K500m needed for torched  district council offices—DC

Karonga district commissioner (DC) Emmanuel Bulukutu says Karonga District Council will need about K500 million to rehabilitate its offices and purchase new office equipment following damage caused by fire during demonstrations. The DC, who is now operating from Karonga District Fisheries office, told journalists in Karonga that many public servants have been heavily affected by…

Ntchisi communities hail NGO for nutrition interventions

Communities in Traditional Authority Malenga in Ntchisi have commended Amref Health Africa, a non- governmental organisation, for implementing various nutrition related interventions in the area. Speaking yesterday during a cooking demonstration the NGO organised, group village head Mteya attributed the reduction in the number of malnourished under-five children to nutrition interventions Amref Health Africa is…

New land laws excite Nkhotakota leaders

New land laws have excited Nkhotakota communities for giving responsibility for customary land management and administration to local communities and Traditional Authorities (T/As). Speaking during the sensitisation meeting organised by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to brief stakeholders on the new land laws at T/A Mwansambo headquarters, community leaders said the law…

Players’ fitness test takes shape

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has intensified TNM Super League players’ physical fitness testing exercise, using recently acquired electronic devices. The association extended the testing of players’ fitness from national teams to clubs using GPS Physical Fitness Monitoring Devices. FAM youth development officer James Sangala said thye have so far tested players from Ntopwa FC,…

Airtel Malawi boosts ICT at community technical college

Airtel Malawi has given 10 new desktop computers with a 4G MiFi router pre-loaded with a 100 gigabyte data to Mangochi Community Technical College to boost the college’s information and communication technology (ICT). The telecommunications firm’s marketing manager Tione Kafumbu said the donation is in line with government’s plan to scale-up e-learning in the delivery…

Persons with albinism get security gadgets

In a bid to intensify security of persons with albinism, government through Kasungu Police Station has started distributing security gadgets. Speaking at Chilanga School for the Blind on Wednesday, Kasungu Police Station spokesperson Harry Namwaza said the gadgets will enhance the protection of persons with albinism. “We have persons with albinism in Kasungu whom we…

Water board drills plumbers

Water board drills plumbers Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has drilled 24 plumbers in modern plumbing techniques to improve service delivery. Speaking in an Interview, LWB director of corporate services Moses Mwenye said they decided to drill the plumbers to meet current skills levels in the plumbing industry. “We noticed changes in the field of plumbing…

Ntcheu registers 40% ART default

Ntcheu has registered 40 percent Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) default rate, a joint review of Tuberculosis and HIV Global Fund Programme has established. Disclosing the findings at Masimale Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kwataine on Friday, Ntcheu District ART coordinator Dave Muhasuwa said the development puts the district at risk of not attaining the United Nations…

Mzuni FC sound SOS for sponsorship

 Mzuni University (Mzuni) Football Club (FC) has asked the community in Mzuzu City and other parts Northern Region to help the team as it is currently facing financial challenges. Since Mzuzu University stopped bankrolling the team early this year, it has been sailing in troubled waters as it depends on gate collections as a main…

Transforming Lengwe National Park

For years, communities around Lengwe National Park in Chikwawa were enemies of the habitat to different animal species where tourists go to appreciate nature and contribute revenue to the country’s purse in the process. The park still struggles to date despite several interventions by government and its development partners. Cases of vandalism, poaching, wanton cutting…

VSO rolls out biogas  project in LL schools

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in Malawi has rolled out a Community Led Action for Sustainable Energy in Schools (Classec) project that will be producing biogas from human waste and animal dung to create methane in five primary schools in Lilongwe. The three-year-project, which is being funded by Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Innovation Fund, is being…

Legal Aid in access to justice awareness drive

The Legal Aid Bureau says lack of knowledge among vulnerable groups on where to get legal representation is hindering their access to justice. The bureau’s spokesperson Jacqueline Ngongonda has since urged communities in Balaka to utilise the Chilungamo (Justice and Accountability) Project which, among other things, enables people to get legal representation. Speaking on Monday…