Nico donates to flood victims

One of the country’s leading insurance companies, Nico Holdings Limited on Tuesday donated K5 million to Blantyre City Council (BCC) towards heavy rains and floods victims in the city. Speaking during the donation, Nico Group managing director, Vizyenge Kumwenda said the company has an obligation to assist in disaster such as floods.  “There are a lot of…

Stadium project suffers budget cut

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development has slashed by 60 percent the starter funding for the  Blantyre Stadium project from K500 million to K200 million. The reduction, which has triggered fears that it will delay implementation of the multi-billion kwacha project, is highlighted in the Mid-Year Budget Review Statement which the responsible minister, Goodall…

Wogwiririra n’kupha mwana agwidwa

Apolisi m’boma la Mchinji apulumutsa bambo wina Boyd Sakala wazaka 33 anthu a m’mudzi mwa Nkhomba kwa T/A Zulu ku Mchinji akufuna kumupha pomuganizira kuti adagwiririra n’kupha mwana wake wompeza wa zaka zitatu. Mneneri wapolisi ku Mchinji Lubrino Kaitano wati mkuluyu akumuganizira kuti adachita izi pa January 31 2019 mkazi wake atapita kumsika wa ku…

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‘Embrace digital for real-time solutions’

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) commissioner general Tom Gray Malata has advised the insurance industry to embrace digital technology, stressing that it could help in providing customer solutions in real-time. He said this on Saturday in Blantyre during the Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) Annual Charter Dinner held under the theme Digital Insurance: Innovate and Evolve.…

Minister opens K48m bridge in Zomba

Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango last week opened Linthipe Bridge at Chingale in Zomba District. The K48 million reinforced concrete bridge was constructed through a Roads Authority (RA)  programme and connects Ndunde area and Mdalantenje in the district where it helps in boosting  agricultural,  socio-economic and health activities. Speaking during the launch,…

Olympics blame game

With just a year to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, there is no hope that Malawi is prepared for the world’s greatest sports festival. Malawi, has over the years, failed to produce a qualified athlete and participated on solidarity. The Women’s football team, which has been paired against Mozambique in the Olympic qualifiers,…

Over 38 parties  face the chop

Thirty-eight political parties face deregistration after December 1 this year for failing to participate in this year’s tripartite elections and conducting elective national conventions as per the requirement of the new Political Parties Act 2018. The Act, which came into force on December 1 last year, empowers the Registrar of Political Parties to strike off…

Silver board chair quits

TNM Super League side Silver Strikers board of trustees chairperson Kelvin Mmangisa has resigned following accusations by the supporters committee leadership that he was bringing “confusion to the club” and “wrongly interfering in the club’s operations”. The seasoned football administrator confirmed his resignation in a telephone interview with yesterday. Mmangisa was accused alongside another trustee,…

UTM apologises to assaulted journalist

The UTM Party, through its leader Saulos Chilima, has apologised to the media fraternity for the assault of a journalist by its members at Comesa Hall in Blantyre on Wednesday. Some UTM members assaulted a Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) stringer George Banda after they reportedly mistook him for a governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member.…

Chitetezo Mbaula exit South League sponsorship

The Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football  League (SRFA) sponsors, United Purpose (UP), have ended their marriage with the country’s oldest regional league as they have not renewed the year-long K11 million sponsorship deal. However, SRFA chairperson Raphael Humba has assured participating teams that they have already secured another sponsorship from a yet-to-be named company, which…

PP pulls out of coalition after 3 days

Events unfolded swiftly on the political scene yesterday. First,  erstwhile governing People’s Party (PP) pulled out of an electoral alliance with UTM Party led by Vice-President Saulos Chilima barely three days after its formation. Events unfolded swiftly on the political scene yesterday. First, erstwhile governing People’s Party (PP) pulled out of an electoral alliance with…

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia has ordered officials in her ministry to source funds for Malawi Queens camping in preparation for the 2019 Netball World Cup slated for July in Liverpool, England. The minister’s directive follows Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) statement that the Queens’ camping has delayed due to…

Fisd pays cup prize money

Fisd Company Limited has finally remitted the K20 million prize money for last year’s Fisd Challenge Cup champions Be Forward Wanderers and runners-up Silver Strikers. Confirming the development, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) director of competitions and communications Gomezgani Zakazaka said the money was transferred into the association’s bank account on Wednesday. “We have the…

SKC dares APM on rigging, violence

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has accused President Peter Mutharika of failing to curb political violence as the country moves towards the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. The Vice-President, who is also president of UTM Party registered after he severed ties with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) last June, also challenged Mutharika’s claims that opposition parties…

Keeping girls away from child marriages

Mchinji is a small district located 12 kilometres (km) from the Zambian border and 109 km from Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. In every sense, Mchinji is a beehive of activity ranging from cross-border trade to agriculture, some of which impact directly on the welfare of girls and women. Because of this, it is…