Written by MANENO CHIMULALA
BLANTYRE(MaraPost)—Malawi leader Joyce Banda has insisted that the proceeds which were realized from the Presidential Jet were used to buy military artillery, maize and medical drugs.
Banda said this at a press briefing in Lilongwe where she was briefing the media on a number of issues including the mortuary saga and the forensic audit.
Written by PROF. DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME
Kenya Airways’ long standing service to the Malawian travelling public, offering a 5th freedom connection between Malawi and Zambia, was clearly worth little for the bureaucrats in Lilongwe, when they abruptly cancelled these 5th freedom rights to give upstart Malawian Airlines the monopoly on the route, with instant suggestions this was done at the behest of Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopian, which went into partnership with the Malawian government to relaunch a national airline after mismanaged Air Malawi had collapsed, at the time prompting desperate calls for assistance to Kenya Airways to offer a daily service to Lusaka, is thought to be the main driver behind that decision in their fight for supremacy in the African skies, in this case clearly a dirty fight as it now allows to charge fares at will to the detriment of passengers.
Written by James Mwale
Lilongwe, 26 February: Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an American development finance institution supporting American investors interested in investments in emerging markets in Africa, has advised Malawi to employ and enact practical reforms that would attract foreign investors.
Addressing reporters in Lilongwe before her departure after a 2-day visit in the country, OPIC president, Elizabeth Littlefield, said Malawi had excellent potential in agriculture, tourism and energy but advised that policy consistency and execution were critical if the country’s deserved foreign investors were to be attracted.
Written by Vicky Karantzavelou
LILONGWE, MALAWI – Malawian Airlines launched its first international flight to Johannesburg on February 17, 2014. Malawian Airlines is Ethiopian Airlines’ strategic partner for the southern Africa region. It is said Malawian will operate the B737-800 Sky Interior aircraft daily from Lilongwe to Johannesburg, with a stopover in Blantyre.
Written by Eltaszone.com
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is in talks with Italian sportswear firm Kappa for a possible deal with the Malawi national football team, the Flames.
Fam General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed that a delegation comprising himself, the association’s president Walter Nyamilandu, Marketing Manager Dan Tambala and business sub-committee members went to South Africa for discussions.