Doctors Warn on Herbal Supplements

The Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) has expressed concern over what it calls are misleading adverts on herbal medicine and supplements which it says are growing in the country.

NU Communities Speak Against MEC Proposed Maps

Members of the public continue to give mixed views on the recently released preliminary proposed constituency and ward boundary maps by Malawi Electoral Commission-MEC as some communities in Ntcheu Bwanje North says the map is there just to confuse electorates and a hindrance to development.

Speaking to Zodiak Online today, Village Headman Kaiya 1 under Inkosi Ganya feels betrayed by the electoral body hence advising legislators to vote against the maps when brought to Parliament for legislators' approval.

“The new map is a setback to development. We tend to wonder on what criteria did MEC use to demarcate the area,” said Kaiya 1.

Herbert Chidothi is another concerned citizen from the area and claims voter apathy is imminent in 2025 general elections if the electoral body does not treat the concerns with the utmost respect.

However, MEC Chairperson, Chifundo Kachale says the maps were produced based on suggestions and feedback the commission received from stakeholders concerning the review exercise.

“MEC produced the proposed maps based on feedback it received from people. However, all suggestions relating to the same will be incorporated if permitted by the law,” he said.

The exercise brings the number of constituencies to 229 up from 193 and wards to 500 from 462.

TC Projects A 20% Decline in Tobacco Volumes

The Tobacco Commission is projecting a 20% decline in tobacco volumes produced for this year’s marketing season compared to last year.

Remembering Prof Molyneux

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHES) says health research has improved a lot in the country owing to contribution by Professor Malcom Molyneux who established the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome (MLW) Programme in Malawi in 1999.

CDEDI Takes on Roads Authority

The Center for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has told Roads Authority (RA) to disclose within 15 days how contracts were awarded for 9 road projects.

Witchdoctors Told to Report Crimes

Traditional healers in Thyolo have been challenged to report criminals that seek concoction from them with ill-intentions.

3 Family Members Drown in MHG

Three family members have drowned in Namandanje River which they attempted to cross in the area of group village headman Mwikala under Senior Chief Liwonde in Machinga.

18 Family Members Destitute

Thyolo District Commissioner Douglas Moffat says increased knowledge gap among stakeholders on Deceased Estates (Wills, Inheritance and Protection) Act is fueling property grabbing in the district.

Police, Prison Stations Struggle to Pay Suppliers

It has emerged that since July 2021, the beginning of this financial year, police and prison stations have not been able to access funds from treasury to pay their suppliers.

ESCOM Losing 5 Transformers Weekly

Electricity Supply of Malawi (ESCOM) says it is losing at least five transformers every week across the country owing to vandalism.

NPC Calls for Agriculture Industrialization for Legumes

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has expressed the need for Malawi to utilize the Africa Continental Free Trade Area by promoting agriculture industrialization for legume crop farmers to benefit.

Ministry Worried with Neglected Status of RTCs

The ministry of agriculture says it is worried with the neglected Rural Training Centers (RTCs) that were vital in offering refresher pieces of extension training to community-based facilitators and agricultural extension workers.

Charity Grouping Donates to Mothers at MHG Hospital

A charity organization, Friends of Mponda, has donated 500 thousand kwacha assorted items to 65 mothers in the maternity ward at Machinga District Hospital as a way of celebrating the birthday of its Executive Director, Asma Mponda.

Save the Children Takes Child Safeguarding Lessons to Partners

Save the Children has drilled its partner members in child safeguarding and prevention of sexual exploitation during a training that took place in Blantyre on Thursday.

Mulanje RRO Pleads for More Support Towards Rebuilding

Relief and Rehabilitation Officer at Mulanje District Council, Maria Joseph, has called for more support towards rebuilding of houses for disaster displaced households.

Low Funding Worries APAM

Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has expressed satisfaction on strategies put in place by government to protect their members, citing seriousness of security agencies as the country has not registered any case of abduction and exhumation of graves this year, compared to last year same period when four cases were registered.

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