Malawi’s Padoko Charger inventor, Chinese company strike business deal

Mixon Faluweki, inventor of Padoko Charger has formed a business partnership with Chinese electronics manufacturing company which is expected to be supplying him with components for his innovations.

Faluweki captured in China - Pic courtsey of Faluweki

Faluweki captured in China – Pic courtsey of Faluweki

Faluweki broke the news, Friday at Chileka International Airport on arrival from China where he had gone on a month long skill enhancement tour in partial fulfillment of his award as winner of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Innovations Awards, Science and Technology category.

“I have formed a business partnership with a Chinese electronics company to manufacture different components for my company and I will be assembling here in Malawi,” said Faluweki further adding; “This was in a bid to reduce high costs of local production and also improve the quality of the product.”

The ICT awardee also disclosed plans to launch Padoko solar powered bicycle lights and phone chargers, an extension to his first product.

“I brought with me samples of the bicycle lights and to test them with potential customers. The project is funded by United States African Development Fund (USADF).

MBC innovations awards aims at rewarding innovative Malawians who demonstrate patriotism and national virtues according to MBC spokesperson, Thembi Malinki.

Malinki further disclosed that the next awards ceremony is on December 16, 2016 with a new surprise twist.

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I just hope the young man is being supported by lawyers, especially with intellectual property and business issues so that he benefits from his hard-work


Faluweki! Maina enawa!


Thanks Faluweki for the job well done. Keep it up! We need more people like you in Malawi, with the entrepreneurship mindset to develop our country. And thanks again to MBC (the Innovations Award organisers) & USADF (the funders).

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