Minister of transport and public works, Ralph Juma says grading public road networks is very important as the roads increase access to markets of agricultural produce mainly this time when people are harvesting.
National Coordinator for Civil Society Network on Climate change, CISONECC, Julius Ng'oma says, enhanced capacity of Civil Society organisations, academia and research institutions will help fill the gap that exits between Human Health and climate change in the country.
Mental Health Expert, Dr. Chiwoza Bandawe has attributed the rise in mob justice related to alleged blood sucking rumours to economic and political frustrations.
Dr. Bandawe says there is need for police to quickly move in to arrest perpetrators of the rumours and that psychosocial counselling be intensified to curb the rumours.
UNHCR's Senior Protection Officer, Henok Ochchalla says Dzaleka refugee camp in Dowa is highly congested with over 40,000 refugees staying in the camp and that hygienic conditions leave a lot to be desired hence a hot-spot for coronavirus outbreak.
African Federation of the Deaf Blind, AFDB has expressed concern that little has been done to provide people with disabilities with guidance and support for when COVID-19 pandemic strikes.
Executive Director of Rhema Institute for Development Innocent Semu says smallholder agricultural Cooperatives are critical in poverty reduction as members talk business as a block.
Members of a farmers’ cooperative in Dowa attest to the importance of belonging to the group saying their lives have changed for the better.
On Monday, learners from Robert Blake Secondary school went to Dowa 1 Primary School where they allegedly wanted to damage the school.
Teams Advancing Women in Agriculture (TAWINA) says limited market information, knowledge and skills, low literacy levels, limited freedom of movement, lack of decision making and negotiation are hampering women’s economic independence in Dowa.
A 62-year-old man, Kakhomba Kenamu, who is group village headman Kakhomba, is said to have killed his 66-year-old brother, Kaponda kenamu, whom he had quarreled over the chieftaincy in Dowa district.