Hastings Jimani

Hastings Jimani

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri on Saturday failed to facilitate a loan deal between Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (MEDEF) and Limbuli vendors who lost their property during the February 19 fire accident after the vendors insisted they will not relocate to the new market.

A Mulanje based forest cooperative - Muloza Forest Cooperative Limited says deforestation rate in Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve has surpassed re-afforestation efforts.

Assessment on damages caused by fire that razed down part of old Limbuli market in Mulanje two weeks ago reveals property worthy K74.1 million was damaged by the inferno.

Construction of the new Chingoli Primary School in Mulanje is at snail’s pace with school authorities saying students are dangerously learning in damaged classes at the old school.

The newly established Malawi Institute of Construction Technicians (MICT) says the construction industry is also contributing to deforestation.

An International Agricultural funder-International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has tipped beneficiaries of Social Cash Transfer to invest the little they are receiving in income generating activities.

Amid reports of shortage of essential medical drugs in public health facilities, Thyolo District Hospital is reported to have run out of antibiotics.

As construction of Thyolo-Makwasa-Thekerani-Muona road is in progress. Some people whose property have been affected or are to be affected by the heavy machinery have raised concern over delays by government to compensate them.

The Malawi Girl Guides Association (MAGGA) on Saturday commemorated World Thinking Day which promotes self-esteem and sharing ideas and experiences among girls.

At least 43 shops at the old Limbuli market in Mulanje district have been destroyed by fire in the wee hours of Wednesday.

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