Steve Zimba

Steve Zimba

As the third wave of the  covid-19 pandemic  is looming in the country, a local organization called Mulelewaka Foundation has started providing psychosocial support to  students in Nkhatabay following reports that some parents are providing false information to their children about the pandemic.

As Malawi joins the international community marking the 30th Anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration and 2021 World Press Freedom Day, today, twenty journalists have been physically assaulted, threatened, subjectively arrested and questioned in the line of duty since January, 2020 in the country.

A leaked Malawi Police Service wireless message for officers earmarked to go for various peace keeping missions under the United Nations- UN, is alleged to comprise names of officers who failed the first set of the interviews while one has criminal record and is on interdiction.

Some operations at the Nkhatabay district council have stalled following a strike by support staff who are demanding for February and March salaries hitting at K1.7 million.

Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima has tipped traditional leaders to start supervising public infrastructure projects that are being implemented in their respective areas for quality assurance.

Almost all government funded construction projects in the north have missed their deadlines for completion.

Hospital In-charge for Mphompha Health Center in Rumphi, Kumbukani Kasiyamaliro has confirmed to us that they female patients suffering from other diseases are being accommodated in a maternity ward due to lack of space at the facility.

Governments of Malawi and Mozambique are expected to invest one hundred and ten billion kwacha to rehabilitate a rail link between the two countries that was interrupted during the civil war in Mozambique.

A network of more than 80 civil society organizations implementing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities in Malawi say the country can only meet Sustainable Development Goal 6 if it can increase its national budget towards the sector from K70.2 to K76 billion per year.

Malawi’s former President Joyce Banda has asked African leaders to find means that would provide fertile ground for women empowerment in their countries.

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