Nsanje Market Completion to Delay With Five Months

The construction of the much awaited Nsanje Boma Market which was expected to complete in April, 2018 has been delayed further due to continued misunderstandings between the business people and the Nsanje district authorities. Wisdom Construction Limited, which is doing construction work, signed a contract which mandated them to complete the work by April, 2018 but the work has been extended to October this year. Acting District Director of Public Works, George Matambo in an interview on Thursday said…

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First Lady Getrude Mutharika Commends Ecumenical Training, Conference Center

The First Lady of Malawi, Professor Gertrude Mutharika has commended the Chilema Ecumenical Training and Conference Center for being a center of excellence in women empowerment through its Women Training Program. The First Lady expressed her satisfaction at the center when she presided over awarding of certificates to 54 women and four men that graduated after six months from a Community Social Worker Course. The Women Training Program offers ten courses among them Agriculture and Food Security, Clothing and…

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Rumble in Airtel Top 8

Blue Eagles and Nyasa Big Bullets say they are ready for each other in the clash of the finals of the Airtel Top 8 Cup at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on July 1, 2018. Ahead of the game, both teams are nursing injury boots of some of their key players such as Pilirani Zonda, Yamikani Fodya and Captain John Lanjesi for Bullets while the Eagles will mis the services of Mecium Mhone, Gilbert Chirwa, John Malidadi, Wonder German…

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Govt for Improved Rural Banking Services

Government says it is committed to improve banking services in remote areas of the country as one way of improving of living standards of all Malawians. Responding to questions by legislators in parliament recently, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe said the ministry is consulting different sectors to improve the banking services especially in rural areas. Gondwe said government plans to improve banking services in the country by among other things ensuring it increases the visibility…

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Retirees Cry Foul Over High Bank Charges

Some retired civil servants in Zomba are complaining about high service charges NBS Bank is deducting from their monthly pension pay. The pensioners say the bank has been deducting K7, 000 from their salaries every month since November instead of the agreed service fee charge of K1, 350 per month. One of the complainants, former Malawi Defence Force employee, Mavuto Likanjo Phiri confided in Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the bank deducted K7, 000 in November 2017 and June…

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MACOHA Strives to Revamp Bangwe Weaving Factory

Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) says the coming of new weaving equipment at Bangwe Weaving Factory in Blantyre is expected to revive operations of the factory and increase production of materials by people with physical disabilities. The weaving factory is a manufacturing unit of MACOHA that was established in 1975 to provide on job training and serve as a source of income for persons with disabilities in the country. But over the years, its productivity has stagnated due…

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Chiefs Hails Govt For Development Projects

Traditional Authorities Makwangwala and Phambala of Ntcheu have hailed government for setting aside K 4 billion for development activities to be carried out in all the 193 constituencies of the country. Speaking when officials from the district council visited the TA’s Area Development Committees (ADC) for project appraisals under the Community Managed Social Economic Projects (CMSEP), TA’s Makwangwala and Phambala said the money would help transform their areas. “We believe that if the money is used for the intended…

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MCP Set Aside MK150 Million for Voter Registration Exercise

The Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has set aside K150 million for different activities and logistical issues in preparation for the voters’ registration with the first phase running from 26 June to 9 July. Speaking in Dedza during a training of party monitors, the deputy treasurer General for MCP, Rhino Chiphiko, said the money would help facilitate all the activities that the party has planned to ensure a smooth process throughout the registration period. “As a party, we…

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‘Inefficiency’ Worries New ESCOM Management

New management for the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has challenged its employees that ‘inefficiencies’ in service delivery shall no longer be tolerated as the demand for energy continues to rise each passing day in the country. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Sunday, ESCOM’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Alexon Chiwaya said the parastatal aims at complementing current on-going strides to lessen or eradicate the long standing load shedding schedules and blackouts nationwide. “It…

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Companies Urged to Own Labour Agreements

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has for the first time signed the recognition and procedural agreement which guides stakeholders on how to handle labour disagreements as prescribed in the Labor Relations Act. Presiding over the signing ceremony between TCC and Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi (TOAWUM) on Friday in Lilongwe at the TCC’s office in Kanengo, TCC Director of Human Resources and Administration, Medson Kamala said the agreement signifies a commitment that they will handle labour issues…

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