Malawi Economy On Right Track- IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday Malawi’s economy is growing and progressing to the right direction. Addressing the media in Lilongwe, the IMF Mission Chief for Malawi, Pritha Mitra said Malawi’s moderate economy is on track and is likely to grow up to four per cent in 2019 followed by a rise to 6-7 per cent in medium term. “Growth will be backed by improved electricity generation, better irrigation infrastructure and cropping techniques, greater access to finance…

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TNM Registers 75 Per Cent Sim Cards

Malawi’s mobile service provider, TNM plc has registered 75 per cent of its  4.2 million customers in the just ended sim card registration exercise. Briefing the Media briefing on Tuesday in Blantyre, TNM’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Daniel Makata said the operator is on course to achieve 100 per cent compliance in on-going regulatory exercise. “TNM is happy that it has managed to register 75 per cent since the sim card registrations rolled out earlyJanuary, 2018. All unregistered…

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Dowa to Have Community Radio

Dowa districts is set to have will  have a community radio called Dowa Radio Station (Dowa FM) in October, 2018 according to a confirmation by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA). The Radio Station’s mission statement is to build awareness in the community through a positive mindset change. In a presentation by a Legal Advisor of the Radio, Alfred Munika said the station is formed to complement governments’ efforts in making communication accessible and also to solely serve as…

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Salima Urged to Embrace Gender Budgeting

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has called upon heads of government departments and heads of Civil Society in Salima to embrace gender budgeting when making development plans in order to serve the needs of all groups of people. The call was made by CCJP Programs Manager, Patrick Chima on the sidelines of a training workshop for the District Executive Committee on Gender budgeting. “We have noted a gap which exists in the way Councils do their…

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Govt Donates Computers to Blantyre Synod, Radio Maria

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, through Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority has donated four sophisticated computers worth over K2.5 million to Blantyre Synod and Radio Maria radios. Presenting the computers on Thursday, Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi, said the donation is a way of showing government’s commitment towards the promotion of positive and vibrant media in the country. “In April last year, I toured some religious and community radios across the country and Radio Maria and…

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Zembani Music Company on ‘Youth Quake Tour’

Zembani Music Company has organized six day musical tour dubbed: ‘youth quake tour’ which will see artists performing alongside a full live band as one way of promoting youthful artists. Promoter of the shows for Zembani, Johnny Banda said in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday that the tour will comprise six shows, three in the central and other three in the Southern region, respectively. “We will start with Kasungu this Friday while on Saturday we…

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Delayed Court Ruling On Injunction Prolongs Use Of Plastic Paper

The battle between Malawi Government and Plastic Manufacturers Association of Malawi (PMAM) rages on as the court is yet to give its judgment on the injunction obtained by Aero Plastics Industries Limited and Abdoul Majid Sattar Rainbow Plastics. The court in Blantyre, on July 25, this year (2018) again suspended the ban after Aero Plastics Industries Limited and Abdoul Majid Sattar Rainbow Plastics got an injunction. A month later, the same court, through Judge Healy Potani, upheld government’s ban…

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MAREP 9 to Start Next Year-Govt

Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has said Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) phase nine will start next year in 2019. The ministry’s spokesperson, Sangwani Phiri disclosed this in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday, “MAREP phase nine will start in 2019 as currently we are in the extended part of phase 8 which is estimated to be completed towards the end of 2018 and it is expected to reach out to a total of…

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Community Technical Colleges Start Posting Positive Results

Construction of community technical colleges across the country, a brain child of President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, has started to bring tangible fruits three years down from the program’s introduction. Speaking on Friday during a phone interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Deputy Principal for Kapondo Community Technical College in Mchinji, Bruce Makwirimba, said outgoing level two trainees have already created jobs for others living true to the objective of the initiative. “The beauty with such establishments is that…

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Lozani Zanu: Chileka Dual-Carriage Road Registers Good Progress

Construction works for the 16 Km dual carriage road from Clock Tower in Blantyre Central District to Chileka Airport is at an advanced stage and Blantyre city council (BCC) has expressed satisfaction over the work done so far. President Arthur Peter Mutharika commissioned the project on 10th February, 2018. The actual construction works of the first phase started in February and is expected to be completed early next year. Speaking Thursday in a telephone interview, BCC Public Relations Manager,…

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