Mutharika gives Pharmanova ‘best manufacture’ award: Opens Malawi trade fair

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Friday gave Pharmanova Ltd , a unit of Worldwide Group, an award od ‘Best Manufacture’ ” during the inauguration of the 27th Malawi International Trade Fair in Blantyre.Mutharika cuts the ribbon to officially open the 27 th Malawi International trade fair in Blantyre Pic. by Francis Mphweya

Mutharika presenting an award to a Pharmanova official

Mutharika presenting an award to a Pharmanova official

Pharmanova is a leading pharmaceutical company in Malawi.

There were also awards for the service sector which has gone to Finca Malawi; Monsanto Malawi has been awarded as best exports exhibitor and the overall best exhibitor award has gone to Malawi’s grain marketor ADMARC.

In his address, President Muthairka said his government wanted to encourage small and medium entrepreneurs, expressing hopes that these entrepreneurs would be the main drivers of his country’s economy.

“This is a sector that has huge potential to grow and be the real economic driver,” Mutharika said “We are developing policies to encourage SME’s so that they become real drivers of economic growth.”

He said other sectors, such as services, trade and capital should be major simulators of Malawi’s economy, which currently mainly depends on tobacco exports.

To achieve this, Mutharika said, the government reviewed its SME policy, noting that a new policy would be in place during 2015.

“The government will continue to put in place economic policies that will stimulate growth,” the president said.

He said Malawi would establish a development bank soon.

Mutharika called on his country’s citizens to encourage SME’s by buying their products.

“Let us support our SMEs by buying Malawian products. In so doing, we will be promoting and encouraging industrialization thereby creating jobs and reducing the structural trade deficit,” said Mutharika.

The President also said the theme for this year’s trade fair “Achieving Regional Integration through Trade” was relevant to his administration’s policies and efforts on regional economic integration.

Mnister of Industry and Trade Joseph Mwanamveka said said the fair was timely considering that in June, the President, together with fellow Heads of State and government, will be signing a grand regional integration arrangement called the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement.

The agreement will see the integration of 26 African countries from COMESA, the East African Community and SADC into a seamless 1 trillion dollar market of over 600 million people, and covering over half of the African continent, according to Mwanamveka.

Mwanamveka also said his ministry will strive to create a conducive environment for industries to thrive and enable Malawi take full advantage of regional integration.

Over 220 businesses and a handful of international exhibitors are participating in this year’s International trade fair. Only four pavilions are for participants from India, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

Trade Fairs are organised by the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) and its representatives are proposing strong collaboration between the private sector and the government to ensure increased impact of international trade fairs.

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Congrats and well done Pharmanova.

When it comes to any pain / fever, i dont think of anything else but where ever i am in Malawi, go to the nearest shop to ask for Panado, never i failed to access it.

Pharmanova is example for other manufacturers in Malawi that not only in Medicines but for all other products also, if the quality is good we Malawians wont heistate to back them.

So rather than looking for imported products, we can support our own Malawian companies like Pharmanova

James Banda

As a mature grownup adult, i remember well that right from my childhood days i have taken PANADO from Pharmanova as first medicine of choice. Even after 30 + years this trust had only increased as i grew up.Now as a parent i still give my children PANADO as and when required for them.

It is not surprising that PHARMANOVA got the best manufacturer award, because they deserved it


Pharmanova – truly the pride of Malawi.


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Congrats Pharmanova for ur deserved win.TCM & team keep up the Motto ‘no compromise on quality’ – No margin for error.


I did my internship from pharmanova. It is Fabulous in all aspect….. High tech Machines……… professional management… lab and production facility in the country. So for me to be awarded as best manufacturer is not a surprise…… It deserves that

Ritu Thakur

Well done ………Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Superb**************
Pharmanova Keep it up !!!!!!

Yahya Collector

Hats off to all the hardworking employees and the management team at Pharmanova. Winning any award that recognizes your efforts deserve our warmest applause. We, and I say this on behalf of many, wish you much more success for the future. Putting the Malawi brand on the world map!

Hitesh Siraj

I am congretulating team members of Pharmanova Ltd for achieving most important award of best manufacturer in Malawi. Great job. keep it.

Attar Singh

Congretulations! Keep it up

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