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Steve Zimba

Steve Zimba

A Mzuzu University-based political analyst says recent activities by some young people branding themselves as Friends of Atupele can be a way of testing the political ground for a comeback into the country's politics after announcing his retirement in May this year.

Ministry of Education says the girls support project being implemented by Plan Malawi International in 10 community day secondary schools in Mzimba north has the potential to reduce the school drop rate amongst learners in the area.

A Cement manufacturing company Shayona Cement has attributed the recent sharp rise of cement in the country to current persistent power blackouts that have forced them to be relying on fuel to operate their machines.

The Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM) has noted that most institutional and governance challenges the country is facing could be attributed to a lack of sound strategic advice from communication experts.

The Catholic Commission for Justice of Peace (CCJP) of the Mzuzu Diocese has called for an immediate review of the Witchcraft law so that it deals with atrocities perpetrated on people suspected of practicing witchcraft, most of them the elderly.

The founder of the Mzuzu International Academy has suggested that Malawi should revisit the policy on free primary school education in public schools if students are to access quality education in the country.

Authorities at Mzuzu Central Hospital have suspended conducting all minor surgical operations owing it to the limited availability of oxygen gas used for the medical procedures.

Mzuzu city has become the third district in the Northern Region to be hit with Cholera after laboratory results for samples taken from an 80-year-old lady have come out positive.

A first suspected Cholera case has been reported in Mzuzu, a disease that has killed at least 12 people in the neighboring Nkhatabay.

Cholera Threat in Mzuzu

Water and Environmental, Sanitation Network Network Vice Chairperson for the north Tirivanhu Tizifa has warned that continued poor sanitation and hygiene in Mzuzu can be a catalyst of Cholera outbreak in the northern region city which is a major recipient of food supplies from Nkhata bay, a district that has been hit hard by the disease.

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