Malawi Govt Issues Licence to Kwacha Airlines

An all Malawian-owned Kwacha Airlines has been granted a licence enabling it to start operating in Malawi on September 1, 2018. The new airline will probably give Malawian Airlines tough competition but at the same time will give customers an opportunity to have more than one airline to choose from. In an advert published in the local media, it is indicated that the Ministry of Transport and Public Works has issued a licence to Kwacha Airlines to operate domestic…

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Malawi Signs African Cultural Renaissance Charter

Malawi has signed the charter for the Africa Cultural Renaissance to become the 32nd nation to commit itself to this continental blueprint towards the promotion of Africa’s rich cultural heritage, history and cultural products. Malawi’s Ambassador to the African Union (AU), Chimango Edward Chirwa, signed the charter on behalf of President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika on Friday at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Chirwa said the charter is very important because it brings African countries together in rewriting…

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Mutharika Meets Norwegian Minister Nikolai Astrup, Signs Development Goals

The State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday called for more foreign investors to invest in the country assuring them of a conducive economic environment. The president was speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, when he had an audience with Norwegian Minister of International Development, Nikolai Astrup, who is in the country on a four day business trip. Mutharika said among other things that would attract foreign investors is the fact that the country’s economy is now stable,…

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Takulandirani Tourism Expo Secures MK50 Million Sponsorship

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa on Monday revealed that the Takulandirani Malawi International Tourism Expo has secured a total sponsorship valued at K 50 million. He was speaking in Lilongwe at a press briefing held to officially announce the state of preparedness ahead of the expo, adding that the K50 million has so far been secured towards the event in form of support towards hosting of international buyers and media, advertising and publicity of the event,…

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UNIMA Student Selected Global Youth Champion, Gets K8.7 Million Grant

 International Aids Society (IAS) has selected a 20 year- old Tanaka Chirombo as a Global Youth Champion on HIV and AIDS to promote youth friendly HIV and Aids service delivery in the country. Speaking Friday in an interview, Chirombo who has been given a grant of over K8.7 million by IAS, said he feels honoured  and is happy with his selection looks forward to ably represent young people living with HIV and AIDS on a larger platform. He said…

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Mutharika Commissions Mangochi Mlambe One Stop Centre

President Professor Peter Mutharika Thursday commissioned Mangochi One Stop Public Service Delivery Centre, also known as the Mlambe Centre and promised more development projects in the district. Mutharika said time had come for the lakeshore district to be developed after being neglected for over three decades for political reasons during the Malawi Congress Party one party rule. The Mlambe Centre brings together services of Malawi Posts Corporations (MPC), Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety…

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Taking Government Services Closer to People

When William Tayub, once Malawi Deputy Ambassador to Mozambique, visited the place he used to know for the past 40 years as Mangochi Post Office in September 2017, he was greeted by a new brand: Mlambe Centre. Like everyone, either born or raised up in the lakeshore district, Tayub has always followed turn of events in the country, and particularly in Mangochi district, and his September visit was to prove one thing. “I heard about the Mlambe Centre concept…

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Karonga Museum Board of Directors in MK5.2 Million Cashgate

Karonga Museum Board of Directors has refuted swindling K5.2Million as alleged by community members. The development follows queries from concerned individuals of Karonga community over the board’s decision to deposit the money which was realized through fundraising activities into a fixed account instead of using it for maintenance works of the institution’s office structures. Community members through their spokesperson who opted for anonymity for fear of reprisals, said community members strongly believe that the money was misused. Reacting to…

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K1000 Fine for Open Defecation in Nkhata Bay

Communities in Traditional Authority (TA) Boghoyo and Mkondowe in Nkhata Bay District have formulated bylaws that will see culprits paying K1000 fine for defecating openly. Village Head Luzeko of TA Boghoyo said Thursday that the bylaws are aimed at ensuring that households construct latrines and use them. He was speaking when Nkhata Bay District Coordinating Team (DCT) visited the area for a modern latrine campaign among households. “Following the formulation of the bylaws, we have agreed that every household…

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Disaster Risk Management Expert Urges Mitigating Impact of Floods

An expert in disaster risk management (DRM) says countries need to scale up efforts if they were to make progress in mitigating the impact of floods. Professor Weihua Fang who teaches at the Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management (ADREM) of the Beijing Normal University, said this on Thursday in Karonga District when he visited Mwaulambo Evacuation Centre which was constructed under the Malawi-China-UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Small Grants Scheme (SGS). Fang, who is the consultant to the…

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