Steve Zimba

Steve Zimba

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and Police have jointly arrested a Machinga man on allegations that he is in a syndicate of promising young people employed in the military.

Health authorities at the Mzimba District Council say they are handling at least 200 deliveries at Mapale health center in Mzuzu per month, a development that has forced them to appeal for the construction of more maternity facilities in the city to reduce congestion problems at the hospital.

Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (Wesnet) has noted that prices of sanitary pads have shot on the market, a situation that has resulted in some women and girls failing to access them, especially in the rural areas of the country.

Global Hope Mobilization (GLOMO) an organization fighting cases of human trafficking in the country says unless security agents are imparted with skills to track down perpetrators and reduce corruption efforts to curb the vice will remain a tall order.

The Association of Persons with Albinism (APAM) has deplored inadequate health care personnel called dermatologists who deal with skin cancer diseases on people like some of its members in the country's hospitals.

Lotus Resources Limited a company that has bought the Kayerekera Uranium mine in Karonga has disclosed that it has sent mineral samples to a South African laboratory to ascertain whether deposits in their new sites in Livingstonia in Rumphi and Chilumba area in Karonga contain Uranium. 

The government has conceded that some mining companies are not remitting royalties to Capital Hill citing, the CPL- Mchenga coal mine in Rumphi which is yet to settle over K100 million tax bills.

The Malawi Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance has asked the government to increase taxes charged on tobacco and nicotine substances saying most cancer illnesses in the country are caused by smoking.

UTM has with immediate effect suspended its regional secretary for the north Jane Mbale on allegations that she used a party vehicle to smuggle three illegal immigrants from Karonga going towards Mzuzu, last week.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services in conjunction with police in the north have arrested 140 illegal immigrants and two Malawian nationals in connection to immigration-related offenses.

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