Christopher Sande

Christopher Sande

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) - Blantyre Arch Diocese has expressed hope that the introduction of the Voices and Actions Accountability in Malawi will help to strengthen transparency and citizen engagement.

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) have asked non-governmental organizations to put an extra gear in mobilizing people to participate in the forthcoming byelections slated for March 30 this year.

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has indicated that 35, 000 land parcels have been registered in eight piloted districts in the country of which more than 50 percent were registered under women.

Health officials in Lower Shire have singled out poor usage of mosquito nets as a major factor fueling Malaria cases as statistics indicate that 14 children died of severe malaria and pneumonia in Nsanje in January, 2021 alone.

Rays of hope are hovering over Chikwawa District Health Office in the fight against COVID-19 following support from government and partners who have injected over K100 million towards the fight.

Dry Spell Hits Lower Shire

Communities in Lower Shire have pleaded with government to provide them with long term measures for survival as most of their crops have wilted due to prolonged dry spells.

Sub Traditional Authority Masache of Chikwawa district has appeared at Chikwawa Magistrate’s Court to answer an offence of allegedly uprooting the cotton crop of a farmer who he has been tussling with over a piece of farm land.

The Department of National Parks and Wildlife has attributed rampant cases of crocodile attacks in the Lower Shire to people's tendency of encroaching the river banks.

A local organization in Chikwawa has rolled out a counselling program targeting youth and children to remain focused after the closure of school due to COVID 19.

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.

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