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Andrew Viano

Andrew Viano

The year 2023 will forever be a memorable year for millions of Malawians - a year that for some will remain awful and unforgettable as it left an enduring psychological trauma. Tropical Cyclone Freddy ripped through homes and smothered scores of people.

Ahead of the new farming season, a seed manufacturer and distributor SEED CO Malawi has awarded an agricultural enterprise, Go Jet Investment as the best seed distributor for the North in the 2022 – 2023 selling and farming season.

Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) has today released results of the 2023 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) and Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) examinations.

MANEB Executive Director Professor Dorophy Nampota said out of 267 330 learners who sat for the PSLCE, 234 ,644 have passed representing 87 percent pass rate, an improvement over the 83 percent pass rate recorded last year.

For JCE, the board said out of 168 219 candidates, 98 753 have passed. This is a pass rate of 72.06 percent.

Meanwhile, Minister Education, Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima speaking earlier hailed MANEB and other stakeholders for administering leakage free examinations four years in a row.

In Malawi’s commercial city, Blantyre anticipation is building among music lovers as afro-pop hotshot Driemo, real name Shaffie Phiri, gears up for the much-awaited Mzaliwa album launch.

One of Malawi’s leading cotton seed suppliers, Quton Malawi Limited, a subsidiary of Mahyco International Private Limited of India, is diversifying its work by going into the production and distribution of maize seed.

Tremour Walks His Last Mile

On Wednesday, Malawians of all walks of life united to send off one of the country’s afro pop music sons, Victor Yaphama Mwangobola popularly known as Tremour.

Amid economic tantrums that the country is going through, Malawians should yet again brace for tough times ahead as the Central Bank, Reserve Bank of Malawi has announced an upward adjustment of the policy rate.

An Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) inspection exercise conducted by the European Union funded Zantchito Skills for Jobs Programme into Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has revealed serious OSH deficits that need to be addressed to ensure the attainment of decent jobs and sustainable economic development.

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has appointed Father Valeriano Michael Mtseka as the new Secretary General with effect from 1st August 2023.

The sound of a rooster in rural Malawi is not just a signal for day break. For the majority of farmers in the country, it is a call to return to the field in a tireless effort to make ends meet. It is a reminder of how hard work leads to their daily survival.

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