Steve Zimba

Steve Zimba

The founder of the Mzuzu International Academy has suggested that Malawi should revisit the policy on free primary school education in public schools if students are to access quality education in the country.

Authorities at Mzuzu Central Hospital have suspended conducting all minor surgical operations owing it to the limited availability of oxygen gas used for the medical procedures.

Mzuzu city has become the third district in the Northern Region to be hit with Cholera after laboratory results for samples taken from an 80-year-old lady have come out positive.

A first suspected Cholera case has been reported in Mzuzu, a disease that has killed at least 12 people in the neighboring Nkhatabay.

Cholera Threat in Mzuzu

Water and Environmental, Sanitation Network Network Vice Chairperson for the north Tirivanhu Tizifa has warned that continued poor sanitation and hygiene in Mzuzu can be a catalyst of Cholera outbreak in the northern region city which is a major recipient of food supplies from Nkhata bay, a district that has been hit hard by the disease.

Cyber-Crime Overwhelms MPS

Malawi Police Service says it is struggling to fight increased cases of Cyber-Crime related offenses that are overwhelming the law enforcement organisation.

Government has started directly injecting 10 percent of total drug budgets for local councils to allow them to buy essential medicines in cash from pharmacies amid continued delayed deliveries of medical supplies by the Central Medical Stores Trust.

The organisers of today’s peaceful demonstrations in Mzuzu have told police that they will have stewards that will help law enforcers to provide security during the protests, starting from Katoto Secondary School ground to city civic offices where they will present their petition to council authorities.

The Church and Society Program of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia has warned that increased reports of organized corruption in the country could be a recipe for mass protests if not properly handled by various stakeholders, including the government and rights groups.

There is continued destruction of the ecology in Kaning’ana Forest that stretched between Mzuzu and Nkhata Bay despite several interventions to protect a training base for the Malawi Defense Force (Moyale Barracks) and a catchment area of the Northern Region Water Board therein.

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