Tailors ready to roll after K3.5m bailout

Tailors Association of Malawi (TAM) says it has overcome the financial challenges that nearly killed the group following a K3.5 million bailout. TAM president Esther Mponya said in an interview on Friday that after going through some economic challenges, FDH Financial Holdings Limited group chief executive officer Thomson Mpinganjira bailed them out, leading to the…

Umtheto celebrates 10 years

  The Ngoni of Mzimba on Saturday held the 10th anniversary of Umtheto which was launched on August 9 2008. To mark the three-day celebrations, the Ngoni unveiled a model village at Mount Hora Heritage Centre in Mzimba. The village comprises 10 houses that form a semi-cycle around a kraal. Each house represents a chiefdom…

BB extend lead at the top

  Nyasa Big Bullets extended their lead at the summit of the TNM Super League table to six points after beating table anchors Nchalo United 2-0 in their opening second round match at Mulanje Park. Following the victory, the People’s Team has 38 points from 16 matches while second-placed Silver Strikers have 31 points from…

Malawi rep flops at Zim tourney

  Malawi’s representative at the 2018 Africa Tennis Championship, Austin Phiri, finished 13th out of 32 participants in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe last week. Phiri, who is Malawi Under-14 lawn tennis champion and a member of Mzuzu-based Saved By the Ball (SBB) organisation, was invited by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to take part in the two-week…

TNM golf back at Kasasa

Integrated mobile network and ICT provider TNM Plc Invitational Golf Tournament returns to Kasasa Golf Club in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota this Saturday. TNM chief officer (sales & marketing) Daniel Makata said the tournament, to be played on individual stableford format, is a continuation of TNM’s interaction with customers. He said: “Through the tournament, we shall interact…

Chilima akhazikitsa UTM ku Blantyre

Wachiwiri kwa mtsogoleri wa dziko lino, Saulos Chilima, mawa akhazikitsa gulu la United Transformation Movement (UTM) ku Njamba mu mzinda wa Blantyre. Polankhula ndi Tamvani, mneneri wa gululi, Joseph Chidanti Malunga, adati chilichonse chokonzekera kukhazikitsidwaku chili mchimake. “Tili ndi masomphenya a aakulu omwe amangiririka pa ndondomeko 12 zosinthira dziko lino. Anthu aku Lilongwe alawa kale…

North reforms excite OPC

  The Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) has commended local authorities in the Northern Region for embracing Public Sector Reforms Programme, which has seen council’s improving their performance and service delivery. Chief director in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Seodi White, made the remarks on Tuesday in Mzuzu when she presided over…

AHL plans to open more rural markets

AHL Group has unveiled plans to open four new rural tobacco markets in the country’s four regions as part of the company’s efforts to bring markets closer to the growers. In an interview yesterday, AHL Group chief executive officer Evans Matabwa said the company has several strategic projects aimed at improving the tobacco marketing. He…

Malawians win international Aids awards

  Eleven Malawians have been honoured with different awards for their efforts in the fight against HIV and Aids at the International Aids Conference in the Netherlands. The recipients come from various sectors including service providers, clients and the arts. Loveness Gunda Bowa, a nurse/midwife, was awarded the Me and My Healthcare Provider for providing…

Cooperative plans to  double oil production

  Salima-based Talimbika Agro-Processing and Marketing Cooperative Society has unveiled plans to double its sunflower oil output from 400 litres to 900 litres per day  following a K149 million capital boost from United States African Development Foundation (USadf). The cooperative, established in 2011, provides technical support and market to about 106 sunflower farmers. The cooperative’s…

Chakwera dates MEC

  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera yesterday met Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah in Blantyre to discuss concerns over the first phase of the voter registration exercise. Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition in Parliament, arrived at MEC’s Msonkho House at exactly 13:57 hours for a closed-door meeting that lasted…

Silver topple Big Bullets

  Lilongwe-based Silver Strikers have dislodged Nyasa Big Bullets from the summit of the TNM Super League table following their 2-1 victory over Karonga United at Karonga Stadium yesterday. The Bankers now have 23 points from 10 matches, a point above the People’s Team who have played the same number of games. Victor ‘Vibre’ Limbani…

TNM hands over bike to Zampira winner

  TNM Plc has handed over a monthly prize of a motorbike to Blantyre-based Be Forward Wanderers supporter Stanley Napwanga who emerged the lucky winner of Zampira Promotion. Napwanga thanked TNM for introducing the promotion. He said:  “I am more than grateful because this is what I did not expect. Now I am thinking of…

  One of the Alliance for Democracy (Aford) presidents Frank Mwenifumbo says he has lined up various reforms the party has to undergo to rebuild and give it a national face. He said this on Saturday when he chaired his camp’s National Executive Committee in Mzuzu. He said he wants the party’s constitution to be…

Bushiri ready to invest in Malawi

  South Africa-based Malawian businessperson and prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he is ready to invest in Malawi starting with the tourism and agriculture sectors. Bushiri, popularly known as Major One, trades under Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI) with a portfolio ranging from financial services, hospitality, aviation, mining and telecommunications and technology. He boasts that his investments…

Tigresses, Thunder in grudge tie

  Tigresses face in-form Thunder Queens tomorrow in a must-win clash at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) in Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL). Thunder Queens are third with six points following three wins and a loss while Tigresses are eighth on the 10-team log-table with two points from a win and two losses,…