President Mutharika, US Assistant Secretary of State Talk Trade, Investment

President Mutharika, US Assistant Secretary of State Talk Trade, Investment

By Manasse Nyrenda Lilongwe, January 30, Mana: President Peter Mutharika Thursday discussed with an American envoy on how Malawi would enhance trade and investment with the American government. Mutharika met the visiting United States of America’s Assistant Secretary of State Responsible for Southern Africa, Mathew Harrington at the New State House in Lilongwe.  In his […]

2019/2020 FISP Program to Close on 7 February

2019/2020 FISP Program to Close on 7 February

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Walter Development says the 2019/2020 Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) will close on 7th February 2020. Principle Secretary in the Ministry, Gray Nyandule Phiri disclosed the development on Thursday through a press statement dated 30th January 2020.   Nyandule Phiri said all fertilizer retailers, seed companies and agro- dealers […]

Malawian Student Scoops Position One In South Africa IGCSE Exams

Malawian Student Scoops Position One In South Africa IGCSE Exams

A 16 years old Malawian, Jerome Sibande, has scooped position one in overall results of 2019 high school Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations in the Republic of South Africa, beating candidates from all 8 South African IGCSE curriculum schools. Sibande scored six A* and three As in nine subjects he wrote […]

FDH CEO Thom Mpinganjira On Sabbatical Leave

FDH CEO Thom Mpinganjira On Sabbatical Leave

By Thumbiko Nyirongo FDH Financial Holdings Limited Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira has gone on sabbatical leave with effect from 27 January 2020. The development follows his re-arrest on Tuesday by the Anti Corruption Bureau ACB on accusation that he wanted to bribe Judges who are handling the Presidential Elections Case.   […]

African Journalists Urged to Report On Disasters

African Journalists Urged to Report On Disasters

Journalists in Africa have been urged to change the way they report disasters to help communities on the continent minimise disaster risks and losses. Programme Officer for United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Africa, Isabel Njihia was speaking to African journalists on Monday in Mombasa-Kenya when she officially opened a four-day media […]

Govt Extends Buying Period For Maize

Govt Extends Buying Period For Maize

Government has adjusted the buying price of maize from K 12,500 to K 15, 500 to take away the hoarding of maize stock. According to a Press Statement issued on Wednesday, Principal Secretary (PS) for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Gray Nyandule-Phiri said the maize buying period has been extended to February 29, 2020. “Government […]

DPP’s Lawmaker Chambo Escapes Death

DPP’s Lawmaker Chambo Escapes Death

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mangochi North, Benedicto Chambo, survived a road accident in Mangochi on Tuesday as he was driving from Lilongwe, Police have confirmed. The accident occurred at around 3 pm at Matuwi Village along the Monkey-bay Mangochi Road where, according to Police, the vehicle overturned. “The Member of […]

Former Veep Chilima Urges Malawians to Accept Court Verdict

Former Veep Chilima  Urges Malawians to Accept Court Verdict

Malawi’s immediate past vice president, Saulos Chilima, who is also leader for the opposition UTM party on Thursday urged Malawians to accept presidential elections case verdict which will be delivered on Monday. Chilima who is the first petitioner in the presidential elections case was speaking during a presser which was held in Lilongwe. He also […]

MRA Upbeat on MK 1.3 Trillion Tax Target

MRA Upbeat on MK 1.3 Trillion Tax Target

BY STEVEN GODFREY MKWETEZA The country’s tax collecting body, the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) says it is confident on beating this year’s revenue tax collection target of MK1.3 trillion. In an interview on the sideline of the International Customs Day Commemoration which was held in Blantyre, MRA’s Head of Corporate Affairs Steven Kapoloma said the […]