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NICO Group on Thursday unveiled two refurbished houses; NICO House which was razed down by fire in 2018 in Blantyre and Kapeni House.

The Blantyre District Council has trained the District Elections Supervisory Team (DEST) for administration of a credible June 29th Local Government By-Elections at Chikwembere Ward in the district.

Political commentator, Professor Mustaffa Hussein, says the Tonse Alliance led government has given Malawians hope by looting out nepotism and attempted to bust corruption in its first year of office.

Board chairperson of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (PPDA), John Suzi Banda, says public procurement should not be a reserve to enrich few individuals or families.

The AHL Group says tobacco sales continue performing better than last year despite industrial action that some workers of the Group staged recently.

People who are seeking COVID-19 vaccine from various health facilities across the country have complained that they are kept waiting on queues as the facilities do not have the doses.

It is NICO Group’s 50th anniversary, and the Group is celebrating the moment by introducing “The One” campaign to increase its visibility as it keeps growing.

Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (OMLAC) has partnered with Precious Medical Insurance in provision of annuitants medica cover to the former’s employees.

NICO General Insurance Company has implored on people in the country to timely start preparing for their retirement to ease challenges that come with retirement.

General Manager for NICO Pension, Gerald Chima, says life becomes unbearable for people who fail to prepare for their retirement.

He said this on Tuesday during the Retirement Planning Seminar the company organized in Blantyre.

“What happens is that people have a lot of needs. Maybe they relied much on company properties such as house and car. It now becomes hard when they leave all that during retirement.

“Imagine, they were used to posh cars and now they are walking; they were used to self-contained houses now they living in small houses and even staying at the village. That brings depression.

“Some changes in life bring stress that can even lead to death. That is why we are here to promote saving culture. The challenge is we relax a lot until we reach forties which is too late depending on responsibilities that we have. We need to start now before it is too late,” he said.

Main speaker during the event, Jimmy Lipunga, says the seminar was “to make sure that we equip one another with basic skill. It is not complicated.

“We just want to say that you can begin to prepare now by saving and accumulate benefits that will help you during your retirement.”

Two soldiers of the Malawi Defense Force have died this afternoon when a Military Police pick-up vehicle they were traveling in on President Lazarus Chakwera’s convoy overturned at HHI in Blantyre.

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