Tags: Kondwani Nankhumwa

Govt for fireproof markets

  Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa has said fireproof markets are the solution to the spate of fires that have affected a number of markets in the country. Speaking in an interview on Monday after inspecting the unoccupied Limbe Flea Market and Limbe Main Market, Nankhumwa said the problem is that…

GOVT, MITC OPTIMISTIC ON K22BN HOTEL PROJECT

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa and Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (Mitc) chief executive officer Clement Kumbemba are optimistic that the hotel project Portuguese construction conglomerate Mota-Engil wants to build in Mangochi will proceed once misunderstandings with people around the area have been sorted out. Mota-Engil recently cancelled plans to build a…

Malawi’s grainy digital migration

Digital migration may be about a clearer picture, but Malawi’s strides just got grainy. The country risks facing isolation in digital broadcasting having failed to switch off analogue television transmission by yesterday. In 2006, United Nation (UN) member States agreed to switch over to digital television broadcasting by June 17 2015 for improved pictures and…

We are among Sadc stars, says Nankhumwa

  On Tuesday night, Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa announced what was already an open secret: that the country would not switch to digital television broadcasting at once. Contradicting pronouncements that the country is on track, radio stations have been running advertisements indicating the shutdown of analogue transmitters will start with Mzuzu…

Musicians in the country plan to present their grievances to government through a meeting with Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa on Friday. Initially, the musicians, under the Musicians Union of Malawi (MUM), intended to hold a demonstration at Parliament Building in the second week of June. But they have since resolved to…

Lottery firm enters Malawi market, jackpot at K100m

Gidani International, a South Africa-based lottery management company, has entered the Malawi market to operate a national lottery, promising to invest millions of dollars and employ 6 400 Malawians within the first six months of its operations. The national lottery operator, whose pre-operations agreement signing and handover of the licence were done on Wednesday at…

Nankhumwa under fire over Airtel, TNM inefficiencies

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa came under fire from backbenchers yesterday over inefficiencies of the country’s biggest mobile telecommunication providers, Airtel and TNM. In his supplementary question, member of Parliament (MP) for Balaka Central East Aufi Mpaweni (United Democratic Front-UDF) bemoaned continued and numerous network interruptions being experienced by the companies’ subscribers.…

Minister says human capacity key to transformation

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa  says government believes the development of human capacity is a sure route to transforming Malawi. Nankhumwa said this at Hippo View Lodge in Liwonde, Machinga, on Monday during the opening of a training workshop for district information officers (DIOs) on broadcast reporting. He said government will continue…

Nankhumwa cautions Goodall on SMS tax

  Minister of Information Kondwani Nankhumwa has cautioned his colleague at Finance that the new tax on telecommunications services would negatively affect the economy and defeat the drive of making telecommunications services affordable. In a letter addressed to Goodall Gondwe dated May 28 2015 that Nation on Sunday has seen, Nankhumwa fears the newly-introduced 10…

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,…

Malawi information minister claims Bingu was killed

Malawi’s Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa today claimed former president late Bingu wa Mutharika was assassinated and that evidence of the plot to kill the former leader is contained in a document titled “JB Project”. Nankhumwa who claimed does not know what letters ‘JB’ stand for has asked the DPP-led government to bring to book the…

VP Chilima urges Malawians to transform or forget development

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima has called on all Malawians to transform or forget development. He was speaking in Lilongwe today when he briefed the press on civil service reforms being carried by Public Service Commission (PSC). He said government will create a special ministry responsible for public Service Reforms to enforce implementation, monitoring and…

Chakwera brands APM hypocrite

Leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera has described President Peter Mutharika as a hypocrite and that his government is trying to divert the attention of Malawians from real issues. Chakwera, addressing a news conference in Lilongwe on Monday where he reacted to the salary increments announced by Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe,…

Tourism hit hard by Cashgate

Deepening side-effects of Cashgate, the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill, seem to have finally caught up with the department of Tourism, Parks and Wildlife whose former boss was three weeks ago convicted of stealing about K63 million from public coffers. Lately, the newly renamed ministry responsible for the two departments has come under…

Muluzi assigned in good faith—Govt

Malawi Government has said people should not always expect animosity between a former president and the incumbent. Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa said this in an interview yesterday, noting that world over, former presidents are not “spent forces” as such they are given roles to play. Nankhumwa was reacting to critics that…