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Head of preventive health for Balaka District Hospital (DHO) Blessings Chitsime, says all eighteen health facilities in the district have registered a good number of vaccinated under5 children which is above 64% of the figure being recorded daily.

Police in Balaka have arrested three suspects in connection with Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (ESCOM) stolen transformer which was vandalized at Andiamo last week.

Alarmed by the school's use of firewood not electricity, a class of 1992-1996 have moved in to preserve and replenish their former school by planting 350 trees at Balaka Secondary School.

Balaka District Council has hailed Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) for reaching out to Tropical Storm Ana survivors with a K10.5 million cash in the district in Traditional Authority's Amidu, Phimbi, and Kalembo whose houses were heavily affected early January.

A group of youths in Traditional Authorities - T/A’s Amidu and Kalembo in Balaka district have observed that timely access to family planning services is crucial in addressing rampant cases of teen pregnancies and marriages amongst the youths.


The Balaka District Council Agriculture Department says 27, 893 families have been affected by prolonged dry-spell and floods caused by tropical storm Ana between October 2021 and January 2022.

Riviridzi presbytery of the CCAP Blantyre synod says it is confident that it is sending the right person to lead the synod in the name of Reverend Edina Navaya, who was decommissioned on Sunday from Balaka church.

Government has sent a stern warning to chiefs who engage in corruption to desist the vice as it slows down development.

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Minister of agriculture Lobin Lowe says government has resorted to allowing farmers to redeem two bags of NPK or CAN instead of Urea fertilizer which is in short supply in most of the markets across the country.

Destiny College of Leadership Development Studies in Balaka has embarked on "plant a tree initiative" for its students and standard 6 primary school pupils.

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