FAM honours Lawrence ‘Lule’ Waya, Kaputa and Mtonga

FAM president Nyamilandu presenting the certificate of recognition to Lule * He is Flames’ fourth most capped player with 132 caps and joint second all time top scorer with 27 goals * The three deserved the recognition for their service to the development of Malawi football— Nyamilandu By Duncan Mlanjira Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on Saturday honoured former international, legendary Lawrence ‘Lule’ Waya for his service to Malawi football. FAM also its technical director John Kaputa and referees…

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Illovo Sugar Malawi records historic net profit of K6bln in first half-year ended February

Illovo Sugar Malawi Managing Director, Lekani Katandula during the forum By Duncan Mlanjira Illovo Sugar Malawi Plc has made a net historic profit of K6.1 billion in just the first half of the year which ended on February 28, 2021 — representing a 200% increase compared to K2.1 billion which was made for the same period last financial year. Making the announcement last Friday at a Stakeholders’ Forum held at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre, Illovo Sugar Malawi Managing…

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Blue Eagles Netball Club honour their coach Kanyenda with a farewell netball bonanza as he retires from Malawi Police Service

Kanyenda (right) with the sponsor of the bonanza Isaac Chimwala * But he does not leave the netball fraternity in which he serves as technical director * The team will always be in my heart and I will forever be indebted to the club * I am retiring from the Police and now I have more time to be dedicated to netball duties * I want to make a positive impact on netball in Malawi and on the world…

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Once beaten, twice shy; Wanderers shrug off Karonga United in FDH Bank Cup

* Karonga United finally fulfill fixture they intended to withdraw from * They actually led 1-0 by half time through a goal scored in the 19th minute * Lost 3-5 after post-match penalties * They beat the Nomads twice in the TNM Super League 1st and 2nd second rounds By Duncan Mlanjira Karonga United, who threatened to withdraw from the FDH Bank Cup after Football Association of Malawi (FAM) shifter their Round of 32 match from Karonga Stadium to…

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Malawian UK-based Yamikani Guba attains World Taekwondo Kukkiwon 5th Degree/Dan Black Belt

Guba humbled and proud to be the first Malawian on the world map in Taekwondo grades * It puts Malawi Taekwondo team on the boost globally and many more benefits * I look forward to promoting Taekwondo to my grassroots Malawi community * Guba was nominated for the 2019 Malawi Sport Awards’ Sportsman of the Year * Alongside men’s footballer Gabadinho Mhango and women footballer Tabitha Chawinga By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian UK-based Taekwondo Master Yamikani Guba, who is captain…

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Road Traffic Directorate warns motorists to remove flashing brake lights illegally fitted to their cars

Brake lights are supposed to be steady but signals flash By Duncan Mlanjira There is a new trends on the roads of Malawi where some cars are fitted with flashing brake lights but according to Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS), this is illegal. When contacted, DRTSS spokesperson, Angelina Makwecha said “all motorists whose vehicles have such brake lights are doing that against the regulations and are strongly advised to remove them before the enforcement team deals…

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Pranksters abusing emergency medical services toll free number

118 toll free number is managed through MTL * Government losing millions because of the irresponsible pranks By George Mponda, MANA Assistant Director of Clinical Services responsible for the Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Yankho Luwe has bemoaned the tendency by some irresponsible Malawians, who are abusing the emergency services toll free number 118. Dr. Luwe revealed on Friday during a District Executive Committee meeting in Dedza that over 50% of calls which are made to have been pranks. “On…

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ACB engages Zomba CSOs in the fight against corruption

By Nick Kayange, MANA The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) says cannot solely fight corruption as such it requires support from other entities such as the civil society organisations (CSOs). ACB’s senior public education officer, Andrew Usi said this Friday when he engaged leaders of various CSOs in Zomba on a day-long workshop to sensitise the CSOs on the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 11. The interface was to encourage the CSOs to join in the fight against corruption, saying the non-state…

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Malawi Watershed Improved Program project trains agricultural advisors on sustainable land and environmental conservation management

The training session at Zomba Residential Training Centre * To impart same knowledge gained to farmers at their respective work stations * They are expected to continuously engage with farmers in what is called Farmers Field School approach * The project is meant to improve farmers livelihoods of the districts in the Shire Valley Basin By Duncan Mlanjira Agricultural advisors from the Shire Valley Basin have undergone an extensive five-week training on, among others, sustainable soil and land as…

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Refurbished NICO House launched back to life in theme ‘Renewing Our Cities’

*As 50-year-old Kapeni House along Chilembwe Road also wears new face By Duncan Mlanjira NICO House, situated at the corner of Stewart Street and Haile Sellasie Avenue in Blantyre’s central business district (CBD) — whose top floor was gutted by fire on October 5, 2018 — has been thoroughly rehabilitated and was launched in a colourful ceremony on Thursday. NICO Group, which is commemorating its 50th anniversary, also launched its Kapeni House, situated at the corner of Chilembwe Road…

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