‘Kusintha lamulo la ufiti kwachedwa udyo’

Kuchedwa kwa ntchito yosintha lamulo lokhudza zaufiti kukuchititsa kuti okalamba amene akuwaganizira kuti ndi mfiti apitirire kuzunzidwa komanso kuphedwa, atero a mabungwe ena. Polankhula ndi Msangulutso padera-padera, mkulu wa bungwe limene limati kulibe ufiti la Association for Secular Humanism (ASH) George Thindwa komanso mkulu wa bungwe losamalira achikulire la Friends of the Elderly Mike Magelegele…

Adindo akhudzidwa pa imfa ya Masambuka

  Kusowa kwa mnyamata wa chialubino m’boma la Machinga kwavumbulutsa zinthu zoziritsa thupi. Macdonald Masambuka wa zaka 22 yemwe ankachokera m’mudzi mwa Nakawa, Mfumu Nkoola, m’boma la Machingali adasowa pa 9 mwezi watha. Pofika lero apolisiwa amanga anthu 12 powaganizira kuti akukhudzana ndi nkhaniyi ndipo ena mwa iwo ndi wapolisi, wogwira ntchito zachipatala komanso wansembe.…

RBM eyes the faith community on saccos

  The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) is eyeing the faith community to establish Savings and Credit Cooperatives (Saccos) as one way of  promoting a saving culture. Speaking in Mzuzu on Tuesday during a training of leadership of the synod on sacco, RBM principal examiner on financial cooperatives, Dickson Chidumu said church Saccos can amass…

Economists differ on common currency

  Two local economists have differed on the probability of 19-member Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) achieving monetary integration or common currency any time soon. This follows a meeting of governors of central banks and representatives from 11 Comesa countries in Djibouti last week that reiterated that achieving monetary integration is possible…

Livingstonia Synod blasts Egenco

  Church and Society programme director Moses Mkandawire on Friday described diesel-powered generators installed by Electricity Generation Company (Egenco)as a raw deal. The head of the CCAP Livingstonia Synod said this in an interview  Church and  Society Programme after pre-budget consultations in Mzuzu on Friday, Egenco installed three gensets in Mzuzu, each producing two megawatts…

More calls to abolish Fisp

  Church and Society Programme, a development arm of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod, has added its voice to calls to abolish Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp). Church and Society’s call during the Pre-Budget Consultations Meeting in Mzuzu on Friday followed similar sentiments expressed by the Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama)…

‘Tidadziwana tili ana’

Mtolankhani wa za masewero ku wailesi ya Voice of Livingstonia (VOL) Sylvester Siloh Kapondera adakumana ndi wokondedwa wake Annie  Chivunga Kalasa ali ana m’boma la Kasungu. Apatu n’kuti Kapondera ali ndi zaka 11, m’chaka cha 2001, ndipo ankacheza ndi achimwene a namwali wakeyu. Panthawiyo n’kuti Kalasa naye ali wachichepere kwambiri. Ubwenzi wa anawatu udali bwino…

Osauka alibe mawu

    Kwa zaka 12, ena mwa omwe akuwaganizira milandu yakupha akadali pa alimandi m’ndende podikira chilungamo pa milandu yoganiziridwa kuti adapha anzawo. Milanduyi, ikumatenga nthawi kuti iweruzidwe. Izi zikusemphana ndi gawo 161 la malamulo okhudza milandu ikuluikulu lomwe limati munthu azengedwe mlandu pasanathe miyezi iwiri ndipo ngati zavutitsitsa isadutse itatu. Komatu zodabwitsa nzoti anthu…

Immigration dept  nets 50 foreigners

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has rounded up at least 50 suspected foreigners in Mzuzu in a one-off raid. The security agents staged the sweeping exercises on Tuesday to locate illegal immigrants in the city, said national immigration spokesperson Joseph Chauwa. The detainees included Asians, Burundians, Rwandese and the Masai from Tanzania and…

Maize price up 18%

  Malawi has recorded an average retail maize price increase of 18 percent in February 2018, according to a published International Food Policy Research Institute (Ifpri) maize market report. The average maize retail price was recorded at K114 per kilogramme (kg) during the month under review. However, despite the price hike recorded over the last…

Nyala Mines to appeal licence snub

Nyala Mines Limited, which had a licence to mine rubies and sapphire at Chimwadzulu Hills in Ntcheu says it will appeal the High Court’s decision to dismiss the firms application for judicial review. The company sought judicial review challenging government’s decision not to renew its mining licence which expired in October 2017. Government argued in…

New firm takes over Nyala ruby mines

Almost two months after government granted Chimwadzulu Corundum Mining licence to Mwalawanga Mining Limited, the two parties have not yet come up with a development agreement. Government awarded the contract to Mwalawanga Mining Limited after rejecting an application for licence renewal by Nyala Mines Limited whose licence expired in October 2017. Meanwhile, the new company…

MBS pens Castel on foreign objects

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) says it has recorded numerous complaints from consumers of Castel Group beverages, particularly on foreign objects found in bottles. In an interview, MBS director general Davlin Chokazinga said the regulator feels the company’s weakest point is on inspection. “People are bringing these complaints to our offices. While others are…

Messing up with childbearing

  The joy of a mother is a story every woman gladly shares, but the pent-up pain of giving birth in public hospitals can be numbing. Some victims have spoken of untold nightmares nurses and midwives inflict on pregnant women they supposed to treat with care and compassion as labour pains sting. Just a smile,…

Tobacco growers expect good prices

Tobacco growers in the country have expressed optimism in the crop fetching good prices at the auction due to low supply of the leaf as most areas have experienced pro-longed dry spells. The sentiments follow the first tobacco assessment which estimates a 12.8 percent drop in tobacco production this year against the required demand of…

Cross-border criminal  Activities rising—report

  A report by Enact says there has been an increase in cross-border criminal activity across Africa, including Malawi. Enact is an organisation which builds knowledge and skills to enhance Africa’s response to transnational organised crime and analyses how organised crime affects stability, governance, the rule of law and development in Africa. The report that focuses…