Christopher Sande

Christopher Sande

A 45-year-old man has hanged himself to death in Chiradzulu on grounds of seeing no hope of recovery to his long illness.

Some banana farmers in Thyolo have suggested that consistent engagement of lead farmers can help to end resistance by many farmers to uproot their infected old bananas and plant new ones.

The Ministry of Education has launched an investigation into allegations where a teacher at Kalibu Academy is suspected to have attempted to rape a female student.

Education Spokesperson, Chikondi Chimala, says the ministry has indeed authored a letter, noting with concern reports of abuse of children at Karibu Academy.

The letter signed by Education Secretary Chikondano Mussa has cited a particular case where a male teacher alleged to have attempted to rape a female student at the school.

“This is the reason we have instituted the investigation. We now call upon the general public to provide us with finer details,” said Chimala.

Meanwhile, education analyst Steve Sharra has asked learning institutions to establish strict measures to protect girls from sexual abuses.

“Students at all levels have to feel safe when they are at school. We therefore ask all learning organizations to come up with strict systems to curb sexual abuses,” said Sharra.

There was no immediate response from Kalibu academy on the matter.

Malawi has been experiencing rampant cases of girls abuses especially rape and defilement.

Old Mutual has asked Malawians to develop a culture of initiating transformative programs that will improve lives of the rural poor.

Presidential advisor on safe motherhood, Dorothy Ngoma, has implored religious leaders to halt traditional birth attendants from administering deliveries of pregnant mothers.

An environmental governance expert has asked government to be decisive in handling people who are deliberately encroaching public and private forests, saying such malpractices are threatening conservation of natural resources in the country.

MRA Seals 8 Shops in 2 Days

Eight shops have been closed in Blantyre and Limbe by Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) for non-issuance of Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD) receipts.

Three needy students from the Malawi College of Health Science (MCHS) Blantyre campus have asked government and well-wishers to support them with scholarships as fears grow that they might be expelled from school for failing to pay tuition fees.

The Young Women Christian Association of Malawi (YWCAM) has expressed worry over increasing number of teen mothers at a time most households are struggling to survive due to negative effects of COVID 19.

Cross border traders have asked government to engage Mozambican officials to adhere to SADC trade protocols amid increasing reports that Malawian business people face a lot of hiccups.

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