Blessings Kang'ombe

Blessings Kang'ombe

The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture has renewed its earlier plea to government to issue a ban on maize export suggesting a position that alleging there may be pockets of food shortages in some parts of the country.

The Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) says only four companies out of the 69 issued with licenses for medicinal and industrial hemp cultivation have started growing the crop in the country.

Ministry of Local Government says out of 18 Traditional Leaders that passed on this year, only four royal families have submitted names of successors to the Ministry for the President's approval.

In Ntcheu, police say a man, 25, threw himself in front of a cruising vehicle in an act of suicide after he hacked his wife at home.

The Embassy of Ireland in Malawi says it is committed to increasing amount and number of beneficiaries for the social cash transfer programme arguing the initiative has proven effective in building resilience among beneficiaries.

Ntcheu District Council has conceded that it is struggling to evict encroachers in the Dzonzi-Mvai Forest Reserves as illegal settlers have returned to the protected areas taking over 800 hectares of land.

Biriwiri Health Centre in Ntcheu is operating without electricity for a period of three months now after an Escom transformer supplying electricity to the facility developed a fault.

For the second year running, COVID-19 pandemic has again forced the Maseko Ngoni Heritage Trust to cancel their annual Umhlangano wa Maseko Ngoni cultural festival.

Police in Ntcheu have arrested nine people for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 32-year-old man, Chimwemwe Gideon.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Agnes Nkusankhoma says more investment towards irrigation farming is crucial now if the country is to increase the capacity of the available 406 thousand hectares of land potential for irrigation.

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