Eamon Piringu

Eamon Piringu

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.

The Ministry of Agriculture has announced changes in agriculture strategies with an aim to promote extension services through agriculture cooperatives effective April this year.

Authorities at Liwonde National Park say they are experiencing at least one illegal poaching incident every day.

An area of people forgotten to be served with developmental projects for the past 28 years of democratic rule, Mtendachi mountain Island boarders with Mozambique, in Machinga North east constituency.

Pangolin Trafficking Cases Rise

The Department of Parks and Wildlife says it is yet to arrest masterminds in pangolin trafficking.

Health experts have given mixed views on the statistics released by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19 that one million Malawians are now fully vaccinated from the disease.

Banana Farmers in Machinga under Traditional Authority Chamba, have called for intensified banana seed multiplication exercises as a way of revamping the sector which has gone down due to Banana Bunchy Top Virus that has forced Malawi to import the fruits from Mozambique and Tanzania.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services says it has so far offered 30 dual citizenship certificates to Malawians in diaspora since start of the exercise in January this year.

A Land ownership wrangle of Mgodi estate area has erupted between local chiefs and district council authorities in Machinga as the chiefs allege that the authorities are illegally selling plots around the estate which was given to the communities by government.

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