Carlsberg Re-Brands to Castel

Carlsberg Malawi Limited has finally changed its name to Castel Malawi Limited, two years after the French company takeover. Castel Limited, a French company, took majority shares in the Dutch franchise two years ago, however, the re-branding process has taken long. The takeover means Carlsberg Malawi Brewery Limited will now be called Castel Malawi Brewery Limited. The change is effective 24th October, 2017 and is in accordance with Section 52 of the Companies Act of 2013, according to Company Secretary…

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Vocational Skills Vital for Development-TEVET

A senior official from Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training (TEVET) has urged the youth to take up vocational skills saying this could help contribute to the development of the country. The country has a population which mainly comprises the youth but most of them lack certain skills that can make them productive citizens. Speaking on Wednesday at a graduation ceremony of 61 youths who had undergone vocational skills courses at Bowe Youth Vocational College in Kasungu, TEVET’s Director…

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MCP Fined MK106 Million For Illegal Water Connection

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has been implicated in illegal water connection which has forced service provider the Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) to disconnect water supply and slap the party with K106 million penalty. LWB discovered the illegal connection at MCP headquarters in Lilongwe and subsequently disconnected water supply on Thursday November 24th, 2017. According to LWB officials there were two water supply to the premise, one illegal and the other one legal. However, the legal water supply…

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World Bank Launches Three Major Reports on Malawi’s Economy

The World Bank Group on Wednesday launched three major reports on Malawi’s economy at the Bingu International Convention Center (BICC) in Lilongwe. Speaking during the launching ceremony, the Governor for the Reserve Bank of Malawi Dalitso Kabambe commended the World Bank’s role in the development of Malawi. He said the launching of the three reports could not have come at a better time in the wake of inflation, cash gate, weather variability followed by drought coupled with a significant…

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$2.6bn Cape Maclear investment project to start 2018 – Bright Malopa

By Malawi News Agency The ambitious US$3.5 billion Cape Maclear Investment Project is set to commence in Mangochi in 2018, Promoter for Cape Maclear Holdings Limited, Bright Malopa has revealed. The Cape Maclear Investment Project comprises a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) spread within the radius of 30km around the Cape Maclear peninsular, a state-of-the-art international airport covering a five square km stretch around Cape Maclear region and a smart town linked to the SEZ. “Within the SEZ, there will…

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SUNBIRD INTRODUCES PREMIER CLUB

One of the renowned hospitality service providers in the country Sunbird Hotels and Resorts recently introduced a new royalty program’ premier club’ that will see a 33 percent discount to all its registered customers for  some of its services. Chief executive officer{CEO} for Sunbird Yusuf Olera said in an interview that the program intended to give back its appreciation to its customers for the continued support rendered to the hotel’s products and service packages . “This is one way…

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Malawi To Export More Sugar To The United States

The United States Government has announced its decision to increase Malawi’s Tariff Rate Quota for sugar exports. According to the US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer, the US has made the decision in a bid to assist Malawi in increasing its exports. She adds that the US remains committed to increasing trade between the two countries. The development means that local sugar producers Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited, is expected to work on increasing production to meet the increased demand….

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Reunion Insurance donates K2.2 million assorted items to Beit Cure Hospital

One of the country’s leading Insurance companies, Reunion Insurance Company has donated various assorted items valued at K2.2 million to Beit Cure International Hospital in Blantyre. The donated assorted itmes include food and groceries made up of 50 x 25Kgs maize flour, 4 bales of sugar, 2 crates of orange squash and 50 cartons of washing soap. Reunion also donated guardian uniform ( 30 branded T-shirts ), and K1 million cheque towards a child’s burn contracture surgery. Speaking after…

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Airtel donates desks to Chisitu Primary School

Airtel Malawi continued with its countrywide education drive through a donation of 70 double seater desks that will accommodate 140 learners at Chisitu Primary School in Mulanje. Airtel Zonal Business Manager Leslie Tsilizani with Chisitu Primary School Headmaster Mr Nambuzi Airtel Zonal Business Manager for the South Leslie Tsilizani explained that as sales managers that operate in the region, they responded to the school’s call for help as it was their responsibility to support health and education institutions in…

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IPS – answer to sustainable tobacco production

Integrated Production System –IPS also known as Contract Farming is said to be the answer to sustainable tobacco production as it enables tobacco growers in the country to grow the leaf in a sustainable manner by producing more from a small piece of land while at the same time conserving the environment. Touring JTI Contract Growers lately, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Aggrey Masi MP, said he was impressed with the live barns that JTI is…

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