Charles Mkula

Charles Mkula has over 15 years of working as a Malawian newsroom news reporter and editor as well as a freelance journalist for a number of international news outlets, Charles Mkula has worked as a Public Relations Officer for a Malawi/Germany urban development project. He co-founded Hyphen Media Institute, a platform for sharing information generated from policy debate and advocacy activities. Charles likes reading, writing, traveling, exercises, making friends, listening to music, watching TV, documentaries and cartoons.

Business

New financial institution stirs investment drive

Three years after its incorporation as a public limited company, the Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation (MAIIC), an institution that has stirred excitement among local farmers and entrepreneurs, has posted MK280 million in net profits for the year ending December 31, 2020 after registering a loss of K431 million in 2019. Read more.

Business

Formalizing the quarry mining industry in Malawi

Malawi President Dr. Lazarous Chakwera’s urge for Malawians to diversify their economic activities from relying on agriculture to mining as the country’s source livelihood and economic development has excited artisanal small miners who have called on the government to hone their skills and marketing practices. Read more.

Malawi

Litter chokes Lake Malawi’s biodiversity

The rising tide of litter being indiscriminately splashed around Lake Malawi’s internationally famed beaches pose serious environmental challenges to marine wildlife, human health, recreational value and tourism quality. The practice is heavily contributing to biodiversity loss, ecological changes, and reduction of the beaches’ aesthetic appeal. Read more.

Malawi

Malawi positions itself for FDI’s

As investment opportunities continue to unveil themselves in Malawi despite the Covid–19 pandemic, cannabis has also darted onto the scene promising to change the country’s social and economic prospects. Read more.

Business

Promoting Malawi’s hidden cultural assets

Placing culture and cultural heritage at the top end of the priority scale could help Malawi create a national identity, build social cohesion as much as it could attract investment and generate employment, says Serman Chavula, Chairperson of the Foundation for Arts and Culture (FoAC). Read more.

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