Vanani Nyirenda

Vanani Nyirenda

There were running battles between police and demonstrators in Mzimba after a third attempt by the protesters to seal council offices were thwarted by the law enforcers on apparent instruction from the regional commissioner for the Northern region.

Scabies have hit some districts in country with the situation being made worse by unavailability of drugs at most public health facilities.

Its a double blow for farmers around Euthini and Mbalachanda extension planning areas under  Inkosi Chindi in Malawi's northern district of  Mzimba.

Angry communities and Civil Society members in Mzimba on Sunday blocked Admarc from transferring maize from their main depot in the district to other unknown destinations saying the district is also affected by the hunger situation.


The Forestry Department says it is struggling to ensure a higher survival rate of trees planted each year due to poor management as only 35 per cent are surviving.

Some ward councilors under Mmbelwa District Council claim they are being sidelined in the implementation of development projects that fall under the district development fund and the constituency development fund in Mzimba.

Women who aspired as councilors in the last polls say unless the country adopts a quota system of putting women in decision making positions the 50-50 campaign will remain a far-fetched dream.

Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority - TEVET says insufficient resources are a set-back to meeting growing demand from youths requiring various skills in the wake of high unemployment rate in the country .

Over 2,000 hectares of maize fields have been attacked by fall army worms in two Extension Planning Areas South of Mzimba district.

Malawi Police Professional Standards Unit has moved in to investigate allegations that some officers at Mzimba police station beat-up an under - aged girl inducing an abortion in the process.

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