Govt Warns People of Prohibited Tobacco Products

Malawi Government has warned the general public that the State of Qatar has banned entry of a number of tobacco products and its derivatives into its territories. Government gave the warning through a press release made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday and signed by Secretary for the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Erica Maganga. The statement says the banned and prohibited tobacco products and its derivatives into Qatar include chewed tobacco or sweika (snuff tobacco)…

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Gold leaf as a crop of strategic national importance.

The 2015 tobacco marketing season, officially opened by His Excellence Professor Arthur Peter Muntharika at the Lilongwe Auction Floors, passed the litmus test, proving all is not lost for the industry. Tobacco industry remains the hub and the fulcrum of our economy, with a 60% total contribution to foreign exchange earnings. Despite this huge chunk to our economy, the industry experienced setbacks and dwindle for the last 2 years. The ‘dark cloud` prompted tobacco growers to downsize  productivity as…

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