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The CCAP Blantyre Synod has called upon its faithful to remain steadfast in prayer to ensure free, fair, transparent and accountable elections for the synod.

People from the area of senior chief Mphuka in Thyolo, bordering with Chikwawa-East bank claim that they are buying bitter maize in Livunzu and Mkhathe markets due to severe hunger.

A Computer Systems and Security team, Cyber Knights at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has once again emerged champions at a Southern Africa regional cyber security competition involving universities in the region at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

A 45-year old man, Samuel Mapondo from Katundu village, senior chief Chimaliro in Thyolo has died after drinking beer on empty stomach.

Commissioner for South East Police Region, Chikondi Chingadza has attributed the region's bi-annual 27 percent increase in crime to the people's vulnerability caused by Cyclone Freddy.

There are fears that Grengary primary school in Thyolo might be permanently closed following the growing vandalism of property by the thieves.

The Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) and Centre for Social Accountability (CSAT) have recommended for the extension of tenure of district council chairpersons to two and half, arguing one year is not enough to change things.

The Luchenza municipal council in Thyolo has resolved to drag to court some ground rate defaulters owing it K32 million.

The Ministry of Local Government, Unity and Culture, says preparations are underway to hold the 2023 national cultural celebration called Umodzi Day, aimed at uniting Malawians divided in tribal and political lines.

Government has ring changes in some district council's agriculture department moving about 15 senior officers.

In the transfer instruction Zodiak has seen, directors, principals and chief agriculture officers have been moved to other districts.

Local Government Service Commission executive secretary, Berlings Kumpata says there is nothing unusual with the transfers.

"These are just normal transfers in the government," he said.

The transfer of Thyolo Chief Agriculture Officer, Mirriam Kumwenda Ndhlovu has coincide with protests which some agriculture staff made, requesting her immediate transfer over alleged maladministration.

A social and political commentator Victor Chipofya hopes government has followed procedures.

"If procedures in the labour Act were followed, then government is justified. I hope there is no political play, that someone wants to score a political mileage," he said.

Last week, government also transferred some chief and principal environmental health officers in some district councils, including for Thyolo.


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