Category: Thoughts

Sometimes it pays to complain

Sometimes it pays to complain

I few months ago I had complained about service at an MTL shop in city centre. Last week I forwarded this complaint to a colleague who works at MTL who escalated it to the relevant authorities. Yesterday I happened to...

Charges Multichoice can’t seem to explain

Charges Multichoice can’t seem to explain

The other day I went to Multichoice to make a payment of K1700. I had written the cheque beforehand and upon reaching the till the conversation went as follows Teller: The amount today is K1722 Me: Can I pay the...

Power all day, party all night!

Power all day, party all night!

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has finally succumbed to public and consumer rights pressure and changed it’s slogan from Power All Day, Every Day to Towards Power All Day, Every Day. A rarity in Malawian corporate history? Can’t really...

Just write, don’t type! After all who cares?

Just write, don’t type! After all who cares?

My mother loves a good movie and like me has no qualms watching a really scary horror or a flick that’s infested with pythons, crocs and komodo dragons. But unlike me, she has little time for TV or so I...

Blues of the Malawian tenant

Blues of the Malawian tenant

The other day I received a letter from my estate agents that my rentals were going to be raised by 20%, an annual increase applied to all rentals regardless of whether it is necessary to do so or not. I...

EPL/GTV deal stinks

EPL/GTV deal stinks

It has slowly and painfully settled in that we will only watch some one or two English premiership games a week from the usual wide selection we used to have in previous seasons. Some people are happy that the Multichoice/DSTv...

Locals being milked?

Locals being milked?

Recently in the news, Illovo Sugar Malawi reported that it had made K6.8 billion pre-tax profit. After tax profit was K4.8 billion up from K2.8 billion in the previous year. It is reported elsewhere that Illovo Malawi contributed the most...