MPC rejects Lilongwe Water Board’s request to have Itaye redeployed as Postmaster General

LWB CEO Godfrey Itaye By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) board of directors has rejected the request by Lilongwe Water Board to redeploy Godfrey Itaye to be the Postmaster General. In a letter dated November 25, 2020 by MPC chairperson of the board, Noel Mkulichi, says recruitment of the Postmaster General  shall be effected after MPC’s Turnaround Strategy that has already been approved by government. The letter says as a statutory corporation, MPC draws its mandate from the…

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NBS Bank launches festive season promotion with grand prize at K5m

* Customers encouraged to maintain K50,000 in their accounts for one month * Or to maintain K50,000 for 4 months to qualify for K5m grand prize By Mayamiko Phiri NBS Bank has launched a festive season promotion, EazyFest, to run from December 1 to March 31, 2021 to maintain a minimum of K50,000 a month to qualify for monthly draws or maintain it for four months to qualify for grand draw whose prize is K5 million. The Bank’s mananger responsible for…

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Police warn unregistered commercial motorcycle operators of arrest

Maravi Express Malawi Police Service has warned that all commercial motorcycle operators would be arrested if found to be using unregistered and uninsured motorcycles. A statement from public relations officer, Senior Superintendent James Kadadzera also warns to arrest those motorcyclists found to be riding without a crash helmet or carrying more than one passenger. Kadadzera says the Police are on an enforcement campaign to flush out all unregistered motorcycles, which have contributed to the rising number of road accident….

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Mulli’s National Bus Service rejuvenates BT-LL coach services; injects new state-of-the-art coaches

  By Duncan Mlanjira. National Bus Service, administered by Mulli Brothers’ business empire, has rejuvenated the Blantyre-Lilongwe coach service by injecting new state-of-the-art Marco Polo coaches. The coaches were officially launched on Saturday through a golf tournament the company sponsored at Blantyre Sports Club. Some of the participating golfers were transported from Lilongwe to Blantyre in two of the coaches that are equipped with uninterrupted wifi services, air conditioning, reclining seats, refrigerator, phone charging ports, high definition TVs, toilets…

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MACOHA strengthens participation of parents of children with disabilities with special skills to develop assistive devices

By Duncan Mlanjira MACOHA has just completed training parents and guardians of children with cerebral palsy disabilities in Chiradzulu, Mangochi and Phalombe in the production of assistive devices using appropriate paper technology using local resources. This is to further achieve its goal of empowering people with disabilities for them to actively participate and integrate in social economic development activities of their communities and country. Speaking at the end of the training, MACOHA’s executive director, Georgina Navicha said her organisation…

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NICO Life, NICO Pension spur better service delivery to customers by opening offices in Peace Building in Mzuzu

By Duncan Mlanjira In order to accommodate more customers and thus spur better service delivery to all customers, NICO Life and NICO Pension have opened their offices at Peace Building in Mzuzu. NICO Life Chief Executive Officer, Eric Chapola said they saw the need for the move following the growth of business in the Northern Region and guaranteed the customers of better services. He said their previous offices were in Mpico House but “with the ever-growing business here in…

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Ministry of Tourism Usi, TNM, Kips Restaurant owner boost Blantyre to Lilongwe Big Walkers’ morale

* Have reached halfway mark in Ntcheu on Day 4 of 10 * This is patriotism at its best—Tourism Minister Usi * Corporate partner TNM dresses them up * Kips Ice Cream Parlour brings refreshments * Kukoma Cooking Oil pledges supper By Duncan Mlanjira Day 4 will remain eventful for the nine Blantyre to Lilongwe Big Walkers as they reach the half way mark after arriving at Ntcheu Boma exactly at 17:00 hours on Tuesday and along the way…

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Cooking oil prices should not have been increased because of VAT—MRA source

By Duncan Mlanjira Prices of refined cooking oil have been increased and the manufacturers attribute it as due to government’s decision to introduce 16.5% value added tax (VAT) on their products but impeccable sources at Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) contend that the increase in the products should have been justified in relation to other factors and not the VAT as claimed. In his 2021 National Budget presentation in Parliament last September, Finance Minister Felix Mlusu had said cooking oil…

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Blantyre to Lilongwe Big Walkers cover over 100kms of the 360kms after Day 3

*The event targets to raise K7m for training of tour guides By Duncan Mlanjira The team of 10 that are walking from Blantyre to Lilongwe — a driving distance of over 360kms — to raise funds that will be invested in the training and eventual certification of 100 tour guides across the country — celebrated covering the 100km mark on Monday along the road from Phalula in Balaka to Chikondi Stop Over in the same district. The event, that…

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Malawian private tree seedlings developer plans to produce seedlings for very hot chili Ghost Pepper

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian passionate private tree seedlings developer, Mapopa William Banda, who has also diversified by raising fruits tree seedlings, says he is growing red hot pepper in his garden and hopes to produce some seedlings shortly for sale. Named as Ghost Pepper or Bhut Jolokia (Bhutanese chili), is a hybrid chili cultivated in Northeast India and a delicacy in that country. In a Facebook post announcing his plan to invest it in the country, Mapopa was very…

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