Dickson Chivwati Gondwe

Dickson Chivwati Gondwe

Govt To Upgrade Water Schemes

Water and Sanitation Minister Abida Mia has reaffirmed government commitment towards the rehabilitation of water schemes in areas which were heavily hit by Cholera outbreak.

The Electricity Generation Company Malawi Limited (EGENCO) says it will reduce its power generation capacity at Tedzani Power Station this coming weekend.

EGENCO public relations officer Moses Gwaza has told Zodiak, that at that time, the institution will conduct maintenance from Saturday, 26th to 28th August.

The maintenance works according to Gwaza will also see the reduction of power generation at Nkula and Kapichira stations due to water reduction of water flow in Shire River.

"We are carrying out the works now, to ensure that intake screens are in perfect working condition before the rainy season," Gwaza said.

Executive director for the Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) John Kapito has expressed concerns on the development saying it will affect the welfare of consumers.

The development will bring fresh memories of frequent power cuts the country experienced, before things stabilized early this year.

Recently EGENCO emerged as the star performer among parastatals in Malawi.

CDEDI Petitions Parliament

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) yesterday presented a petition to parliament pushing for the tabling of an emergency maize bill.

The bill according to CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa, will address the country's food situation that has seen a rise in Maize prices with price for 50kg bag hitting around MK35 000.

The petition presented to chairperson for Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture Sameer Suleman among others is requesting the National Food Reserve Agency to release maize to ADMARC depots in order for Malawians to easily access the commodity.

The UNDP has reaffirmed its commitment towards Inclusive digital transformation by providing an opportunity the citizenry to participate fully in the digital economy.

The Gender Coordination Network (GCN) has singled out failure to access information as a key component leading to various forms of abuse among most women in the country.

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has implored the business community to take a leading role in embracing policies for attainment of the 2030 UN sustainable development goals.

Gwamba To Release 2023 Single

Renowned rapper Gwamba has described 2023 as promising as he sets up to release his first song for the year.

The Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WESNET) is optimistic that harmonizing the Malawi data on water and sanitation (WASH) can assist to improve the sector.

The Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) has pleaded with different stakeholders to take lead in embracing strategies that can assist the country in disaster preparedness and response.

The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) says it has received six more applications to administer differed exams for standard 8 candidates whose examination fees were embezzled by their school authorities.


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