Kumwamba making admirable strides for Mulanje athletics

The mountain trail challenge, Mulanje Mountain Porters Race, celebrated its 23rd anniversary in July and over the years it has produced several excellent long distance runners, such as Theresa Master, Doris Fisher, Evance Nyazule among others, who have made their mark in other local races. But one huge product is Edson Kumwamba, who has since become Malawi’s international mountain trail long distance (Ultra marathon) specialist after he trekked down to South Africa for greener pastures, where he then joined high…

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SA-based athletes donate training gear to Mulanje Athletic Club

South Africa-based long distance athletes, Peter Chiwaya, Imran Paya, Stanley Mwakhiwa and Gloria Chitedze have sent a consignment of training vests and shoes for the newly-formed Mulanje Athletic Club, which is being managed by international mountain trail long distance (Ultra marathon) specialist, Edson Kumwamba. And interestingly, the South Africa-based athletes are in touch with Stewart Kambewa, the cyclist who cycled 30.4km saddless up the meandering Masasa-Golomoti escarpment road, popularly known as Khwekhwerere route in aid of the good welfare of…

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Government commits to quality health delivery

 Government has pledged to work with the church and development partners to ensure promotion of quality education for nurses, midwives and other medical practitioners to achieve quality health care delivery system in Malawi. Vice President Everton Chimulirenji made the commitment at St Luke’s Nursing and Midwifery College at Malosa in Zomba Thursday during the graduation ceremony of 176 nurses and midwifery technicians. “We further commit our government to work with the church for the betterment of Malawians,” Chimulirenji said,…

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Blantyre DHO takes Ebola awareness to communities

Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) has intensified Ebola awareness campaigns amid reports that the disease has spread to Tanzania which is closer to Malawi. Unconfirmed reports indicate that one person is suspected to have suffered from the disease in Tanzania, a country that borders with Malawi to the north. Speaking on Tuesday in Senior Group Village Head (GVH) Chiwembe, Blantyre DHO Health Promotion Officer, Chrissy Banda, said the campaigns were one way of preparing communities against any possible Ebola…

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I have had 4 years, 4 months of work experience fulfillment — former Malawi UN diplomat Lot Dzonzi

By Duncan Mlanjira On 14th of January, 2019, Deputy Permanent Representative/Deputy Ambassador of Malawi to the United Nations, Lot Thauzeni Pansipadana Dzonzi, attained the mandatory age of 60 years and just like every public servant working with the Malawi government, it was time for him to retire.  He is now back home and says his four years and four months as a diplomatic for Malawi at the United Nations was a vast work experience fulfillment. In an exclusive interview,…

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Malawi FA President Nyamilandu establishes youth football academy

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu early this month officially launch a youth football academy at Mpira Village, which will be administered by Walter Nyamilandu Foundation. The Walter Nyamilandu Football Academy will be operating at Country Club, Limbe in Blantyre and targets Under-15 youths. According to Nyamilandu, the Foundation realizes the power that the game of football possesses in building strong personalities and characters among the youth and it is against this background that the Walter Nyamilandu…

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Global ICT service provider ESET trains ICTC Malawi on advanced antivirus protection

By Duncan Mlanjira As part of the global ESET Security Company’s drive to expand its information and communication technology (ICT) footprints on the African continent and Malawi in particular, ESET Africa engaged its long time partner, Inspired Computer Technology Consultants (ICTC) Malawi, in a comprehensive technical training in order to equip them with its advanced products and services.  ICTC Malawi’s Managing Director, Jane Nthakomwa said the training, held from Monday to Wednesday at ICTC Malawi offices in Lilongwe, focused…

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Namitambo’s sons and daughters donate state-of-the-art ambulance to government health centre

A grouping of sons and daughters from Namitambo in Chiradzulu South constituency, who reside in different parts of the country, mobilized funds amongst themselves and bought a state-of-the-art ambulance, which they officially presented to their community’s  government health centre. Trending under the name ‘Zakwathu Ku Namitambo’, the grouping has the blessings of the area’s MP and the country’s Minister of Finance, Joseph Mwanamveka, who graced the occasion in the company of Chiradzulu District Commissioner, Reinghard Chavula; Council chairperson Bruno…

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Reserve Bank rates Malawi’s ICT as fastest growing sector—ICTAM

By Duncan Mlanjira  At its 2019 EXPO in Lilongwe last month, Information, Communication and Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) said the Reserve Bank’s financial & economic review report for the fourth quarter of 2018, indicates that the country’s ICT is the fastest growing sector. At the EXPO’s opening day, which was graced by guest of honour, ICT Minister, Mark Botomani at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC), ICTAM president Bram Fudzulani said Malawi as a country is on the track…

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Malawi government adopts national Policy for ICT’s efficient and sustainable development

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi cannot effectively forge ahead with its development agenda without putting up an appropriate framework of information, communication and technology (ICT) to support and accelerate various national and sector initiatives and interventions at all levels of society. This was said by the Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Mark Botomani during the official opening of the successful two-day ICT EXPO conference held in Lilongwe at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) last month. The Minister said Government…

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