Some smallholder farmers of Traditional Authority Nsamala in Balaka were advised not to plant late maturing crop varieties last season and not to cultivate any this coming season.
Balaka has become the first district in the country to transact Social Cash Transfer (SCT) services on full E-payment unlike others who are still on hard cash.
Balaka District Council says it has set aside K27 million for constructing Balaka District Hospital Guardian shelter which will commerce between the months of April - June this year.
Absence of fire engines in the Eastern Region districts of Ntcheu, Balaka, Machinga and Mangochi has led to loss of property in several fire incidents.
Balaka District Council says will from now on dedicate one day each month in which employees and willing residents will be cleaning the town as one way of ensuring cleanliness.
The Anti - Corruption Bureau (ACB) has confirmed it is probing dubious sale of some commercial land within Balaka Township.