Steve Kalungwe

Steve Kalungwe

Govt Hailed on Subsidies

An agriculture expert Tamani Nkhono Mvula has commended government for continued affordable input subsidy program despite calls by developed countries to abolish it.

PACOSALI Initiative for Social Sustainable Economic Empowerment project is giving free financial literacy lessons people of Neno district, especially of hard to reach areas.

An eleven year old girl, Shinjirayi Nyirenda, is in pains in Neno district after she got paralysed when she was two years old due to a bump on the back she developed, commonly known as Linunda.

Apart from Covid-19, it has also been revealed today Tuesday in Neno that lack of bursaries, geographical location of some areas, gender based violence and cyber space abuse are some of the factors fueling the sharp rise in cases of teen pregnancies and marriages.

Minister of Youth and sports Ulemu Msungama has warned a contractor extending the Neno Integrated Youth Centre under the Job For Youth project against poor workmanship and corruption on the site.

Water problem has hit Neno boma and surrounding communities risking residents there of being infected with waterborne diseases and making Covid-19 prevention hard.

The Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has asked government to make sunscreen lotion one of the essential drugs when purchasing drugs in a bid to avoid deaths due to cancer of the skin.

A modern maternity wing at Ligowe heath center in Neno district is staying idle for over a year now without being operational due to lack of equipment, a guardian shelter, maternity waiting room and a maternal surgical theatre.

In a bid to retain staff and improve efficiency in local councils across the country, the Local Government Accountability and Performance Project (LGAP) is in Neno district to Orient council staff on how to formulate an attractive Terms and Conditions of Service to it's employees.

As schools reopened with a cohort of the examination classes, a Malawi Congress Party youth wing, Kwacha Youth Support Network has donated face masks to standard eight learners in Neno South constituency in a drive to prevent Covid-19 transmission among learners.

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