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Lean Period Extends in Mulanje

Poor harvests in Traditional Authorities Nkanda and Mthiramanja in Mulanje district have confirmed an extended lean period in the two areas.

Network for Youth Development (NfYD) has challenged chiefs in Mulanje to review their traditions that are fueling child marriages in the district.

The Civil Society Network in Mulanje has hailed the district council for emerging as the best performing council in the implementation of District Development Fund (DDF) projects in the 2020/2021 financial year.

Tea Peak Period Reduced

One of the players in the tea industry-Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) says the peak period of tea being has reduced from eight months to five months in recent years.

Five newly constructed community technical colleges which the Chinese Government handed over to the government of Malawi on 25th February 2022 are yet to be opened for training.

Health authorities in Mulanje have expressed worry over the increase of malaria cases in the district.

Government has urged chiefs and other gatekeepers to receive and treat equally people that are returning home from evacuation camps where they have spent two months.

A Form 4 girl at Chambe Community Day Secondary School in Mulanje district has fears that a lot of girls can either fall pregnant or be forced into child marriages because of the cyclone-induced poverty.

CCFLS Beats Malnutrition

An initiative dubbed Community Complementary Feeding and Learning Session (CCFLS) which European Union funded AFIKEPO project undertook towards the end of last year in Mulanje district has been described as a success as participants testify to have eradicated malnutrition among their children.

Senior Chief Mthiramanja of Mulanje says unless stakeholders devise mechanisms of correcting behaviors of some girls, it will be difficult to end teenage pregnancies and child marriages in the country.

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