Eamon Piringu

Eamon Piringu

Several journalists at Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) have won thirteen individual awards at this year's Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi ceremony that took place at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on Saturday night aimed at recognizing journalists and media houses that have highly performed in the previous year.

Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation Liana Kakhobwe Chapota has refuted claims that are making rounds in the country indicating that Liwonde Barrage in Machinga has been closed which has resulted in the swelling of Lake Malawi and Shire River.

Friends of Machinga (FOM) Trust has asked government to come up with a speedy recovery initiative for people affected by Cyclone Freddy to build resilient structures when returning to their villages.

A local non-governmental organisation, Development Concept has called for an urgent need to replant trees in Zomba-Malosa forest reserve to reduce effects of natural disasters to surrounding communities.

Parliamentary Committee on Education has expressed concern over shortage of financial support to the Malawi Institute of Education (MIE), saying it is affecting their operations.

Former president, Dr. Joyce Banda says Malawians should utilize Cyclone Freddy period to end divisions emanating from political affiliations, ethnical, religious and tribal differences among themselves.

An independent Member of Parliament for Machinga North East Constituency Ajilu Kalitendere has asked the country's leadership to constitute a separate ministry that will be responsible for disaster management and response.

The Bakili Muluzi highway in Machinga has been cut off 500 meters from Chinguni trading center following flooding of Namisinje river induced by Cyclone Freddy.

Education authorities in Machinga have underscored the need to urgently utilize the ongoing tree planting season to address effects of natural disasters in schools whose structures are affected each rainy season.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it is finalizing the development of a source book on Anti-corruption education that will soon be inducted in the primary school education.

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