Steve Kalungwe

Steve Kalungwe

A modern maternity wing at Ligowe heath center in Neno district is staying idle for over a year now without being operational due to lack of equipment, a guardian shelter, maternity waiting room and a maternal surgical theatre.

In a bid to retain staff and improve efficiency in local councils across the country, the Local Government Accountability and Performance Project (LGAP) is in Neno district to Orient council staff on how to formulate an attractive Terms and Conditions of Service to it's employees.

As schools reopened with a cohort of the examination classes, a Malawi Congress Party youth wing, Kwacha Youth Support Network has donated face masks to standard eight learners in Neno South constituency in a drive to prevent Covid-19 transmission among learners.

Three people have died while six others have sustained serious degrees of injuries at Zalewa road block accident on Monday when a salon vehicle driven by unknown driver lost control and hit pedestrians and two mobile money bureaus.

In an effort to make families of lower Neno food secure and migrate from low income to middle income citizens, World Vision International Malawi office has distributed three hundred of the two thousand goats to sixty families on a Pass-On program.

Former Neno North constituency Member of Parliament Henry Zembere has died on Sunday after battling with Sugar and BP for a long time according to a family member.

Waste management during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is increasingly becoming a problem in most district councils across the country, with Neno emerging as having no departmental waste management plan, a development which is hindering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene agenda.

In Neno district, 979 girls of school going age have fallen pregnant during the period of January and June this year, thus according to antenatal register and district maternal heath forum a development which has worried Neno district protection cluster.

In drive to make lives of poor communities bearable in Neno district, an International Non-Governmental Organization, Partners in Health, has promised to continue with its humanitarian support to the district in terms of health, education and infrastructure development.

As Covid19 pandemic still raise havoc among the vulnerable groups of people in the country, affecting their livelihoods, including meals, Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has donated 70 bicycles to promoters worthy four million Malawi Kwacha in a drive to Scale Up Nutrition among the under five children.

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