A Local Youth Organization - Muumoza Youth Organization - MUYO has challenged governance structures in the areas of Senior Chief Mabulabo and Inkosi Khonsolo in Mzimba to track down systems of drug supply and usage at health centers as one way of ending the problem of drug theft which deprives communities access to quality health care.
In Malaŵi, one in every three women between the age of 15 to 49 experiences sexual or physical violence at one time or the other, according to the National statistical office.
An American citizen has bailed out communities in the area of Inkosi Mmbelwa by pumping in K38 million in the renovation of Kamteteka health center which was in a dilapidated state.
The American Linda Ward has also constructed toilets to improve sanitation at the facility which serves a population of 25000 people.
Ward also plans to construct a maternity wing and an elementary school at the health institution.
"I wanted to come in and help after I noted challenges the communities here were facing, the institution was dilapidated, had no steady water supply and the toilets were not all that good," said Ward.
"Now I will also construct a maternity wing to ensure that women are delivering in a conducive environment."
Mmbelwa district council district commissioner Emmanuel Bambe commended the action taken by the American saying her assistance has helped in giving the facility a new face.
"We are grateful with what Ward has done especially her interest to construct a maternity wing here you know as a district we are struggling with maternal-related deaths so the building of the maternity wing will help in reducing such deaths," said Bambe.
Bambe also commended Nkhondopera building construction for doing a good job, unlike other contractors who do substandard work when entrusted with such projects.
"We urge other contractors to emulate the work done by the contractor Nkhondopera building construction many times we see sub-standard works by some contractors but this is outstanding," said Bambe.
Weighing in on the Group Village headman Kamteteka Hara said the facility had no steady water supply and was an eyesore as it had been worn out and dilapidated.
" This health center serves a lot of people but it was not in good shape, we had no water here, the houses and other structures were dilapidated even the toilets were a health hazard but now with the help of Linda it now looks new," said GVH Kamteteka Hara.
When 57-year-old Lufina Nyathi of Kayuni Nyathi village in the area of Inkosi Kampingo Sibande in Mzimba heard about the death of her daughter-in-Law in South Africa in 2017 she was utterly devastated.
Malawi Housing Corporation has suspended its top management replacing them with others, on acting basis.
Mzimba South district social welfare office says insufficient funding from the government is hampering its efforts to fight gender based violence as cases are still on the rise in the district.
Mzimba Senior Resident Magistrate Court has ordered five women to pay a fine of 150,000 kwacha each for importing 180 bags of charcoal from Zambia into the country or face a jail term of up to 30 months in default. They have also been fined 100,000 kwacha each for being found in possession of the bags of charcoal illegally or serve 24 months in default.
Civil society organizations in Mzimba South have challenged the Mmbelwa district council to clear the mist surrounding the administration of the 3% allocation in the Constituency Development Fund CDF meant for payment of school fees for needy students in the district.
Barely days after fire allegedly started by some students gutted part of the school library at Robert Laws Secondary school former students for the school have bailed out the institution with books and desks to ease some of the challenges it is facing.