UTM has with immediate effect suspended its regional secretary for the north Jane Mbale on allegations that she used a party vehicle to smuggle three illegal immigrants from Karonga going towards Mzuzu, last week.
In Thyolo on Friday, four men were sent to prison to serve a 77 years cumulative jail term for defiling minors in separate occasions.
Community Energy Malawi (CEM) through its Rural energy access - through social transformation Enterprise and decentralization (EASE) project conducted an awareness campaign in partnership with Malawi Regulatory Authority (MERA) and Malawi Bureau of Standards in Sub Traditional Authority Chakanza in Balaka District to raise awareness on standards of renewable energy technologies in Malawi.
Balaka district leprosy officer George Anafi has told Zodiak that there is need for an aggressive surveillance system in place to detect leprosy cases following 16 new cases that have resurfaced in the district but was quick to applaud the integration of leprosy and Tuberculosis as an exciting news since leprosy drastically scaled down after funding was halted in 1994.
The Norwegian Church Aid-DanChurchAid (NCA-DCA) says various inequalities people are facing to meet their social economic needs will only be defeated if duty bearers engage fully communities at any stage of project implementation.
Thyolo District Commissioner Douglas Moffat said the council has written the Inspector General of Police to consider bringing back Bvumbwe and Nansadi Policing areas to Thyolo district council on the basis they are compromising security in the district.
Health experts have given mixed views on the statistics released by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19 that one million Malawians are now fully vaccinated from the disease.
Banana Farmers in Machinga under Traditional Authority Chamba, have called for intensified banana seed multiplication exercises as a way of revamping the sector which has gone down due to Banana Bunchy Top Virus that has forced Malawi to import the fruits from Mozambique and Tanzania.
Concerned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) customers from Ndalama Village have stormed Thyolo district council demanding the corporation to replace transformer after the other one developed a fault some eight months ago.
Despite a tough economic landscape, coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, the depreciation of the Malawi kwacha, weather shocks and fiscal slippage, Eco Banks has posted a K12.0 billion profit before tax, representing a 15 percent growth in 2021.
The country's power supply body ESCOM says it is failing to maintain faulty transformers across the country due to low supply of the transformers by local manufacturers who have only thirteen out of the required eighty.