Christopher Sande

Christopher Sande

A boy is in agony in Chikwawa district after his mother burnt his hands as punishment for eating the only food-boiled wild beans- that was in the home.

Rapid population growth in Malawi is a ticking time bomb that could explode into disaster should citizens continue resisting the option of families with fewer children.

Concerned with incompletion of four big projects in Nsanje, a local organization, Foundation for Civic Education and Social Empowerment, wants young people to be pro-active in engaging duty bearers to offer quality services.

The Anglican Bishop has asked President Peter Mutharika to demonstrate a fatherly role by genuinely engaging opposition leaders in order to end the current political impasse.

Written by Christopher Sande

Concerned by the political standoff in the country, Senior Chief Malemia of Nsanje has asked media houses to promote peace and co-existence among different tribes so that communities can live in unity.

He said on Wednesday when minister of information toured Nyanthepa and Gaka community radio stations in the district that the stations have been so instrumental in promoting peace and development.

“As a country, we have never seen war, so let us avoid this hate and preach togetherness,” he said.

Information minister, Mark Botomani, said community radios are crucial in sensitizing and promoting development be it on education, health, agriculture and disaster preparedness.

He then urged community radio stations in Malawi spearhead cultural diversity and promote tolerance among people of different tribes.

Director of Gaka FM, Mr. Gizex Gizai, told the minister that despite lack of computers, reliable mode of transport, inadequate training to workers and others, they are trying their best to promote good practices and encouraging people to take part in development.

One of the aggrieved royal family members of the Chimombo chieftaincy in Nsanje has accused authorities of going ahead to install Harrison Chimombo on the position of Traditional Authority despite being served with a court injunction.

Young people in Nsanje have accused authorities of shunning interface meetings to respond on how money meant for development activities in the district is being utilized.

There are growing fears in Chikwawa and Nsanje where armed thugs have been terrorizing some parts of the districts.

Health authorities at Ngabu Rural Hospital in Chikwawa have complained of increasing cases of mental health as statistics indicate that they treat 280 patients every month.

Government has issued a strong warning to prominent international companies to stop racism and physical assaults on Malawian workers, emphasizing that once caught, they will face the law.

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