Category: Thoughts

“Did you just say yaaaah?”

“Did you just say yaaaah?”

Back in the very early 90’s, I happened to spend a school year at Phwezi Secondary School in Rumphi. It is not really a place I miss, come to think of it. Water was a constant problem that forced us...

Electricity demand to rise 70% by 2015

The Ministry of Development Planning and Cooperation has said that electricity demand is expected to rise by 70% from the current 344 megawatts to 571 megawatts by 2015 and 854 megawatts by 2020.

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 its slogan from Power All Day, Every Day to Towards Power All Day, Every Day. A rarity in Malawian corporate history? Can’t really...

Local television content in Africa

Local Malawi television content

Two years ago while at a filmmakers and distributors conference, an issue was raised about film and documentary distribution in Africa particularly English speaking countries. I learnt that most television stations prefer to broadcast local country content above anything else....

Insanity on Lilongwe roads

Insanity on the roads of Lilongwe

Over the past few weeks and months, a number of traffic lights have been installed in places which previously didn’t have them or vandalised ones have been replaced. These devices were placed there with the aim of bringing sanity to...

of speed traps

of speed traps

There was an article in one of the weekend papers where some official from the National Road Safety Council was trying to justify the introduction of speed traps. He claimed they had so far fined over 1,000 people for ‘overspeeding’...

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