Joseph Mazizi

Joseph Mazizi

First Lady Monica Chakwera says there is a growing need for women's economic empowerment interventions in the country mainly in rural areas of Malawi to achieve sustainable development and end poverty.

Governments in Eastern and Southern Africa have been called upon to improve disaster management and financing to lessen the impact of disasters increasing due to climate change.

Women Legal Resource Centre (WOLREC) has bemoaned continued infringement on rights of women on Land ownership in Salima saying this is affecting development as most women are the ones involved in farming compared to men.

Minister of Agriculture Robin Lowe has challenged Green Belt Authority to leave up to its mandate of exploiting the potential of irrigation in the country for improved agricultural productivity.

Women councilors in Salima have reiterated calls for 50-50 campaigners to support them in their different development interventions so that they can retain their seats while coaxing others to contest in the next general elections.

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera is still skeptical to make a pronouncement on his stand regarding same-sex marriages amid growing concerns from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community who claim his silence is putting their lives at risk.

Oxfam has challenged Controlling officers in Councils and Ministry Departments and Agencies to up their game and take seriously adherence to Public Finance Management Systems which has an impact on effective service delivery to the citizenry.

A Standard 2 learner at Chikombola primary school, in the area of Senior Chief Kalonga in Salima has pleaded with authorities and well-wishers to consider constructing additional classroom blocks at her school, saying the current status of learning under a tree is challenging during rainy season.

Kindle Orphan Outreach in Salima says vocational skills training among the youths remains the only sure way of reducing the high unemployment rate in Malawi where a majority of young people do not attain tertiary education.

Girls who were readmitted in School after being rescued from early marriage and others who gave birth at a tender age have hailed peer-to-peer talk as the best way of encouraging more of such girls to go back to school.

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