Tag Archives: Malawi

Malawi: U.S Energy Company to Establish Malawi Plant in 2016

By Gerald Viola American Energy Company has committed to establish a plant in Malawi by 2016 in order to reduce power deficit hitting the southern African country. Paul Hinks, Chief Executive Director of US Energy Company who is also the Chairperson of Copper Council disclosed this during the lecture on Democratization and Economic Self Reliance […]

Malawi: Forests Shrink As Power Deficit Fuels Charcoal Business

By Karen Sanje Lilongwe — Impoverished villagers are hacking down Malawi’s forests to make charcoal, undeterred by government efforts to confiscate the dirty fuel as a power deficit stokes demand. Only 9 percent of the southern African country’s population have access to electricity, ensuring a good market for the charcoal produced by communities living near […]

Malawi: Govt Says Jet Fuel, Limited Access to Air Lines, a Blow to Tourism

By Solister Mogha Minister of Information Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa Tuesday said expensive jet fuel and lack of airline connectivity both within and across the country is affecting growth of the tourism sector of the country. Nankhumwa said this in Lilongwe during an inter-ministerial networking dinner organized to find solutions to the challenges facing […]

Malawi: Harnessing the Sun to Power a Malawian Island

PhD student Collen Zalengera is from a poor rural community on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi. He is the first member of his family to be educated to secondary level. In this film, he speaks about the problems he encountered in trying to conduct his research in Malawi, talks about the benefits of studying at […]

Malawi: Malawians to Brace for More Blackouts – Escom

By Lyonike Mughogho Chief Executive Officer for Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) John Kandulu yesterday told the local media that the country will continue to experience serial blackouts as the problem with the machines at its power plants has not been fully addressed. Accumulation of silt at Nkula power plantation A and B due […]

Malawi: Govt, China in Mega Solar Power Deal

By Malawi News Agency The Governments of Malawi and the Peoples Republic of China on Friday signed an agreement for the provision of mobile solar power systems worth about K5 billion (US$ 10 million) to be used in the health sector in the country. Speaking during the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Finance in […]

Malawi: MOAM Commends Govt for Fuel Price Reduction

By Gresham Ngwira Blantyre — Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (MOAM) has commended Government for reducing fuel prices. MOAM Secretary General, Coxley Kamange made the commendation in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Thursday in Blantyre. He observed that there cannot be any good news than the reduction in fuel prices saying normally fuel […]

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