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Dedza Township

Banks

Standard Bank

In centre of Township on east side of tarmac road, north of Metro supermarket, in own compound. Open Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm, Sat 9am to 11.30am, closed Sun. International exchange for cash but dealing with travellers cheques can be a problem. ATM accepts international debit and credit cards – max transaction MK40,000. (Centre Map B1)

Malawi Savings Bank

On tarmac road, opposite Standard Bank. Open Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm, Sat 8.30am to 11am, closed Sun. ATM for local cards only. (Centre Map B3)

NBS

On tarmac road in centre of Township south of Metro supermarket. Open Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm, Sat 8am to 11am, closed Sun. International exchange in bank for cash. ATM accepts international Visa. (Centre Map B2)

FMB

On tramac road in centre of Township south of Metro supermarket. Open Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm, Sat 8.30am to 11am, closed Sun. ATM accepts international Visa. (Centre Map B4)

Bus Depot

At north end of the Township centre. Buses to Lilongwe and Blantyre and minibuses stop here. Privately run toilets and shower facilities. Shops and local cafe. (Maps G1)

Car Repairs

F M Motors Garage (known as Car Garage)

On left at end of dirt road opposite the north gate of the Hospital. Provides a recovery service within working hours. Open 7.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 24 hour breakdown service. This garage also has two cars for hire. Contact for prices. Contact : 01 223 905, 0999 217 963

Internet

AY Business Café

A cyber café located at the north end of the dirt road of shops parallel with the tarmac road. Pedestrian approach to the south side of the two storey building opposite the bus depot. Has 6 PCs with dial up internet connection. You can also use your own laptop. Price MK5 per minute. Photocopying and other facilities available. Open Mon-Sat 6.30am to 9pm, closed Sunday but can be opened by special request by calling contact number. Contact – phone and fax 01 223 389, cell 0993 070 061. Email aybusinesscafe@yahoo.com. (Centre Map I1)

Health

Dedza District Hospital

Dedza District Hospital is on the southern part of the Township tarmac road next to the market. It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides a wide range of services, including a pharmacy, dentist and optician. Non-resident tourists may be charged for treatment.

Contact numbers – 01223 522, 01223 439, 01223 465 (the switchboard deals with emergencies as well as general enquiries) For an emergency, the Police should also be contacted as the organisations work together. (Centre Map G2))

Lothian Drug Store

Pharmacy located at the back of the south end of the bus depot. Range of medicines, including anti-malarial tablets. Open Mon to Sat 8am to 6pm, Sun closed. Will open in emergency if contacted.

Contact 0888 138 522, 0999 138 522. Email lothiandrugstore@yahoo.com. (Centre Map S2)

Other

District Council

The offices of the Dedza District Council are located at the BOMA building, located on a dirt road after the Police building. Turn off the tarmac road at the Red Cross Building. There are also offices at the rear of the two storey building opposite the bus depot. The organisation will try to provide general information and assistance relating to Dedza District. Contact : 01 223 379. (Centre Map G7).

Library

Small public library in the building at the rear of the two storey building opposite the bus depot. Computer facilities with printer but no internet connection. Open Mon-Fri 9am to 12noon and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. (Centre Map G8)

Petrol Stations

There are three filling stations in Dedza:

  • Puma – at the M1 roadblock just south of the southern turnoff for the Township tarmac road. Open 24 hours a day. (Township Map P1)
  • Energen – on the M1 halfway between the northern and southern turnoffs for the Township tarmac road Open 6am to 6pm. (Township Map P3)
  • Total – in the central part of the Township tarmac road, opposite Metro Supermarket. Open 24 hours a day. (Maps P2)

Police

The Police Station is located on a dirt road before the BOMA building. Turn off the tarmac road at the Red Cross Building. Emergency number 997. (Centre Map G6)

Post Office

Situated in centre of the Township, on grassed area off tarmac road north of the Standard Bank. Opening times – Mon-Fri 7.30am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4.30pm, Saturday 8am to 10am, closed on Sunday. (Centre Map G10)

Shops

Metro

In centre of Township opposite Total petrol station. Open every day 8am to 6pm. Some products must be bought in bulk but most sold singly or in packs of two or more. Soft drinks and beer, wine and spirits, tinned and packet food, household products, toiletries, etc. (Centre Map S1)

Other

There is a wide range of shops located at the bus station, on the tarmac road and the dirt road running parallel to the west of the tarmac. They include general stores, clothes and shoes, stationery, cosmetics, luggage, tailors. Shops are generally open from 8am to 5pm on Mon to Sat.

Market

At the southern end of the Township tarmac road, next to the hospital. The market is large and has recently been rebuilt with shops on the exterior and paved pathways between the interior stalls. There is a wide range of stalls – fruit and veg, kitchen materials, toiletries, clothing, electrical and hardware, etc. The stalls usually begin to close down at 4pm. (Township Map G3)