The body of Vice President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Mohammad Sidik Mia has been laid to rest with a call to government to fulfil all development projects which late Mia lined up to be implemented in the Lower Shire.
Communities in Chikwawa have questioned the seriousness of health officials in containing COVID-19 after allowing body of a person who died of COVID-19 to be ferried to Karonga, about 900 kilometers away.
About 600 cotton farmers and more than 25 workers under Nchalo Greenbelt Limited in Chikwawa have lambasted authorities for failing to pay them their monthly dues for seven months now.
Independent Pentecostal Church in Ngabu area in Chikwawa has handed over a decent house worthy K904, 000 to a family that has two children with albinism.
Authorities in Chikwawa have cited increased cases of child neglect as one of the main factors fuelling abuses against little girls as statistics indicate that more than 20 children have been defiled in past two months in the district.
Communities surrounding Chithumba area under Chief Chapananga in Chikwawa have asked authorities to extend Chithumba Health Center which currently has no maternity wing.
Education authorities in Chikwawa have revealed that over 11, 000 learners failed to return to school after the COVID 19 holiday, a situation which they have described as worrisome.
Teachers pending retirement have the chance to achieve sustainable personal economic development as numerous money lending institutions are flocking to rural areas in Lower Shire to provide loans at affordable interest rates.
About 218 water pump field attendants in Chikwawa are waiting for Industrial Relations Court in Blantyre to conclude review in a case which the workers are pushing Illovo Sugar Limited to pay them their overtime money.