News In Northern Region (387)
Center for Social Accountability and Transparency-CSAT has given the public appointments committee of parliament and the parliamentary monitoring committee 7 days to publicly disclose the names of public officers and members of Parliament who have defied the law by failing to declare their assets
Vice President Saulosi Chilima says government will complete the construction of all the unfinished projects in the country including the 6.7 billion kwacha Jenda - Edingeni road in Mzimba district.
Almost all government funded construction projects in the north have missed their deadlines for completion.
Police in Rumphi is keeping in custody a woman while her husband is on the run, for aiding 19 illegal immigrants.
While health workers in remote based health centers were struggling to work in the wake of the raging corona virus, their bosses at district health offices and councils were wallowing in covid 19 funds - Pocketing daily subsistence allowances, diverting funds to non covid19 activities and in some instances inflating figures on covid19 PPEs.
Some concerned small scale business owners in Mzimba have petitioned the Mmbelwa district council to stop new hiked taxes saying they were instituted without consultations .
Two upcoming NGOs in the north - Purple innovation for women and girls and Mzuzu Entrepreneurial hub will embark on a two year project dubbed 'Wukani stop violence against women and girls' aimed at curbing the rising cases of gender based violence in Mzimba south and Nkhata - bay districts with funding from the spotlight initiative.
Hospital In-charge for Mphompha Health Center in Rumphi, Kumbukani Kasiyamaliro has confirmed to us that they female patients suffering from other diseases are being accommodated in a maternity ward due to lack of space at the facility.
Traditional leaders in Nkhota-kota, Nkhatabay and Mzimba districts have warned that they will continue encroaching Dwambazi Livestock Farm until government shares them part of the idle land for farm use.Senior Group Village Head Katumbi Mbalale of Nkhota-kota says their subjects do not have land for farming yet government has several idle land.