Planning Commission calls for collaboration

The newly launched National Planning Commission (NPC) has said it intends to bring on board the private sector, civil society, parliamentarians, faith-based organisations and local think-tanks in championing social-economic development activities as mandated by government. President Peter Mutharika recently unveiled the commission and the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III (MGDS III) in the administrative […]

Planning Commission calls for collaboration

The newly launched National Planning Commission (NPC) has said it intends to bring on board the private sector, civil society, parliamentarians, faith-based organisations and local think-tanks in championing social-economic development activities as mandated by government. President Peter Mutharika recently unveiled the commission and the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III (MGDS III) in the administrative […]

Malawi rolls out Sadc Trade Related Facility Project

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism has said Malawi has commenced the implementation of the European Union (EU)- funded Sadc Trade Related Facility (TRF) Project. Secretary for Trade, Industry and Tourism, Ken Ndala, said in a statement yesterday, the objective of the project is to improve the participation of Malawi in regional and international […]

Budget meetings seen as irrelevant

Economists have described pre-budget consultative meetings the government conducts ahead of the tabling of the national budget in Parliament as irrelevant. The economists have said the consultations lack the input of rural masses, who constitute the majority of the country’s population, now estimated at 18 million, according to recent United Nations estimates. This comes as […]

Macra garners support for sim registration

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has engaged civil society organisations (CSOs) to provide civic education on the significance of sim card registration. This comes a few weeks after Macra started to enforce some changes made to the Communications Act, which gives the authority power to enforce mandatory sim card registration of all mobile phone […]

International Monetary Fund team in for talks

A High-powered delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in Malawi to engage various stakeholders, including government officials, ahead of discussions for the next Extended Credit Facility (ECF) programme. This follows the conclusion, in June 2017, of a three-year ECF programme amounting to $156.2 million which was approved in July 2012 during the leadership […]

Power of economic participatory development

Travels to Njema in Mulanje will prove to you three things: economic activities, school and bridges construction projects with funds from Local Development (LDF) and Constituency Development Funds (CDF). These projects have brought about economic transformation in that people have access to markets for their commodities and also improved roads for business operations, not forgetting […]

Institute of Internal Auditors, BWB partner for green Malawi

Members of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in Malawi have urged Blantyre-based professionals and institutions to take a leading role in planting trees in the Mudi Dam Catchment Area in a bid to rehabilitate and preserve the dam. IIA recently teamed up with Blantyre Water Board (BWB) in a tree planting exercise that took […]

Institute of Internal Auditors, BWB partner for green Malawi

Members of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in Malawi have urged Blantyre-based professionals and institutions to take a leading role in planting trees in the Mudi Dam Catchment Area in a bid to rehabilitate and preserve the dam. IIA recently teamed up with Blantyre Water Board (BWB) in a tree planting exercise that took […]

Many girls to benefit from TNM’s K7 million fund

Tnm PLC has renewed its commitment to support girls access to education through its Advancement for Girls’ Education (Age) Africa Scholarship. The scholarship fund, worth K7 million per annum, was set up in 2015 and is set to benefit 20 female secondary school students from Mulanje, Zomba, Machinga, Balaka and Mangochi. TNM Head of Division, […]

IMF cautions on Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned that Malawi will need more financing and private sector engagement so as to support flagship investments under the much-awaited Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) III. Flagship investments under the economic blueprint include agriculture, water development and climate change management, education and skills development, energy, industry and tourism […]

Malawi Growth Development Strategy III delays queried

Some sections of the civil society have faulted government over delays in launching the much-awaited Malawi Growth Development Strategy (MGDS III) despite the draft proposal being completed last year. MGDS III is meant to replace MGDS II, which expired in June 2016. Unlike its immediate predecessor, the new development blue print is built around a […]

International Monetary Fund team jets in early 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disclosed that a high level mission will jet into Malawi early next year to discuss key medium term macro-economic challenges and policies with government. This will be done in the context of IMF’s periodic statutory consultations, referred to as Article IV consultation with its member countries. IMF Resident Representative, […]

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