Business Forum Raises Red Flag on Alleged Corrupt Practices

The Phalombe Business Forum has raised a red-flag on corrupt practices in Michesi and Mulanje Forest Reserves where forest guards are allegedly receiving kick-backs from illegal charcoal producers to produce charcoal.

Richotec Introduces Docuware for Businesses

Richotec, formerly Gestetner, has tipped companies and government departments to digitise their files using Docuware to improve on productivity with a simplified document filing system and accessibility.

Nigerians to Hold Diaspora Awards in Malawi

Nigerians living in Malawi will this month end of October hold a Nigerians in Diaspora Awards, (NIDA) 2023 at Golden Peacock Hotel in Blantyre to recognise outstanding and special individual’s in their community.

Samilo Features Russian in ‘Ndikupita’

A Malawian afro musician and poet, Mashallo Stewart Samilo has urged artists in the country to embrace digital era in marketing the music on legal platforms.

Government Terminates Contract of China Geo on Neno Road

People of Neno district have to wait a little longer to enjoy a tarmac road as government has terminated the contract of China Geo Engineering Company which was constructing the 20 kilometer Neno road at the request of the contractor.

150 Police Officers Demand K246 million Unpaid Allowances

Malawi Police Service has come under-fire for sitting on K246 million in allowance arrears for 150 police officers who represented the country in the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) games in Tanzania September last year.

Speaking to Zodiak Online Monday, one of the concerned officers said for the seventeen days stay in Der es Salaam, each one was only paid K351,600 instead of K1.9 million.

“It is over a year now after we represented the country in SARPCCO games in Tanzania but we are yet to get our full allowances. Malawi Police Service owes each one of us money amounting to K1,640,800,” he said.

He added that they have tried to engage top officiers about the issue but nothing fruitful came out.

National Police Spokesperson Peter Kalaya says says the issue is an internal matter and the affected officers know where to channel their grievances.

“The officers have to present their grievances to the authorities through proper channels and not to the media,” he said.
The 11th Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) games were held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 4th to 17th September, 2022.

Cloud of Hope Takes Free Medical Services to Chigodi

A charity organisation Cloud of Hope Ministries says access to free medical healthcare among rural communities remains key for the country to attain universal health coverage.

The organization’s disaster response and health initiative team lead, Dr. Stalin Zinkanda told Zodiak Online Sunday after providing free mobile clinic outreach to over 200 people surrounding Chigodi Health Centre in Ntcheu.

According to Dr. Zinkanda, their organisation partnered Ntcheu district hospital giving the communities treatments for Malaria, Hypertension, Respiratory Tract Infections, and Diarrhea among others.

“This is the hard to reach area where access to medical treatment is limited. The organization has to ease the burden on the communities through the free services,” he said.

Group village headman Chipojola hailed the initiative describing it as timely.

“Such services are paid for at Chigodi health centre which is owned by the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM),” he said.

Man Arrested for Repackaging Fake Fertilizer

Police in Mzuzu have arrested a 41-year-old man for allegedly possessing 17 bags of counterfeit fertilizer weighing 50 kilograms each.

Mzuzu Police Spokesperson Paul Tembo says the suspect Blessings Nyirenda has been arrested in the city following a tip-off that the businessperson was reprocessing and repackaging the fertilizer in NPK sacks belonging to Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving fund of Malawi (SFFRFM).

“We have been working together with the Malawi Bureau Standards (MBS) who got the wind about this illegal business. Our officers then moved in quickly and arrested the suspect who is being kept at Mzuzu Police Station waiting for a court appearance,’’ said Tembo.

Malawi Bureau of Standards Regional Manager for the north Kissinger Chiunjira  says the fertilizer will be taken to the organization’s laboratory for testing.

Said Chiunjira: “We have the fertilizer in our custody because we want to know what chemicals were being used to repackage and reprocess it.”

In mid-August this year, Lilongwe Police Station also found 92 bags of fake fertilizer at a house at Sankhani Village in Traditional Authority Njewa in the district.

Access to genuine fertilizer coupled with high prices has been a pressing issue in the country, impacting crop yields and agricultural productivity.

Social Cash Transfer Programme Transforming Lives in Balaka

Beneficiaries of the government funded social cash transfer programme in Balaka have expressed satisfaction with the way the programme has transformed their economic livelihoods.

Malawi Citizens Leverage Social Media to Fight Public Finance Mismanagement

Julius Zimwatha Mithi is an ardent Malawian Facebook user. Apart from posting humors, he also uses his page to expose alleged cases of corruption and public funds mismanagement.

Umodzi Day Details Under Wraps

Government is mum on the date and budget for the Umodzi Day celebrations, two months before the year ends.

Utale Communities Find Relief in Irrigation

October is the hottest month of the year in Malawi. Farm fields are dried up and farmers are busy preparing their fields in readiness for the next growing season.

Thomas Youth Network Set up a Technical Skills School

Tired with growing unemployment levels and bad behaviors among the youths, on Wednesday Thomas Youth Network in Thyolo launched a technical skills initiative.

FAM Tipped on Controlling Violence at the Stadium

Former Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer, Charles Grandmaster Nyirenda says investing in the supporter's security network has the possibility of ending violence during arch-rival matches.

Thyolo District Hospital Fixes Blocked Sewer System

Thyolo district hospital has now rectified the blocked sewer system which was producing bad smell for the past four months.

MRA Wins 2023 PRSM 'Leader in Public Relations lnnovation Award'

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has won the 'Leader in Public Relations lnnovation-2023 Award’ during this year's Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM) Annual Conference held over the weekend at Makokola Retreat in Mangochi.

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