ESCOM migrates 90 percent of customers to prepaid billing system

By Glory Msowoya, MANA Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has said almost 90 percent of its customers have migrated to the new pre-paid billing system in the country. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday, ESCOM’s Public Relations Manager, Innocent Chitosi said the process was still ongoing and only few customers were yet to start using the new system as the process for importing the materials was still in progress. “So far, we have done 90 percent…

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NICO Group sponsors K5m for ESCOM to host Southern Africa Power Pool conference

By Duncan Mlanjira Leading financial services provider NICO Group has sponsored K5 million for Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) to successfully host the upcoming 54th Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) International Conference to be held at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. To be convened from March 2-5, the SAPP conference will, among other issues, discuss adequacy, reliability and trading of power in the Region in keeping pace with developments within the Africa Region and the world…

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Luchenza Secondary School temporarily closed

By Tikondane Vega, MANA Management of Luchenza Secondary School in Thyolo District have temporarily closed the school due to what they described as bad behaviour among its learners For the past few weeks, learners at the school have demonstrated unbecoming behaviour ranging from teasing and bullying to destruction of school property as well as stealing fresh maize from nearby gardens that belong to the school and staff. Headteacher Helbert Nsasa declined to comment on the matter, saying only his…

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Mzuzu curio vendors bemoan lack of sales due to filthy environment

By Cosmas Chimaliro Mzuzu curio vendors have bemoaned lack of business due to Mzuzu City Council’s delay in removing garbage at the market, a development they say has lowered sales of their products and compromised tourism market for the country. In an interview Wednesday, Mzuzu Curio Market chairperson, David Ngulube bemoaned continued accumulation of garbage at the site rendering the place filthy. “Mzuzu City Council has taken almost two weeks without collecting the garbage, all the garbage from the…

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Malawians should not panic about Coronavirus — Ministry of Health

By Loness Gwazanga, MANA Ministry of Health and Population says people should not panic on Coronavirus as government is doing everything to ensure the country is spared from the viral infection.  The Ministry’s spokesperson, Joshua Malango said recently during a media orientation in Blantyre that government was working with various stakeholders to make the country a safer place. “We are working with various stakeholders such as Centre for Disease Control and our sister ministries to make sure Corona Virus…

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Government abolishes quota system at tertiary education level; JCE reinstated

  By Duncan Mlanjira The quota that was introduced by Government in 1987 used to select successful students for tertiary education has been abolished and at the same time the Junior Certificate of Education (JCE), which was abolished has been reinstated. This was announced in Lilongwe on Thursday by Minister of Education, Science and Technology, William Susuwele Banda, saying based on numerous interventions government has put in place, coupled with numerous consultations with the society and academia, there is…

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Government reaffirms its commitment to construct 250 day secondary schools and 100 community ones

By Duncan Mlanjira Government has reaffirmed its commitment and has already commenced the process to construct 250 day secondary schools and 100 community day ones across the country. This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Science and Technology, William Susuwele Banda on Thursday in Lilongwe, saying this is being done under the Secondary Education Expansion Development (SEED) Project and the Equity with Quality and Learning at Secondary (EQUALS) projects.  “You would agree with me that this is a game…

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Football legend Kennedy Malunga in the country ready to impress Malawians on worth creation through CROWD1

By Duncan Mlanjira South Africa-based football legend Kennedy Malunga has arrived in Malawi ready to impress his compatriots on the attractive benefits that is being offered through the online network business, CROWD1 Marketing. He is in the company of CROWD1’s directors and international financial, Peter Chawanda and Derrick Robert, who are set to host a number of seminars on life changing business opportunity that will be held first at Dorvic Hotel on Thursday and Friday and Malawi Sun on…

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NBS Bank Plc now on smooth path; registers K4.46 billion profit after tax

By Duncan Mlanjira NBS Bank Plc and NBS Forex Bureau Limited’s financial performance has tremendously improved in the past two years and as at the end of 31 December 2019, they registered K4.46 billion profit after tax. This represents a growth of 162% above the profit after tax of K1.699 billion reported in a similar period of 2018.  The financial results were announced on Wednesday at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre that attracted shareholders and other business partners, where…

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NICO Holdings sponsors K1.5m for Malawi Insurance Institute annual charter dinner

By Duncan Mlanjira As a gesture of solidarity, the country’s leading financial service provider, NICO Holdings has sponsored K1.5 million towards the successful hosting of the annual charter dinner where Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) awards students who have completed their studies in insurance. The charter dinner will be held on Saturday, February 29 at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre where the members are also going to usher in a new committee. The cheque presentation was done by NICO…

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