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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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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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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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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UK’s Guardian online media raises red flags on Malawian expectant mothers at risk due to lack of anaesthetics for Caesarean operations

*Patients reported to be travelling long distances fail to access Caesarean operating theatres in half of hospitals are shut down Maravi Express UK’s Guardian online media has reported on Monday, November 22, that almost half of Malawi’s district hospitals have closed their operating theatres due to a dire shortage of anaesthetics. The online report by its Malawian correspondent, Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe, quotes doctors as saying “maternity care has been affected by a lack of drugs”. It goes further…

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SADC Industrialization & Exhibition Week set to address trading figures amongst the region’s member states

By Kondwani Magombo, MANA The trading patterns amongst Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states is currently very low — at around 20%, which is very low as compared to other regions such as the European Union (EU) where figures go to up to 60%. This was said by SADC Director for Industrial Development & Trade, Dr. Khutula Sibanda at a press briefing ahead of the week-long SADC Industrialization and Exhibition Week that started today, Monday in Lilongwe. Sibanda…

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MACOHA to rebrand to Malawi Council of Disability Affairs (MACODA) as it celebrates 50th anniversary

Catherine Mwale pin the flower on Chakwera that he bought at K1 million * We do not use the word ‘handicapped’ anymore—Board chairperson Dr. Chiwoza Bandawe * It is a stereotype that has no place in the modern world * It is high time the country changes its perception that persons with disabilities are disabled By Sylvester Kumwenda, MANA Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA), is rebranding into Malawi Council of Disability Affairs (MACODA) as it moves forward after…

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