Chiefs apologise for  arson in Nkhotakota

  Chief Mwansambo of Nkhotakota has condemned the burning of houses by irate community members following witchcraft accusations and regreted that such atrocity happened in his community. The chief made the apology on Friday at Kaso Primary School in Chitsulo Village in the district where Minister of Homeland Security Nicolas Dausi sympathised with the victims…

Ministry concerned with Public Works results in Chitipa

  National Local Government Finance Committee has urged Traditional Authorities (T/As) in Chitipa to exercise ownership of projects amid poor results in Public Works Programme (PWP) implementation. The committee’s budget director Yohane Nyanja made the remarks during a full council meeting at Chitipa District Council where the committee introduced Enhanced Public Works Programme (EPWP) pilot…

Health workers allege witchcraft, threaten to leave

  Medical staff at Sankhulani Health Centre in East Bank, Nsanje, have threatened to leave due to ‘strange things’ they claim are signs of witchcraft, the facility’s medical assistant Patrick Tebulo has confirmed. The facility, located in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlolo, has since reopened barely a week after its closure amid witchcraft allegations. Speaking in…

Rumphi to receive good rains—Met

  The Department of Climate Change and Metrological Services says Rumphi District will receive normal rains in 2018/19 season if the current rainfall forecast is anything to go by. Chief agriculture meteorologist Adams Chavula said this on Friday when he briefed Rumphi District Executive Committee members and other stakeholders on rainfall forecast for the district.…

School feeding programme raises concerns in Karonga

  Some parents in Karonga have expressed dissatisfaction with the school feeding programme in primary schools, saying it is becoming unhygienic for their children. Speaking in an interview on Monday, one of the concerned parents Anastanzia Mwafulirwa alleged that the programme at Karonga Church of Central Africa Presbetyrian (CCAP) Primary School is contributing to the…

Ntcheu hospital appeals for support in sanitary materaials

  Ntcheu District Hospital has appealed to well-wishers to donate sanitation tools to prevent infectious diseases and improve quality care and management of patients. Speaking on Friday during a cleaning exercise the hospital organised, Ntcheu district heath officer (DHO) Mike Chisema said besides medication, a good environment contributes hugely to the recovery of patients. “This…

Women’s assembly on today

  The Women’s Manifesto Movement (Woman) Malawi is today holding a women’s assembly to develop a manifesto for advocating for women’s issues. The assembly, to be held under the theme Time For a Focused Women’s Voice, will be held at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe. Woman Malawi comprises various organisations, including the Women…

Mzimba MPs contribute K34 million for guardian’s  shelter construction

  Members of Parliament (MPs) in Mzimba have contributed about K34 million from Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for the construction of a new guardian’s shelter at Mzimba District Hospital. Mzimba district commissioner Thomas Chirwa on Thursday said the new shelter will accommodate about 300 people. The existing structure accomodates 100  people. “The guardian shelter we…

Local leaders want police to join cholera fight

  Local leaders in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwirang’ombe in Karonga say they will seek police intervention to force some households to use water treated with chlorine to avert a cholera outbreak. Group village head Gangamwali on Tuesday said it is worrisome that some people were refusing chlorine administered by Participatory Development Initiative (PDI) under Emergency…