Blessings Kang'ombe

Blessings Kang'ombe

Children's Parliament in Ntcheu has resolved that the school bursary scheme which currently is being controlled through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) should revert back to the Ministry of Gender as deserving needy students are not benefiting from the current arrangement.

A district mapping exercise conducted by the NGO Board in Ntcheu on operations of organizations there has revealed that a majority are working in areas with easy accessibility living out the hard-to-reach areas.

The Ntcheu district health office says it registered at least 5,000 teen pregnancies in 2020, which is a sharp increase from about 1, 200 in the previous year.

The Roads Fund Administration (RFA) is optimistic the country will start road tolling system in July 2021 as construction of a 2 billion Kwacha Chingeni Toll Plaza in Ntcheu nears completion.

A Ward Councilor for Dzunje Ward in Ntcheu, Stella Mpaso says unless duty bearers are in the forefront raising awareness on effects of gender-based violence (GBV), eliminating the vice will remain a challenge.

The country's graft-busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says unless issues of moral decay among the society are addressed, the fight against corruption in the country will remain a problem.

The farmers Union of Malawi FUM and an economic expert have implored government to swiftly release farm gate prices for the 2020/21 season to protect farmers from exploitation in the hands of vendors who have already flocked the communities.

Government has conceded to taking longer to establish the board of trustees to oversee disability funds as provided for in the 2012 Disability Act owing to the review of the Act currently in progress.

In Ntcheu, a 27-year-old man, Chifuniro Bulawo is battling for his dear life at Ntcheu District Hospital after a mob torched him with petrol for allegedly being found stealing fresh maize.

Almost two years the last session of Youth Parliament was held in the country, Parliament says will next month April start preparations to convene the same this year.

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