Matthews Mtumbuka, Author at The Nation Online The Nation Online

In Malawi, we have numerous professional bodies, much more than two decades ago. We have professional bodies for medical doctors, marketers, human resources professionals, supply chain practitioners, engineers, architects, lawyers, accountants, surveyors, insurance professionals, bankers and many more. No one has any excuse not to join their professional body. Even if you are in business,…

  You will have heard that Standard Bank plc organised the Be More Race in Lilongwe on June 9. Many people competed in the race which had three categories: five kilometres (km), 10 km and 21 km. It was inspiring to see many people take part in this challenge. Initially, I never thought I am…

  I work in the field of information technology (IT). Technically, before we start any IT project, we do what is called IT business analysis. This is precursor phase to project management—concerned with understanding the business need or problem that the intended IT project seeks to address. One of the key components of IT business…

  Arsene Wenger has recently announced that he will be leaving his job as manager/coach for the Arsenal Football Club in England. Wenger leaves at the end of the current English Premier League (EPL) which should be in the middle of the month of May. This is after serving in that role for a good…

  No one could guess how the European Champions League semi-final game between Liverpool and Roma was going to turn out to be. This was especially the case because both teams were underdogs at the quarter finals and they managed to upset the odds to make it through quite emphatically and deservedly so. Roma came…

  Julius Malema gave a moving eulogy at the funeral of the late Winnie Mandela last weekend. The speech was so moving that within days, it has gone viral on the social media. The most captivating part of it is where he mixes two improbable occurrences happening concurrently—as if Winnie Mandela is both present and…

I work in the field of information technology (IT). Technically, before we start any IT project, we do what is called IT business analysis. This is precursor phase to project management—concerned with understanding the business need or problem that the intended IT project seeks to address. One of the key components of IT business analysis…

  By standard, we spend around eight hours at work every day from Monday to Friday. In practice, many people spend 10 to 12 hours at work. From the 24 hours we have in a day, you possibly sleep seven or eight hours, plus the 10 to 12 hours at work that makes 17 to…

  By standard, we spend around eight hours at work every day from Monday to Friday. In practice, many people spend 10 to 12 hours at work. From the 24 hours we have in a day, you possibly sleep seven or eight hours, plus the 10 to 12 hours at work that makes 17 to…

I wonder when I hear someone complain that he has too much work. Of course, in some cases it is really unbearable amount of work. In most cases, you would rather have too much work than too little work. Look at how many companies have down-sized in the last few years, resulting in many staff losing…

  You will recall that a few years ago, banks were calling us all to go and do KYC registration. KYC stands for ‘Know Your Customer’. This week, we have heard that Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has also announced that we need to do KYC registration for our mobile phones. It looks like KYC…