Mpherembe Admarc guard beats up buyer

  There was commotion at Mpherembe Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) Depot on Friday morning when an irate Admarc guard beat a buyer and forced him out of a maize queue for granting an interview to this reporter the previous Monday. Francis Chagara beat up Rachel Mfune and forbade him from buying maize at…

Adzikhweza pamkangano wa madzi osamba ku Nkhatabay

  Chisoni chakuta banja lina ku Bula, T/A M’bwana, m’boma la Nkhata Bay pomwe mnyamata wa Sitandade 8 wadzimangirira atayambana ndi mlongo wake. Malinga ndi mfumu Dumbulira ya derali, Chrispin Mwale adayambana ndi mlongo wake pankhani ya madzi osamba. Mfumuyi idati chifukwa cha ichi mnyamatayo adadzimbuka ndi kupita kutchire. “Abambo ake adamutsatira kutchire konko koma…

Apalamula poitana T/A kumwambo pafoni

Mwambo wobzala mitengo ku Bula m’boma la Nkhata Bay udasokonekera Lachinayi pamene mfumu yaikulu M’bwana idakana kupita kumwambowu ati kaamba koti okonza mwambowo sadatsate dongosolo loitanira mfumu. Mwambowu, womwe adakonza ndi a nthambi ya zankhalango mogwirizana ndi bungwe la Temwa, udaima ndi pafupifupi mphindi 30. Apatu nkuti akuluakuluwo akukambirana za tsogolo la mwambowo ndi wapampando…

TCC bans quota increase in 2016 tobacco season

  Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has banned the increase of quotas during the 2016 tobacco selling season. The tobacco regulatory body will only allow 10 percent of the initial volume applied for on both contract and auction trading systems, according to deputy chief executive officer David Luka. In the past, growers were not restricted to…

North to plant 8 million trees

  The Northern Region is expected to plant about eight million trees during this year’s national tree planting season. Up to 60 million trees are expected to be planted countrywide during this year’s tree planting season. Speaking at the Northern Region tree planting launch at Bula, Nkhata Bay, on Thursday, assistant regional forestry officer responsible…

Karonga hit by flash floods

  Areas along North Rukuru and Lufirya rivers in Karonga have been hit by flash floods displacing people and destroying about 84 hectares of crop fields. Authorities say at least 58 families from five villages in Paramount Chief Kyungu’s area have been displaced and have currently camped at Chinsewu Primary School. Karonga disaster officer Walusungu…

RBM mum on Mzuzu Branch opening

  The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) continues to keep a tight lid on when the new Mzuzu Branch will open, but said the branch has so far started handling cash transactions for distribution to commercial banks in the Northern Region. This week, armoured vehicles could be seen delivering cash at the bank, which has…

K220m funding to boost essential oils industry

  Growers of trees from which essential oils are extracted in Mzimba are set to reap benefits from oils which have a huge market potential in Europe and South Africa. This follows the receipt of $300 000 (about K220 million) from United States Agency for International Development (USaid) on Thursday by Mzimba-based Citrefine Plantations Limited…

Mkango invests K6.6bn in rare earth exploration

  Mkango Resource Limited, a Canadian-based mineral and exploration company, has invested about K6.6 billion (about 13 million Canadian dollars) in the exploration of rare earth elements at Songwe Hills in Phalombe. The firm’s country manager, Burton Kachinjika, said they are about to complete a bankable feasibility study. “After the feasibility study, a decision will…

Tobacco first round crop assessment out

  Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has said the leaf’s first round assessment report will be ready next week as 11 teams of tobacco experts are currently in the fields assessing the situation on the ground. TCC chief executive officer Albert Changaya said in an interview on Monday the team comprises officers from TCC, growers associations,…

Mkazi wansanje achekacheka mnzake

  Bwalo la milandu la majisitireti ku Mchinji masiku apitawa lidalamula kuti mayi wansanje amene adachekacheka mayi mnzake ndi mpeni pakhosi ndi kunkhope akagwire jere la miyezi 12 koma lidamumasula ponena kuti asadzapezekenso ndi mlandu wina kwa chaka chimodzi ndi theka. Woimira boma pamilandu, Thom Waya, adauza bwalolo kuti mkazi wansanjeyo, Chimwemwe Fanizo, wa zaka…

Atuma anthu kupha

Apolisi m’boma la Chitipa atsekera m’chitokosi bambo wina pomuganizira kuti adatuma achiwembu kupha mkazi wake wakale. Facksoni Simbeye adatuma Filisoni Mbendera wa zaka 38 ndi bambo wina yemwe akungodziwika kuti Mshani kupha Lyness Mtawa, awiriwa atasemphana maganizo pankhani zina zam’banja. Malinga ndi mneneri wapolisi m’chigawo cha kumpoto, Maurice Chapola, izi sizidamukomere Simbeye ndipo adakonza chiwembuchi…

Government to refloat Nkhata Bay jetty pontoon

Ministry of Transport and Public Works says it will refloat the Nkhata Bay jetty pontoon which completely sank last Friday. The pontoon sunk after the chains that hold it broke due to strong north-easterly winds. The ministry’s spokesperson, James Chakwera, said government does not have plans to replace the current jetty, constructed in 1957 and…

Northern Region firms decry 30-hour power outage

Some companies in the Northern Region have decried the 30-hour power failure the region experienced from Sunday, January 17 at around 04:00 hours to Monday, January 18 at 10:00 hours, saying it had heavy implications on their businesses. In an interview on Monday, Raiply Malawi Limited chief executive officer Thomas Oomen said the company lost…

Adzinjata Kaamba Ka Mkazi Wamwini

  Chisoni chidaphetsa nkhwali. Ku Masasa, mumzinda wa Mzuzu mnyamata yemwe adalembedwa ntchito ya zomangamanga pakhomo pa bambo wina m’derali mongomuthandiza atamumvera chisoni kaamba ka kuvutika, akumuganizira kuti adapezeka akuzemberana ndi mkazi wa njondayo. Koma zachisoni-nkhaniyi akuti yatengera Joseph Nyirongo, yemwe adali wa zaka 23, kumanda atapezeka ali lende mumtengo wa paini pambuyo pomupezerera akuchita…

Boma lapempha amalawi adekhe pa za mathanyula

  Boma lapempha aMalawi kuti adekhe pankhani yoimitsa lamulo loletsa umathanyula m’dziko muno. Polankhulapo mkati mwa sabatayi, mneneri wa boma Jappie Mhango adati kuthamanga si kufika ndipo nkhaniyo ifunika iunikidwe bwino ndi akatswiri a za malamulo. Mhango adati masiku akubwerawa Amalawi apereka maganizo awo pankhani ya mathanyulayi ponena kuti atolankhani ndiwo akukokomeza polemba ndi kuulutsa…

Aid-flow rise to rescue economy—EIU

There is light at the end of a tunnel to the country’s ailing economy as the 2016 Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) Malawi report has projected that growth in the economy will accelerate on account of aid inflows rise. EIU also predicts macroeconomic stability to improve this year and investor sentiment to strengthen. The report says…

GreenRoot cautions farmers on money, loans

  As one way of empowering farmers to manage their money and pay back loans to financial institutions and savings groups, GreenRoot Finance Limited has formulated a financial literacy programme, which has already been tried in Kasungu and Mchinji districts. There is a general consensus that access to loans for smallholder farming is a game-changing…