Nkhata Bay MPs opt to  partition development budget

Nkhata Bay members of Parliament (MPs) have decided to distribute K119 million meant for district infrastructure to constituencies. The decision, agreed at a full council meeting last week, has resulted in major developmental projects meant for the whole district suffering. During the meeting, the district development committee (DDC) proposed projects they felt had to be…

Narrow escape for MV Ilala

There was chaos and panic for over 450 passengers aboard the Malawi’s long serving passenger vessel the MV Ilala, when it nearly sank on Saturday night. The vessel, which set off on Saturday afternoon from Likoma to Nkhata Bay, is reported to have started swaying uncontrollably due to strong Mwera winds currently prevailing across Lake…

14 Women undergo fistula surgery in NB

Nkhata Bay District has successfully hosted the first fistula camp in the Northern Region, with 14 women successfully undergoing surgery. A 10-day camp in the district, which ended on June 30, was held at Chintheche Rural Hospital with financial and technical support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The district’s reproductive health focal person…