MEDF rebrands to NEEF: New loans to be disbursed soon

By Duncan Mlanjira The Ministry of Finance says the Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (MEDF) has rebranded to National Economic Empowerment Fund (NEEF) Limited and is ready to start disbursing loans soon to all illegible Malawians using new loan application forms that will be distributed free of charge. A statement from the Secretary to the Treasury, Chauncy Simwaka says this follows the announcement made by Finance Minister Felix Mlusu during his presentation of the 2020/21 Budget Statement in Parliament in…

Read More

Posted in Business, National, News Comments Off on MEDF rebrands to NEEF: New loans to be disbursed soon
South Africa risks having a second wave of COVID-19 infections following easing of restrictions

By Duncan Mlanjira Reports coming from South Africa’s Gauteng Province indicate that COVID-19 infection rate has climbed 6% over the week after the easing of restrictions across the country. According to a report posted on allAfrica.com written by Andre van Wyk, the increase — which was “noted with concern” by the provincial health department’s Jacob Mamabolo — was attributed to, among other factors, non-adherence to non-pharmaceutical interventions by some members of the public. The report says Johannesburg, Tshwane and…

Read More

Posted in Health, International, National, News Comments Off on South Africa risks having a second wave of COVID-19 infections following easing of restrictions
President Chakwera arrives in Harare

By Andrew Mkonda, MANA in Harare The plane carrying President Lazarus Chakwera arrived at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Zimbabwe at exactly 14:55pm ready for his two-day state visit where he is expected to carry out a number of official engagements. Accompanied by the First Lady, Madam Monica Chakwera, Chakwera was welcomed by Zimbabwe leader, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and a number of dignitaries including Malawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eisenhower Mkaka. Others who welcomed Chakwera included Malawi’s High…

Read More

Parliamentary Standing Orders do not allow party president to elect Leader of Opposition; Mutharika’s choice of Kasaila ruled out

By Duncan Mlanjira Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Madalitso Kazombo has deferred former president Peter Mutharika’s communication to the august House indicating that Francis Kasaila should replace Kondwani Nankhumwa as Leader of the Opposition. Reports indicate that when Kazombo made the announcement from Mutharika that Kasaila should be declared as Leader of the Opposition, MP from Mulanje West Yusuf Mthenda stood on a point of order reminding the House that Mutharika does not have powers to elect who to be…

Read More

Posted in National, News, Politics Comments Off on Parliamentary Standing Orders do not allow party president to elect Leader of Opposition; Mutharika’s choice of Kasaila ruled out
Rotary Club of Lilongwe donates mattresses to Mitundu Community Hospital

Maravi Express In adherence to its motto ‘To Serve Above Self’, Lilongwe Rotary Club donated 105 mattresses worth K3.4 million to Mitundu Community Hospital in Lilongwe on Tuesday, September 29. Out of the 105 mattresses, 70 of them will be used in the adults’ wards and 35 of them will serve in the paediatric wards. Speaking during the handover ceremony at the hospital, the Rotary Club President, William Matambo said club members saw it wise to contribute to procurement…

Read More

Posted in Health, News Comments Off on Rotary Club of Lilongwe donates mattresses to Mitundu Community Hospital
Wildlife conservation not spared in the containment of COVID-19

  Maravi Express As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to have in place measures to mitigate the impact of the pandemic to ensure that wildlife as well as its environments’ protectors are equally taken care of. Thus in its resolution to support its staff on the frontline of its projects around the world, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hosted a ‘Voices From The Field’ webinar with senior…

Read More

Rumphi commercial sex workers assisted with PPEs in Rumphi

By Taonga Nyirenda, MANA Rumphi has an alliance group for commercial sex workers and to prevent the sex traders and clients from contracting COVID-19, it has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to over 30 of those that ply their trade at Bolero Trading Centre. Speaking on Monday in an interview with, the Alliance’s chairperson, Lusiya Kumwenda said commercial sex workers are facing a lot of challenges in the wake of the pandemic due to the dwindling of business and…

Read More

Posted in Health, National, News Comments Off on Rumphi commercial sex workers assisted with PPEs in Rumphi
Villagers demand justice for two men shot dead by forest rangers

  By George Mponda, MANA Villagers from Chigumula and Mpango in Senior Chief Tambala in Dedza have said they want justice to be served after two men were allegedly shot dead by Thuma Forest Reserve rangers. Speaking to hundreds of people who had gathered Monday at Chigumula Village after the burial of the two men, Senior Chief Tambala said people in his area are now gripped with fear over the deaths of the two men. Chifuniro Nkhondo, 35, from…

Read More

Posted in National, News Comments Off on Villagers demand justice for two men shot dead by forest rangers
Malawian pro golfers appeal for sponsorship to participate in Kenya’s Safari Tours

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi golf pros, Paul Chidale, Moses Simon, Victor Kachepatsonga and others have stepped up their preparations in anticipation of participating in the Kenya’s Safari Tours that is expected to resume next month. The players are since calling for sponsorship to meet their flights and accommodation costs in Kenya for the four Tours  that start on October 4-7 at Limuru Country Club. The second is from October 10-14 at Royal Nairobi Golf Club, the third from October…

Read More

Posted in News, Sports Comments Off on Malawian pro golfers appeal for sponsorship to participate in Kenya’s Safari Tours
Malawi continues to register low levels of COVID-19 cases

By Duncan Mlanjira From the 62 COVID-19 tests that were conducted in the past 24 hours of Tuesday, the country registered two new cases, two new recoveries and no new deaths. Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 5,772 cases including 179 deaths and of these cases, 4,245 cases have now recovered bringing the total number of active cases to 1,348. In his situation report, co-chairperson of presidential taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. John Phuka, continues to reiterate that even though the pandemic has…

Read More

Posted in Health, National, News Comments Off on Malawi continues to register low levels of COVID-19 cases