An assessment by the Thyolo District Council indicates that at least 554 families need food, seeds and roofing materials following the damage caused by strong winds and heavy rains this December.
A Thyolo-based tailor, Henry Akim, has asked private practice lawyers to assist him in legal representation in a case he is claiming K29 million of damages at the High Court from the Thyolo District Council.
The Ministry of Local Government says it will make its position known this week on the demands by ward councilors in Thyolo to have two council directors and building supervisor transferred for allegedly derailing development progress.
Sherrifs acting on behalf of Thyolo Active Youth Organisation (TAYO) have this Friday morning impounded the Thyolo District Council vehicle MG 166 AG for failure to pay a K32 million compensation in full as ordered by the High Court two weeks ago.
Authorities in Thyolo say National Clean-up Initiative can only be sustained if taken to the grassroot structures.
Mikolongwe ward councillor George Matiya has been elected as new chairperson for Thyolo District Council with a promise to improve revenue collection and working relationship between the council members and secretariat.
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Thyolo have challenged the district council to avoid being over ambitious in planning developments after it has constructed and rehabilitated 50 percent of the planned kilometers of access roads in five years.
Thyolo District Commissioner Douglas Moffat says the Council is committed to settle the long standing K66 Million water bills for the District Hospital with Southern Region Water Board (SRWB).
Thyolo district council revenue collectors have expressed concern that they have not received salaries for 10 months and 10-year-leave grants.
The revised Constituency Development Fund (CDF) guidelines continue facing resistance as on Thursday ward councilors in Thyolo boycotted a meeting organized by the National Local Government Finance Committee officials.