Eamon Piringu

Eamon Piringu

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 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.

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.

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