Human Rights Defenders Coalition demands suspension of ESCOM House demolition

By Duncan Mlanjira Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  has engaged lawyers to demand that Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (ESCOM) suspend the contract it awarded to engineering company, Irrigwater & Mining Equipment, to demolish the ESCOM House in Blantyre that was gutted with fire some years back. Through Kawelo Lawyers, HRDC says it has noticed a few anomalies in the said intention of award of contract and one of them is that Irrigwater & Mining Equipment’s bid to demolish…

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RBM says non-food inflation hits lowest since March 1991

By John Saukira Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) says the recently released March 2019 inflation figures released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) shows significant gains in the fight against inflation and that non-food inflation fell by 0.4 percentage points to 5.0 percent, from 5.4 percent recorded in February 2019. RBM says headline inflation for March 2019 registered an increase of 1.4 percentage points to stand at 9.3 percent, against 7.9 percent recorded in February 2019. The February outturn…

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Magufuli Bemoans Slow Implementation Of Trade Agreements

By Patricia Kapulula United Republic of Tanzania President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli has expressed concern over slow implementation of trade agreements between Malawi and Tanzania saying it has impacted trade and investment between the two countries. He expressed the concern Wednesday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when he held bilateral talks with President Arthur Peter Mutharika. Magufuli is on a two-day State visit to Malawi upon invitation by the Malawi leader. He cited the construction of a One-Stop Border…

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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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