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PMRA Recalls Diabetes Drug

The Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority-PMRA has made a recall order of Actrapid Soluble Insulin, a drug used to treat diabetes from its stakeholders and patients, following a discovery that some unscrupulous people are changing labels for unknown reasons.

CDEDI Speaks Out On Forex Scarcity

The Center for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) says the scarcity of forex has halted production of most local industries which has forced rationing of basic commodities such as cooking oil and sugar on the market.

Public Officers’ Non-Compliance To Declare Assets Worries CSAT

A governance watchdog has expressed concern over what it calls the failure by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament (PAC) to take action against public officers that are not declaring their assets.

Anti-Chizuma Vigil Organizers Turn Down Plea To Leave Vigil Site

Organizers of the vigils that were meant to force the government to fire the Anti-Corruption Bureau chief Martha Chizuma, this morning walked out of the meeting that was expected to end the vigils, saying it was not necessary.

DPP North Divided Over Mutharika Endorsement

Divisions continue to emerge in the Democratic Progressive Party as leaders in the north are divided over the Saturday’s endorsement of Peter Mutharika as torchbearer in the 2025 presidential poll.

LL City Council Sets Pace On Urban Development Profiling

Development projects in Lilongwe city are expected to follow the priority needs of residents with the adoption of Lilongwe Urban Profile report to accelerate the socio-economic growth of the city.

Ministry of Health Identifying Contractors for 900 Health Posts

Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says authorities are in the process of identifying contractors to work on constructing 900 health posts across the country.

CCJP Aides Tropical Storm Ana Survivors in Ntcheu

Some 100 households who were affected by tropical storm Ana in Traditional Authority-T/A Champiti in Ntcheu, can now afford a smile, three months after the disaster hit the area, rendering many families destitute.

Ntcheu DHO Rolls Out Paying Services

Director of Health and Social Services for Ntcheu Dr. Steven Macheso says setting up a paying ward at the district hospital has cost authorities, MK30 Million, with a projection to rake in MK1 to MK3 Million per month in revenue.

2800 Poor Families To Own Modern Houses in Kasungu

A total of 2800 less privileged families at Mpasadzi in Kasungu are earmarked for owning modern houses under the smart village initiative courtesy of the Community Development Initiative (CDI). 
 
CDI Board Chair and former president Dr. Joyce Banda said the initiative seeks to transform the lives of less privileged people in the area.
 
"We want to change the face of this rural area by bringing social services closer to the people," said Dr. Banda. 
 
CDI has partnered with US-based Irise Homes and Imperative Inc to transform the area by also promoting commercial farming among the beneficiary households. 
 
Speaking when she laid a foundation stone marking the commencement of the project on Friday at Mpasadzi,   Dr. Banda warned chiefs and stakeholders against politicizing the initiative and to guard against corruption and abuse of construction materials. 
 
She said any traces of corrupt tendencies and theft of resources would force CDI to pull out. 
 
"We want the lives of people to change for the better and we can only achieve that if the resources are safeguarded," she said. 
 
Irise Homes Chairperson who led a delegation of sponsors,  Jason Rosamond challenged the Mnyanja community to work hard to transform their own lives. 
 
He said "donors' support without recipients' hard work would mean nothing. This is your development, you have worked hard! "
 
Apart from modern houses, CDI with support from its donors will construct a secondary school, a hospital, and fish ponds.
 
Traditional Authority Mnyanja said the community will ensure the project was successful saying the area has lagged behind for decades. 
 
Chiefs in consultation with the Kasungu District Council have offered 12,000   hectares for the smart village initiative at Mpasadzi. 
 
The area was previously used as a scheme for tobacco products under the defunct former Kasunguy Flue-Cured Tobacco Authority (KFTA) 
 
 
 
 
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