Mwanamvekha Woos Private Sector to Invest in Agriculture

By Moses Nyirenda The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has expressed the need for the private sector across the country to invest in agriculture, in a quest to boost the economy of the country. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha, made the remarks on Wednesday in Lilongwe when he opened Malawi Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework (CAP-F) and Investment Facilitation Platform meeting. The meeting was conducted under the theme: Accelerating Private Sector Participation in the…

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Govt Combats Fall Army Worm

By Joseph Chikalipo Malawi Government says through the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has managed to eradicate the Fall Army worm outbreaks in the 2018-2019 farming season. The fall army worm, which has been so destructive to the staple grain-maize, affected three districts of Salima, Balaka and Chikwawa. Speaking at a press conference at Capital Hill in Lilongwe Tuesday, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Honourable Joseph Mwanamveka said government has implemented an initiative to fight…

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Liwonde Barrage to Complete in February

The newly constructed Liwonde Bridge and Barrage will be ready for use in March as government and the contractor have agreed to fully complete construction work by month end of February. Speaking after inspecting the construction works at Liwonde Bridge on Monday, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha said government has agreed with the consultant and contractor to complete construction work in February. Mwanamvekha said the visit was meant to appreciate progress made at site so…

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Govt Hopeful of Bumper Harvest

The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha says the country should expect bumper yield in 2018-2019 growing season due to adequate rainfall. Mwanamvekha said despite experiencing usual challenges of floods in some parts of the country, prospects are quite encouraging that farmers will realize more harvest. The Minister made the observation on Monday during crop inspection in Balaka with an aim of appreciating modern technologies embraced by farmers in districts of Balaka and Machinga which among…

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Govt Warns Against Borehole Vandalism

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha Friday threatened to arrest suspected thieves in his constituency once a borehole gets stolen. The Minister, who is a Member of Parliament (MP) for Chiradzulu South, said this during the official handover of two boreholes by the Chinese Government. “We have been given these boreholes, let us use them properly and take care of them so that they go a long way. Once these boreholes have been vandalized all suspected…

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No One Will Die of Hunger- Govt

Government has assured Malawians that the country has enough maize in stock both for humanitarian aid and commercial purposes, reiterating that no-one would die of hunger in the country. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha gave the assurance during the opening of the 15th National Agriculture Fair in the Commercial City of Blantyre on Wednesday. Mwanamvekha said government through the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) and the National Food Reserve Agency have enough maize in…

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Don’t Change a Winning Team – Uladi Mussa

Member of Parliament for Salima South, Uladi Mussa, said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), should not change a winning team for the forthcoming 2019 Tripartite General Elections. He said this Wednesday during a DPP Members of Parliament (MPs) press briefing at Golden Peacock, in Lilongwe where they issued a communique endorsing the candidature of President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika for the party in the 2019 elections. Mussa said DPP had Mutharika while in opposition in 2014 but managed to win…

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Government bans exportation of raw hard round wood timber

Government has warned to deal with any person found exporting raw hard round wood timber. According to a press statement from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) government emphasizes that export of raw hard round wood was banned in 2008 in accordance with the control of goods ACT cap 18:08 of the laws of Malawi. “The ministry further wishes to inform the general public that the ban has not been lifted…

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