Fertiliser Policy awaits Cabinet | The Times Group

By Faith Kadzanja: MUNTHALI—We need this policy The Ministry of Agriculture has said it is waiting for the new cabinet to table the Fertiliser Policy. Among other things, the policy […]

Uneca to date private sector over AfCFTA

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: CHATIMA—There are a number of issues The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Uneca) is expected to engage local private sector players and other stakeholders from next […]

Inflation eases to 8.9 percent

By William Kumwembe: NGWIRA—It was expected Malawi’s headline inflation eased by 0.2 percentage points in May 2019 to 8.9 percent from 9.1 percent, figures from National Statistical Office (NSO) have […]

Experts bang heads on compact priorities

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: Stakeholders have identified macro-economic volatility, rural transport and access to land as three top challenges that Malawi’s second Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact should address. This follows […]

Improved seed varieties to increase productivity

By Audrey Kapalamula: Authorities have expressed optimism that 50 enhanced varieties of seeds, promoted through Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies (FtF MISST), would improve agricultural productivity in the country. […]

Malawi kwacha sinks to new low

By Taonga Sabola: Pressure is mounting on the country’s trading currency, the kwacha, with Malawians needing over K800 to buy the dollar from around K740 in March. This is the […]

‘Malawi to implement AfDB dvt priorities’

By Taonga Sabola: NGOMA—Main objective is transportation andtrade facilitation Malawi has said it is committed to operationalising the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s High 5 development priorities. Malawi’s Temporary Alternate Governor, […]

Tobacco rakes in $77.3 million

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: Kaisi Sadala Earnings from tobacco, Malawi’s major forex earner, have reached $77,324,088.13 (about K58 billion), figures from regulator, Tobacco Commission (TC) show. The revenue has been generated […]

Government moves to flash fake seeds

By Audrey Kapalamula: The government has said it is working on measures to flash out fake seed traders on the seed market, including formulating a bill that would provide stiff […]

Inequality gap widens | The Times Group

By Feston Malekezo: Economist Ben Kalua has said Malawi is nowhere near attaining its dream of narrowing the gap between the poor and the rich. Kulua, a Chancellor College-based economics […]