In the wake of increasing maize insecurity at household level in the country, a senior traditional leader in Kasungu district has stopped his community from preparing communal meals during funerals in his area.
A young Malawian lady is said to be bedridden in a hospital in Eswatini after she was found loitering in the streets of Manzini, a suspected survivor of human trafficking away from home in the country formerly called Swaziland.
In a rare corporate social responsibility gesture, the department of parks and wildlife has constructed a multi-million Kwacha worth bridge connecting people on the two sides of Mutchenda River in the area of Chief Chulu in Kasungu district.
King of the Chewa people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, Kalonga Gawa Undi, has asked the government of Malawi to consider footing life cover or pension for traditional leaders.
Zodiak Broadcasting Station has rewarded outstanding girls in the 2019 MSCE examinations under the media house’s flagship Best Girl Award initiative at an event that took place in Kasungu.
Inkosikhazi Gomani, who was guest of honor at the event, hailed Zodiak for the initiative whose aim is to promote girls’ education in the country.
The four awardees, Chimwemwe Mphamba, Ruth Bizeck, Callina Mbale and Debora Sichone were awarded at this year's Zodiak Annual Girl Child awards at a ceremony held at Loyola Jesuits Secondary School in Kasungu Friday.
Zodiak Managing Director Gospel Kazako challenged girls that they can be anything they want in the future.
"Women continue to be oppressed in society due to low education levels, but education is the key to empowering more women in decision-making positions," he said.
Kazako also observed that time is now for the country to go beyond rhetoric but demonstrate effort to promote girls’ education and women empowerment.
"The gap between men and women remains big because those in authority are not turning their rhetoric into practice. Education is the tool to turn the tables upside down.”
Inkosikati Gomani, wife to Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani of Ntcheu, urged the girls to remain focused to achieve their dreams.
She said in the world young girls are facing so many challenges, urging the awardees to utilize the opportunity they have to be in school to change their future.
"Girls can! Don't look down on yourself. Aim high. It’s achievable," she said.
The awardees have gone away with cash prices, hampers, and certificates among others.
Two of the awardees are from Loyola Jesuits Secondary school, a development that attracted Zodiak to conduct the function at the institution.
Loyola Jesuits Secondary school Parents Teacher Association also took advantage of the function to award teachers and support staff at the school for excellence.
Chairperson of the PTA Dr Augustine Magolowondo splashed K3.7 Million Kwacha cash prizes to the staff members for a 100% pass rate.
"We expect nothing but the best. Being on top of the ten best secondary schools this year isn't a mean achievement for a new school like this," he said.
Angry villagers from Bondo Village in Kasungu last night went on rampage setting on fire a press agriculture Limited warehouse at Estate 43 over a land dispute.
Scores of pregnant women awaiting to deliver at Kasungu District Hospital took to the streets this morning protesting what they claim is poor service at the district hospital.
The National Smallholder Farmers Association in Malawi has laid off over 30 security guards who were manning some of the association’s estates in Kasungu district.