Category: Thoughts

Lake Malawi, Mangochi

Wasn’t Mangochi a better candidate for city?

For the past few years, there has been a lot of talk from the government about turning Nsanje into a city with its own airport, port, banks and other modern amenities. We have seen a scramble for land and construction...

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...

Bingu victory: Clever marketing mix, lack of alternatives and protest vote

Bingu victory: Clever marketing mix, lack of alternatives and protest vote

Unless you are JZU Tembo, Brown Mpinganjira, Loveness Gondwe or a blindly loyal supporter of theirs, you will know that Bingu wa Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party gave their opponents a thorough thrashing at the polls, hands down …...

Local Malawi television content

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 the roads of Lilongwe

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...