Dec 29, 2023 | News

The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has urged the corporate world to support the efforts that government is making in developing and promoting sports in the country.

The remarks were made by MNCS Board Chairperson Dr. Sunduzwayo Madise during the second edition of the Paralympic games national finals that were held yesterday at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

According to Dr Madise, it is very disappointing to learn that the second edition of the Paralympic games national finals was supported by organizations and companies from outside Malawi and that no Malawian-owned company or organization supported the event.

“As Council, we are very pleased with the way the Malawi Paralympic Committee is conducting their things, this is the second Paralympic games to be held and there is a lot of improvement compared to the first one. The other thing that has impressed me the most is that they are thinking about the future, they are talking about 2028 which shows that they have a clear vision of where they want to take the game

“The only disappointing thing is that the local companies are not here to support them, as Council we have repeatedly said that the time has come for the private sector to come in and support the efforts the Government is making so that sport should develop in Malawi”. Explained Madise

In his remarks president of the Malawi Paralympic Committee, James Chiutsi thanked the government for the role it plays in making sure that people with different disabilities have the right to take part in sport

“We are very happy because during the first edition, there were only a few Para-athletes that took part in the games, but this time we have over 100 Para-athletes taking part. The other good thing is that we have different sporting codes this time including sitting volleyball, Para-powerlifting, chess and Para-athletics which is very encouraging because that shows we are making progress in promoting the Paralympics in Malawi and we are very grateful to the government through the sports council for the support they have been giving us,” explained Chiutsi.

The second edition saw over 100 Para athletes compete for national honors in four sporting codes which include Para-athletics, Para-Powerlifting, Para-Blind Chess and Para- Sitting Volleyball.

The event was supported by the Malawi Government through the sports council, Loughborough University, International Paralympic Committee, Global Disability Innovation Hub,UK aid and K2 transformers from Korea and AT2030.

Below is the list of winners in Para-athletics in the male an female categories


T13 100m

Eliza Kamanga

T32 100m

Yankho kachoka

T37 100

Deborah Chatha

T44 100m

Walusungu Muluyapa

T11 200

Doreen Masamba

T13 200m

Eliza Kamanga

T13 400m

Sandra Mughogho

T13 800m

Atusaye Nyirenda

T11 100m

Doreen Masanza


T11 100m

Kelvin Phiri

T12 100m

Wongani Chawinga

T44 100m

Lumbani Msuku

T11 200m

Bosco Samuel

T13 200m

Moses Misoya

T37 200m

Frank Elias

T13 400m

George Kazembe


70kg category

Ruth Chirwa

25 kg category

Doreen Marshal

40kg category

Irene Majawa

20 kg category

Eranive Mweneya


72 kg

Chimwemwe mtolongo

65kg category

Isaac kaliati

49kg category

Tiyamike kasambara

97kg category

Chimwemwe makalani

Para-sitting volleyball

Marilu volleyball team

Para-blind chess

Kelvin Mphande