Agricultural Commercialization to regulate food market just as it is in tobacco industry

* Food crop buyers would be signing an off-take agreement to regulate the market for mutual benefits By Duncan Mlanjira Most of the country’s smallholder and medium scale food crop produce, livestock and fisheries farmers do not benefit from their toil because they are exploited by buyers since the market is not regulated by the government just as is the system in the tobacco industry. Thus, through interventions from various government Ministries and agencies, Agricultural Commercialization (AGCOM) is working…

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Hannover Avenue and Henderson Street to be closed to all road users from Saturday May 29 to Wednesday June 2

* To enable RBM to carry out some important works Maravi Express Blantyre City Council is informing its residents and the business community that some sections of Hannover Avenue and Henderson Street in the Central Business District will be closed temporarily to all road users from Saturday, May 29 to Wednesday June 2. A statement from the Council says this is to enable the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) to decommission and commission “Chiller plants hoisted by the crane that…

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Mathanga and three other ESCOM employees have case to answer in corruption case as the power utility company is declared public entity

Mathanga, former ESCOM chairperson who is also MEC Commissioner * The four are facing charges of neglect of official duty contrary to section 121 of the Penal Code * And Public Officers performing functions contrary to section 25A (2) of the Corrupt Practices Act By Duncan Mlanjira High Court Judge, Justice Sylvester Kalembera has ruled that Jean Chifundo Mathanga and three others, John Kandulu, Fanuel Nkhono and Emilius Kandapo — who are facing multiple charges under the Penal Code…

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NICO Group once again donates laptops to KUHeS female students

Gerald Chima (left) and Dr. Arox Kamng’ona with the three beneficiaries * The CoVID -19 pandemic has changed the format of learning in the country as classes are mostly done online * The donation further emphasizes NICO’s commitment to serving in the education sector By Duncan Mlanjira NICO Group has donated laptops to female students at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), formerly known as College of Medicine, in a bid to assist the needy students with their online…

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Former RBM Governor Kabambe deeply disheartened being still persecuted over his residence’s illegal water connection done by tenant

Kabambe advises unsuspecting landlords to be on high alert over their lent out properties * LWB doesn’t care whether he honoured penalties on behalf of the tenant By Duncan Mlanjira Former Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Governor, Dr. Dalitso Kabambe is deeply disheartened for still being persecuted as being one 68 people who have been labeled as ‘stealing’ water from Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) through illegal connection when he had personally sorted out the issue which was done by…

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Malawi Airlines announces resumption of full operation after Govt. recapitalizes the national flag carrier

Maravi Express Malawi Airlines Ltd has assured its customers, stakeholders and the general traveling public of the resumption of full network operation effective mid-June. A statement from Board chairperson, George Partridge made on Thirsday, says this follows an agreement that was reached by Malawi Government and Ethiopian Airlines to recapitalize the national flag carrier. This, Patridge says, is “after the Board of Directors had earlier declared the company technically insolvent”. “The insolvency was mainly occasioned by the seven-months period the airline had no…

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Malawi Defence Force needing to recruit qualified bandsmen/women and artisans

Maravi Express The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has flighted a public notice inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced Malawians for recruitment as bandsmen/women as well as artisans, who after successful completion of military training, be listed to its various units. The notice says the qualified and experienced artisans include, bricklayers; carpenters; plumbers; cobblers; tailors; motor vehicle mechanics; auto electricians and panel beaters – vehicle body repairs) Others are welders; refrigeration technicians; radio/auto technicians and computer/ICT technicians. All artisans…

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Truck accident along Chileka-Magalasi Road exposes smuggled cooking oil from Mozambique

The truck and its contents captured at Magalasi * It was in transit from Mulanje border to Mwanza border * It was originally covered with a tarpaulin * Malawi Revenue Authority alerted By Duncan Mlanjira A truck with Mozambican registration number was involved in an accident on Friday near Magalasi on the road to Chileka in Blantyre and as the owners were transferring its goods to another truck on Tuesday, it was exposed to have been carrying alleged smuggled…

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CAMA pleads with government to reintroduce national public transportation policy and system

The old system then managed by United Transport of Malawi (UTM) Bus Company * It must be treated as any other utility provider and cannot just be relegated to untrusted and unregulated operators By Duncan Mlanjira Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has petitioned the Ministry of Transport and Public Works to consider reintroducing the national public transportation policy and system, saying it “must be treated as any other utility provider that cannot just be relegated to untrusted and unregulated operators”….

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NICO Group honours scribe Duncan Mlanjira for attending Sanlam Summer School for Financial Journalists

NICO General CEO Donbell Mandala presenting the certificate * NICO’s commitment towards working together with the media in Malawi * Media plays a huge role in informing the public, not just NICO events, but in general terms as a whole * “I enjoyed myself throughout the course, I made contacts with journalists from several journalists” By John Saukira NICO Group has honoured Nyasa Times’ seasoned scribe, Duncan Mlanjira who attended last year’s Sanlam Summer School for Financial Journalists. NICO…

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