Illovo Sugar Malawi relaunches ‘Iponyereni Kwakuya ndi Illovo’ promo worth K140m in prizes

Katandula poses with one of the 6 Nissan NP200 vehicles up for grabs * Second level competitors stand a chance of winning motorbikes, bicycles and bags of fertilizer * Retail consumers to win cookers, fridges and shopping vouchers * Monthly Instore activations instant prizes include buckets, zitenje, T-shirts and Illovo sugar packets * Customers to write their names and contact numbers at the back of their MRA/VAT receipt * And deposit it in entry box reseller shops and participating supermarkets…

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Malawi excluded from countries sorrounding South Africa halted of passenger flights to UK due to new CoVID-19 variant

* Anyone who has been in South Africa and its neighbours in the previous 10 days has been banned from entering the UK * UK and Irish nationals who can make it back to the UK will have to quarantine in hotels from Monday * The UK government thanked South Africa for spotting the new coronavirus variant it now designates a ‘Variant under Investigation’ Maravi Express The United Kingdom has temporarily halted flights from South Africa and its surrounding…

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Blantyre District warned of impending CoVID-19 fourth wave

Blantyre DHO’s Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Gift Kawalazira * From past experience, there is usually a four-week window period from the time South Africa records an increase in numbers * To the time Malawi follows suit with Blantyre being the hardest hit * The only effective way to protect oneself from CoViD-19 is to get fully vaccinated against the disease * As of the past 24 hours of Thursday, Malawi registered five new CoVID-19 cases, seven…

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MCP leadership throws support for fair demarcation of constituencies and wards

Chakwera says Malawians have trust in MEC to come up with justifiable results * He urged MEC to conduct the exercise with diligence so as the results truly reflect the aspirations of the country * According to law, constituency boundaries are expected be reviewed at intervals of five years * The last approved exercise was done 13 years ago in 1998 that determined the current 193 seats in Parliament By Sylvester Kumwenda, MANA Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus…

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MBC denies poaching Mibawa Studios’ key sports production staff amidst TV broadcasting rights wrangle

* Mibawa Studios deems movement of its staff is trying to incapacitate the state broadcaster’s rivals * Presently MBC hasn’t employed anybody—Director General George Kasakula By Duncan Mlanjira Two of Mibawa Studios’ key sports production staff are reported to have resigned to join Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) after allegedly been offered higher salaries — a move which has been deemed by Mibawa as a ploy by the state broadcaster to try and incapacitate it. But Director General, George Kasakula…

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Bill to amend Financial Services Act to regulate interest rates on loans gazetted in Parliament

A private member bill by MP for Dowa West Constituency, Ephraim Abel Kayembe * The objective of the Bill is to iron out challenges Malawians currently face of paying exorbitant interest rates on loans * Interest rates on bank loans and other lending financial institutions have resulted in people’s failure to service their loans * And in some cases leading to seizure of borrowers’ properties they used as collateral on loans obtained By Duncan Mlanjira The Bill that seeks…

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FDH Bank’s ‘Go Konko Ndi Flames’ promo receiving overwhelming response; 45 people win prizes in first monthly draw

By Singano Jnr. The enthusiasm people have over the Malawi national football team’s third participation at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun is manifesting itself as people have overwhelmingly responded to the team’s official sponsor, FDH Bank’s ‘Go Konko Ndi Flames’ promotion. This was during the first monthly draw on Tuesday by Maureen Nalikungwi, FDH Bank’s senior manager-Personal and Banking Department, saying this is a clear indication how excited people are over the Flames’ qualification and participation…

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Reserve Bank of Malawi set to convert some banknotes into coins as it unveils K5,000 banknote

* The K2,000 banknote has been above the 60% threshold for sometime and has hovered above 80% * Also to introduce an upgraded K2,000 banknote to make it more secure * It will include modern security features so that it is harder for counterfeiters to copy By Duncan Mlanjira The Reserve Bank of Malawi has unveiled highest banknote of K5,000, an upgrade from the K2,000 and announced that the Central Bank would soon convert some banknotes into coins. At…

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MBC taking FAM on ransom to be granted TV broadcasting rights

MBC headquarters in Blantyre * Further inter-parte court injunction hearing set for tomorrow, November 25 * MBC presented wrong information that favoured it to be granted a court injunction * That restrained FAM and Mibawa Studios from broadcasting Airtel Top 8 matches on the weekend of November 13 * MBC refuses to work Mibawa Studios as host and content providers insisting on being sole broadcaster By Duncan Mlanjira Lawyers for Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and its TV host…

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Chakwera, Nyusi launch construction work for Mozambique-Malawi power transmission interconnection project at Phombeya

Chakwera and Nyusi unveiling the official launch By Duncan Mlanjira President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, who arrived in the country on Monday, joined his host counterpart President Lazarus Chakwera to launch the construction works for Mozambique-Malawi power transmission interconnection project at Phombeya in Balaka District on Tuesday. Construction of the interconnection project, from which Malawi is expected to be supplied with 50 megawatts of power, includes construction of 400KV Matambo substation in Tete, Mozambique and 218km of transmission lines from…

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