Eamon Piringu

Eamon Piringu

Paramount Chief Kawinga of Machinga has challenged politicians to create awareness among their followers on the importance of vaccines, observing, they have a huge following and should take advantage of the numbers to reach out to the masses or the exercises will continue to face challenges.

The Office of the President and Cabinet has instituted a new Board of Directors for the National Water Resources Authority (NWRA), chaired by Engineer, James Mambulu.

The High Court in Lilongwe has granted Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda a preservation order in a case which he is challenging management of bus depots by National Bus Company.

The Ministry of Gender says its initial plan to recruit extra two thousand adult literacy instructors has been halted in compliance with an order from the Department of Human Resources to let local authorities determine the number of instructors needed.

Lessons have been halted at Chirimba Community Day Secondary School in Machinga following a strike by teachers at the school due to misunderstandings between the teachers and Traditional Authority Mposa who allegedly insulted them over a bicycle which the chief's daughter benefited.

Liwonde Bus Depot Executive Committee has asked newly elected Machinga District Council Chairperson, Richard Matenje, to demolish and reconstruct the facility, referring it as the 'worse bus depot' in the country.

The Seventh day Adventist Church South Malawi Conference (SMC) has launched a Machinga Zone Adventist Youth Ministry at Mgodi Primary School in the district, marking the end to formerly Zomba-Machinga Zone which had existed since 2007.

African Parks has expressed optimism to reach to the targeted figure of animals especially elephants to be translocated to Kasungu National Park by the next five weeks amid changes in daily capture rate of the animals.

The Ministry of Tourism says it is discussing with the Germany government through GIZ to secure funding that will partially assist in constructing some facilities at Malape Pillars in Machinga.

Men Dominate TB Patients

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Elimination Program (NTLP) says 61 percent of 14, 000 national cases of Tuberculosis (TB) involve men with 39 percent of the patients being women.

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