A Mulanje based Non-Governmental Organization, PAK Foundation on Thursday launched a back to school initiative in Traditional Authority Juma in Mulanje district.
A 6-year-old boy identified as Shadreck Robert was killed in a road accident yesterday morning.
Mulanje Police Spokesperson Sergeant Innocent Moses told Zodiak Online that the boy was hit by a vehicle driven by Alex Mangoni, at Chitakale Tea Plantation in the district, along the Limbe-Muloza road.
"Mangoni was driving a Toyota Ractis registration number NN 6103 from the direction of Muloza heading Chitakale, with five passengers on board and upon arrival at Chitakale Tea Plantation he hit the boy who was crossing the road,' said Moses.
He said Robert sustained multiple head injuries, and fractured ribs on the right side and was rushed to Mulanje District Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
"We have arrested the driver and charged him," added Moses.
The driver and the passengers in the vehicle were not hurt. The boy hailed from Mangani Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chikumbu in Mulanje District.
A recent survey conducted by Mulanje Mission Hospital has revealed that about 7, 000 people in Mulanje district are blind. This is over one percent of the district’s population.
The Maseko Ngoni Mulanje Chapter on Thursday cheered survivors of the Tropical Cyclone Freddy that are seeking shelter at Nanchidwa camp in Mulanje district.
A local Non-Governmental Organization based in Mulanje, Othakarhakha Charity Foundation organized a one-week girls’ empowerment art camp in Mulanje.
Police in Mulanje have announced a decrease in crime by 8.5% percent in the first six months of 2023. This is in comparison to the same period last year.
The Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has challenged the School Management Committees (SMCs), Parents and Teachers Associations (PTAs) and Mother Groups to demonstrate their vigilance in fighting against financial mismanagement in schools.
Child parliamentarian for Mulanje South Constituency Kelvin Magareta has called upon the general public to support the children as they use technological gadgets for their education.
The District Forestry Officer in Mulanje has reported that close to 500 hectares at Chambe Basin on Mulanje Mountain Biosphere Reserve (MMBR) have been affected by invasive species.