Ndiribe Mlandu and in 2009 Mbumba ya Abraham. Fuko Lokondedwa album launch was…

Nomads apologise for cross-dresser Prank

Be Forward Wanderers has apologised to Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Women’s Ministries after one of the Nomads supporters wore Dorcas guild attire during a match between the Nomads and Azam Tigers on Saturday. Pictures of the fan clad in the blue and white uniform and matching head-gear went viral on social media, sparking condemnation from…

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi has said connecting communities to the national electricity grid will transform their lives as they will able to do business with ease. He said this when he switched on Kanyimbi power line in Nsanje as part of the ongoing Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep). The new…

Internet access to boost economy in rural areas—Dausi

  Minister of Information and Communications Technology  Nicholas Dausi has said government is committed to link rural communities to global activities through the Internet. The minister said this on Wednesday when he opened Chonde Telecentre in Mulanje. The centre will offer services such as Internet, photocopy, Airtel Money and Mpamba, among others. Dausi said government…

Malawi to translate  SDGs into local languages

Government is translating and packaging contents of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) booklet in three local languages of Chichewa, Tumbuka and Yao to facilitate understanding and adoption by the communities. The exercise, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has started with a 10-day training for translators at Linde Motel in Mponela, Dowa. Deputy…

Adapt or perish: Innovative solutions to changing climate

As countries transition toward climate-resilient sustainable development, the Department of Environmental Affairs in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining with support from  United Nations Development Programme is assisting farmers to prepare for and build resilience to the impacts of climate change through Implementing urgent adaptation priorities through strengthened decentralised and national development plans…

Death registration compulsory – NRB

The National Registration Bureau (NRB) says registration of death is now compulsory and structures are in place to facilitate the exercise. Speaking at the opening of a two-day training of health workers from Blantyre on death registration  process at Hapuwani Lodge in Mulanje, NRB data manager Rodrick Langwe said the exercise is underway Blantyre, Lilongwe,…