Group urges Salima locals to vote for women

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has urged Salima residents to vote for women in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections for the country’s meaningful development. CCJP Lilongwe governance officer Mwai Sandram said women aremore trustworthy in handling public funds than their male counterparts. CCJP Lilongwe governance officer Mwai Sandram said women aremore trustworthy…

Water, security woes hit Salima Secondary School

  Lives of 400 students at Salima Secondary School have become unbearable as the institution is facing water shortages and theft of students’ belongings. In a recent visit to the institution yesterday, it was observed that scores of students were scrambling for water from the only borehole at the school. Goats were seen roaming the…

Red Cross prepares  Salima against cholera

  Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has rolled out a K28 million anti-cholera intervention package to prevent the outbreak of the disease which hit Salima District last year. In an interview on Monday, the organisation’s district projects officer Manifoster Moyo said the package is meant for  capacity building and provision of necessary drug supplies at…

Wolrec bemoans land injustice in Salima

Women’s Legal Resource Centre (Wolrec) in Salima has expressed worry over an increase in land injustices in the district, saying it is affecting development. According the non-governmental organisation (NGO) spearheading women’s access to justice, the district is recording overwhelming cases which take time for victims to realise justice. In an interview on Thursday, Salima district…

Salima Fisp beneficiaries up 15%

  The number of beneficiaries of the 2018/2019 Farm Inputs Subsidy Programme (Fisp) in Salima has gone up by 15 percent from 20 000 people last growing season to 23 000 this year. In an interview on Monday, Salima district agricultural development officer Michael Cheyo confirmed the increase, saying all ground arrangements are in order…

UTM unveils plans for Salima

  The United Transformation Movement (UTM) on Monday unveiled ambitious plans for the residents of Salima, saying it will improve the district’s agriculture sector and water supply. Speaking during a political rally at Njenga Full Primary School in the district, UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati said Salima is one of the districts with the potential…

Bad phone signal angers Salima residents

Communities in Traditional Authority (T/A) Makanjira in Salima have expressed concern over poor telecommunication services in the area, saying it is negatively affecting their day to day lives. In an interview on Sunday, Makanjira Area Development Committee (ADC) chairperson Alick Mlanje said over 30 000 citizens in the area of T/A Makanjira are denied access…

Over 15 000 to receive relief maize in Salima

About 15 419 people in Salima are expected to benefit from the government’s relief maize  being distributed by the Department of Disaster and Management Affairs (Dodma). In an interview on Monday, Salima disaster preparedness officer Blessings Kantema said targeted beneficiaries are those vulnerable to impending hunger due to last season’s prolonged dry spells and effects…

‘Zipani zisaope achinyamata’

Bungwe lolimbikitsa achinyamata pa ndale mu Africa la Centre for Young Leaders in Africa (CYLA), lapempha zipani zandale m’dziko muno kuti zisaope kugwira ntchito ndi achinyamata. Malingana ndi mtsogoleri wa pulogalamu yotchedwa Programme for Young Politicians in Africa (PYPA) ku bungwe la CYLA wochokera m’dziko la Zambia, Anna Mate, achinyamata asakhale chiopsezo koma chitetezo pa…

Maliro akapeza ukwati

  Pamoyo wa munthu, mavuto kapena mtendere zimabwera mosayembekezera. Nthawi zina zovuta zimagwa pamene pali zilinganizo zina zachimwemwe monga ukwati. GIFT CHIMULU adacheza ndi gogochalo Pemba a m’boma la Salima kuti amve zambiri maliro akapeza ukwati pa mudzi zimatani? Adacheza motere: Gogo zimatani kudera kwanu kuno maliro akagwa pabanja lomwe lakonza chilinganizo cha ukwati? Choyamba…

Winning HIV fight with Nditha

  Locals in Salima have hailed Nditha project for promoting adherence to prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) among couples in the district. According to authorities from communities surrounding Lifuwu and Maganga health centres where the project is being implemented, the project improved male involvement in maternal and neonatal issues. In an interview on Thursday,…

Malawi’s native names fading?

  From time immemorial, native names have been part of our cultural heritage and have added value to the way citizens of a specific tribal grouping understand certain things in society. But little by little, with the dawn of urbanisation and Christianity as facilitated by intermarriages, native names are slowly fading across the country. For…

Businessperson murdered in Nkhata Bay

  Police in Nkhata Bay have launched a man hunt for unidentified assailants who brutally killed a 47-year-old Nkhata Bay-based businessperson. Nkhata Bay Police Station spokesperson Cecilia Mfune said Michael James Maglioli, a United States national, was murdered on Saturday at his residence in the district. “The deceased was killed in his house at Dambo…

New live act platform in Salima

  Enough stage space, security and a conducive fan interaction base are some of the basics gig organisers value when looking for a  live act venue. A deficit in such attributes is now a thing of the past as one of the oldest hospitality places in Salima, Mwambiya Lodges, has constructed a new live performances…

Great Angels spoils ECG

The Great Angels Choir, popularly known as the people’s choir, on Monday night performed at Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) in South Africa. During the live diplomatic service, the choir was introduced by ECG founder and leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.   “The choir which is about to perform now is my favourite one.…

Red Cross aids Salima cholera fight

    To help communities in Salima fight cholera, Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS)on Tuesday donated assorted drugs to Salima District Hospital. Speaking after making the donation, MRCS assistant district project officer Thoko Jere said they want people to access medication whenever they need to without challenges. “When we heard about the recent outbreak, we…

Smedi takes entrepreneurship talk to college students

  Small and Medium Enterprise Development Institute (Smedi) says the country needs some “great mindset change” among students pursuing education for jobs. Smedi argued that harnessing an entrepreneurship spirit is key to turning around the country’s ailing economy. Smedi regional manager (Centre) Boardingtone Msulira made the remarks yesterday during motivational talks at Don Bosco Technical…

Dodma includes earthquakes in strategy

  Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) says issues on earthquakes will be highlighted in the review of its 2014 National Disaster Risk Management Communication Strategy. Dodma director James Chiusiwa said this in Salima yesterday at the opening of a four-day stakeholder consultation on the review of the strategy. He said earthquakes are increasingly negatively…

Gule wamkulu rolls adult literacy advocacy in Salima

  A Gule Wamkulu grouping under Gwirize Cultural Heritage in Salima on Sunday launched an adult literacy education advocacy campaign. The group’s coordinator Noah Chana said Gule Wamkulu values the importance of education towards the development of the country. “We believe that education is the only gateway to a better nation, that is why we…