EGENCO Shuts Down Tedzani Power Station

The Electricity Generation Company Limited (EGENCO) on Monday, August 20, shut down its Tedzani III Unit 5 station in order to carry out major rehabilitation, modernisation and upgrading works. According to a press release issued on Saturday by EGENCO, the main works to be carried out involves turbine rehabilitation, modernisation of machine controls, upgrading of excitation systems and upgrading of generator and generator transformer.  The work is expected to be finished on December 20, 2018 at 17:00 hours. “With…

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Nomads Supporter Irks SDA Women

Director of the Women Ministry in the Seventh Day Adventist Church has condemned the use of ‘their’ church colours and uniform at football matches as part of supporters’ costume material. This comes against a display made by a Mighty Be-Forward Wanderers’ supporter who was clad in the attire similar to that of the organization at a football match between Wanderers and Azam Tigers on Saturday, the 18th of August (2018) at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. In a letter that…

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Govt Committed to Transform Rural Areas

Government says it is committed to ensuring that the country’s rural areas are transformed by providing electricity through the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP). Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi expressed the commitment on Saturday at Kanyimbi Trading Centre in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in Nsanje during the switching on of Kanyimbi Power line under MAREP 8. Masi said government is ensuring that all rural areas have access to electricity so that the community’s…

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Youth Urged to Use Technology For Development

The youth in the country have been advised to utilize existing technological opportunities so that they can assist in the development of the country. Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi, said for the youth to be relevant on the global stage and to the country, they have to take interest in technological opportunities that the government offers them. Dausi made the remarks on Friday when he presided over the handover ceremony of a telecentre at Nkhoma in…

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Cyclist Kambewa Joins Mothers Day Fun Run Fundraiser

Malawian cyclist Stewart Kambewa, who shot to fame in 2016 by cycling 1,755kms from Nsanje to Chitipa in eight days to raise funds to build boreholes in selected parts of the country, is at it again and this time he intends to cycle 302kms for charity from Blantyre to Lilongwe in aid of underprivileged mothers. The challenge is in support of Nation Publication’s Limited’s 2018 Mothers Day Fun Run, the newspaper’s annual Safe Motherhood initiative which seeks to curb…

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Tele-Centres Promoting Social Economic Development

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi said internet is increasingly becoming a driving force for socio-economic development and strides to connect its masses. He made the remarks on Monday when he opened Mpatsa Tele-centre at Tengani in Nsanje which is one of many constituency tele-centres to be commissioned this year. Dausi pointed out that government expect a lot to be happening at the centre saying people would now do on-line businesses and that this is an economic…

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Nkhata Bay Business Tycoon Accidentally Shoots Three

Nkhata Bay based business man on Sunday morning accidentally shot three people over land dispute, Police confirmed. The businessman, Haroon Karim is said to have bought a piece of land where he built a cottage from Evason Chirwa family at Jiriki Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Malanda in Nkhatabay District. According to Police Publicist for Nkhatabay District, Kondwani James, two years later Karim bought an extra piece of land from the same family to extend his…

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Sailesi Returns to Bullets

Former Nyasa Big Bullets midfielder and National team winger Dalitso Sailesi is set to rejoin Bullets after agreeing on personal terms with his former club. Last year, Sailesi became the most expensive player in Malawi after he was bought by the Zambian Premier League side Lusaka Dynamos at K12 million. However, he recently terminated his five-year deal with the club after it failed to pay him money amounting to K7.5million. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on…

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School Development Funds Haunt Pupils

A recent study conducted by Action Aid Malawi in Primary Schools in Neno has established that many learners were dropping out of school because of some fees that parents fail to honour. According to Action Aid Programme Coordinator for Neno, Landani Masingati said the purpose of the study was to assess the extent to which the fundamental right to education as provided in the country’s Constitution was being enjoyed by learners in the district. He observed that schools in…

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Police Arrest ‘Ganja’ Couple

Police in Limbe are keeping in custody a couple for allegedly being found in possession of Indian hemp (chamba) in Namiyango Township in Blantyre. Confirming the development, Limbe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO), Patrick Mussa identified the couple as 27 year old Kondwani Kanyenga and his 23 year old wife, Agnes Kanyenga. “Our Criminal Investigations Department (CID) personnel received information that the said couple was in possession of the illicit drug at their house in Namiyango and…

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