Eamon Piringu

Eamon Piringu

Opportunity International Malawi has advised women in the country who are participating in its K460 million Financial Access for Rural Markets Smallholder and Enterprise (FARMSE) Project to support their families economically as a way of ending poverty in the country.

The ministry of gender, community development and social welfare says there is a need for district councils in the country to increase financial resources towards the protection and promotion of lives of children in their districts by using part of constituency development funds, District Development Funds and revenues they collect.

Stakeholders that campaign for sexual reproductive health systems and girl child protection have cited lack of knowledge on Sexual Reproductive Health laws and policies among service providers as a challenge affecting accessibility of sexual reproductive health systems in the country.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife says understaffing in its emergency rescue team is affecting their efforts to have its officers stationed in all areas where crocodile attacks are frequently happening as they only have a team of less than 20 officers countrywide.

Local chiefs under Senior Chief Nyambi and Traditional Authority Sale in Machinga North East Constituency have directed the area's member of Parliament, Ajilu Kalitendere to prioritize part of the 100 million kwacha Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in improving the area's road network that connects the area to other constituencies including neighboring Mozambique.

The Ministry of Education says it has set aside 300 million kwacha for minor maintenance works in all public secondary schools to improve the structures.

An international solar energy organization, Sopowerful Foundation has embarked on a solar energy system and water pump installation exercise for Mwalasi Community Day Secondary School and Namanja Health Center in Machinga.

A 5.5 million Kwacha Kadawati football bonanza has been launched at Likhonyowa ground in Machinga sponsored by businessman Felize Kadawati on Saturday.

The ministry of agriculture says about 300 cattle have been affected by a new Type-O Foot and Mouth disease which hit Mlonyeni Extension Planning Area in Mchinji district in February but has now spread to Ukwe Extension Planning Area in Lilongwe.

A Leather manufacturing company, Trogon Trading Limited, has pleaded with government to impose restrictions on exportation of unprocessed animal hides, saying it is affecting their production as they are forced import raw materials from other countries.

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