Ronnex Chiwanda

Ronnex Chiwanda

Action Aid Malawi (AAM) has launched a K70 million cash transfer initiative that seeks to cushion Tropical Cyclone  Freddy survivors in Phalombe and Nsanje districts.

12 primary schools in Phalombe have been awarded textbooks for their outstanding performance in readmitting learners that dropped out of school, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic-induced school holiday.

Government says it is in the final processes of procuring 550,000 text books in a move to replenish primary schools with adequate learning materials.

Government has come under fire from some six traditional authorities in Phalombe who are pushing the latter to redeploy contractors to complete rehabilitation works for two gravity fed water schemes in the district after two previous workers abandoned the site without completing works.

The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust says continued shortage of clean running water in Phalombe is increasing the risk of cholera outbreak in the district.

Chiefs in the country have been challenged to protect girls in ensuring that they remain in school as failure to do so affects the country’s economic growth.

Heavy rains have damaged water infrastructure and displacing scores of people in Phalombe district.

Phalombe District Health Office (DHO) has resorted to providing two meals a day to patients at Phalombe district hospital, owing to inadequate funding.

There are high prospects of improved quality water supply to residents at Phalombe Boma and Migowi as the Southern Region Water Board (SWRB) contemplates to construct new piped water system.

A 39-year-old man with albinism from Phalombe is missing three days after he was last seen.

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