Vanani Nyirenda

Vanani Nyirenda

The Mzimba Agriculture office together with Mzuzu ADD communications department and the pesticides control board have embarked on an  awareness campaign to sensitize farmers ,sellers and consumers on the use of tomatoes applied with chemicals alleged to be harmful.

While some farmers across the country are grappling with the problem of markets for there produce, Inna's  View Farms in Mzimba is singing a different song.

An upcoming local NGO, Muumoza Youth Organization - MUYO says lack of capacity among Health Advisory Committees - HACs  to play a governance and  oversight role in health centers is a major set back hampering efforts aimed at  halting drug theft in rural areas.

Center for Social Accountability and Transparency-CSAT has given the public appointments committee of parliament and the parliamentary monitoring committee 7 days to publicly disclose the names of public officers and members of Parliament who have defied the law by failing to declare their assets

Vice President Saulosi Chilima says government will complete the construction of all the unfinished projects in the country including the 6.7 billion kwacha Jenda - Edingeni road in Mzimba district.

While health workers in remote based health centers were struggling to work in the wake of the raging corona virus, their bosses at district health offices and councils were wallowing in covid 19 funds - Pocketing daily subsistence allowances, diverting funds to non covid19 activities and in some instances inflating figures on covid19 PPEs.

Some concerned small scale business owners in Mzimba have petitioned the Mmbelwa district council to stop new hiked taxes saying they were instituted without consultations .

Two upcoming NGOs in the north - Purple innovation for women and girls  and Mzuzu Entrepreneurial hub will embark on a two year  project dubbed 'Wukani stop violence against women and girls' aimed at curbing the rising cases of gender based violence in Mzimba south and Nkhata - bay districts with funding from the spotlight initiative.

Services delivery in the country's councils stand to improve following a $100 million World Bank grant for a governance to enable service delivery project  that will help in strengthening their responsiveness to needs of citizens and promote prudent management of resources to check abuse.

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