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Chilima Recognised For Championing Mindset Change

Chilima Recognised For Championing Mindset Change

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Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has called on Malawians to assist in defining the path to realising the country's aspirations as outlined in Malawi 2063. Dr Chilima was speaking in Lilongwe after receiving an overall award of the Malawi 2063 Mindset Change Champion Certificate from the National Planning Commission (NPC). The award was given to the Vice President as a way of recognising him for his efforts in changing the mindset of Malawians on the journey towards a self-sustaining nation. Speaking after receiving the certificate, Dr Chilima said he dedicated it to all Malawians as they have a critical role in making sure that the country achieves its aspirations. He then urged Malawians to work collectively towards achieving the dream regardless of the many challenges the co...
Norway Donates K4.1 Million Dollars Towards Food Insecurity

Norway Donates K4.1 Million Dollars Towards Food Insecurity

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NORWAY, ICELAND DONATE 4.1 MILLION DOLLARS TOWARDS LEAN SEASON FOOD INSECURITY RESPONSE PROGRAMME The governments of Iceland and Norway, through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have donated $4.1 million to support food insecure households at the peak of the lean season in Malawi. The joint contribution comprises of US$3.6 million from Norway and US$500,000 from Iceland responding to the 2022-2023 Lean Season Food Insecurity Response Plan. According to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC), a total of 3.8 million in 27 districts and four cities will require food assistance ranging from three to five months period starting November 2022 to March 2023. Speaking in Lilongwe on Wednesday during a signing ceremony of the agreement, WFP Country Director, ...
Malawi, Germany Sign K8 Billion Pact

Malawi, Germany Sign K8 Billion Pact

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Malawi and Germany governments have signed a grant worth K8 billion which will benefit 300,000 people through the Social Cash Transfer Programme. In an interview in Lilongwe after signing the agreement, German Ambassador to Malawi, Ralph Timmermann, said his government through KfW is committed to supporting Malawi in its quest to alleviate poverty in the country. "We are happy to support the sixth phase of the Social Cash Transfer Programme to help Malawi reduce poverty. We expect that the K8 billion must be used to reach the intended beneficiaries hence we will work together to achieve this," Timmermann said. Minister of Finance, Sosten Gwengwe, said the two governments are working together in improving the lives of those living in extreme poverty hence hailing the cooperation b...
Bright Msaka To Donate The Modern Diplomat Book To Parliament

Bright Msaka To Donate The Modern Diplomat Book To Parliament

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DPP Vice President East and member of parliament for Machinga Likwenu says he will print 193 copies of 'The Modern Diplomat', a book he authored, to the national assembly. This follows a recommendation member of parliament for Zomba Chisi Hon. Mark Botomani made on Wednesday in the August House. Hon. Botomani was commenting on deployment of diplomats to serve in foreign missions where he urged the government to make sure it hires competent career diplomats who understand international norms. Coinciding with Botomani, MCP MP for Dedza South Hon. Ishmail Onani asked Hon. Msaka to distribute copies of the book so that the government side should appreciate its contents. The book focuses on how one is supposed to carry their duties when deployed to serve in the foreign service. ...
Kazako presides over first ever Space Conference in Lilongwe

Kazako presides over first ever Space Conference in Lilongwe

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Lilongwe, November 9: Minister of Information and Digitalisation, Gospel Kazako Wednesday presided over the official opening of Malawi Space Conference at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. In his remarks Kazako said investing in space technology will contribute towards Malawi’s economic growth. A symbolic presentation of Network Services, facilities and Appreciation licence was presented to Starlink Limited which seeks to provide high speed, low latency and affordable broadband internet in remote areas across the country. The conference, hosted by Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is themed "Exploring Space Resources For Malawi 2063" will run from November 9-11th.
AMEA Power To Install 50 Megawatts Facility

AMEA Power To Install 50 Megawatts Facility

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Malawi has signed another agreement with AMEA Power, a multinational Independent Power Producer to produce 50 megawatts of solar electricity as well as install power storage facilities. Minister of Energy, Ibrahim Matola and Chairman of AMEA, Hussein Nouwais, signed the agreement in presence of President Dr Lazarus Chakwera. Dr Chakwera urged the company to expedite the implementation of the project and instructed Matola to get to work and ensure there is no red tape in the process. He said this is the time for action not for MOUs. Dr Chakwera is in Egypt attending UN Climate Change Conference and on the sidelines of the event, he has struck deals with three companies to invest in renewable energy in Malawi. Earlier today, President Chakwera held talks with Rajiv Shah, Pres...
Put Interests Malawi First, Gwengwe

Put Interests Malawi First, Gwengwe

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Minister of Finance Sosten Gwengwe has implored economists in the country to put the interests of the nation first if a quick turnaround of the country is to be realised. Gwengwe was speaking in Mangochi during the official opening of the 2022 Economics Association of Malawi Annual Conference. He said ECAMA is an important institution whose rational input in government activities can propel the country to attain its development blueprint. "I would like to see from this year's conference that economists are demanding policies which we think can turn around our country and to ensure that those policies are being implemented without excuse. "We have reached a point where as a nation we need to do only those things that are right. We have crafted various beautiful documents but ha...
EU Commits 125 Million Euros To Malawi

EU Commits 125 Million Euros To Malawi

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has held bilateral talks with Her Excellency Jutta Urpilainen, the European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships, to make progress on the discussions they had in Brussels eight months ago. Key outcomes of the meeting include the EU's commitment of 125 million Euros slightly over K128 billion. In the package 15 million Euros (K15.3 billion) will be used to address food insecurity challenges while the other amount will be used for other projects which will be outlined during the signing ceremony tomorrow, October 28. The discussion also seeks to open up dialogue between Malawi and the EU in exploring the prospects of the resumption of direct budgetary support to Malawi. The EU Commissioner informed the Malawi leader that the EU's pursui...
Activists Discuss Digital Rights

Activists Discuss Digital Rights

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Activists and key stakeholders in digital rights have convened for a day-long seminar in Blantyre to discuss digital under the theme 'Internet Universality Indicators: Gateways to Action'. The conference has drawn participants from various Ministries, Civil Society Organisations, Law Society, Human Rights Defenders, Media, Academia and Researchers within and outside Malawi. The hybrid conference has also roped in facilitators from Ghana, Cameroon and Somalia among others. In his remarks, Board Member of Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) Dr Immaculate Chamangwana, said the advent of the internet and exponential growth of access to it and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), have made digital rights become essential to the way people around the world exercise a...
Chakwera Hails Yao Heritage For Fostering National Unity

Chakwera Hails Yao Heritage For Fostering National Unity

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says government considers cultural groups as strategic partners in national development. The Malawi leader was speaking at Mangochi Stadium at this year's Chiwanja Cha Ayao Cultural Festival. In his address, Dr Chakwera observed that a nation that develops its infrastructure and industries without developing its cultural identity is a nation without values. The Malawi leader hailed the Yao Community for succeeding in preserving their tradition without isolating themselves from active participation in matters of national interest. He noted that the Yao Community is contributing positively towards ending child marriages by doing away with harmful cultural practices and promoting education by outlawing initiation camps when schools are in session. ...