Education stakeholders in Balaka have bemoaned mining activities happening at Phalula in the district as a set back to education as nine out of 190 pupils at Chitimbe Primary School have written the final term examinations.
First Grade Magistrate Phillip Chibwana in Balaka has granted bail to Geoffrey Chimphonda, a foreman at Macbuilt Construction Company who was arrested last Friday for allegedly stealing 400 bags of cement worth 4.6 million kwacha.
Women in Balaka have lauded government and civil society organizations for the expertise that have empowered them to engage in various businesses and contain climate change.
Police in Balaka have arrested three suspects in connection with Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (ESCOM) stolen transformer which was vandalized at Andiamo last week.
Some youths concerned with the negative impact of climate change in Balaka this Saturday evening bring shoulder to shoulder some veteran musicians to Maliachi lawns for a show aimed at raising funds for tree seedlings.
A first-grade magistrate’s court in Balaka has convicted and sentenced 43-year-old Village Headman Mbodzole to 14 years Imprisonment with Hard Labor (IHL) for defiling a 14-year-old girl.
Trees have wantonly been cut down in most parts of Balaka north.
Balaka District Commissioner, Emanuel Bambe, says about 77, 000 households are in need of food aid as hunger continues to hit the district harder.
A two day Agriculture Fair in Balaka has ended with Balaka District Council expressing commitment to develop by-laws aimed at protecting smallholder farmers from exploitation in the district.