Social Cash Transfer Programme Transforming Lives in Balaka

Beneficiaries of the government funded social cash transfer programme in Balaka have expressed satisfaction with the way the programme has transformed their economic livelihoods.

Malawi Citizens Leverage Social Media to Fight Public Finance Mismanagement

Julius Zimwatha Mithi is an ardent Malawian Facebook user. Apart from posting humors, he also uses his page to expose alleged cases of corruption and public funds mismanagement.

Umodzi Day Details Under Wraps

Government is mum on the date and budget for the Umodzi Day celebrations, two months before the year ends.

Utale Communities Find Relief in Irrigation

October is the hottest month of the year in Malawi. Farm fields are dried up and farmers are busy preparing their fields in readiness for the next growing season.

Thomas Youth Network Set up a Technical Skills School

Tired with growing unemployment levels and bad behaviors among the youths, on Wednesday Thomas Youth Network in Thyolo launched a technical skills initiative.

FAM Tipped on Controlling Violence at the Stadium

Former Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer, Charles Grandmaster Nyirenda says investing in the supporter's security network has the possibility of ending violence during arch-rival matches.

Thyolo District Hospital Fixes Blocked Sewer System

Thyolo district hospital has now rectified the blocked sewer system which was producing bad smell for the past four months.

MRA Wins 2023 PRSM 'Leader in Public Relations lnnovation Award'

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has won the 'Leader in Public Relations lnnovation-2023 Award’ during this year's Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM) Annual Conference held over the weekend at Makokola Retreat in Mangochi.

Shortage of Maize Bran in the North Hits Livestock Farmers

Some livestock farmers in the northern region say that continued illegal exportation of maize bran locally known as Gaga to countries Like Tanzania, Eswatini, Kenya, and Zimbabwe has led to a scarcity of feed for livestock on the local market.
A Mzuzu-based livestock farmer Boniface Jubeki of Chingalu Farms has implored the government to control the exportation of the commodity, saying current trend is pushing upwards the cost of production and prices of meat and its products in the region.
“Prices of meat and its products have risen in the recent months. In 2022, we used buy a kilogram of beef and pork at K2, 500.  But now the same is trading at K4, 200, simply because farmers are buying animal feed like gaga at a higher rate.”
He added; in the same period a 20-liter tin of Maize bran was selling at K500 but it is now going at K1000.
Vendors from neighboring countries are controlling the market, buying the commodity and illegally exporting it to their countries.
Minister of Trade and Industry Simplex Chithyola-Banda has told us in a separate interview that Capitol Hill will check if there is indeed illegal exportation of the commodity.
Said Chithyola-Banda: “I don’t think there is smuggling of maize bran to some African countries. And, what I know is these traders seek export documents from our offices which we provide after scrutinizing the business.”
Maize bran is one of the liable feed for livestock in Malawi.

Struggle of Whole Village; Phata ECD Centre in a Mess

Life is tough at Kalima Village in Chikwawa district. Scars of cyclone Freddy are all over. Desperation among people is clear, with some destroyed houses abandoned. Most of the cyclone Freddy survivors have moved to settle on a higher ground.

Cyclone Freddy Survivors Embrace Entrepreneurial Skills

About thirty cyclone Freddy survivors who are still leaving at Chanza Primary School camp in Mtauchira Village in Chiradzulu on Tuesday were trained in soap as well as in some indigenous fertilizer making skills.

MPs Hail Pacific Borehole Rehabilitation Initiative

Some members of parliament have hailed a free borehole rehabilitation initiative being undertaken by the Pacific Limited across the country, saying it is helping in reducing a burden for the provision of access to clean and potable water in their areas.

Norway, UNICEF Assure To Promote Education in Malawi

The Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi, Ingrid Mikelsen has expressed worry that despite more children attending early childhood and primary education, a few of them proceed to secondary school.

Mulanje Chiefs, Villagers Applaud EPM for Rehabilitating Muluzi Bridge

Chiefs and villagers in Traditional Authority Njema in Mulanje District have expressed their gratitude to Eastern Produce Malawi (EPM) Limited, a tea growing company in Mulanje and Thyolo for rehabilitating Muluzi Bridge in Mulanje district.

Save the Children Equips Judiciary with Mobile Booths

The judiciary says women and children are the most vulnerable groups that face challenges when giving evidence in the courts during the process of justice delivery in the country.

The Plight of Street Vendors: Economic Survival Versus the Law and Costs

Street vending is a myriad of implications lamped in one basket. It is an attempt at economic survival for most less privileged. Street vending is also a problem when it comes to sanitation and hygiene. Cleaning cities is difficult. It is also a loss of revenue in daily market fees for district or city councils.

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