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Is it evidence of endemic institutional abuse of public resources? ATUSAYE B. MWALWANDA The national budget includes among other recurring public expenditures, costs for maintenance of public infrastructure and developing new ones. Visiting Zomba recently just a few days after attending the 46th Independence Day celebrations, I was struck by the omnipresence of old and dilapidated public buildings. Most of the buildings housing government offices are those...

vinspired Lake of Stars 2010

In just over a week, Malawi welcomes the return of the celebrated vinspired Lake of Stars festival. Now in its seventh year, and fast becoming the highlight of the international festival calendar, vinspired Lake of Stars 2010 will welcome artists from the UK, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Burundi and the cream of homegrown Malawian talent. Headlining the festival is the award-winning...

UPDATED Employee Handbook

It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing K30,000.00 Prada sneakers, and carrying a K20,000.00 Gucci Wallet, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress in-between, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.


Malawi has had three different presidents and therefore has been exposed to three types of political leadership styles in a period of about forty years. Just as people have different facial appearances, the three leadership styles are also bound to be different. It is like saying the same game but different rules for instance founding President Dr Banda came to fight colonial rule. The groundwork involved bloodshed.

Life in England VS Life in Malawi – RAISING OUR CHILDREN

Could the problem of us Africans and Malawians in general not being able to achieve sustainable development be down to the fact of how we raise our children? Does this dependency syndrome and the failure to face our problems by ourselves but rather run to others stem from the fact that our children are pampered too much and are not taught to stand...


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