Teams Advancing Women in Agriculture (TAWINA) says limited market information, knowledge and skills, low literacy levels, limited freedom of movement, lack of decision making and negotiation are hampering women’s economic independence in Dowa.
A 62-year-old man, Kakhomba Kenamu, who is group village headman Kakhomba, is said to have killed his 66-year-old brother, Kaponda kenamu, whom he had quarreled over the chieftaincy in Dowa district.
Government has released some 62 non -established ICT officers at the department of Road Traffic and Safety Services.
A Chewa village and a Ngoni village are daggers drawn in Dowa district where the former is accusing the latter of abusing gulewamkulu, a Chewa traditional mask dance.
There are calls for help for people in the area of Traditional Authority Chakhaza in Dowa where a significant number of homes do not have access to maize for food.
A local organization operating in Dowa has found that there is stigma inflicted on school-going adolescent girls, especially when they are in menstruation, and that this is another factor fueling a sharp rise in school dropouts in the district.
Director of Administration of Chiefs in the ministry of local government, Charles Makanga, said widening information gap and ancient mindset by local council officials are impeding effective implementation of Decentralization.
The nation-wide sit-in by teachers has entered day three with now reported cases of leaners’ public protests and riots in reaction to the fact that they are missing classes.
Since 2016, there has been a chieftaincy wrangle between Joseph Issac Chirwa representing the Kanyenda Mkokowogona Wambura Mphaka family and the acting T/, A Edward Chirwa on the rightful heir to the Kanyenda throne.
Limited access to sexual and reproductive health services is being blamed for rising cases of unsafe abortions in Dowa district where girls as young as 13 are in danger.