Western Guta

Western Guta

Community members in Mtandire in Lilongwe on Thursday 20th July took to task a contractor following what they called a snail's pace to complete the first phase of a 6 kilometer road.

Scientists, health professionals and traditional medicine advocates in Malawi are not agreed on the way forward with regards to administration of herbs and other traditional medicines on dialysis-patients.

While some medical experts think the proliferation of herbals is a setback on the fight against the disease, some oppose the thought. Elsewhere, local scientists think it’s time traditional medicines were brought in for scientific trials.

Meanwhile, herbalists argue that growing resistance to traditional medicines is but hangover of imperialism aimed at painting black anything originating from black people, especially Malawi and Africans.

In our special report this week, Western Guta, tells the story of the management of kidney-patients in Malawi public hospitals, a good number of whom are also using traditional medicines.

The Wella Medical Aid Society-WEMAS has said having medical covers without any regard to personal health care initiatives is nothing, as the cover alone is not enough.

Zodiak Broadcasting Station-ZBS has on Monday 26th September signed a partnership with Lawi, a Malawian afro-jazz maestro for promotion of his Thirties Album launch, on 8th October in Lilongwe.

Some health experts have hailed revelations by the National Malaria Control Programme that the country has reduced malaria by 60 percent in the first half of 2022, as compared to the same period last year.

Minister of Tourism Michael Usi has said the dancing competition which Zodiak Broadcasting Station-ZBS has introduced should be treated as part of tourism, and a means to generate income for households and the country.

The Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate James Mankhwazi has shifted the Chinese Lu Ke's child trafficking and money laundering case to 2nd September, following defense lawyer Andy Kaonga's failure to appear in court.

A local mining company Yami Gemstone Lab and Exports Pvt Limited-YAGLE has advised government to suspend all rutile mining operations at Kasiya in Lilongwe, until good policies that can benefit the country are put in place.

The tobacco buying company JTI says the 2021/22 tobacco season has been very challenging to them and different players, due to harsh weather conditions.

Political experts have stated that wrangles in major political parties in the country are an indication of intolerance of democratic principles, which they fear will lead to breakaways towards the 2025 general elections.

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