Malawi participates in regional construction expo

For the first time this year, Malawian firms participated in the annual innovative construction awards and expo in Nirobi, Kenya. The event was sponsored by global cement manufacturing company, LafargeHolcim.

The awards are the most significant in sustainable design and takes place across five geographical regions, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific.

Through the awards, which were launched in 2003, LafargeHolcim has been promoting and rewarding sustainability in construction worldwide.

Asset Maintenance Engineer

Location: Mzuzu
Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: N/A
Job deadline: 22nd September, 2017
Company: Northern Region Water Board

Scheme Coordinator

Location: Mzuzu
Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: N/A
Job deadline: 22nd September, 2017
Company: Northern Region Water Board

Medical Director

Location: Blantyre
Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: N/A
Job deadline: 22nd September, 2017
Company: Partners in Hope (PIH)

Partners in Hope (PIH) Medical Centre is a Christ-centered Malawian NGO that exists to demonstrate Christ’s love in word and deed by providing quality healthcare to everyone. We are located on the Blantyre Road (MI) opposite St John’s School. PIH provides the following services:

Press Corporation Limited commissions two upgraded ethanol plants

Conglomerate Press Corporation Limited (PCL) has commissioned two upgraded ethanol plants in Chikwawa.

The plants are located within the premises of PressCane, a subsidiary of PCL.

The upgraded plants now have a capacity of stocking 90,000 litres of Ethanol, up from 60,000 litres.

In his remarks, PCL Group Chief Executive Officer, George Partridge, said the upgrade has also provided flexibility to produce up to 20,000 litres of rectified spirit per day, depending on market demand.

Escom in campaign to update customer database

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) says it is updating its customer database by capturing location coordinates of all meters as one way of improving service delivery.

According to a press statement from Escom, the corporation has deployed its personnel to collect this information from each customer.

The activity, which is called Data Campaign, started last July and will run up to December this year.

Press Corporation Limited records mixed H1

Malawi Stock Exchange-listed conglomerate, Press Corporation Limited plc, registered a mixed first half of 2017, as some subsidiaries recorded robust performances with others posting losses.

In a half year financial statement released Thursday, PCL said as a result of the mixed performance, the group’s profit before tax inched up by three percent from K13.89 billion in the first half of last year to K14.23 in the first six months of 2017.

Production at Press Cane Limited has increased with nearly 50% (from 60, 000 liters to 90, 000 liters per day) following the commissioning of a new upgraded plant worth K2.84 billion (US$3.9 million).

Press Cane, a subsidiary of Press Corporation, embarked on the venture in January this year in a bid to increase production of its main products: fuel ethanol and rectified spirit. It was commissioned Wednesday.

Speaking at the launch in Chikwawa Press Corporation Group CEO Dr. George Partridge said the new plant will have environmental and economical benefits for the country.

MASM punished by Fair Trade Commission for deceiving Malawians: Fined K5mil

Malawi’s leading medical scheme provider, Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM) has been penalized by the Competition and Fair Trade Commission (CFTC) Malawi for deceiving Malawians that it has scrapped off shortfalls on medical bills.MASM has been running adverts in both print and electronic media, claiming that they had scrapped off shortfalls on medical bills to its members when it did not.

Malawian Airlines exploring new markets

Malawian Airlines is still struggling to break through the aviation industry to start making profits three years after the airline was commissioned.

The revalations were made by Malawian Airlines Board Chairperson, Jimmy Lipunga.

Lipunga said currently, the airline is looking for alternative markets that can help to build up traffic.