Chiefs in the country have been challenged to protect girls in ensuring that they remain in school as failure to do so affects the country’s economic growth.
Heavy rains have damaged water infrastructure and displacing scores of people in Phalombe district.
Phalombe District Health Office (DHO) has resorted to providing two meals a day to patients at Phalombe district hospital, owing to inadequate funding.
There are high prospects of improved quality water supply to residents at Phalombe Boma and Migowi as the Southern Region Water Board (SWRB) contemplates to construct new piped water system.
A 39-year-old man with albinism from Phalombe is missing three days after he was last seen.
Child rights activist, Memory Ngosi Chisenga, has asked government to enhance monitoring of child labour hotspot areas to address issues of child labor as farmers start processing tobacco in readiness for the opening of this year’s selling season.
A local organization based in Phalombe- Ufulu Wathu CBO, has underscored the need to support less privileged learners to ensure that they complete schooling in their respective areas.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it is yet to conclude investigations into alleged recruitment of hospital support staff by Phalombe district council, five months after the bureau placed the council on its radar.
The Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) says the long-awaited payroll migration into the government’s Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS) will commence in February this year.
The Global Hope Mobilization (GLOHOMO) has challenged district councils to include human trafficking activities in the district development plans (DDP) and Social Economic Profile (SEP) to easily secure funding to counter the vice.