Press Trust Launches Ntaja Health Center Upgrade Project

Press Trust has on Wednesday handed Phiri Building Contractors the first phase of a K500 million project aimed to upgrade Ntaja Health Center in Machinga to be a Community Rural Hospital.

Explosive Device Kills Machinga Boy

A 17-year-old boy has died after an explosive device exploded in his hands on Tuesday along Chikala Hill in Machinga close to a Malawi Defense Force motor firing camp where he went to burn charcoal with his friends.

IBAM Commends Govt on Police Uniform Procurement

Indigenous Business Association of Malawi (IBAM) President Mike Mlombwa has hailed government for the plan to be procuring Police uniform locally, describing it as a positive step in promoting indigenous businesses.

PS Concedes Flaws in Environmental Management

The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change, Yanira Mtupanyama, says more action is required on environmental management if the country is to make headway in mitigating disaster effects.

Ministry to Provide Tents to Heavily Affected Schools

The ministry of education says preparation for the opening of second term school calendar is at an advanced stage as they have been sourcing assistance from its stakeholders to deal with effects of Tropical storm Ana and Cyclone Gombe that have destroyed several school structures in the past weeks.

47 Irrigation Schemes, Dairy Farming in Child Labor in Thyolo

Stakeholders have been urged to sensitize farmers in Thyolo who use children to irrigate their crops at night in 47 irrigation schemes in the area of Senior chief Mphuka.

Balaka Targets 84,000 Under5 Children in Polio Vaccination

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.

MUBAS Students Launch Poly Observer

Students at the Malawi University on Business and Applied Science in the faculty of education and communication studies have developed a magazine.

4, 000 Disaster Victims in Thyolo not yet Assisted

Over 4, 000 community members whose houses and crops were damaged since the onset of rains in Dzimbiri ward, Senior Chief Mphuka in Thyolo have reportedly not received any help.

Nine Years for Child Trafficking in Thyolo

A 22-year old man Madalitso Wyson has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment in Thyolo for trafficking an 11-year old boy.

Lack of Court Worries People of Nayuchi

Lack of an established court in a borderline area of Nayuchi under Traditional Authority Mchinguza in Machinga, is said to be fueling criminal activities and hindering justice, as people travel over 70 km and 50km to Liwonde and Ntaja respectively to have access to a court.

Agriculture Officials in Thyolo told to Supply Banana Suckers

Community leaders in Thekerani - Thyolo have asked the government to supply clean banana suckers to restore the banana farming which was hit by the diseases some three decades ago.

HSAs in Thyolo Question Polio Campaign

Some Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) in Thyolo have questioned a decision by District Health Office to leave out volunteers who were supposed to be part of the Polio vaccination exercise slated for tomorrow through Thursday.

Machinga Targets 138, 000 Children for Polio Vaccination

As mass polio vaccination exercises will start administering Polio vaccines to children under the age of five from Monday to Thursday, Machinga district health office has set a target of 138 730 children with the exercise.

Drones Touted as the Solution to Social Issues

Drone technology in capturing data has been touted as one of the solutions to critical social issues affecting the country such as natural disasters.

DoDMA Advocates for River Dredging, Resilient Infrastructure

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) says failure to dredge rivers and construct resilient infrastructure are main factors fueling massive damages during flooding.

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