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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First of its kind; DJ and video maker establishes DJ Academy in Lilongwe
By Duncan Mlanjira Disco Jockey (DJ) and video maker SkappaDJ, (real name James Ibrahim) wants to take the entertainment trade to a new level by establishing a special academy in Lilongwe to train up-and-coming DJs in the country. Located at Upper Biwi Area opposite main market inside Tithandizane garage, Scappa DJ Academy is set to offer ‘one-on-one Dj'ing mixing and scratching lessons for beginners to advanced users’. On offer are digital Dj'ing, video Dj'ing, CD Dj'ing, iPAD Dj'ing, turntables...

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U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott celebrates the International Literacy Day
The U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott and the Secretary of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Justin Saidi joined with students, parents, and teachers to celebrate the International Literacy Day with an event to support the new campaign: “Let’s Join Hands To Read And Care For Books”/ “Tigwirane Manja Powerenga Ndi Kusamalira Mabuku.” In support of the National Reading Program, Ambassador Scott told the gathered participants: “All children deserve the opportunity to learn to read and engage with books....

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Mhuju Education Zone awards best learners in 2019 PSLCE results
Mhuju Education Zone in Rumphi has awarded learners and teachers that have performed well in the 2019 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Examination results. Rumphi District Education Manager (DEM), Macphine Mzumara, who presided over the awarding ceremony, said rewarding the best performing learners and teachers is one of the mechanisms his office has put in place to improve education standards in the district. “It is a fact that the quality of education is going down in the district compared...

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Lake of Stars sold out
Organisers of this year’s Lake of Stars scheduled for this weekend at Kachere Kastle in Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi say all the tickets to the festival have been sold. Head of Media at this year’s music festival Zilanie Godwe warned people who did not buy the tickets in advance since May that they should not dare to drive to the event because there will be no ticket sells at the gates. “There were limited tickets...

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