Tags: Malawi

Teveta stops issuing certificates

Technical Entrepreneural and Vocational and Education Training Authority (Teveta) has said it will soon stop assessing and certifying technical and vocation education qualifications in the country. Teveta acting executive director William Makulumiza-Nkhoma said this during a stakeholders’ conference on Saturday in Lilongwe. He said Teveta has revised its policy, which has seen the establishment of…

Lessons from Cosafa

The Flames crashed out of the Cosafa too quickly after just one match against Mozambique in the quarter-finals, giving doomsayers and naysayers the opportunity they were looking for to condemn and shout profanities. True, the Flames have become a team that you would watch at your peril if your blood pressure is prone to rise…

Flames win Cosafa Plate

Flames overcame captain Lucky Malata’s red-carding and first-choice goalkeeper McDonald Harawa’s illness to beat Zambia and lift the 2015 Cosafa Plate Trophy last night here at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in South Africa. Striker Zicco Mkanda’s 59th minute freak goal, earned through a low shot that hit the foot of the upright then rolled into…

Govt supplier arrears accrue billions of kwacha in interest

Debt-laden Malawi Government is set to blow over K20 billion of taxpayers’ funds to clear accrued interests on delayed payment of arrears for road contractors and Fisp transporters, Weekend Nation can reveal. Two reports we have seen indicate that government has accumulated K14.63 billion (US$32.51 million) in interest on K25.99 billion (US$57.76) arrears for road…

Ticking time-bomb in Malawi health sector

…AS NURSE-PATIENT RATIO SHOOTS HIGHEST The low number of nurses in Malawi’s public hospitals risks exposing both the health workers and patients to infections and unprofessional conduct due to fatigue and other disappointments, health activists have warned. The National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (Nonm) president, Dorothy Ngoma, says the country’s average nurse-patient…

Committee fosters unity in Dowa

The National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Public Trust has lauded Dowa Central’s Multi-Party Constituency Committee (MPCC) for its efforts in uniting people of different political parties to carry out development together. Derex Souza, who is Nice’s monitoring, evaluation and learning officer, said the presence of MPCC has helped build rapport among people in the…

Nankhumwa urges journalists to stop ‘glorifying poverty’

By Yamikani Simutowe, Correspondent Malawi Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa has said government has put in place a number of economic policies and strategies aimed at changing the country’s economic fortunes. Nankhumwa spoke when he officially opened a day-long workshop for Association of Business Journalists (ABJ) members on emerging issues in Bvumbwe,…

MSB speaks on risk profile

Wholly State-owned Malawi Savings Bank (MSB), currently undergoing recapitalisation process that will see government diluting its shareholding, has said the substitution of its toxic assets with promissory notes has improved its balance sheet and risk profile. MSB chief executive officer Ian Bonongwe, in an exclusive interview with Business News in Blantyre on Wednesday, said the…

Jumbe demands K584 million from govt

–Kaphale says there was no contract –Accuses govt of ‘unfair dismissal’ from bank CEO job Former minister of Finance Friday Jumbe has written Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale claiming K584 million as compensation for ‘unfair dismissal’ from the yet-to-be-established Malawi Development Bank. According to correspondence seen by The Nation, on April 10 this year, Joseph Kamkwasi,…

Lilongwe woman’s brutal death irks minister

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati has described as shocking and uncalled for, the death of 34-year-old Lilongwe woman, Christina Rodwell, who was allegedly killed by her husband for delaying to open the door as he came from seeing a second wife. Christina allegedly died at the hands of her husband,…