Government owes Teveta K3 billion

Some government departments and institutions owe Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Training Authority (Teveta) money in excess of K3 billion in unpaid levies. This was revealed on Friday during a familiarisation visit by Minister of Labour and Manpower Development Henry Mussa to the Teveta secretariat in Lilongwe. In his remarks, Tevet acting executive director Wilson Makulumiza-Nkhoma…

Losing start for Kinnah/Sainfiet

Former Flames coaches Kinnah Phiri and his new Free State Stars boss Tom Saintfiet presided over a 0-1 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the opening match for the South Africa Absa Premiership season at Charles Mopedi Stadium on Saturday. Sainfiet replaced Kinnah as Stars head coach last month. The Nation monitored the match on SuperSport…

Carlsberg Street party to have maximum security

Carlsberg Malawi has promised patrons attending its celebratory street party in Lilongwe of maximum security throughout the night of the event. The Carlsberg Street Party takes place on Friday sunset to Saturday morning along the Independence Drive. However, similar events had some patrons complaining of thefts and robberies and immoral behaviour among other challenges. “To…

Fam to plead with SA teams

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is planning to send its general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda to South Africa to plead with teams to consider releasing Flames players for next weekend’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations’ final preliminary round return leg against Benin. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said the development follows failure to negotiate for the release…

Revellers in Mzuzu on Saturday night ran for their comfort while others stoned a police van after a senior mobile police officer unleashed pepper spray at Sports Café social joint. Bartender Waleke Mkandawire and witnesses described the scene as horrifying, saying the law enforcer was coming from the Police Senior Officers’ Mess when he brought…

The yellow cake that never cheered Malawi

Announced amid a huge political storm—a post election impasse refusing to abate—news that Australian energy giant, Paladin Energy Limited has halted production at the country’s sole uranium mine at Kayelekera in Karonga has been greeted with nervousness and regret by the country’s economic watchers. The development has, however, received a little lukewarm reaction than it…

Genetrix win 2013-14 Indoor Hockey League

Genetrix emerged the top team in the Indoor Hockey League, which started last December, after a series of matches played on Sunday at College of Medicine Sports Complex. They finished with 30 points followed by Mpingwe (25 points), Nyala (15 points) and Scorpions (14 points). Genetrix beat Mpingwe 3-0, but Mpingwe had the luxury of…

Lost opportunity in hides exportation

Mukakaphetsa ng’ombeyo chikopa muwapatse abusa, zammimba ndi mutu atenge amene aphe ng’ombeyo.” “When you have killed the cow give the hide to cattle herders, offals and the head should go to the one who has slaughtered the cow,” that is how Elliot Joloza a cattle owner at Mponela gives instructions once a cow has been…

Flames drawn against Chad

For the third consecutive time, the Flames have been drawn against Chad’s Sao. This time around, it is in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers second preliminary round. The Flames will host Chad on May 17 in the first leg. Reacting to the draw on Sunday, senior player Joseph Kamwendo, assistant coach Jack Chamangwana…

Kafoteka withdraws lawsuit against FAM

Former Flames vice-captain Elvis Kafoteka has advised his lawyer to withdraw from the Blantyre Magistrate’s Court a case against the Football Association of Malawi (FAM). The 35-year-old sued FAM through his lawyer Bob Chimkango two months ago, seeking compensation for the injury he sustained when the Flames participated in the 2010 Cecafa Tournament in Tanzania.…

Kananji starts without contract

EliaKananji has unofficially started his new job as Big Bullets head coach without signing a contract. The former Blantyre United coach and Bullets general secretary Harold Fote confirmed the development at the weekend. Kananji’s first task was the Lilongwe University of Law Bonanza that was held in Lilongwe. “I can confirm that I have started…

Improved SMEs skills may reduce poverty, says LDF

The Local Development Fund (LDF) said Malawi’s high poverty levels may be reduced if Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) acquire the right skills. LDF executive director Sam Kakhobwe said that weak enterprise culture has to some extent contributed to poor local economic growth. He said this during the closing ceremony of training of trainers’ course…

22 parties collect nomination forms

At least 22 political parties have so far collected nomination forms to contest in the presidential, parliamentary and local government elections on May 20, a far cry from the 54 registered parties in the country. Among the parties that plan to field a presidential candidate is Alliance for Democracy (Aford) amid court wrangles emanating from…

Desperate RBM issues securities at 40%

In a desperate attempt to control money supply and rein in inflation, the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has issued securities—tradable instruments—worth K17.9 billion at over 40 percent, a move condemned by an economist as counterproductive. According RBM daily money market reports, the central bank has issued securities through Open Market Operations (OMO)—the buying and…

PCL yearly profit to jump 70%

Dual-listed conglomerate Press Corporation Limited (PCL) is expected to post a 70 percent rise in after-tax profit in the year ended December 2013, according to a trading update issued yesterday. This is the same profit forecast the company gave in the year ended December 2012. In 2012, the group listed on Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)…