Ward councilors in Phalombe have urged non-governmental organizations implementing development initiatives to brief them before rolling out of projects.
A total of 5, 447 teenage pregnancies have been recorded in Phalombe from January to May 2020 raising fear that the number may increase due to prolonged stay of learners at home.
Farmers in Phalombe whose crops got damaged by dry spell have requested government and players in the agriculture sector to assist them with farm inputs to venture into winter cropping.
A Development arm of the Seventh day Adventist Church (SDA) has tipped beneficiaries of cash transfers to consider embarking on winter cropping to cushion hunger problems.
Communities living in some flood prone areas in Phalombe have asked government to rehabilitate a dyke along the Phalombe River to curb persistent swelling of the river yearly.
Labour officials in Phalombe have expressed worry over the growing tendency of child labor which is currently pegged at 61%; way above the Malawi national labor prevalence rate of 38%.
A local organization that advocates for the rights of youth in Phalombe has expressed worry over the delay by government to roll out the construction work for the constituency community technical colleges in the country.
Phalombe North-East Parliamentarian, Denis Namachekecha, says hunger situation in his area is getting worse due to scarcity of maize in Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) depots, giving room to vendors to sell the staple grain at exorbitant prices.
Barely days after fall army worms attacked maize fields in some districts in the central and northern regions, a total of 172 hectares have been attacked in Phalombe district.
Almost a week after government launched this year’s Farm Inputs Subsidy Program (FISP), some areas in Phalombe are yet to start buying the farm inputs forcing, people to walk long distances in pursuit of the inputs.