Cries of Makhanga ‘islanders’

  Makhanga, a food basket in Nsanje, remains cut off two years after  floods destroyed roads and railway infrastructure in the Lower Shire Valley. The setback is slowing down their rise from the impoverishing effects of the January 2015 disaster. “People are sliding into abject poverty. Businesses are collapsing,” says Mlolo Area Development Committee (ADC)…

Cepa equips Balaka with disaster preparedness tool

  Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Cepa) says it has intensified climate shock responsive capacity among communities in Balaka. Speaking on Friday at a two-day workshop meant to build climate change resilience for communities in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chanthunya in Balaka, Cepa programme officer Cynthia Simkonda said communities should have climate change adaptation strategies…

Za anamapopa sizikuzilala

Nkhani ya anamapopa ikulephera kutha. Mtsogoleri wa dziko lino Peter Mutharika atangomaliza kuyendera maboma amene anthu angapo aphedwa powaganizira kuti ndi wopopa magazi. Sabata yomweyi, munthu wina wa zaka 22 adaphedwa ku Chileka mumzinda wa Blantyre pomuganizira kuti ndiwopopa magazi. Anthu okwiya adaswa polisi ya pa Chatha kuderalo atamupeza atagona m’munda wina, chonsecho mkuluyo anali…

Youths need sexual reproductive health messages—official

  Blantyre Urban youth officer Daud Ngwala has said early adolescent exposure to sexual reproductive health messages will nurture the development of youths into responsible citizens in the district. He made the remarks on Wednesday during a stakeholders’ quarterly review meeting of Translation and Dissemination of Called to Care Manual No.8 Project. The project is…

Parents challenged on inclusive education

  The implementation of inclusive education and readmission of teenage mothers in public primary and secondary schools has boosted children’s access to quality education in Blantyre, an official has said. Blantyre Urban senior inspector of schools Lonny Salama said this on Friday during a meeting on children’s rights organised by Chisomo Children’s Club in Ndirande…

Dutch investors to promote agribusiness in Malawi

  The Netherlands-based management consultancy firm, Accesserator, wants to partner local entrepreneurs with small and medium agribusiness ideas by providing start-up capital and business skills for five years. One of the co-founders of Accesserator, Maatern Verboven, said this on Tuesday in Blantyre to highlight their investment plans meant to boost the country’s agriculture sector. He…

Two more shows for Namadingo

Gospel artist Patience Namadingo has said music lovers in the country have two opportunities to witness world class concerts this year from the local artist, starting with his first on August 26 at Comesa Hall in Blantyre. Namadingo said this in an interview last weekend when he gave details about the concert dubbed The All…

Miners sensitised to TB risks

  Prolonged exposure to mining (silica) dust has been mentioned as a major threat to artisanal miners in the country to contract tuberculosis (TB). Malawi Network of Aids Service Organisations (Manaso) board chairperson Maziko Matemba said this on Tuesday during the opening of a three-day training of trainers from traditional authorities (T/As) Mpama and Likoswe…

‘Women crucial in community development’

  Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise, a Blantyre-based charity and social enterprise, has said development will remain a far-fetched dream in communities that sideline women in economic activities. Beehive managing director Peter Nkhata said this on Saturday during an open day organised for the public to appreciate the centre’s 10 activities meant for developing lives…

RA, ministry in K700m  rural roads project

  Ministry of Transport and Public Works has reaffirmed its commitment to boost rural communities’ access to social amenities by improving public road networks in districts. Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango made the remarks on Wednesday during the launch of construction of Mulike Bridge in Mulike Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkhumba in…

Nkhondo ya mkalabongo ikadali mkati

Nthambi yoyeza katundu pamsika ya Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) yati nkhondo yothana ndi mkalabongo ikuyenda bwino chifukwa opanga mowawu avomereza kuti samatsata malamulo a dziko lino. Mkulu wa MBS, Davlin Chokazinga, adanena izi pothirira ndemanga pa ganizo la bungwe la Alcohol Manufacturers Association (AMA) lochotsa pamsika mkalabongo pofuna kuchita malonda moyenera. Chokazinga adati kampanizi…