A cappella music dazzles

If success of live music performances were only judged on dancing and cheering and loud noise, then perhaps all a cappella shows would have been scoring the lowest. In that regard, Sunday’s One Soul Concert at Comesa Hall in Blantyre would not have been an exception. The concept emanated from We Are One and Joyful…

Blantyre women donate to Senzani mothers

Mothers at Senzani Health Centre in Ntcheu on Saturday were all smiles as they received gifts from Blantyre-based women who spent Friday night at the facility as part of the Mother’s Fun Run Sleepover Challenge. The presents, given under the Nation Publications Limited (NPL) corporate social responsibility initiative included assorted baby wear, toiletries and beddings.…

Must dares innovators

Malawi University of Science and Technology (Must) has said the country can easily grow its social economic development sector if graduates go beyond knowledge acquisition and start embracing innovations that can enhance positive change. The university’s deputy vice-chancellor, Professor Jonathan Makuwira, said this when he opened an Innovation Garage at Must Campus in Thyolo aimed…

Nsanje recovery response excites EU

The European Union (EU) has expressed satisfaction over recovery progress made by Cyclone Idai victims in the Shire Valley. EU global surge expert responsible for the union’s civil protection and humanitarian aid agency Jerome Burlot made the sentiments on Friday in Nsanje.  “We are satisfied with how EU taxpayers’ money has been used here. The…

Two cyclists to cycle from Kenya for charity

Blantyre-based cyclist Stewart Kambewa is scheduled to take on another long-distance challenge to raise money for a charitable organisation, Friends of Mulanje Orphans (Fomo). The cyclist, who works as an Information Technology (IT) technician with First Capital Bank, is scheduled to cycle the 2 455 kilometre (km) stretch from the east African country, Kenya. He…

Kamuzu Stadium MFR aerobics on tomorrow

 Fitness instructors to take charge of Saturday’s aerobics at Kamuzu Stadium have vowed to give patrons the best experience in physical fitness exercises. The aerobics are part of a fundraising drive Nation Publications Limited (NPL) has undertaken through its Mother’s Fun Run (MFR) project. The project mainly aims at mobilising resources towards alleviating challenges affecting…

On Cabinet, Speaker

On Wednesday, parliamentarians elected Malawi’s first female speaker of the national assembly, MCP’s Mzimba North East parliamentarian Catherine Gotani Hara. That very night, President Peter Mutharika announced a 24-member Cabinet. Our reporters FATSANI GUNYA and AYAMI MKWANDA engaged governance expert Makhumbo Munthali on this and other matters. Excerpts: On Wednesday Parliament chose Hara as speaker.…

Put God first, FDH boss tells SDA women

Christian-owned business enterprises have been tipped to play a greater role in evangelising the world than any other sermon given out off a pulpit if owners prioritise God in their daily endeavours. FDH Financial Holdings Limited group chief executive officer Thom Mpinganjira made the remarks on Wednesday in Blantyre during a motivation talk he gave,…

Police praises officer for vigilance

Police Commissioner for Southern Region Sledge Yoosuf has praised a Chikwawa Police Station officer for his vigilance in enhancing free and fair elections. The officer, Assistant Superintendent Kalemba Gondwe, who is  operations officer at the station, intercepted a truck suspected to have been carrying pre-marked ballot papers that have caused a stir in Chikwawa and…

Skyband celebrates Africa Day

 Skyband, one of the country’s Internet service providers, has said it will continue to promote culture in its quest to advance inclusiveness in its business endeavours. The firm has also urged the country to consider prioritising Africa Day celebrations, arguing “Africa is a blessed continent, so it is always good to show us in a…

We may call for a recount—UTM

UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati has hinted that the party may call on the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for a full recount of the votes albeit increasing election anomalies. In an interview on the sidelines of pandemonium on Friday at MEC head office over a truck suspected to have been carrying pre-marked votes from Chikwawa,…

Presidential ballots wrongly nullified—Mesn

  Malawi Electoral Support Network (Mesn) says it has established that some ballot papers in the presidential race in the May 21 Tripartite Elections were wrongly declared ‘null and void’. Through its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) initiative, Mesn yesterday highlighted various anomalies it insists need “renewed vigilance in rectifying to ensure credible election results”. In…

Agriculture Ministry gets excellence award

  Two of the stakeholders in the country’s agricultural industry, Seed Trade Association of Malawi (Stam) and the Fertiliser Association of Malawi, have recognised the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development for excellence. The recognition also extended to former line minister Joseph Mwanamvekha for his contributions towards the sector during his tenure. Among other…

Chiradzulu hosts 20 foreign doctors

A group of about 20 foreign specialist doctors are camping at Chiradzulu District Hospital where they are treating patients, including performing surgeries, for free. The Singaporean specialists under Global Clinic, a non-governmental organisation comprising medical and non-medical volunteers based in Singapore, will wind up their mission tomorrow. The medical team is in the country courtesy…

Pay up or forget about exams –Luanar

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) has reiterated its stance to bar students who are yet to pay their tuition fees from sitting for their end of semester examinations. Over three hundred students are expected to miss the exams scheduled to start today for nonpayment of tuition fees amounting to about K1 billion,…

Malawi flood disaster: Where is the love?

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to build them up.” (Romans 15:1-2) Giving an update on the January 2015 Malawi floods that affected 15 of the country’s 28 districts back then,…

‘Councils lack patriotism’

As local councils were dissolved on Wednesday in accordance to law, doubts still lingered in many a citizen whether this batch of councilors have performed to public expectations, especially on public service delivery and public engagements. FATSANI GUNYA engaged Consumer Association of Malawi (Cama) executive director JOHN KAPITO who shared his insights to the debate.…