TNM lauded for promoting Lake Malawi; As 52-day Calendar Lake tourism promotion expedition sails off

By Maravi Express Reporter Tourism Minister Francis Kasaila has commended mobile telecoms and ICT services network provider, TNM Plc for its role in promoting Malawi’s tourism potential through several projects that it has initiated in the past few years. Speaking in Salima where TNM Plc has sponsored a 52-day Lake Malawi tourism exploration in collaboration with Kumbali Lodge, Kasaila said the mobile operator has demonstrated over the years that it is a truly Malawian company by unflinchingly supporting Malawian…

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Opportunity International launches crop diversification pilot program in Malawi

By John Saukira Malawian farmers have for a long time relied heavily on the tobacco crop as their primary source of income but time has come to draw a comprehensive plan that should prepare them for an era of significantly reduced demand for tobacco. In partnership with the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI), which aims to diversify tobacco-dependent economies, a new pilot program is underway in the Mchinji and Lilongwe districts to provide technology-enhanced finance and training extensions for tobacco…

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Standard Bank Plc celebrates Golden Jubilee

By Duncan Mlanjira Standard Bank Plc, one of Malawi’s leading financial service providers and is a subsidiary of Africa’s largest bank by assets, the Standard Bank Group, is commemorating its 50th Anniversary of doing business in Malawi starting from Thursday, April 11. From humble beginning as Commercial Bank of Malawi (CBM), Standard Bank has grown in stature to become one of Malawi’s leading banks, whose working capital has grown from MK2.5 million in 1969 to MK313.5 billion (approximately US$437…

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Ziboliboli Beach in Mangochi, fast maturing into an exquisite hospitality facility

By Duncan Mlanjira Situated about 2kms past Nkopola Lodge and Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort along the road from Mangochi Boma to Monkey Bay, there has sprouted a new tourists’ facility by the name of Ziboliboli that is fast maturing into an exquisite hospitality lodge. Some of the services tourists, both local and international, always look forward to are water sports activities, beach volleyball, beach netball, beach football, stone sculpture workshops and traditional dances.   And it has a…

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Seba Recalls Infected Soya Pieces From the Market

By Blessings Kaunda, MANA Seba Foods Malawi Limited says it has deployed teams on the market to remove contaminated Golden Goodness Tasty Soya Pieces with batch labels 061818A and 061218A. The development follows a press release by Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) last Friday, which accused the company for not taking steps in recalling the product from the market despite admitting that it was defective. “Despite the admission, Seba Foods Malawi Ltd has not taken steps to voluntarily…

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ServiceTouch clocks 3 years of engaging organisations to realise full potential on effective business value

By Duncan Mlanjira Business entity ServiceTouch™ is celebrating three years and two months of purposeful existence in its five-year strategic plan to  engage organisations and individuals so that they realise full potential to effectively add value. Registered in January 2016 in accordance with the provisions of the Business Registration Act, the company’s traditional business model is based on delivery of life and business engagement such training, coaching and mentoring professionals in service industry in Malawi and beyond. “The business…

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Nico Holdings repositions its brand to reaffirm and enhance status as market leader

By Duncan Mlanjira In order to enhance its brand as the market leader in financial services, NICO Holdings on Friday, March 29 launched a new marketing visibility  campaign that is aimed at reclaiming its brand’s position. NICO Group Head of Marketing and Communications, Lorraine Phiri unveiled the the marketing campaign, whose theme is ‘From Dreams to Reality — It’s Possible’, is aimed at creating an awareness that the NICO is a tried and tested brand and that its clients…

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Malawi Foreign Affairs Ministry warns of bogus Chinese websites and dealers

By Duncan Mlanjira The Ministry of Home Affairs and International Cooperation is warning Malawians wishing to buy merchandise from China to be vigilant because some of the purported online traders could be bogus. The Ministry has issued this warning following concerns from its Embassy in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China that it has received numerous requests from Malawians to trace traders whom they had already paid for merchanise that was not delivered. “In many instances, the dealers disappear…

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MBS orders Castel Malawi to withdraw Sobo Orange Squash

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has ordered Castel Malawi to withdraw all Sobo Orange Squash drinks from the market by March 29 2019 failure which the bureau will start confiscating the products from the market at the manufacturer’s expense. This is according to a statement that is highly circulating on social mead in which MBS says failing to comply will also lead to the withdrawal of the permit that was issued on Sobo Orange Squash in…

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JB courts Karonga small scale business women, promises K10 billion revolving fund

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Former President, who is also People’s Party leader, Dr. Joyce Banda says the country’s economy can only grow if women are self reliant and economically empowered through small-scale businesses as they are custodians of families. Banda, popularly known as JB in the political scene, made these remarks when she addressed a huge crowd of women Sunday afternoon during a business forum for Self Help Groups (SHG) whose objective was to inspire their business plans…

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