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FDH Bank partners Joyce Banda Foundation To Ease Access To finance

FDH Bank partners Joyce Banda Foundation To Ease Access To finance

Business
FDH Bank plc and Women in Marketing Activities and Initiatives (Mwai) have signed a five-year strategic partnership that will provide an avenue for women small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to easily access finance. Mwai, which is under the Joyce Banda Foundation International, is the brainchild of former president Joyce Banda who ruled Malawi from 2012 to 2014. Mkulichi (L) and Banda display the MoU documents Speaking during the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Blantyre on Tuesday, FDH Bank plc managing director Noel Mkulichi said the partnership will enable women in groups and as well individuals to access up to K3 million in loans to support their businesses. He said: “FDH Bank believes in promoting and facilitating growth through various initiatives in the...
Joyce Banda Speaks Entrepreneurship At MBC Zokonda Amayi Macheza

Joyce Banda Speaks Entrepreneurship At MBC Zokonda Amayi Macheza

Entertainment
Former President Dr Joyce Banda has described entrepreneurship as a key factor that can help transform the lives of women, particularly those operating in well-organised structures. She was speaking at this year's MBC Zokonda Amayi Macheza held at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi. The former Head of State, who was invited as a guest of honour at the event observed that women face barriers at all levels of decision-making because of their dependence on men and most of the time this leaves them disadvantaged to challenge discrimination and domestic violence. She said: "There is potential for women in the country to venture into the export-related business through forums such as the Zokonda Amayi Macheza structures." She, therefore, commended MBC for creating an enabling environ...
Chakwera Delegates Joyce Banda To Attend Queen’a Funel

Chakwera Delegates Joyce Banda To Attend Queen’a Funel

World News
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has delegated former president, Dr Joyce Banda, to represent Malawi at the state funeral of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. This is contained in a statement released by the Office of the President and Cabinet. The Queen’s State Funeral will be held on Monday, 19 September at Westminster Abbey in London, England. The late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was the Head of the Commonwealth, a political association of 56 member states including Malawi, the majority of which are former territories of the British Empire.
Joyce Banda Tips African Leaders On Combating Economic Migration

Joyce Banda Tips African Leaders On Combating Economic Migration

International
Former President Dr. Joyce Banda, JB as fondly called, has called on African leaders to invest in women and youth as one way of combating the prevailing economic migration in the continent. She has made the plea today in Daresalaam, Tanzania where she is attending the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTCA) Conference on Women and Youth. Banda believes advancement of the flagship AfCFTA project is a catalyst for successful implementation of the Agenda 2063. Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu opened the conference taking place at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre under the theme: Women and Youth: The Engine to AfCFTA Trade in Africa.
Joyce Banda, Mpinganjira Implicated On Cashgate Case

Joyce Banda, Mpinganjira Implicated On Cashgate Case

News
Stanford Mpoola a witness in the ‘Mphwiyo case’ has told the High Court in Lilongwe that former President Joyce Banda and Brown Mpinganjira benefited from cashgate proceeds. The case is being heard by Judge Ruth Chinangwa where Mpoola is the last witness in the case. Mpoola has told the court that by order from Mphwiyo he was sent to deliver K20 million to Mpinganjira and K80 million was given Oswald Lutepo. He also says that Mphwiyo told him that the money was meant to fund a political campaign under the order of the former head of state. Meanwhile the State has asked the court to revoke the bail of Steve Phiri one of accused persons after he sent a message at lunch break to mpoola asking ‘why’ mpoola is implicating people in cashgate trial. DPP Steven Kayuni has prayed fo...
JB Mourns Kachere

JB Mourns Kachere

Local
Former President, Dr Joyce Banda, has described the late Reen Kachere as a selfless woman who contributed enormously to the advancement of women in the country. Speaking to MBC, Dr Banda, said her relationship with the late Kachere dates back to 1989 when they travelled to the United States of America on women's empowerment excursions and later served as a board member for the National Association of Business Women (NABW). "When we got into politics much later it was after we had worked together for many years. Being a believer I always accept God's will but her death is a great loss to our nation because he was a shoulder the younger generation could tap knowledge from. Asked what it was like to work with her as a cabinet minister the former President said: "The reason why I ...
Chakwera, Nyusi Lay 400kv Energy Project  Foundation Stone

Chakwera, Nyusi Lay 400kv Energy Project Foundation Stone

International
President Lazarus Chakwera and Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, yesterday laid a foundation stone for the 400kv Mozambique-Malawi Transmission Project which aims at establishing a transmission link between the two countries in order to meet increasing electricity demand in Malawi. Speaking in Marara district, Mozambique during the ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, President Chakwera said apart from providing room for Malawi to tap more and export power into the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), the transmission line will also provide a safe and reliable interconnection of power which will enable initial supply of 50MW power from Mozambique to Malawi. “Malawi and Mozambique were badly hit by the Cyclone Ana early this year. The cyclone damaged Kapichira Hydropower Statio...
People Party Remains Strong

People Party Remains Strong

Politics
People's Party (PP) says it is strong and is poised to grow big despite its founding president Joyce Banda announcing her retirement from politics. The party's stand comes barely few days after Banda revealed that she has no ambitions to contest again as president. Banda, who is also the People's Party (PP) president, recently announced that she has no political ambitions to contest again as president. According to Banda, she is satisfied with what she achieved during her tenure of office from 2012 to 2014. The former president added that her passion is to initiate projects that would change lives. But People's Party Spokesperson Ackison Kalaile Banda says their party will remain strong despite the retirement of Banda. PP was founded in 2011 after Banda and Khumbo Kachal...
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Lifestyle
Former President of the Republic of Malawi Dr Joyce Banda says she feels honoured after appearing at Time Square Billboard in New York City, United States of America. Dr Banda, who expressed surprise with the Billboard said she has come to believe that if someone is obedient to God and serve his people well with all the heart and being, God favors you in ways that will blow someone's mind away. "First time to appear at Time Square Billboard was in 2015 and the difference then and now was that I knew it was coming but this time iam pleasantly surprised , Time Square is the busiest, highest and most prominent position you can find your face on in New York City especially all the way from Kunchilingano House in Domasi," Dr Banda wrote.
Dr Joyce Banda Distributed Lamps To Communities In Malosa

Dr Joyce Banda Distributed Lamps To Communities In Malosa

News
Former President Dr Joyce Banda has today distributed lamps to communities in Malosa, Zomba. This is an initiative which she launched at Area 23, Lilongwe last month when she went to present a cheque to medical students. According to Dr Banda, she is still praying hard and waiting for God's answer to enable her provide solar lamps in the rural communities to replace firewood and paraffin which brings forth dangerous fumes. Apart from Lilongwe and Zomba, the lamps were also distributed in Mangochi.