Bayer for integrated agri-services

  Bayer Malawi says it is focusing on the provision of full agriculture production service package to enable farmers to acquire not only high quality seed but also good agriculture chemicals. The firm has changed its approach from chemicals manufacturing after it acquired 100 percent shareholding of Monsanto Malawi Limited, a company which specialises in…

UTM makes fresh  Rigging claim

  UTM Party yesterday made fresh claims of attempted rigging of the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, accusing governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of training mercenary police officers to man polling centres and allegedly execute the purported plot. In an early morning briefing at 5.30am yesterday, the country’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who is also UTM…

Last ballot batch here

The second and final batch of parliamentary ballot papers for the May 21 Tripartite Elections arrived yesterday through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe. This follows the first batch which was flown in by Emirates Sky Cargo on Monday. Briefing the media at KIA, Malawi Elections Commission (MEC) chief elections officer Sam Alfandika said the…

UN, MCCCI frown  at tax holidays

United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (Uneca) Southern Africa Regional Office says African countries need to reconsider offering tax holidays as an incentive to lure foreign direct investment (FDI). The commission’s Southern Africa Region office director Said Adejumobi said in an intervew that instead of provision of tax holidays which deprive government of tax revenue…

Memons relieve KCH

Members of the Memon Society have donated medical equipment and food items to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe in commemoration of their grouping. Memons are one of three dominant tribes of India and have formed an association with local chapters across the world in places these people migrated to. The donation comprises 20 wheelchairs,…

New KIA terminals to improve efficiency

The newly-constructed Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) terminals by the Japanese Government will improve efficiency at the airport, Airport Development Limited (ADL) chief executive officer Rhoda Gomani Misomali has said. Speaking in an interview yesterday, she said the airport, which currently processes up to 50 travellers per hour, will now serve 500 people per hour. Said…

Politicians participate in Way of the Cross

Easter Friday across the country just like in other countries was characterized by various activities including Way of the Cross processions depicting the sufferings and consequent crucifixion of Jesus. Politicians, just like many Christian believers put aside their busy schedules to participate in this activity.  Among other politicians UTM leader who is also the country’s…

AHCX geared for marketing season

AHL Commodities Exchange (AHCX) says farmers using its platform will be linked with buyers looking for agriculture commodities in the country. Speaking in an interview, the AHCX research and communications manager Mark Ndipita said the company, a subsidiary of AHL Group, formerly Auction Holdings Limited, has finalised some processes in preparation for the coming harvest…

Balaka farmers benefit from challenge fund

About 21 farmer groups engaged in small-scale agribusiness in Balaka, have received about K32 million in grants to boost their businesses. The grants have been disbursed under the Village Challenge Fund (VCF) which seeks to promote the uptake of modern agriculture technologies in the district. Speaking during a media tour on Tuesday, Balaka district agriculture…

US hands over K1.3bn medical supplies, books

The United States of America has donated assorted medical equipment and supplies to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) and books to Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN), a constituent college of the University of Malawi. Yesterday’s gift package, made through US Agency for International Development (USaid), is valued at $1.8 million (K1.3 billion). The donation to KCH…

Chinese community donates  K38m for flood relief

The Chinese business community in Malawi, under the banner Chinese Chambers of Commerce in Malawi, have donated K38 million towards floods victims. The donation made at Ministry of Homeland Security on Friday, came barely a day after the Chinese Government donated K60 million and rice towards the same cause. Speaking on behalf of the Chinese…

CMST drug stocks hit record high 73%

Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has described a medical drugs and supplies stock level of 73 percent at the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) as a record high in terms of drug availability in the country. The stock level has increased from 68 percent in December last year. Speaking after touring CMST drug storage warehouses…

Why they demonstrated

Persons with albinism (PWAs) alongside some leaders of civil society organisations yesterday braved a downpour in Lilongwe to march over 20 kilometres to petition President Peter Mutharika and demand guarantees for their security. Mary Samuel from Traditional Authority Chadza’s area in Lilongwe said that apart from herself being a PWA, so too her husband and…

Sunbird donates K4m to Ladies’ Golf Tourney

Sunbird Tourism plc on Tuesday donated K4 200 000 towards the upcoming Ladies Open Golf Tournament scheduled for April 11 to 14 in which 80 women golfers from across Africa are expected to participate. The hospitality chain’s  chief executive officer Yusuf Olela said the donation is part of the company’s obligation to promote sports in…

Fisd boosts school feeding programme in Lilongwe

Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (Fisd) Limited has signed a $40 971 (about K29 million) with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) to boost the school feeding programme in Lilongwe. With the grant, Fisd plans to construct a solar irrigation system and a kitchen at Machentche Primary School in Lilongwe. Fisd board chairperson Kondwani…