Agriculture body engages farmers

The Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (Mafaas) has organised a workshop with farmers to share best practices concerning farming, extension and agricultural advisory services in the country. The 2019 National Farming and Extension workshop, under the theme Acting on Farmers’ Voices for Agricultural Transformation, will enable farmers to forge links with various stakeholders in…

Chikwawa communities hail new initiation ceremonies

People from Mbenderana Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kasisi in Chikwawa District have hailed male initiation camps (jando) whic hagenda aim at promoting education and good behaviour among initiates. According to random interviews Malawi News Agency (Mana) conducted on Wednesday, male initiation ceremonies in the district are now meant to build good behaviour. In an…

Sight-testing clinic diagnoses 280

Lions Club of Capital City (LCCC) eye-testing clinic has diagnosed 280 people from Nathenje in Lilongwe with sight problems. In an interview with Malawi News Agency, LCCC president Pierre Mbisa said the exercise, which was held in partnership with Canadian Vision Care, brought 1 500 glasses. “Sight is one of the most important human being…

Save the Children applauds Mwanza Children’s Parliament

Save the Children International says it is impressed by a number of successes registered in Mwanza over the past three years following the organisation’s annual support for the children’s Parliament in the district. Save the Children deputy country director Stanley Phiri made the remarks during the official opening of this year’s Mwanza Children’s Parliament at…

NGO lobbies to end child marriages in Dowa

Girls Empowerment Network (Genet), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that promotes girls education, has committed to ensuring that girls are rescued from child marriages in Dowa District for them to continue with their education. Speaking on the sidelines of a two-day girl’s summer camp held at Dowa Secondary School on Monday, Genet project officer Naomi Nkhonjera…

EAM decries lack of extension workers

Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) in Karonga District has said lack of extension workers in the communities is slowing down agricultural production. The remarks were made on Monday at Chikutu in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kilupula where EAM initiated a charter awareness meeting with the communities on various services offered by the agriculture sector in the…

Veep honours Japan society founding member

Vice-President Everton Chimulirenji on Saturday honoured founding member of the Malawi Society of Japan (MSJ) Mitsumune Kaizuka for the society’s “diligent and lasting contribution to the socio-economic development initiatives of Malawi”. Kaizuka was one of the first Japanese volunteers to be deployed to Malawi in 1971 through the Japanese Oversees Volunteer Programme (Jovc). Chimulirenji issued…

Scabies outbreak hits Ntcheu

A scabies outbreak has hit some parts of Ntcheu, threatening to firther spread to other parts of the district. Confirming the development, Ntcheu health promotion officer Stella Kawalala said over 80 cases have been reported so far from Matchereza and Kasinje catchment areas. “So far, Matchereza  has recorded  58  cases  and  Kasinje  25  cases. However,…

NRWB proposes Water Users Association in KA

Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) has proposed to form Karonga Water Users Association to solve water concerns consumers are experiencing in the district. This follows a meeting that was cancelled by Senior Chief Kalonga after  accusing the concerned citizens of not consulting the chiefs first about the meeting with the water board. During Friday’s meeting,…