Christopher Sande

Christopher Sande

About 800 sugarcane farmers in Chikwawa have received a big relief after GIZ through Fair Trade Africa bankrolled K34 million to support local relief, resilience and recovery initiatives to alleviate challenges posed by COVID-19.

The First Grade Magistrate’s Court in Chikwawa has referred the case file of a 38-year-old man to the Chief Resident Magistrate’s in Blantyre for sentencing after as it convicted Mr. Lenald Kanyama on two counts of defilement and abduction.

A 35-year-old woman has died and seven others have sustained various degrees of injuries when the minibus they were travelling in overturned in the Thabwa escarpment in Chikwawa district.

Chief Mbenje Laid to Rest

The body of Senior Chief Mbenje of Nsanje has been buried at his headquarters with cries and tears from hundred villagers in disbelief.

There was commotion on Tuesday morning at Miseu Folo Trading Centre in Chikwawa where police used teargas to disperse angry minibus drivers who barricaded the M1 road protesting high fuel prices.

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country before it commences a comprehensive demarcation exercise of constituencies and wards this year in order to address the current disparities rocking various areas.

Crocodiles have killed a fisherman and injured one in Chikwawa when the fishermen went on fishing errand on Illovo L3 dam in the wee hours of Saturday.

Health authorities in Chikwawa have asked development partners to extend Kasinthula Emergency Treatment Unit which is currently overstretched by the increasing number of patients with severe COVID 19 symptoms.

Hunger Hits Chikwawa

Authorities in Chikwawa have asked government to urgently start distributing food to hunger stricken households claiming that some people are sleeping on empty stomach.

The Magistrate’s Court in Chikwawa has ruled that three people that were found with 913 bags of fertilizer early December last year have a case to answer.

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