The Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare says it has no plans to adjust upwards the monthly honoraria for the beneficiaries of the Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) in the wake of the current harsh economic situation.
The Department of Forestry says it is still working to find lasting solutions to protect Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve and part of Michesi Forest in Phalombe from encroachers who have depleted the reserves with various human activities.
The Ministry of Mining says it will next month sign a Mining Development Agreement (MDA) with Mkango Resources Limited, a company that is exploring rare earth minerals in Songwe Hill in Phalombe district.
Football and netball players in Phalombe have been challenged to utilize the leagues which are being introduced in the district to develop their skills.
The Phalombe Civil Society Organization Network has conceded that most of the organizations operating in the district have not signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the district council.
Agriculture authorities in Phalombe have challenged farmers to embrace poultry farming to uplift their socio-economic status.
The New Life Anointed Ministries has observed that lack of adequate and potable water is denying children learning in Community Based Care Centres (CBCC) access to quality early childhood education.
The Department of Forestry says it expects to sign an agreement with National Bank of Malawi (NBM) under the Adopt a Forest Initiative that cover 1,560 hectares of land in four districts.
Agriculture authorities in Phalombe have sounded an SOS to players in the agriculture sector to help smallholder farmers that lost crops to floods and dry spell with farm inputs to enable them venture into winter cropping.
Communities around Thundulu Phosphate mine in Phalombe have faulted the OPTICHEM 2000 Limited for failure to establish a fertilizer plant pledged under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in 2013.