Tawonga Ng’oma, UN World Food Programme; 75 year-old Emme Kanama of Zomba district is one of the people receiving support during this Lean Season Response. Due to heavy rains, her piece of land flooded in March 2020 leaving her and her six grandchildren with not enough food to last the entire year. With the MK […]
The on-going tussle between teachers and the government has taken another twist, with the civil servants demanding that they should be getting K35,000 as minimum monthly Covid risk allowance or else they will not resume work. The teachers, through their mother body Teachers Union of Malawi (Tum), have further demanded that the Covid risk allowances […]
National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Helen Buluma has suspended four of the company’s members of staff, a few days after some staff members wrote the company’s board chairperson demanding that she be removed from her position. The suspended staff members are Financial Accountant Mavuto Ndalahoma, Communications Officer Telephorus Chigwenembe, […]
Economic expert Donasius Pathera has projected that the country’s debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP)- ratio would rise to 75.1 percent in 2022 due to continued macroeconomic imbalances. This came out during a mid-year budget analysis workshop organised by the Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama) on Thursday in Lilongwe. Pathera said, before the Covid pandemic, debt-to- GDP […]
Uncertainty surrounds the resumption of TNM Super League as Presidential Taskforce on Covid is yet to receive Football Restart proposal from stakeholders that are reviewing the proposal. TNM Super League games were suspended in January after government gazetted new regulations on Covid, restricting public gathering to 50 people. However, co-Chairperson for Presidential Taskforce on Covid, […]
Stanley Gawanani may be the first smallholder farmer in his village to reap fourfold from his half-hectare groundnut plot squeezed between extensive maize and tobacco fields. But he will not be the last. This is the second time he has grown groundnuts on the plot which, he recalls, only managed to give his family of […]
Ethno Malawi Music Camp spearheaded by Music Crossroads Malawi returns to the fold after failing to take place last year due to Covid. This year’s Ethno Malawi Music Camp will be held from April 26 to May 1. This will be the fifth Ethno Malawi Music Camp to take place and, this year, it returns […]
Christian Artists Network Association Malawi (Cana) in partnership with Zoom Prayer Group has donated foodstuffs to frontline workers. Cana Team Leader Chimwemwe Mizaya said Sunday that as people that, have been committed to praying for God’s intervention through prayer and music against Covid, they thought of helping out. “We have been praying a lot for […]
One of the weaknesses of human nature is the desire for things to improve or to achieve a particular result without putting in the work required to attain the results. We, as human beings, often want good things in life; we want progress, we want peace, we want good health, we want good relationships, lucrative […]
Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has said its position on regional football elections remains the same. This comes after Football Association of Malawi (Fam) went ahead to hold Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) elections in Mzuzu Sunday, which saw Lameck Khonje retaining his post as chairperson unopposed. In reaction to the development, the council’s […]
Despite the fact that Covid-19 pandemic has affected people’s economic lives Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has announced it has raised the prices of paraffin, diesel and petrol. Mera public relations officer Fitina Khonje says petrol is now at K899 from K834 which is a 7.34 percent increase. Diesel has gone up from K826 to K898, […]
A court in Blantyre has slapped a 36-year-old step father with a 20-year jail term for notoriously defiling his step daughter. The Senior Resident Magistrate has convicted and sentenced Chosadziwa Kudyauku for defiling the 12-year-old step daughter. The court heard that he committed the offence three times at different places within Machinjiri in January 2021. […]
Classes in public schools are expected to resume tomorrow after government and teachers reached a win-win agreement to suspend the strike which forced learners out in the streets in violent protests against the strike. Teachers Union of Malawi suspended the three weeks tay away during a meeting with ministries of Education and Labour brokered by […]
Former Malawi National Team Technical Director, Manfred Hoener, is no more, Nyasa Times can confirm. The German passed on at the age of 79 due to heart failure on March 6, 2021. Hoener was vigilant in spotting players across the country and shaping them at junior level before handing them over to the coach for […]
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Monday visited Malawi and held bilateral talks with President Lazarus Chakwera to solicit support for Botswana’s candidate Elias Magosi for the position of executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and have agreed to strengthen their diplomatic arrangements by supporting each other SADC positions during the forthcoming meetings. […]
Parliamentary candidates in the forthcoming March 30 by-elections will tomorrow be queing up to present their nomination papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) through the offices of their respective district commissioners. MEC will hold the by-elections in seven constituencies and two wards following the nullification of the 2019 parliamentary elections as well as the […]
Magistrate Patrick Chirwa has adjourned extradition hearing involving Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri to Monday March 15 2021 to give defence lawyers time to prepare application of his recusal. The legal team for the preacher wanted the magistrate hearing the matter to recuse himself as he had also earlier issued a warrant […]
Ethanol distiller Ethanol Company (EthCo) Friday donated various items worth K13 million to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic to Nkhota-Kota and Salima District Hospitals. EthCo Chief Executive Officer Lusubilo Chakaniza said as part of the Company’s shared value programme, EthCo supports the needs of the society in the areas of rural development, health and safety, […]
The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has threatened to hold nationwide demonstrations on Wednesday should the government stick to its guns on its refusal to pay teachers Covid-19 risk allowances. Teachers in Malawi are currently staying away from their work, demanding that the government should pay them K35, 000 each for six […]
Four Malawian athletes who went to take part in the “All Comers Tournament” in Lusaka, Zambia last Saturday, have made Malawi proud by doing well in the competition. The four who are Stain Lifa, Gift Kawale, Mercy Malembo and Asimenye Simwaka, were in camp for a month before leaving for Zambia and are expected to […]
Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has suspended teachers’ strike and has asked teachers to resume their work tomorrow. Teachers in the country had been on strike for two weeks as they demanded Malawi Government to start giving them K35,000 a month as Covid-19 risk allowance. Today, TUM, Presidential Taskforce and Parliamentary Committee on Education held […]
Fugitives Shepherd Bushiri and wife Mary Bushiri have asked for another magistrate in their extradition case, saying the current magistrate is not fit to preside over the case. The two appeared before Chief Resident Magistrate Chirwa today for the extradition hearing but the proceedings could not continue as Bushiri’s lawyer Wapona Kita asked for the […]
Prices of fuel in Malawi have gone up again, less than three months after another hike in December last year. Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has announced the adjustment today. According to MERA, Petrol has increased from K834.60 to K899.20 representing 7.74%, Diesel from K826.40 to K898.00 representing 8.66 % and Paraffin from K613.20 to […]
Times Group has come under fire over its ‘Impossible Demand’ headline which suggests that Government cannot afford to pay Malawi teachers K35,000 each in Covid-19 allowances. The Daily Times newspaper published by Times today carried the headline ‘Impossible Demand’ in reference to teachers’ demand for risk allowances. The report says Malawi Government employs about 101,000 […]
Parents of learners in public schools have endorsed peaceful demonstrations that Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has organized to support teachers’ demand for allowances . The organization has organized the demonstrations to force government to pay public school teachers government risk allowances. In an interview, one of parents Victoria Bayisoni from Kawale […]
President Lazarus Chakwera has accepted President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi’s request for Malawi to support Botswana’s candidate for the Executive Secretary position at the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Chakwera announced the decision today during a joint press conference with Masisi at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. Botswana wants its Permanent Secretary and Head of Public […]
Former Chikwawa East parliamentarian, Ragson Kamunda Chirwa, who was contesting in the 30 March by-elections on an independent ticket, has withdrawn his candidature and has endorsed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)s aspirant for the area Ginford Maulidi. Chirwa, who won the seat on independent ticket in 2009 and later joined DPP, announced his U-turn on Sunday […]
By Synd Kalimbuka Health workers at Zomba Mental Hospital have closed the main entrance to the facility, saying they are being harassed by patients due to lack of security at the institution. According to the nurses and ward attendants Malawi24 has spoken with, the security guards under Mass Security Limited which the hospital contracted to […]
Teachers in the country are proceeding with their stay away which is aimed at forcing the Malawi Government to start giving them K35,000 a month as Covid-19 risk allowance. Last week, the teachers through their mother body Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) met Ministry of education officials and commissioner of labor where it was reported […]
By Synd Kalimbuka Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday started by-election campaign in Zomba Changalume constituency with a lot of confidence about victory for its candidate Mary Muheya. During the campaign launch at Msamba primary school, the party urged people in the area not to vote for rejected and failed politicians. The party’s vice President […]
President Lazarus Chakwera on Monday threw his weight behind Botswana and its candidate for the post of Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) executive secretary, Elias Mpedi Magosi. Chakwera, who is due to take over the Sadc chairmanship in August, made his open endorsement on Monday during a press briefing he co-addressed with visiting Botswana President […]
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has reduced Confedereation of Africa Football (CAF) outgoing president Ahmad Ahmad’s five-year ban to two, ending his slim hopes of contesting for the position at elections this Friday in Morocco. Fifa last year handed Ahmad a five-year ban from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) for financial […]
Minister of Energy Newton Kambala has condemned vandalism of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) transformers, saying the development is worsening the company’s financial capacity and service delivery. Speaking in an interview on Sunday, the minister said Escom’s financial capacity is weak following mismanagement of resources in the past, adding that vandalism of the company’s […]
Malawian woman Estina Mukasera, 30, has been sentenced to 24 years imprisonment after a court in Hong Kong, China found her guilty of drug trafficking. The woman was arrested in Hong Kong after she was found in possession of 2 190 grams of cocaine in August 2018. Hong Kong is a special administrative region of […]
Ombudsman Martha Chizuma says there is need to apply existing gender laws and deconstruct prevalent social and gender norms that perpetuate gender inequality in the country. Speaking in Lilongwe on Sunday during an open lecture organised by Unicaf University to mark the International Women’s Day 2021, she said despite all the legal provisions Malawi has, […]
Employers are yet to remit about K26.2 billion in pension money to fund managers, a development the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has attributed to Covid-19 which has worsened companies’ performance. The pension arrears of K26.2 billion recorded at the end of December 2020, has increased by about 7.3 percent from K24.4 billion within six […]
Mkango Resources Limited, a dual-listed mining firm, says rare earths prices continue to rise on the global market and concerns over security of supply provides a favourable market for Malawi. The mining firm has been exploring rare earths at Songwe Hill Rare Earth Project in Phalombe since January 2010. In a published statement, the firm’s […]
Malawi’s economy escaped a potential recession by a whisker in 2020, registering a growth rate of 0.9 percent, thanks to the robust growth in the agriculture sector, an economist has said. Ministry of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms principal economist Joseph Matola said in Lilongwe on Thursday that the country’s economy was […]
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has listed and awarded Malawi with a safe travels stamp, recognising the country as one of the safest tourism destinations in the world. The safe travels stamp enables travellers to recognise destinations and companies that have implemented protocols aligned with the safe travels protocols designed by WTTC together […]
The Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) was bullish in February with five counters registering price gains, sending the overall market measure up by an average 0.06 percent, a report shows. The MSE monthly market report for February 2021 shows that the 16-counter bourse transacted a total of 12.05 million shares, raising K438.93 million (about $564 016.88) […]
We have been subjected to torture and humiliation by the draconian law system in Nigeria. Our bones and flesh have adapted to horrific conditions, so that the injuries inflicted on us have damaged our vocal system and rendered us helpless. The situations we are currently facing in Nigeria have taken away our pride and humanity, […]
The story of 14-year-old Habiba, a student of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, is heart-wrenching. Bandits raided her home three months ago, killing her uncle and abducting her father and elder sister. Then on February 26, 2021 bandits invaded her school, abducted her and 316 other girls aged between 12 and 17 years. […]
By John Sauka LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi and president Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi of Botswana held bilateral talks on Monday morning during Masisi’s one day working visit to Malawi. Briefing journalists after holding the bilateral talks, the two leaders spoke on the need opening the diplomatic offices in order to foster their relationship. President Masisi […]
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-A grouping of teachers calling themselves Concerned Teachers’ Voice (CTV) has pleaded with Teachers’ Union of Malawi (TUM) to immediately call off the strike, stressing that the current industrial action is a serious infringement of the learners’ right to education. CTV national chairperson Stafuel Chitukuta said as much as they do appreciate that the Employment […]
By Mc Donald Chapalapata, Contributor BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Ethanol distiller Ethanol Company (EthCo) Friday donated various items worth MK13 million to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic to NKhota-Kota and Salima District Hospitals. EthCo Chief Executive Officer Lusubilo Chakaniza said as part of the Company’s shared value programme, EthCo supports the needs of the society in the areas of […]
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s lawyer Wapona Kita on Monday, March 8, 2021 pleaded with court for Chief Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa recuse himself from extradition case Kita therefore asked for an adjournment to allow his defence team to have time to file documents to justify a need for Chief Resident Magistrate […]
Maurice : le Document de stratégie 2021-2025 veut s’appuyer sur les acquis du précédent DSP pour renforcer la résilience économique et les capacités de production d’énergie renouvelable | African Development Bank – Building today, a better Africa tomorrow Source African Development Bank Group The post Maurice : le Document de stratégie 2021-2025 veut s’appuyer sur […]
08 March 2021 (MaraviPost): Since the onset of COVID-19, existing inequalities have been further exacerbated, as already vulnerable and marginalized groups are faced with additional challenges and even further reductions in their access to services and opportunities. Women represent one such group who, despite comprising 50–75% of the African workforce, remain underrepresented and with their […]
The African Development Bank has approved two grants for research that will increase African women’s access to a range of digital financial services including loans and micro-insurance. The grants, for $1 million and $300,000 respectively, will be disbursed through the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility, a blended finance vehicle supported by the Bank, to two […]
A Ghanaian-born priest has become a lifeline for Peruvians sick with COVID-19 in a beach town near the capital, Lima. When any of Felix Nyamadzi’s parishioners fall ill due to the coronavirus, they struggle to find oxygen, which has been a scarce and overpriced commodity that has left many spending their life savings. And so […]
[Nyasa Times] Being African, and being a woman has often meant being underrepresented due to discrimination in the corporate and governance pipeline, I thought to myself when I read that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had just been elected as Director General of the World Trade Organisation. This results from the fact that odds are heavily stacked against […]
[Nyasa Times] The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has threatened to hold nationwide demonstrations on Wednesday should the government stick to its guns on its refusal to pay teachers Covid-19 risk allowances.
[Nyasa Times] Considering that Climate change is a threat to economic growth, long term prosperity, as well as the livelihoods of an already vulnerable population in the country, government through the Ministry of Forestry and Natural resources is intensifying the need to join hands in planting more trees in the communities.
[Nyasa Times] Former president Peter Mutharika's top bodyguard, Norman Chisale, has filed at the High Court a notice to challenge preservation order issued by Justice Mike Tembo last week allowing the State to seize property belonging to him, lawyer Chancy Gondwe has confirmed.
[Nyasa Times] State-owned National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) has suspended financial accountant Mabvuto Ndalahoma and three other employees for alleged indiscipline, the deputy chief executive officer Helen Buluma said in a notice she signed.
[Nyasa Times] The Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) has revealed plans to use the Karonga Northwest by-election slated for March 30 as a litmus test aimed at bringing back the lost glory of a party that once boasted of about 36 Parliamentarians in the august house to consolidate development in the northern region.
[MISA] MISA Malawi invites interested paid up members to submit their outstanding published works for the 2021 MISA Malawi Annual Media Awards. The awards will be given out as part of the celebrations to mark 30th Anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration and 2021 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), scheduled for May 3, 2021.
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