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  Nkhotakota, December 27, 2017: The Department of Fisheries on Tuesday confiscated over 58 kilograms of Oreochromis species of fish commonly known as Kasawala or baby Chambo from Nkhotakota Market, saying the fishermen caught the fish illegally. District Fisheries Officer (DFO,) Rodgers Makwinja confirmed with Malawi News Agency (Mana) that…
  Blantyre, December 21, 2017:  Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development has expressed satisfaction on the progress of Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) currently underway in many parts of the country. This year’s programme has seen close to 828,000 farmers accessing the inputs in time. The ministry’s public relations…
Lilongwe, December 16, 2017: Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture has expressed the importance of having structured cotton markets for the benefit of smallholder farmers and government. Chairperson for the Committee, Joseph Chidanti Malunga said this Friday during an interface meeting with the Cotton Council of Malawi (CCM) and African Institute Corporate…
  Dedza, December 15, 2017: Thirty-five farmers in Dedza District have completed one-year training in new farming methods and are expected to train other farmers in their communities to enhance food production. Tikondane Farmers Business School trained the farmers on modern ways of farming like planting one seed per station…
  Gondwe: tabled Loan Authorisation Bill and assured house that loan would be put to good use - File photo Lilongwe, December 15, 2017: Member of Parliament for Nkhata Bay Central, Ralph Mhone has called for a legal backing of set minimum prices for farm produce to protect local farmers…
  Lilongwe, December 14, 2017: Legumes Development Trust (LDT) has urged farmers’ cooperatives in the country to strive into making additional value to their products. LDT Board Chair, Dr Geoffrey Kananji said this Thursday in Lilongwe at Crossroads Hotel during a meeting on prospects for micro processing in Malawi. He…
  Blantyre, December 14, 2017: So far, 16,124 hectares of maize are reported to be under Fall Army Worms attack in the seven districts of Blantyre Agriculture Development Division (ADD). Blantyre ADD’s Program Manager (PM), Martini Kausi told Malawi News Agency that his office had received reports of the Fall…
  Lilongwe, December 14, 2017: Members of Parliament on Tuesday passed a K117 billion Loan Authorization Bill, green-lighting the implementation of the first phase of the Shire Valley Transformation Project covering Chikwawa- Nsanje areas from 2017 to 2023. In tabling the Bill, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe…
  Thyolo, December 14, 2017: Maizefarmers in Thyolo should brace for a tough farming season as it has shown that the period will be characterized by a fall army worms' attack. Bonface Kautale, Assistant Agriculture Development Officer (DADO) for Thyolo, explained to Mana that most farmers who planted their maize…
  Some veterinay and animal health personnel working on a dog at the clinic -Pic curtersey of All Creatures Trust Mzuzu, December 13, 2017: All Creatures Trust, an animal welfare trust which promotes humane treatment of animals, has opened a clinic for pets and livestock in Mzuzu City. The clinic…

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2018/2019 BUDGET STATEMENT: Full Text

2018/2019 BUDGET STATEMENT: Full Text

Minister of Finance Goodal Gondwe presents the 2018-19 National Budget on Friday - Pic by Govati Nyirenda Mr. Speaker, Sir, I beg to move that the estimates on the Recurrent and Development Accounts for the 2018-19 Budget be referred to the Committee of the Whole House, to be considered vote by v...