FDH Bank signs MoU with former President Joyce Banda’s ‘Market Women Activities & Initiative’ organization

Nkulichi and JB signing the agreement  * The partnership is significant as it will assist to financially uplift and transform women after accessing the loans from FDH Bank * Majority of women in the country did not go to school due to lack of support * But they are passionate and have knowledge in running businesses although some of them face challenges to access capital By Victor Singano Jnr, Correspondent FDH Bank Plc has signed a memorandum of understanding…

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Standard Bank releases its second K20m of K80m investment towards MUST’s Endowment Fund

Nuka and Prof Malata signing the agreement * Standard Bank believes that investment in education contributes positively to the overall growth of our nation * The fund we are disbursing today will help students to acquire the desired education at the same time improving education standards at MUST By Duncan Mlanjira Standard Bank Plc has released its second phase of K80 million investment towards the Endowment Fund for Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST), which was set up…

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Malawi Digital Archive project to support acceleration of e-commerce in copyright sector—COSOMA

Minister Usi at the launch * It will also help to commercialize creative goods through digitization of copyright works in sectors * Such as music, film, photography and literature * The project will provide a committed mechanism for COSOMA to support the creative industry By Petro Mkandawire, MANA Malawi Digital Archive project — initiated by Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) and will encourage artists to participate in storing their works for the next generation as well as improve the…

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BWB’s stakeholders Water Users Associations abusing management of water kiosks in low income areas

Deputy Minister Bande leads by example that cholera prevention is through hygiene such as handwashing  * Many kiosks managed by Water Users Associations (WUA), are not functional * Because of poor management, vandalism and theft of meters as well as low water supply pressure By Duncan Mlanjira Water & Sanitation Deputy Minister, John Bande has advised Blantyre Water Board (BWB) to take stronger action over abuse of management of water kiosks in the district’s low income areas for maximum…

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First Capital Bank leads in mourning passing on of Filipe Marques who facilitated 12.5m Euros facility for Malawi’s SME agriculture sector

* Felipe will be remembered as an inspiring and vibrant individual, filled with great optimism * Which left a memorable mark on those he met and worked with. May his soul rest in eternal peace By Duncan Mlanjira First Capital Bank leads Malawi business community in mourning the passing on of Filipe Marques, who facilitated 12.5 million Euros facility to First Capital Bank through the European Investment Bank (EIB) to benefit the country’s small & medium enterprises (SMEs) in…

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Big Brother Titans live on DStv and GOtv promises to be hottest season yet

Wonderful opening night performance  * The edition can be caught 24/7 through DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Channel 29 * The Housemates from South Africa are: Khosi; Siya (aka Juicy Jay); Nelisa; Mmeli; Ipeleng; Thabang; Yaya; Khehla (aka Lukay); Tsatsii and Justin * From Nigeria: Yemi Cregx; Olivia; Blaqboi; Nana; Marvin; Jaypee; Jenni O; Ebubu; Kanaga Jnr and Yvonne By Duncan Mlanjira In what will most certainly be one of the biggest seasons of the Big Brother franchise yet…

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Fired DPP Kayuni confessed to Chakwera of his deep regret for his unsound judgment that led to arrest of ACB’s Chizuma

Kayuni replaced by Masauko Edwin Chamkakala * To prevent him from using a public office to settle a personal injury, I have removed Dr. Kayuni from office with immediate effect * And I thank him for his many years of service and I have directed that he be replaced by Masauko Edwin Chamkakala as the new DPP By Duncan Mlanjira The report from the Commission of Inquiry — which President Chakwera constituted to probe circumstances that led to the…

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President Chakwera stands by his decision made a year ago by refuseing to bow down to calls to fire Chizuma

Martha Chizuma * I want to make this clear today: I stand by my decision to not fire Ms. Chizuma a year ago * And I stand by my choice of her as my champion against corruption today *  I have never said that this means that no one else is allowed to bring a case against her for their own injuries, because that would be unconstitutional By Duncan Mlanjira President Lazarus Chakwera still considers Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director…

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Premier Bet Malawi to turn Zingwangwa Youth Centre into a magnificent netball academy

Fady Younes (centre) with Chanza (left) and Council CEO Lyton Nkata * The company will invest over K80 million towards the rehabilitation of the facility which is currently in bad condition * The facility would be made to be one of its kind in the city with a new netball arena, changing rooms and secretariat offices By Victor Singano Jnr, Correspondent As one way of strengthening sports in the country and unearth hidden talent among the youths, Premier Bet…

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DPP inner circle deliberately set Nankhumwa and Peter Mutharika on collision course; Vows to win DPP presidency during convention

DPP vice-president for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa  * Some party hierarchy members were deliberately not sending him invitation letters for the party National Governing Council * When Mutharika asked of his absence, he was told the Leader of Opposition never bothered to honour the invitation * The impasse was resolved when Mutharika invite him to a private meeting * Thereafter to a DPP rally in Mangochi where it was announced that everything was now water under the bridge By…

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