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  • Wasteful Central Medical Stores 1 December 2022
    Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) threw away medical supplies worth K4.9 billion in 2020, an Auditor General Report for 19 State-owned enterprises for the year ended June 30 2022 has revealed. The K4.9 billion stock was K0.9 billion higher than the K4 billion supplies thrown away in 2019. Ironically, that was happening at a time […]
    Taonga Sabola
  • Malawi to get K63 billion grant for lakeshore road 1 December 2022
    Parliament Wednesday passed a bill authorising the Ministry of Finance to receive a grant worth K63 billion and loan amounting to K2 billion from the African Development Bank (ADF) for the rehabilitation of the M5 (lakeshore) road which has been in bad state for several past years. The African Development Fund (Sadc Sub-Regional Transport and […]
    Mathews Kasanda
  • European Union pushes for subsidy programme review 1 December 2022
    The European Union (EU) has backed calls by some stakeholders to have the Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) revamped, arguing that in its current state, AIP cannot achieve the goal of food security and sustainable agriculture production for Malawi. EU Ambassador to Malawi Rune Skinnebach expressed the backing in Blantyre during a media interaction with members […]
    Justin Mkweu
  • 1 billion Kwacha mark 1 December 2022
    Team Malawi’s budget for the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games has been revised to K1 billion. The Games are scheduled to run from Friday to December 11 at various venues in Lilongwe. The team’s initial budget was around K970 million before being slashed to about K700 million. The government has since […]
    Mphatso Malidadi
  • HIV treatment in times of hunger 1 December 2022
    There is no food left in Judith Lupiya’s shaky soot-stained kitchen, whose cold fireplace backs up her claim that she has not eaten anything since morning. It is around 2:30 in the afternoon. There is no standing stalk of maize with a cob in the semi-arid brown fields around her home. The last pail of […]
    Audrey Kapalamula
  • Twist in Mum elections 1 December 2022
    There are changes on the part of aspirants in the forthcoming elections for Musicians Union of Malawi (Mum) National Executive Committee following vetting by the credential committee. Mum Board Chairperson Wycliffe Chimwendo confirmed the development Wednesday saying, following scrutiny by the credential committee, some contestants were ineligible. Chimwendo said, for instance, the presidential battle is […]
    Sam Banda
  • Mkweta G ready to drop more music 1 December 2022
    By Fatsani Kalonda Musician Mkweta G, real name Peter Lenz, has said he is determined to release more songs in his quest to educate, entertain and inform people. The budding artist has shown progress by dropping a number of songs and they include ‘Uone Patali’ whose music video is also enjoying airplay in some of […]
    Fatsani Kalonda
  • Plan Malawi to mentor African Spelling Bee spellers 1 December 2022
    Plan Malawi International has stepped in to support the African Spelling Bee, to be hosted in the country from December 6 to 11 2022, by organising a mentorship workshop for all contestants. The African Spelling Bee preliminary and grand finale, to feature spellers from several countries including Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, […]
    Sam Banda
  • Benefits of CSR in strategic human resource management 1 December 2022
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices are increasingly being adopted and legitimised in business and they impact the strategic and operational levels in various areas. The integration of these criteria and practices in the strategic management involves many factors, and human resource management is an essential aspect for the accomplishment of such initiative. The ISO 26000:2010 […]
    Times News
  • Senegal, Morocco inspire Fam 1 December 2022
    Performances by Malawi National Football Team opponents in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon have inspired Football Association of Malawi (Fam) to begin thinking about building a team capable of making an appearance at the Fifa World Cup. Senegal and Morocco were in the same group as the Flames at the continental […]
    Times News
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  • Malawian Airline acquires new Boeing aircraft 1 December 2022
    Minister of Transport and Public Works Jacob Hara says Malawian Airlines, in which the government is the majority shareholder, has replaced its aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, with a bigger one, a Boeing 737-800. Hara said this is has been done because of unprecedented growth in demand for air services, especially between Malawi and South Africa. […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • ADMARC restructuring, retrenchments to delay; employees assured of September, October salaries 1 December 2022
    Corporate restructuring and retrenchments at Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) would further delay, according to an internal circular dated 28th November, 2022, which Nyasa Times has seen. Former Minister of Agriculture, Lobin Lowe, shut down the state-owned grain trader on 1st September, 2022 to pave the way for its restructuring over allegations of entrenched corruption and […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • High prematurity, preterm deaths worry ministry, partners 1 December 2022
    The Ministry of Health has called for increased awareness on Kangaroo Mother Care—more especially in rural communities—in order to prevent deaths of babies born before completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. The ministry also called for more specialized health personnel and equipment in caring for the babies, technically known as preterm. Director of Reproductive Health […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • FDH Bank Plc invests K45 million to Rise & Shine Group under FDH Graduate Start-up Program  1 December 2022
    FDH Bank Plc says it is geared to provide support by empowering young Malawian university graduates, who have innovative sustainable entrepreneurship project ideas that can help them to employ themselves and create other rooms for employment to fellow youths. Deputy Managing Director of FDH Bank Plc, George Chitera said this on Tuesday in Mulanje during […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Fisherman gets 4 years IHL for stealing Egenco equipment 1 December 2022
    The Liwonde First Grade Magistrate Court in Liwonde has sentenced a 22-year-old fisherman to four years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing and vandalising Egenco property. Henry Chazunga will serve the sentence for stealing and vandalising the property at Liwonde Weed Management Station. The court heard through Prosecutor Wakisa Mwakatika that the convict on several […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • High Court convicts former Judiciary spokesperson on corruption charges 1 December 2022
    The High Court of Malawi has convicted former Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula on corruption charges. The court has also convicted his co-accused Reverend Daniel Mhone on the same charge. The two convicts corruptly solicited about K10.7 million from United Methodist Church between 2016 and 2017. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Mvula, a former Malawi News […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Govt appoints acting DC for Blantyre City Council 30 November 2022
    Blantyre City Council has an acting district commissioner following the redeployment of the DC Bennett Nkasala. Ministry of Local Government has appointed Director of Planning and Development at Blantyre District Council, Tamanya Harawa as the acting District Commissioner from December 1, 2022. Nkasala has been transferred to the Ministry of Mining where he will be […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Chizuma says some legislators are corrupt 30 November 2022
    Anti-Corruption Bureau  (ACB) director general Martha Chizuma says some of parliamentarians in the 193-strong House are corrupt. She has lamented the legislators are  involved in corruption especially in the administration of constituency development fund (CDF). Speaking at Parliament’s Anti-Corruption Day event in Lilongwe, Chizuma said the Bureau has received several complaints and is investigating such […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Malawi reduces Malaria deaths by 50% 30 November 2022
    Officials from the ministry of health say Malawi has cut malaria deaths by 50 percent from 23 deaths per 100,000  population in 2016 to 12 deaths per 100,000 in 2021. Secretary for Health Dr. Charles Mwansambo revealed the news in Mchinji during the launch of the extension for malaria vaccination sites. “We have reduced the […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • NSO orients journalists on data access and utilization 30 November 2022
    The National Statistical Office (NSO) mandated to collect, analyze and disseminate official statistics—oriented business journalists on data access and utilization to enable them facilitate understanding when communicating policy issues to the masses. Held simultaneously in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu, the orientations drew together scores of journalists from the Association of Business Journalists (ABJ). Speaking in […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
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  • Malawian gospel artist switches to secular 1 December 2022
    Ireland-based Malawian gospel artist has announced a switch to secular music after years in the ministry. The Musician Francis Bogatsu Nyathi has told this publication that his decision is not motivated by any negative forces. According to the singer, he wants to continue spreading positive message but through different type of music. “Secular music is […]
    Lyonike Mughogho
  • Malawians in Ireland build house for woman in Mangochi 1 December 2022
    Association of Malawians in Ireland has constructed a house worth K2.9 million for a woman aged 82 in Mangochi. The association which was formed in 2004, is a charity organization which is targeting the plight of needy and all marginalized person’s in Malawi. According to Henry Mkumbira, President of the Association, the construction of the […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • Three-year-old girl with albinism murdered in Kasungu 1 December 2022
    A thug last night broke into a house in Kasungu where he killed a three-year-old girl with albinism before chopping off her arm. The incident happened on November 30, 2022 around 11pm at Mawawa Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Chulu in the district. According to Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Joseph Kachikho, the […]
    Mwayi Mkandawire
  • Joshua Chisa Mbele faces K200 million defamation lawsuit 1 December 2022
    Chisa Mbele Chairperson of Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA), innoncentia Ottober, is demanding K200 million damages from activist Joshua Chisa Mbele over Mbele’s Facebook post. Mbele has posted on his Facebook account today a notice of intended suit by Ottober’s lawyers, Likongwe and Associates. The document dated 25 November indicate that the […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • Malawi Police told to impound govt vehicles for Region 5 Games 1 December 2022
    The Office of the President and Cabinet has ordered Malawi Police to impound Malawi Government vehicles following reluctance by some civil servants to hand over the vehicles for the Region 5 Games. Malawi is hosting the Region 5 Games from 2nd December to 11 December in Lilongwe. Government has been mobilizing vehicles from ministries, departments […]
    Russell Kondowe
  • Simso Innobuild league winner  to be confirmed this weekend 1 December 2022
    The fight to clinch the Simso Innobuild Premier League and earn promotion to the Tnm Super League reaches a climax this weekend when the final fixtures of the Simso league will be played. Yesterday, third placed Kadona Stars lost a chance to go top as they lost to Chintheche United at home by 2 goals […]
    Mike Lyson Zgambo
  • Suspected motorcycle thieves arrested in Ndirande 1 December 2022
    Two people are in police custody at Ndirande Police Station on suspicion that they attacked Kabaza Taxi operators and robbed them of their motorcycles at Ndirande in Blantyre. The two have been identified as Jaffali Emmanuel, 24, from Basadi Village in Traditional Authority Mkanda in Mulanje and Daniel Saoda, 26, who hails from  Matepwere Village […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • Govt allowed to borrow K2 billion for M5 road 1 December 2022
    Parliament yesterday authorised the Malawi Government to borrow K2 billion for rehabilitation of the M5 Lakeshore Road. According to Minister of Finance Sosten Gwengwe, Malawi will borrow K2 billion from Development Fund (ADF) and ADF will provide a K63 billion grant to Malawi. “There was a lot of noise out there that there is no […]
    Mwayi Mkandawire
  • Ministry warns officers against defying its directive on user fees 30 November 2022
    Ministry of Education says it will take disciplinary measures against all its officers who are still charging learners various user fees. In January 2022, Ministry of Education wrote a circular to its officers stopping them from charging user fees such as Registration fee, examination fee, summer school fee and report card fee among others. The […]
    Malawi News Agency (MANA)
  • Teeth Savers drills about 128,736 primary school pupils on oral health across Malawi 30 November 2022
    As one way of promoting oral hygiene among primary school pupils under Bright Smiles, Bright future program, Teeth Savers International in partnership with Colgate Palmolive had reached out to 128,736 pupils in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu where among other things each pupil received a toothbrush and toothpaste. The initiative has benefited 49824 in Blantyre and […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
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  • Wemas gives cashback to 9 Boss Fisheries employees 1 December 2022
    Wella Medical Aid Society (Wemas) on Wednesday gave back cash amounting to K190 500 to nine Boss Fisheries employees who have not incurred 25 percent of medical bills over the last 12 months. Speaking during the official presentation of the cheque in Blantyre on Wednesday, Wemas chief executive officer Macdonald Wella said they are the […]
    Johnny Kasalika
  • UN Women weighs in on GBV fight 1 December 2022
    UN Women says gender-based violence (GBV) remains a big challenge because fighters are failing to address its root causes. UN Women country representative Letty Chiwara said this on Tuesday at Mpatsa Community Day Secondary School in Nsanje when stakeholders signed a pledge to end GBV in the country. She said: “Yes,we are making strides, communities […]
    Malawi News Agency
  • Hostile economy affects non-tax revenue—analystsis 1 December 2022
    Taxation experts say the underperformance in non-tax revenue line during the first half of the Malawi Government fiscal year is a reflection of the country’s volatile economy. The sentiments follow Treasury figures contained in the 2022/23 Mid-Year Budget Review Statement which show that non-tax revenue underperformed in the first half of this year and is […]
    Orama Chiphwanya
  •  Committee sees no hope in maize price reduction 1 December 2022
    The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture says there is little hope for a drop in maize prices following reduced stocks on the market as the demand for the staple grain rises. The committee’s chairperson Sameer Suleman said in an interview on Tuesday that the situation was worsened by the closure of State produce trader Agricultural Development […]
    Grace Phiri
  • ‘Fair trading law review to promote fair trade’ 1 December 2022
     The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has expressed optimism that competition and trade faring will be enhanced through the review of the Competition and Fair Trading Act of 1998 by aligning the law with current trends. Malawi has for the past two decades been a operating under the Competition and Fair Trading Act of […]
    Orama Chiphwanya
  • Everyone counts in HIV fight 1 December 2022
    Today is the World Aids. With only eight years left before the 2030 goal of ending Aids as a global health threat, our Staff Writer JAMES CHAVULA highlights how data helps equalise access to HIV services. Reliable data helps deliver HIV services to those who need them without leaving anyone behind. Blantyre Prevention Strategy coordinator […]
    James Chavula
  • Govt plans to eliminate malaria by 2030 1 December 2022
    Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Charles Mwansambo has called on parents and guardians to vigilantly follow malaria preventive measures to eliminate the disease by 2030. He said this in Mchinji on Tuesday when he launched the malaria vaccine rollout which is targeting 300 030 children in 11 districts. Mwansambo said the use of mosquito nets […]
    Nation Online
  • Daliso Chaponda invades Malawi again 1 December 2022
    Four months after he held his last two shows on home soil, United Kingdom-based Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda is set for a return. Just like last time, the comedian will crack his jokes from the same Amaryllis Hotel platform in Blantyre, but albeit with a new supporting cast. He will star alongside South African Conrad […]
    Brian Itai
  • Bullets want K50m for Babatundemeet 1 December 2022
    Nyasa Big Bullets have pegged their marksman Babatunde Adepoju at K50 million following interests from foreign clubs. One of the clubs interested in the 2022 TNM Super League Golden Boot winner is South Africa Football Association (Safa) National First Division side Venda Academy FC. Venda contacted Bullets for the player and were told he is […]
    Joy Ndovi
  • Corruption among MPs, ministers worries ACB 1 December 2022
     The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has decried corruption among members of Parliament (MPs) and Cabinet ministers, urging them to avoid temptations to engage in bribery. Speaking at Parliament Building in Lilongwe yesterday during commemoration of the Malawi Parliament Anti-corruption Day, ACB director-general Martha Chizuma observed that some MPs are involved in corruption, especially in the administration […]
    George Singini