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Eamon Piringu

Eamon Piringu

A 17-year-old boy has died after an explosive device exploded in his hands on Tuesday along Chikala Hill in Machinga close to a Malawi Defense Force motor firing camp where he went to burn charcoal with his friends.

The ministry of education says preparation for the opening of second term school calendar is at an advanced stage as they have been sourcing assistance from its stakeholders to deal with effects of Tropical storm Ana and Cyclone Gombe that have destroyed several school structures in the past weeks.

Lack of an established court in a borderline area of Nayuchi under Traditional Authority Mchinguza in Machinga, is said to be fueling criminal activities and hindering justice, as people travel over 70 km and 50km to Liwonde and Ntaja respectively to have access to a court.

As mass polio vaccination exercises will start administering Polio vaccines to children under the age of five from Monday to Thursday, Machinga district health office has set a target of 138 730 children with the exercise.

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) says it has deployed an interagency assessment team to districts that have been heavily affected by Tropical Cyclone Gombe to help fasten the assessment exercise which district councils are conducting.

Three family members have drowned in Namandanje River which they attempted to cross in the area of group village headman Mwikala under Senior Chief Liwonde in Machinga.

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has expressed the need for Malawi to utilize the Africa Continental Free Trade Area by promoting agriculture industrialization for legume crop farmers to benefit.

A charity organization, Friends of Mponda, has donated 500 thousand kwacha assorted items to 65 mothers in the maternity ward at Machinga District Hospital as a way of celebrating the birthday of its Executive Director, Asma Mponda.

Low Funding Worries APAM

Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has expressed satisfaction on strategies put in place by government to protect their members, citing seriousness of security agencies as the country has not registered any case of abduction and exhumation of graves this year, compared to last year same period when four cases were registered.

Authorities at Machinga District Health Office have resorted to start testing all water sources and inspecting fast food joints in the district in an effort to establish the presence of cholera micro-organisms.

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