Muluzi presents Green Media Awards to Malawi environmental journalists

Association for Environmental Journalists in Malawi (AEJ) has recognised 10 best Print and Electronic journalists for their outstanding performance in reporting issues of environment in its newly introduced Green Media Awards.
Speaking during the presentation of the Awards on Friday in Blantyre, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Atupele Muluzi said journalists have a role to make Malawians more knowledgeable on environmental issues and transform their attitudes and mind set towards the environment and natural resources.

Muluzi with the awarded environmental journalists

Muluzi with the awarded environmental journalists

“The media has a central role in advocating and informing the public about sustainable practices through investigative journalism and sustainable reporting,” he said.
He therefore assured of his ministry’s full support  to the association to ensure that the general public is well informed about environmental management issues.
AEJ President Emmanuel Muwamba said the association analyse environmental issues as a way of raising critical awareness to the public at the same time seeking attention and redress from policy makers.
“Protection of the environment is the cornerstone for advancing development and combating poverty in Malawi,” he said.
Adding that for those unwilling to acknowledge the connection, they need to realise that many sectors in Malawi depend on an intact and well-functioning environment for food production, tourism and energy generation.
He however said the association support the adoption of the Go Green Campaign which government is championing as an agenda to conserve the country’s environment hence the introduction of the awards.
Some of the media practioners awarded include Charles Mkoka a freelance journalist, Ephraim Nyondo from Nations Publications, Isaac Jali from Times Group, Grace Khombe from Zodiak, Enock Balakasi from Joy radio, Semion Shumba from 101fm, Chinsinsi from Capital radio .
The association has also recognised late Grover Mzumara for his achievements in issues of environment.
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Mayo mayo ine !!!!! (crying) chilengedwe chikutha pamene ena akudyere momwemooo mayoooooooo!!!!!!!


A waste of resources. What have they reported worth getting awards?????


Anthu amenewa amalemba ziani pamene chilengedwe chiri kutha! Zoona Rasta (No.1). Nkhalango, ndi nyama zamthengo zikutha atola nkhani osalembapo kanthu ai. Lero akulandira zikho za chani-amene agula zikho izi angofuna kuchuka basi pamene chilengedwe chikutha-za show biz basi.

Dr. Godfrey Mvuma

While the gesture of awarding Environmental Journalists is a welcome idea, but Malawi needs to do more than just this in order to save this beautiful country. Malawi was beautifully Green during the process of developing the National Environment Action Plan (NEAP) in the early 90s. But now it is almost a desert. It is easily visible as you travel from Lilongwe to Blantyre. As a seasoned Environmentalist, I feel ashamed that we have failed the Malawian people.

chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa
chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa

Mukulimbikitsa kulemba nkhani mmalo molimbikitsa chitetezo cha nkhalango ndi a Polisi. ma gaurd a forestry nawo ndi ma WOOD GATE.; Palibe akuchitapo choteteza. Chinanso a boma mukukweza kwambiri magetsi mumati anthu aziphikira chiani. anthu akulephera ngakhale kuitanitsa magetsi chifukwa cha kukwera mtengo. Anthunso tanyanya kumangodula mitengo chisawawa ngati Mulungu namalenga sanakuuzeni kuti musamale chilengedwe. A boma mupite pa zalewa road block a police ndi aforestry akungogwira amene alephera kuwadisha. Chikhalilecho pantunda paja anthu akugulitsa akuwona osalanda. A muluzi chitani kanthu.


Comment number 2 by this Dr. seems misplaced. Not so?

Dr Isaac Chidyaonga

Let me start by thanking Nyasatimes for exposing this issue despite the fact that it is involving a high ranking official.
What baffles me is that Mcheka Chilenje is a very humble lady so I don’t understand why Mr Nkhoma wants to marry another wife.
But Kita was right to stop the issuance of the certificate becoz that was indeed against rules of natural justice.
God should forgive us indeed.




Nkalango zikutha inu ndi kumalandila ma award achiyani. Kabwenzeni poti palibe chomwe mukuchita. Inunso ndi amene lkumagula makala heavy, koma nkhuni mwa Senzani. Ine nditakuzalitsani kaye mitengo kaye osati zachibwanazo.

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