MP Calls for Separate Disaster Management Ministry
An independent Member of Parliament for Machinga North East Constituency Ajilu Kalitendere has asked the country's leadership to constitute a separate ministry that will be responsible for disaster management and response.
Cyclone Freddy Cuts Off Bakili Muluzi Highway
The Bakili Muluzi highway in Machinga has been cut off 500 meters from Chinguni trading center following flooding of Namisinje river induced by Cyclone Freddy.
MHG Education Authorities Call for Tree planting
Education authorities in Machinga have underscored the need to urgently utilize the ongoing tree planting season to address effects of natural disasters in schools whose structures are affected each rainy season.
ACB Advances on Source Books in Primary Schools
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it is finalizing the development of a source book on Anti-corruption education that will soon be inducted in the primary school education.
DAM Worried with Continue Diabetes Deaths
Diabetes Association of Malawi (DAM) has disclosed that diabetes is claiming three out of every 10 lives in the country due to ignorance and lack of attention towards the disease among Malawians and authorities.
MHG CSO Network Ushers in New Leadership
Newly elected chairperson for Machinga Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Network, Belinda Somanje Chimombo has cited lack of coordination among Machinga district council secretariat, political and local leaders and CSO's as a major contributing factor to the district's poor result in the 2022 Local Authority Performance Assessment (LAPA).
T/A Mchinguza Warns Chiefs on Child Marriages
Traditional Authority Mchinguza of Machinga has threatened to remove from positions chiefs who are aiding perpetrators of child marriages to escape into neighboring Mozambique, saying it is affecting efforts to end the vice in the area.
FOYODE Worried with Discrimination Towards Sex Workers
Forum for Youth Development (FOYODE) has expressed dismay with continued discrimination coupled with gender based violence towards female sex workers in the country despite Malawi being a signatory to several treaties including the United Nations’ ‘Leave No One Behind’ commitment.
Road Users in Liwonde Worry with Congestion
Road users around Liwonde Township in Machinga on Monday asked the district’s council to identify a new parking space for trucks that are ferrying fertilizers from the township, noting that the trucks are causing panic along the Liwonde–Ntaja road commonly known as the Bakili Muluzi Highway due to congestion.
Chiefs Accused for Demanding Bribes in Machinga
Women in areas of Group Village Headman Chiganga under Senior Chief Nkoola in Machinga district have accused some local chiefs in the area of forcing them to pay bribes for them to shield their husbands who are defiling their own girl children.