High salt concentration level of water has been cited as one of the major factors contributing to increased number of broken boreholes in Chikwawa.
Some communities in Chikwawa mainly from the areas of Group Village Headmen Masanduko and Mwananjobvu in the district have raised hunger fears indicating the situation has reached worrisome levels in their areas.
The First Grade Magistrate’s Court in Chikwawa has referred the case file of a 38-year-old man to the Chief Resident Magistrate’s in Blantyre for sentencing after as it convicted Mr. Lenald Kanyama on two counts of defilement and abduction.
There was commotion on Tuesday morning at Miseu Folo Trading Centre in Chikwawa where police used teargas to disperse angry minibus drivers who barricaded the M1 road protesting high fuel prices.
Crocodiles have killed a fisherman and injured one in Chikwawa when the fishermen went on fishing errand on Illovo L3 dam in the wee hours of Saturday.
Authorities in Chikwawa have asked government to urgently start distributing food to hunger stricken households claiming that some people are sleeping on empty stomach.
Authorities in Chikwawa have cited increased cases of child neglect as one of the main factors fuelling abuses against little girls as statistics indicate that more than 20 children have been defiled in past two months in the district.
Teachers pending retirement have the chance to achieve sustainable personal economic development as numerous money lending institutions are flocking to rural areas in Lower Shire to provide loans at affordable interest rates.
Some concerned citizens in Chikwawa have conducted demonstrations petitioning the District Commissioner to address the infrastructure and unemployment challenges.
Hunger is reported to have hit hard some parts of Chikwawa as communities are surviving on Mango and Ziziphus Mauritiana fruits.