Category: Thoughts

WE have the Power!

Today we celebrate that Malawi gained her independence 54 years ago from the British colonialists. Strides have been made but is there really that much to celebrate? Not wanting to pour cold water over the gains that we have made...

Tony Elumelu Foundation 2018

New Challenges

So, four days ago I was selected onto the 4th cohort of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

Reflecting on the year gone by in the lake of stars

D Check: Stripping back to start over

In the commercial and civil aviation industry, aircrafts undergo periodic inspections known as checks. I had previously only heard of A, B and C checks and only came to know about D checks recently.

Use chiefs to save the environment

The past few days have seen floods hitting areas in northern and central Malawi. People have been displaced and property damaged in Rumphi, Nkhata Bay and Lilongwe districts.

Road safety is for everyone

Charge Reckless Pedestrians Too

The Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) released statistics to show that the number of people dying in traffic accidents had increased in the past year. The blame has largely been heaped on drivers for driving under the...

Day of the Girl

Empower girls with education

Seventeen year old Fyness is awakened by the movement of the goat she shares her living quarters with. In the distance, the sound of Cockerels breaks the predawn silence. It is time for her to rise and set off for...

Do UN General Assembly trips give a ROI?

President Mutharika and his delegation have arrived in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly. As is normally the case, there have been questions about the size of his delegation and the cost to taxpayers.

Save that drop: Malawi’s water woes

Like most countries in the Southern Africa region, Malawi has faced severe water stress in the past few years owing to low rainfall during the period. This has affected the generation of electricity as well as agricultural productivity. And water...

Helping new bloggers set up their spaces on Blogspot

A journey through Malawi’s Blogoshere

I recall that when I was 13 years old, I wrote a transcript for a ‘book’ (for lack of a better word) based on Shaka Zulu and his murderous regime in South Africa. It filled one of those school notebooks...