Malawi’s Umuthi Natural Herbal Company Expands Branches

Following increased demand for their medicinal herbal juice product, Lilongwe-based Umuthi Natural Herbal Company has expanded its branches to Limbe in Blantyre, Thyolo, Zomba, Phalombe, Mwanza and Mulanje. Umuthi Herbal Operations Manager Chiyambi Mazengera said following the expansion, they have procured new machinery to help meet the high demand from their customers which has also translated into doubling their workforce. Umuthi is a registered medicinal herbal company and an affiliate of Malawi Traditional Healers Umbrella Organization (MTHUO) which supplements…

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ICON Properties to list on Malawi Stock Exchange soon

In order to transform the real estate landscape to the next level so that they continue to being the market leader, newly-formed ICONS Properties; a subsidiary of NICO Holdings; intends to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. This was said by the director of the Board of ICON Properties Vizenge Kumwenda at a press conference held at NICO Holdings boardroom at Chibisa House in Blantyre’s Central Business District on Tuesday where the company was officially introduced to create awareness…

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Lilongwe Rotary Club fund-raising for free medical camp at KCH

By Muloyi Magenge The Rotary Club of Lilongwe says it needs at least MK6 million to finance another medical camp at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in which they offer free dental, eye and other medical services and they are holding various fund-raising activities. One of them was done on Saturday at Malawi Square on the premises of Bingu International Convention Center (BICC) in Lilongwe where there was a music show, beer and soft drinks, food, games and children’s jumping…

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Malawi need to push for more ICT driven economy, says new ICTAM

By: Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s Information & Communication Technology (ICT) is moving in the right direction but there’s need to push for more ICT driven economy and lobby for policies that allow for the general public to access these services. This was said by newly-elected ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM) president Bram Fudzulani during their annual Innovation Conference held last weekend at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi District. “The plans going forward is to continue the good job of making the association…

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Lions Club Donates Eye Testing Machine to Kamuzu Central Hospital

Lions Club of Capital City (LCCC) in conjunction with Vision Care on Monday this week donated an eye testing machine to Kamuzu Central Hospital’s (KCH) Eye Department in Lilongwe. Club’s district governor for Malawi and Mozambique, Chisomo Roxana Gunda said LCCC has been working with Vision Care which comprises Canadian Doctors for five years and it is through this partnership that the club made the donation. “They (Vision Care) communicated to us that they have mobilized resources in Canada…

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Stable Power Supply to Spur Malawi’s Economic Growth

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Patrick Matanda, has said improved infrastructure in the energy sector will provide stable power supply, thereby enhancing the country’s economic growth. Matanda was speaking Thursday at Mzuzu Hotel after Government of the United States of America (USA) handed over Bwengu, Luwinga, Sonda and Chintheche power sub-stations to Malawi Government. He said the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact of USA through Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) – Malawi has seen…

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ESCOM Bemoans Reduced Applied Basic Tariff Increase

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)’s approval of 31.8 per cent increase in base tariff has impacted them negatively. ESCOM Executive Director, Allexon Chiwaya, said this on Tuesday in Blantyre during a press briefing that they had applied for a 60 per cent increase to cater for major projects like the Mozambique-Malawi Interconnector that has had its investment costs deducted while the upgrading of Nanjoka Substation in Salima and the Eastern Transmission backbone…

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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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