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  • World Bank sees mounting poverty 29 June 2022
    By Taonga Sabola The Malawi Economic Monitor (Mem) released Tuesday titled Strengthening Fiscal Resilience and Service Delivery released by the World Bank has noted that the sharp rise in consumer prices will push more Malawians into poverty. The World Bank says the continued price increase of 15 percent would result in poverty rate rising by […]
    Taonga Sabola
  • Court stops George Chaponda 29 June 2022
    The battle for the position of Leader of Opposition in Parliament rages, after 22 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members of Parliament (MPs) obtained a court injunction stopping newly appointed leader, George Chaponda, from acting in or holding the position. The High Court sitting in Lilongwe granted the injunction, according to the MPs’ lawyer Wapona Kita. […]
    Rebecca Chimjeka
  • Maize prices soar 29 June 2022
    Maize prices have rocketed across the country, selling at between K15,000 and K18,000 per 50 kilogramme (kg) bag from K11,000 last month, The Daily Times has observed. Snap checks in Thyolo, Blantyre, Lilongwe and Karonga indicated that traders have been reacting to the rising cost of fuel. Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) has, meanwhile, indicated […]
    Mathews Kasanda
  • World Bank calls for ‘bold’ reforms 29 June 2022
    The World Bank has called for the adoption of three bold reforms as Malawi aims to navigate through the hostile global economic environment worsened by a combination of shocks such as the Covid pandemic and the Russian-Ukraine war. World Bank County Manager for Malawi Hugh Riddell was speaking in Lilongwe when the bank launched the […]
    Taonga Sabola
  • Queens blackout 29 June 2022
    Netball administration in the country slumped to a new low after authorities Tuesday withheld Malawi National Netball Team’s test match results from the encounter with third-ranked England in South Africa. Several unconfirmed reports suggested that the Queens had suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of England. Many social media netball groups indicated that the […]
    Mphatso Malidadi
  • Tightening the noose on assailants of people with albinism in Malawi 29 June 2022
    By Jameson Chauluka & Richard Chirombo: Four years and three months later, birds still sing all day in Nakawa Village, Machinga District, even if one of the people that admired them, namely MacDonald Masambuka, is long gone. Four years ago, on March 9 2018, MacDonald, a man Andrew Patson from the same village describes as […]
    Jameson Chauluka
  • Malawi is 4th least electrified country 29 June 2022
    A recent World Bank report titled ‘Tracking Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, the Energy Progress 2022’, has placed Malawi number four among five countries with least access to electricity. Malawi, at 15 percent is above South Sudan 7 percent, Chad 11 percent and Burundi at 12 percent. It further indicates that about 16 million people […]
    Justin Mkweu
  • Business Time – 28 June 2022 29 June 2022
    Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments! The post Business Time – 28 June 2022 appeared first on The Times Group Malawi.
    Chimwemwe Mangazi
  • Minister for cannabis production legalisation 29 June 2022
    Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe has indicated that his ministry plans to ask Parliament to amend some laws to allow production of local cannabis varieties to maximise export earnings. This comes at a time the country has been debating over a recent conviction of an 18-year-old boy in Blantyre who was found in possession of […]
    Chimwemwe Mangazi
  • Wanderers fans bay for players, coaches blood 29 June 2022
    Angry Mighty Mukuru Wanderers fans Tuesday bayed for the players’ blood after a third consecutive draw in the TNM Super League. Wanderers shared the spoils with Civil Service United after playing out to a goal-less stalemate in a dull match at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. This means the Nomads returned to their Blantyre base with […]
    Mabvuto Kambuwe
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  • Battle lines drawn between DPP factions as parliament prepares to meet in July 28 June 2022
    Malawians should expect a weaker opposition in parliament as the country’s main opposition party, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has its internal fight to another level. Following the election of the new Leader of Opposition George Chaponda at Page House on Sunday, battle lines have been drawn between members of Parliament (MPs) supporting DPP leader, Professor […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • British investor pumps in K800m in oil manufacturing in Nkhotakota 28 June 2022
    A British investor has pumped in K800 million in oil industry which is largely to benefit a rural area in Nkhotakota. On Monday, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Madalitso Kambauwa commissioned  essential oils company called Tickbird, which is a K800 Million investment in the area of Senior Chief Mwadzama in Nkhotakota District. The company is founded […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Director of Public Prosecutions now to go after APM and Ntaba in the MacDonald Masambuka murder trial 28 June 2022
    It is not over yet for the case of the brutal murder of MacDonald Masambuka to conclude as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), DPP Dr. Steven Kayuni, is now considering going after high profile people implicated in the murder. Masambuka – who was a 22-year-ld man with albinism from Machinga – was murdered gruesomely […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • TEVETA urges private sector to prioritize TEVET certificates during employment 28 June 2022
    Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training Authority (TEVETA) has called upon the private sector to prioritize candidates with the institution’s qualifications for employment. TEVETA Executive Director Elwin Sichiola made the call on Thursday during the engagement with the private sector to appraise them on the reforms in the Tevet sector. Sichiola said the private sector […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Chilima no show at Plan International meet 28 June 2022
    Vice President Saulos Chilima on Tuesday was forced to stay away from presiding over a Plan International function in Lilongwe following pressure from various commentators that the organisation was damaging it’s image by associating with a man who is currently being accused of corruption. Plan International released a program ahead of its function showing Chilima […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • CSOs urge communities against stigmatizing and discriminating people who use drugs 28 June 2022
    The Centre for Mental Health Education, Counselling and Empowerment (CMHECE) has advised communities against stigma and discriminating upon people engaging in drug and substance abuse. CMHECE Coordinator Kelvin Malema sounded the appeal at Mayibiyibi Community Day Secondary School in Karonga during the commemoration of this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. SUPPORT […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • FDH Bank holds 15th AGM 28 June 2022
    Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) listed FDH Bank Plc, a home-grown leading commercial bankers, has successfully held its 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM)  with a promise to continue to leverage on technology and innovation to ensure financial inclusion of the marginalized targeting to reach over 1.4 million digital customers. Speaking in Blantyre, FDH Bank plc Board Chairperson […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Supreme Court extends stay order in Kezzie Msukwa corruption case 28 June 2022
    The Supreme Court has extended stay order for Sattar corruption suspect Kezzie Msukwa pending ruling. Msukwa, who is accused of receiving money and a Mercedes Benz vehicle from corruption suspect Zuneth Sattar, took an order against the implementation of a High Court judgment which favoured the graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to prosecute […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Malawi debt goes up by 13% 28 June 2022
    Malawi’s debt stock has risen to unprecedented K6.38 trillion, up by 13 percent. The debt stock was at K5.65 trillion in 2021, which is equivalent to 62 percent of 2021/22 GDP, according to the Annual Public Debt Report of 2021 to 2022 by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. According to the report, at […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Nankumwa theatrics over Chaponda’s appointment: 22 MPs obtain court injunction 28 June 2022
    A day after Malawi Parliament had recognised the appointment of George Chaponda as Democratic Progressive Party’s Leader of Opposition by inviting him to attend the National Assembly’s Business Committee meeting, 22 DPP MPs went ahead to apply for court injunction and were successfully granted on Tuesday, June 28. This also follows a press statement that […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
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  • Silver thrash Stars 4-1 29 June 2022
    Ernest Gama Silver Strikers thrashed Tn Stars 4-1 in a Tnm Super League match at Silver Stadium this afternoon. Stars opened the scoreline through Alexander Cosmas in the first minute of the game. Zebron Kalima equalised for Silver in the 40th minute. Both teams were displaying good football in the first half of the match. […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • GBV: CU female student physically abused by boyfriend 29 June 2022
    A Catholic University male student was captured in a video assaulting a female student in a case of gender based violence. The students have not been identified but reports indicate that they are first year students and the incident happened in a room at the university. In the video, the male student slaps the girl […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • Fresh graduate’s company sponsors graduation party at MUST 29 June 2022
    The owner of Nyasa Engineering Consultancy Limited, Peter Ngwira, who has graduated from Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) today has sponsored a graduation party for fellow graduates. Ngwira who has graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering said the graduands need to celebrate their accomplishment, adding that his intention is also to introduce […]
    Raphael Likaka
  • Community volunteers playing vital role in TB case detection 29 June 2022
    Community volunteers have been hailed for the vital role they are playing in the fight against TB. The volunteers work hand in hand with health surveillance assistants in their respective areas in collecting sputum and also sensitizing the communities about Tuberculosis, how it is transmitted and how it can be prevented. Lewis Tukula who is […]
    Mike Kalumbi
  • Scrafoc ‘to sue’ Makhadzi over Ma Gear song 29 June 2022
    South African based Malawian musician Scrafoc has vowed to sue Makhadzi for stealing his song called Ma Gear. Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, Scrafoc confirmed the development. He said he feels used by the Limpopo born songstress. “I will take a legal action. This is not on. Just because she is a big brand, […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • MACRA gives MPC 31 motorcycles 29 June 2022
    Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has donated 31 motorcycles worth K198 million to Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) district offices in order to improve mail delivery in hard to reach areas. Speaking during the handover ceremony in Blantyre recently, MACRA Board Chairperson, Stella Chuthi, said the donation was made available under the Universal Service Fund (USF), […]
    Malawi News Agency (MANA)
  • Hospitals told to stop demanding police reports before helping patients 29 June 2022
    The Ministry of Health has told hospitals that injured patients should not be demanded to get police reports before being treated. Secretary for Health Dr. Charles Mwansambo has said in a memo that there is no law requiring injured patients to have a police report as a requirement for treatment. Mwansambo added that injured patients […]
    Russell Kondowe
  • 23 year old Malawian woman raise over K40 million on GoFundMe for orphans 29 June 2022
    A 23-year-old young woman and TikTok user Tusayiwe Mkhondya has shared a video on the social media platform detailing how she wakes up at 4 in the morning to prepare breakfast for more than 34 children and orphans she looks after. A GoFundMe donation page created on her behalf has already raised over K40 million […]
    Mwayi Mkandawire
  • Two men jailed over robbery in Blantyre 29 June 2022
    The Blantyre Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court has sentenced two men to 6 years imprisonment each for stealing items worth K306,700 at Namiwawa Community Day Secondary School. Blantyre Police Station Sergeant Aubrey Singanyama  identified the two as Frank Mahowa aged 37 and Matias Gama aged 39. State prosecutor Sub Inspector Justice Manolo told the court that […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • People in Malawi encouraged to develop interest in wildlife and environment 29 June 2022
    People in the country have been encouraged to develop interest in protecting wildlife and the environment for the benefit of future generations. The statement was made by Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) through Clement Manjaalera on Tuesday during a media tour which the organization conducted at the site. Speaking with reporters, Manjaalera said that they are […]
    Martha Chikoti
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  • PPDA moves to enhance procurement process 29 June 2022
    Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) has expressed optimism that its newly launched electronic-service platform will speed up implementation of various projects to be undertaken by government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). PPDA director general Edington Chilapondwa said this on Monday in Lilongwe when he opened a two-day training on the e-service platform […]
    Brenda Buliyani
  •  Malawi credit Status at risk 29 June 2022
     The World Bank has warned that Malawi risks losing external debt opportunities unless it swiftly undertakes debt management, sustainability and transparency measures to avoid losing credit-worthiness. The Bretton Woods institution expressed the concerns on unsustainable debt levels in its 15th edition of the Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM) launched yesterday in Lilongwe titled ‘Strengthening Fiscal Resilience […]
    Steve Chilundu
  • Teen’s chamba sentence under review 29 June 2022
    Blantyre acting chief resident magistrate Chisomo Msokera has recommended the High Court of Malawi to review the eight-year custodial sentence handed to Mussa John for possession of Indian hemp, locally known as chamba. In an internal memorandum dated June 27 2022 addressed to assistant registrar of the High Court (Criminal Division, Principal Registry),  the magistrate said […]
  • Mist over VP’s absence at Plan event 29 June 2022
     Mist surrounds the last-minute no-show by Vice-President Saulos Chilima at a Plan International report launch he was supposed to preside over yesterday at a hotel in Lilongwe. An announcement at the event indicated that Chilima, who was scheduled to preside over the launch of a study on the ‘Education Investments in Middle East, Eastern and […]
    Nation Online
  •   Defence wants ex-minister Mwanamvekha discharged 29 June 2022
     The defence has asked the Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Lilongwe to discharge former minister of Finance Joseph Mwanamvekha from a case he is accused of misreporting on Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) foreign exchange reserve. Through his lawyer Mercy Chijere, the former minister, who is answering charges of abuse of office and fraudulent false […]
    George Singini
  • Leader of Opposition fight rages on 29 June 2022
     Dust is refusing to settle on the battle for Leader of Opposition in Parliament as 22 legislators yesterday obtained a court order stopping Mulanje South West legislator George Chaponda from taking over. High Court of Malawi Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda granted the order to the legislators siding with embattled incumbent Kondwani Nankhumwa following an application by […]
    Joseph Mwale
  • Malawi gets K14 billion drought insurance payout 29 June 2022
     Malawi has received a combined $14.2 million (about K14 billion) of relief in climate insurance payout from the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group. Speaking when receiving the payment yesterday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, President Lazarus Chakwera said all Malawians whose crops did not do well due to the natural disasters that hit the country […]
    Brenda Buliyani
  • Communities demand bus depot at Songwe 29 June 2022
    Taxi operators and community leaders around Songwe Border Post in Karonga District have asked authorities to construct a bus depot to create a conducive business environment. Mwakaboko Area Development Committee chairperson Edward Chitete said in an interview on Monday that the border post is one of the busiest in the country. He said: “The place […]
    Nation Online
  • Youths in Rumphi demand Neef loans  29 June 2022
    Youths in Rumphi have asked the National Economic Empowerment Fund (Neef) to increase the number of beneficiaries in the district, claiming many of them are being denied access to the soft loans. One of the youths, Denis Mkandawire, in an interview on Monday said it was difficult for them to access loans. He said: “We […]
    Nation Online
  • ‘Male involvement crucial in GBV fight’ 29 June 2022
    Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) project coordinator Mercy Mituka says male involvement in the fight against gender-based violence is crucial to eliminate the vice. She said this yesterday during mentorship sessions with men, boys, religious and community leaders from traditional authorities (T/As) Njewa, Tsabango, Kabudula and Chiseka in Lilongwe on gender-based violence. She said they use […]
    Nation Online