Ministry Urges Beneficiaries to Sustain AVCP Project Interventions

Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change Dr. Yusuf Mkungula has urged Aquaculture Value Chain Project (AVCP) beneficiaries and stakeholders to sustain the intervention and impact the project has made over the past six years.

Old Mutual Malawi Limited Commits to Giving Students Exposure

Old Mutual (Malawi) Limited has emphasized its commitment to nurturing and providing exposure to students and fresh graduates.

Old Mutual Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs Executive Patience Chatsika said this on Friday when hosting over 70 students from the University of Malawi who are pursuing various ICT-related programs.

The students were exposed to modern ICT infrastructure, Old Mutual business operations, products, and services.

Chatsika said: “As a responsible business, we are always committed to helping nurture and providing exposure and experience to students and fresh graduates.

“Within our business, we have interns from various institutions of higher learning. In addition, we have a long-standing relationship with the University of Malawi’s Actuarial Science Department, where we are providing internship opportunities.”

Speaking on behalf of fellow students, fourth-year Computer Engineering student Rejoice Banda described the visit as an eye-opener that provided them with invaluable experience and knowledge.

The students had the opportunity to enjoy a free financial education session, ICT-related exposure, and Old Mutual products and services.

The event concluded with an interactive session where students participated in a question-and-answer session, with branded items awarded to winners as tokens of appreciation.

Gaba Features Pazzon Bouy in His Debut Song

After several months of teasing their fans about a possible music collaboration, South African based Malawian afro artist Pazzon (Goshen Boy) and Malawian international soccer maestro Gabadihno Mhango have finally released their anticipated song Mr. Negative.

Natural Disasters Hindering Access to Potable Water

Representatives from seven African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries are meeting in Lilongwe to assess efforts made towards building more climate-resilient water services under the multi-partner Global Water Leadership (GWL) Programme.

K900 million Needed for Schemes Rehab

A report on the status of irrigation farming after the recent flood disaster in Nkhotakota district shows that eight irrigation schemes have been damaged.

Two Women Fined for Selling Fake HIV/AIDS Medicine

The Mangochi Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, March 13, convicted and ordered the women to pay K2,450,000.00 each for selling fake HIV and AIDS medicine.

Natural Disasters Hindering Access to Potable Water

Representatives from seven African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries are meeting in Lilongwe to assess efforts made towards building more climate-resilient water services under the multi-partner Global Water Leadership (GWL) Programme.

Chakwera Commits to Developing Malawi

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera says his government is committed to institute development projects in all districts of the country.

Old Mutual Malawi CEO Jiya tips women to Believe in Their Potential

Old Mutual Malawi Chief Executive Officer Edith Jiya made a call to women to believe in their potential and never let any stereotypes pull them down.

She said this when leading a staff engagement activity marking the commencement of the commemoration of International Women’s Day at the organization’s head office in Blantyre.

This was after earlier in the day she participated in International Women's Day celebrations at Puma Energy.

The event included a panel discussion on women's inclusion. Jiya recounted her experience of stepping out of her comfort zone and developing new hobbies.

“As women, we need to be bold and take risks in our pursuit of greatness. Let us not only pursue opportunities for which we are 99% qualified, but also dare to go after those for which we are only 50% or less qualified,” she said, while expounding on how she developed an interest in soccer to facilitate conversations with other male CEOs.

One of the participants, Gudrun Malunga, Sales Manager for Retail Mass Market, praised Old Mutual Malawi and the Old Mutual Women Network (OWN) for the opportunities and mentorship programs provided to women within the organization.

She stated: "The fact that I am here as one of the panelists is evident enough that there is inclusion within the organization."

Apart from reaching out to its female staff, the company, through its Financial Education Manager, Benard Chiluzi, delivered a personal finance management workshop to women at Airport Development Limited (ADL), addressing topics such as financial mindset change, financial goal setting in the modern world, and the basic principles of personal money management.

The sessions were delivered to equip participants with the necessary knowledge to attain financial comfort, freedom, and wealth.

The CEO of ADL, Thokozani Unyolo, commended Old Mutual for the free financial education session, which she said was enlightening and empowering.

Cholera Cases Rise in Nsanje

Nsanje district has recorded eight cases of cholera in the past two weeks with two new cases currently being managed in cholera treatment units.

Women Lawyers, AGE Africa Hold Gender Justice Clinics in Mulanje

As part of the International Women's Day commemoration, two organizations - Women Lawyers Association in Malawi and the Advancing Girls Education (AGE) in Africa - at the weekend conducted what they called "gender justice clinics" in some secondary schools in Mulanje district.

Two Men Deny Vandalizing ESCOM Property in Thyolo

Two men, Kondwani Banda, aged 28, and James Mphanje, 30, have pleaded not guilty to charges of vandalism and theft of electricity cables in Thyolo.

Satguru Travel Hails Visa Waiver; Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Minister of Youth and Sports Uchizi Mkandawire says tourism remains government's crucial sector in the implementation of the Agriculture, Tourism and Mining (ATM) Strategy as a key driver for economic growth in the country.

FDH Ships Banking Services to Likoma Island

FDH Bank plc has broken an all time record of being the first institution to establish a service center and officially launched it's branch on Monday March 11, 2024 in Likoma island.

Public Debt Negatively Impacting on Women Empowerment, Action Aid Malawi

Action Aid Malawi says government's insatiable appetite for borrowing has a negative impact on investments that can empower women in the country.

195 Houses Built in a Year for Cyclone Freddy Victims

“I was in despair because I had little means to build another house,” said Ester, a widow whose home was destroyed by a cyclone in Malawi. “So when my fellow worshippers came and built one for me, I lost my words.”

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