Airtel in sensitization drive to help people from being defrauded through digital mobile money services

  By Duncan Mlanjira With the growing cases of people being robbed through syndicate of fraudsters who are swindling people through mobile money digital system, Malawi’s mobile phone service provider Airtel is on a sensitization drive people not to entertain callers claiming they are from Airtel. Some people call unsuspecting people informing them that they have either won a promotion competition that Airtel had conducted or that they have erroneously sent money to their Airtel Money account. When called…

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History as Malawi top female football ref is appointed to officiate men’s AFCON qualifier

By Duncan Mlanjira Elite FIFA assistant referee, Bernadettar Kwimbira is set to become Malawi’s first woman referee to officiate men’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Libya and Tanzania scheduled for November 19 in Tripoli. She is among the six first African Female Elite Referees appointed by Confederation of African Football (CAF) to officiate men’s CAF AFCON matches in November. This comes after Kwimbira became overall best among the 33 referees, who attended a five-day Confederation of…

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People warn each other on recurring syndicate of fraudsters using mobile digital system to swindle people

  By Duncan Mlanjira People are warning each other on social media that there is a syndicate of fraudsters who are swindling people through mobile money digital system and it is suspected the culprits operate within prison walls. According to sources that Nyasa Times has talked to, the crooks are very cunning in that they call when least expected, saying they were calling from TNM or Airtel for Know Your Customer (KYC) updates and they ask people to open…

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Malawi’s company SPARC Systems part of Rwanda’s ICT success

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s information and communications and technology (ICT) company, Sparc Systems Limited, is making inroads to Rwanda’s market where it has unveiled a wide range of innovative products that will help support their client business across the country. According to a report by https://en.igihe.com, Sparc Systems Limited Group Managing Director Mr. Wisely Phiri held a customer interaction cocktail at Kigali Serena Hotel which was attended by business captains in Rwanda where he presented a number of products which…

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November 5 by-elections ballot papers arrive Friday

By Duncan Mlanjira The ballot papers and other polling materials for the November 5 by-elections for Matenje Ward in Kasungu Lilongwe South Constituency will arrive at Kamuzu International Airport on Friday, November 1 through an Emirates flight EK9747 at 3.05pm. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says in a statement that ballot papers and supporting documents for Matenje Ward in Kasungu will be taken straight to Kasungu while those for for the postponed Lilongwe South Constituency will be taken to…

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NICO Group applauds role played by Malawi media in highlighting its innovative services for the public

By Duncan Mlanjira NICO Group has applauded the Malawi media for its role it plays in highlighting its innovative financial services for the public and that’s why it offers a scholarship to one journalist to attend a training course in South Africa in investigative business reporting. Speaking on Wednesday at their head office at Chibisa House in Blantyre, NICO Group’s Head of Marketing & Communication, Lorraine Phiri said they have been awarding this scholarship in conjunction with their South…

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Ministry of Health advises public on heatwave safety measures

By Duncan Mlanjira As many parts of the country are experiencing excessive high temperatures, the Ministry of Health and Population has observed that this has had various negative health impacts on human health and it has issued safety measures for the public to follow.    MoH, through Dr Dan Namarika, Secretary for Health and Population, advises the public to keep their living space cool and to keep checking the room temperature between 8-10am and from 13hrs up to 22hrs. “Ideally,…

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Mesmerizing Muscat walks the talk with Oman Cancer Association’s awareness Walkathon

  By Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui The Oman Cancer Association (OCA) organised its 16th Annual Cancer Walkathon on Tuesday October 29 with a 3km symbolic walk at the winter-blossomed Al Qurm Nature Park in Muscat, the mesmerizing capital of the Sultanate of Oman.  The walkathon was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Yahya Bin Badar Al Mawali, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development.  A family event, the walkathon with the theme, ‘Together we win’ saw thousands of youth,…

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Coach Mwase recalls Malata; Delighted to be back in Flames set up

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi 🇲🇼 national football team, coach Meke Mwase has recalled defender Lucky Malata as he prepares his team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Sudan 🇸🇸 on November 13 at home and Uganda 🇺🇬 away on November 17. Malata has since vowed to work harder in order to regain his position in the team he hasn’t been in since 2017. Speaking after the Flames’ Wednesday morning training session, Malata thanked Mwase…

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Lions Club District 412B’s lake cruise raises K2m for Kamuzu Central Hospital

  By MANA Lions Club District 412B (Malawi and Mozambique) organised a fun and charity Lake Malawi Cruise that fundraised over K2 million in aid of Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) paediatric ward. This development has pleased Lions Club District 412B fundraising chairperson, Stewart Munthali described this year’s cruise as successful as they managed to beat the target of K2 million they set. Held on October 26 to 27 and attracted over 120 people from across the country, the participants…

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