Planned development activities of the K11 billion Nkhotakota Basic Services Program One, expected to run with funding from the Icelandic government for four years, have been presented to stakeholders during meetings held Monday and Tuesday in the district.

Some communities in the Central and Northern regions of Malawi are being rewarded for making significant steps in reducing greenhouse emissions in the atmosphere through planting and taking care of trees.

Agriculture stakeholders in Nkhotakota District have been asked to do more on provision of technical support in promoting value addition of agricultural products.

A boy aged seven has died after being hit by a tyre that detached from a truck at Mpondaganga Trade Centre in Nkhotakota district.

Plans are underway to establish Nkhotakota Fisheries Association which shall assist in activities such as conserving unique fish species and controlling overfishing on Lake Malawi and other water bodies.

In our special report this week, Winstone Kaimira, brings to light challenges rocking the adult literacy program in Malawi at a time illiteracy is high and, elsewhere, negatively affecting desired progress.

This is a story in which adult literacy instructors as well as supervisors, are openly expressing frustration as they receive as little as K15,000.00 in honoraria per month but through the government salaries account.

The instructors and supervisors are puzzled that the processing of these payments is also done through the government salaries account, while governments’ own minimum wage, stands at K50,000.00 per month.

The Chairperson for the Anglican Council of Malawi, Bishop Alinafe Kalemba, has called on religious leaders to do more to improve the spiritual life of children in the country so as to have leaders of high integrity in the future.

Government says it is in a process of procuring Cholera vaccine, in readiness for a nationwide vaccination exercise.

Some community members in one of hard to reach areas in Nkhotakota, are operating an unregistered junior primary school called Chankhanu, for 10 years now, with hope that it shall one day, be recognized by government and become a public institution.

Cases of human-elephant conflict are expected to reduce in areas surrounding Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve following an exercise to fit the animals with tracking devices to easily monitor their movements.

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