Communities in Lower Shire have pleaded with government to provide them with long term measures for survival as most of their crops have wilted due to prolonged dry spells.
The Department of National Parks and Wildlife has attributed rampant cases of crocodile attacks in the Lower Shire to people's tendency of encroaching the river banks.
Fears of imminent a looming hunger have engulfed people in the Lower Shire following dry spells that have hit the area.
Authorities in Chikwawa have indicated that the warning from the Department of Climate Change and meteorological services of possible flooding in lower areas in 2020/2021 rainy season should push stakeholders to plan well to save people's lives and property.
Agriculture officials in Lower Shire have vaccinated about 15, 000 cattle to protect the animals from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) which has hit the area.
Wildlife and forestry officials in Loweshire have indicated that lack of alternatives among overpopulated communities surrounding Mwavi, Lengwe and Matandwe reserves is fuelling massive depletion of natural resources there.
A girl child has been killed and three others seriously injured in Nsanje after walls of the houses they were living in fell on them.
There are growing fears in Chikwawa and Nsanje where armed thugs have been terrorizing some parts of the districts.