NFRA changes maize restocking strategy

Grain silos expert National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) has announced a free-for-all supply of maize in its 2017 maize restocking exercise shelving the tender system which was announced earlier. NFRA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nasikuku Saukila made the announcement in Lilongwe yesterday during a press briefing aimed at updating the media on the restocking exercise.…

Mchinji farmers earning big from mushroom

  Some maize and tobacco farmers in Mchinji are now growing mushroom, which they say is earning them more money. Fifty farmers are growing and selling mushroom under a farmer-to-farmer programme implemented by Cultivate New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA). CNFA country director Rodrick Chirambo said mushroom is one of the crops with a ready market…

US fund gives Ntcheu farmers K70m boost

  United States African Development Foundation (USAdf) has given Ntcheu Smallholder Farmers Association, known as Chumachilimthaka, K70 million to expand its soya bean business. Speaking during the signing ceremony at Sharpe Valley, Traditional Authority (T/A) Ganya, Bwanje North member of Parliament (MP) Francis Mkungula thanked USadf for the donation. “It is such a big association…

Great Angels in door-to-door performances

  The Great Angels Choir has embarked on a door-to-door performance campaign to create hype for the launch of its website on September 29 at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe. The choir’s events coordinator, Levie Msakambewa, said in an interview, adding that the choir wants to interact with its fans through the 30-minute…

Njengunje pothana ndi matenda a khansa

Muli ntchito yaikulu m’dziko muno kuti odwala matenda a khansa apeze mpumulo. Izi wanena ndi yemwe adapulumuka ku matendawa, Blandina Khondowe. Khondowe adaononga K5 miliyoni kuti apulumuke ndipo adachita kupita m’dziko la India zitakanika kuti athandizidwe m’dziko muno. Malinga ndi mkulu woyang’anira ntchito za umoyo mu unduna wa zaumoyo Charles Mwansambo, zipatala za Kamuzu Central…

Tidasiya kugwira vakabu—apolisi

Apolisi ati adasiya kugwira vakabu khoti litagamula kuti mchitidwewu umaphwanya ufulu wa anthu. Mneneri wa polisi James Kadadzera watsutsa zomwe anthu ena a mu mzinda wa Lilongwe auza Msangulutso kuti apolisi akuwagwirabe vakabu. “Ili ndi bodza lankunkhuniza. Tidasiya kugwira vakavu mogwirizana ndi chigamulo cha khoti lalikulu ku Blantyre choti vakabu ndi kuphwanya ufulu wa anthu,”…

Chiwerengero cha akaidi chakwera

Chiwerengero cha akaidi m’ndende za m’dziko muno chikunka chikwera. Mmodzi wa akulu owona za ndende m’dziko muno, Masauko Wiscot, wati chiwerengero cha akaidi chachoka pa 14 430 chaka chatha n’kufika pa 15 000 chaka chino. Malingana ndi mkuluyu, ndende za m’dziko muno zimayenera kusunga akaidi apakati pa 5 000 ndi 7 000 okha. “Akabwerebwere ndiwo…

First Lady preaches inclusive childcare

The First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika has pleaded with Malawians to sympathise with orphans, and include them when planning for the care of their children. She made the remarks during the launch of the Gertrude Mutharika Build programme at Mnongwa Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chadza in Lilongwe on Friday. The programme, which is championed by…

Chikwawa counsellors urged to spread education messages

  Chikwawa District Council has asked communities to incorporate education messages during initiation ceremonies. The district’s social welfare officer Rosemary Mahata said this on Thursday at Bereu in the district where they organised a meeting with traditional counsellors (anankungwi) from various areas within Traditional Authority (T/A) Maseya. She said their findings revealed that girls are…

‘Ulalo adali venda wa masiketi’

Makolo polangiza amati ukadekha, umawona maso a nkhono ndipo mwambi womwewu ansembe amati ukafuna kuvala kolona, ukuyenera kusunga khosi. Miyambiyi siyapafupi kwa anthu ambiri kuyitsata koma umboni wake ulipo wa nkhaninkhani pakuti kwa iwo omwe adadekha n’kusunga makosi, pano amadziwa momwe maso a nkhono alili ndipo kolona ali m’khosi. Apa pali umboni wa Edward Bannet…

Chotsani chiletso chogulitsa chimanga kunja—MCCCI

  Bungwe loona za malonda ndi mafakitale la Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) lapempha boma kuti lichotse chiletso chogulitsa chimanga kunja. Pulezidenti wa bungwelo Karl Chokotho adapereka pempholi Lachinayi potsegulira chionetsero cha malonda ku Gateway Mall mumzinda wa Lilongwe. Iye adati chiletsochi chikupsinja kwambiri alimi ang’onoang’ono chifukwa omwe akukakamizidwa kugulitsa chimanga…

US expert tips Luanar on research findings

A United States of America professor in agricultural, food and resource economics Thomas Jayne has said research institutions such as Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) hold the key to the development of developing countries. Jayne, who is a Michigan State University Foundation professor, was speaking during a public lecture he held at…

MyBucks buys 50% stake in New Finance Bank

MyBucks, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany, has bought 50 percent shares in New Finance Bank (NFB) Malawi, officials from the two companies have confirmed. The deal was unveiled yesterday in Lilongwe at a joint press conference addressed by officials from NFB and MyBucks. This means NFB shareholders and MyBucks, which…

Zili bwino—PAC

Nduna yakale ya zaulimi George Chaponda yamangidwa patatha masiku 43 kuchokera pamene nthumwi kumsonkhano wa Public Affairs Committee (PAC) lidapatsa boma masiku 30 kuti limange ndi kuzenga mlandu ndunayo poyiganizira kuti idachita zachinyengo. Imodzi mwa mfundo zimene nthumwizo zidamanga pamsonkhano umene udachitika mumzinda wa Blantyre pa 7 ndi 8 June, idali yoti Chaponda amangidwe malinga…

Ziphuphu m’kalembera

Pamene kalembera wa unzika za dziko lino ali mkati, zadziwika kuti anthu ena apeza mpata wosolola m’matumba mwa Amalawi omwe akutenga nawo gawo lolembetsa mukalemberayu. Amalawi ena akumafunsidwa kupereka K500 kapena kuposera apo kuti apeze mwai wa fomu yolembapo mbiri yawo. Izi zikumachitika makamaka pamalo akalemberayu pakakhala khwimbi la anthu omwe akumauzidwa kuti mafomu atha…