Chikondi Mphande

Chikondi Mphande

President of Huawei in  Sub-Saharan Africa Region, Leo Chen,  says they are committed to bring digital tansformation to every person; home and organization in Africa.

The Principal Secretary of E-government in the Ministry of Information and Digitalisation Francis Bisika has said several interventions are being put in place by the government to reach over 80 percent of Malawians with cheaper and reliable Internet by 2023.

Since the first year of commercial planting of biotech crops in 1996, more than 70 countries from all over the world have either planted or imported biotech crops, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). Malawi is one of those countries.

In light of this, Chikondi Mphande sought to explore the opportunities that Malawi could take advantage of with regard to agriculture biotechnology that could help to solve some of the challenges the country is facing.

Chikondi is focusing on how Bt cotton, a variety of genetically modified cotton, has improved the lives of farmers in the country and how the food technology sector could also benefit from agricultural biotechnology in the country.

Between January and August this year, 208 people took their own lives in Malawi. That is an average of 26 people committing suicide each passing month.

The majority of the suicide cases are by men. In fact only 40 of the 208 cases were women. This is almost like carnage in most war situations on the African continent at the moment.

In our special report this week, Chikondi Mphande, finds that in majority of the cases, suicide followed emotional torture bordering marital disagreements and financial challenges.

Gays and sex workers in Dedza have expressed worry over a shortage of lubricants and treatment for syphilis in hospitals, saying it is putting their lives in danger.

Patients suffering from leprosy in the country have expressed concern over continued challenges they are facing to access basic needs.

Authorities at Mua School for the deaf in Dedza have told Zodiak that the school is facing serious challenges of security lapse and food shortage.

Principal Manager for FISD Finance for Agriculture Development(FIFAD) Mr. Abel Mwenechanya has advised farmers in the country to use floating pumps for irrigation farming.

UNFPA Deputy Representative Mr. Masaki Matabe and Koica Tanzania Country Director Mr. Kyucheol Eo were in Dedza on Wednesday to appreciate the progress of the Action for Teen Mother's and Adolescent girls program they are funding.

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