Irrigation farmers in the area of group village headmen Mangamba and Ngongonda in Machinga say they expect improved crop yields from their winter cropping this year.
Children in Machinga have expressed concern with increased child labour in rice fields in the district.
Authorities in Machinga have disclosed that 1909 girls from 22 traditional authorities have been withdrawn from early marriages since the inception of the European Union and United Nations funded Spotlight Initiative (SI) in the district in 2019.
Beneficiaries under a UNDP and Japanese Supplementary Budget (JSB) funded Transform Project in Machinga are now reaping fruits from the project which has improved their economic wellbeing as well as promoting tolerance to shocks of natural disasters.
Gospel hip-hop artist Mic Mash whose real name is Daniel Kasinjeni has bounced back on the music industry with a fresh album "Akuzike" hitting the market on Saturday.
Several journalists at Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) have won thirteen individual awards at this year's Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi ceremony that took place at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on Saturday night aimed at recognizing journalists and media houses that have highly performed in the previous year.
Friends of Machinga (FOM) Trust has asked government to come up with a speedy recovery initiative for people affected by Cyclone Freddy to build resilient structures when returning to their villages.
A local non-governmental organisation, Development Concept has called for an urgent need to replant trees in Zomba-Malosa forest reserve to reduce effects of natural disasters to surrounding communities.
Parliamentary Committee on Education has expressed concern over shortage of financial support to the Malawi Institute of Education (MIE), saying it is affecting their operations.