Northern Region institutions to offer CIM

The Northern Region will now have institutions offering Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), according to CIM Malawi Chapter president Stanley Mkwamba. Speaking on the sidelines of the region’s marketers’ cocktail at Sunbird Mzuzu on Saturday, Mkwamba said the group is discussing with institutions in the region to introduce the course. He said: “If the approach…

Kanyika residents to sue government, miner

People from Kanyika in Mzimba, the proposed site for a niobium mine, have engaged a lawyer to claim compensation for the suffering they have endured over the years since Globe Metals & Mining Company embarked on an exploration project for niobium. The residents are claiming the compensation from both the Malawi Government and Australian mining…

Gogo apezeka atafa atadulidwa manja, mwendo

Gogo wina wa zaka 75 wapezeka atafa m’nkhuti yokumbamo dothi loumbira njerwa m’mudzi mwa Tebulo Gondwe ku Enukweni m’boma la Mzimba, koma alibe manja ndi mwendo umodzi. Malinga ndi mdzukulu wa gogoyu, Petrona Nkunika, Gogo Watson Mapala adachoka kunyumba kwake Lamulungu sabata ziwiri zapitazo atatsanzika mdzukulu wakeyo kuti akukaona achimwene ake pamtunda wa makilomita anayi.…

Kasungu Council ready for  ‘development budget’

Kasungu District Council has challenged the Parliamentary Committee on Local Authority and Rural Development that it has the capacity to implement its development budget. Kasungu District Council director of planning and development Earnest Kaphuka last week told the Local Authority and Rural Development Committee, which visited the council, that the local authority is ready to…

Survey details NRWB shortfalls

An assessment by Kalondolondo on the delivery of water services in Mzuzu and Rumphi has faulted Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) for poor service delivery. The Kalondolondo programme engaged Mzuzu-based Youth Watch Society (YWS) and Rumphi HIV and Aids Education Awareness Programme (Reap) to assess NRWB delivery of services. Disseminating the survey findings at an…

Escom tips industries on power usage

Sole power supplier Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has urged its industrial customers to shift production from peak hours to off peak hours to save on energy and maximise on revenue. The advice by Escom comes against the background of massive load shedding campaign, which will run from August to January next year due…

Malawi, Zambia seal interconnection deal

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka yesterday signed a power sharing deal with neighbouring Zambia, which could help to boost Malawi’s energy capacity. Msaka, accompanied by Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) officials, are in Lusaka, Zambia to finalise the agreement and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the two countries to…

Digital migration deadline now Sept 30

Malawi will fully migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting on September 30 this year, Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa has said. Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, Nankhumwa said Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) held a meeting with broadcasters where they set the final date to completely switch off the…

Tobacco sales in Lilongwe suspended again

  Dissatisfied tobacco growers selling their crop on auction system at the Lilongwe Auction Floors on Monday blocked the sales of the leaf both on auction and contract due to high rejection rate, which stands at 52 percent. The growers demanded the suspension of sales of tobacco on contract, claiming it was not fair for…

Tobacco sales suspended in LL

Burley tobacco sales at the Lilongwe Auction Floors suffered a setback on Tuesday as growers blocked the auction system due to high rejection rates pegged at 60 percent. Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) chief executive officer Bruce Munthali said in an interview the burley tobacco sales are scheduled to resume today (Wednesday) as the commission is…

Government told to be aggressive in implementing NES

Former president of the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) has urged government to seriously implement the National Export Strategy (NES) for the country to boost exports. In an interview Matthews Chikankheni, who is also Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Competition Commission (CCC) board chairperson, said there is need for…

vendors exploiting maize farmers

Amid a deficit in maize, some vendors are buying the staple grain from desperate farmers at K90 per kilogramme (kg) despite government setting the minimum buying price of K100 per kg. This is coming at a time the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Mvac) report estimated that 2.8 million Malawians—about 20 percent of the country’s population—face…

Comesa tips Malawi on boosting trade, tourism

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Competition Commission (CCC) has said Malawi should export processed farm produce and improve on her tourism industry to effectively compete in the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) which becomes operational in 2017. Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a Second Regional Sensitization Workshop in…