Health officials in Lower Shire have singled out poor usage of mosquito nets as a major factor fueling Malaria cases as statistics indicate that 14 children died of severe malaria and pneumonia in Nsanje in January, 2021 alone.
Rays of hope are hovering over Chikwawa District Health Office in the fight against COVID-19 following support from government and partners who have injected over K100 million towards the fight.
Communities in Lower Shire have pleaded with government to provide them with long term measures for survival as most of their crops have wilted due to prolonged dry spells.
Sub Traditional Authority Masache of Chikwawa district has appeared at Chikwawa Magistrate’s Court to answer an offence of allegedly uprooting the cotton crop of a farmer who he has been tussling with over a piece of farm land.
The Department of National Parks and Wildlife has attributed rampant cases of crocodile attacks in the Lower Shire to people's tendency of encroaching the river banks.
A local organization in Chikwawa has rolled out a counselling program targeting youth and children to remain focused after the closure of school due to COVID 19.
About 800 sugarcane farmers in Chikwawa have received a big relief after GIZ through Fair Trade Africa bankrolled K34 million to support local relief, resilience and recovery initiatives to alleviate challenges posed by COVID-19.
The First Grade Magistrate’s Court in Chikwawa has referred the case file of a 38-year-old man to the Chief Resident Magistrate’s in Blantyre for sentencing after as it convicted Mr. Lenald Kanyama on two counts of defilement and abduction.
A 35-year-old woman has died and seven others have sustained various degrees of injuries when the minibus they were travelling in overturned in the Thabwa escarpment in Chikwawa district.