There were running battles between police and demonstrators in Mzimba after a third attempt by the protesters to seal council offices were thwarted by the law enforcers on apparent instruction from the regional commissioner for the Northern region.
The Malawi Red Cross Society says has assisted over 3, 000 people during the demonstration without problems as people have been giving them access to do their job without hindrances.
As funding problems continue paralyzing operations of most Community Based Organizations (CBOs), a local organization says communities now need to be taught sustainable ways of running their institutions such as venturing into agri-business instead of relying on donors only.
There are prospects of reduced malaria attacks at Chiradzulu hospital following the spraying of terminator chemical by AHL Group which controls pests including mosquitoes, bed bugs and cockroaches.
An Environmentalist has decried continued failure by the country to protect the trees that are planted year in year out saying stakeholders are spending billions of kwacha in such initiatives without follow up on the trees to ensure maximum survival.