Korean agency helps Habitat build houses in Chikwawa

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) has given Habitat for Humanity Malawi  $57.42 (about K45 million) for the construction of 140 houses for people who were displaced by floods in Chikwawa. The project will benefit communities in group village head Chabuka in Traditional Authority Lundu. Speaking after visiting Chabuka Evacuation Camp on Sunday, Koica development…

Taking reproductive health closer to flood survivors

The incessant rains experienced between March 5 and 10 this year in Chikwawa left scores of people in destitution. Statistics obtained from the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) indicate that the floods hit almost one million people in Malawi, killing 56 and injuring 577 in the process. The situation forced authorities to open evacuation…

Flood survivors to receive K1bn govt farm inputs

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Joseph Mwanamvekha on Monday launched a K1 billion National Farm Input Distribution Exercise to support survivors of recent floods that led to loss of crops, property and lives. Speaking during the launch, which took place at Thabwa Camp under Mitole Extension Planning Area (EPA) in Chief Mulilima’s area…

Teen pregnancies worry project

The Hunger Project Malawi has expressed concern over increased cases of child marriages registered in Chikwawa which the project says derails development. On Tuesday, during the organisation’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) in Traditional Authority Chapananga in Chikwawa, The Hunger Project’s national council member Mary Mphepo said some girls are misinterpreting the…

Decent shelter for people with albinism

  People of Kachewere Village in Sub-Traditional Authority (ST/A) Masache in Chikwawa District will always remember March 3 2017 when unknown assailants attacked two brothers with albinism, Alfred and Yohane Misoya. Alfred, 24, recounts that in the wee hours of that fateful day, unknown thugs broke into their house carrying pangas and knives to harm…

Chikwawa registers progress in PMTCT

  Chikwawa District Health Office (DHO) says it is making strides in the fight against HIV and Aids in the district. District health officer Stalin Zinkanda made the remarks on Friday when he graced the Candlelight Memorial event which took place at Nkhate Community ground in Senior Chief Makhuwira in the district. “We have recorded…

Chikwawa cane cutters strike over low wages

There was commotion on Wednesday in Chief Lundu’s area in Chikwawa District when cane cutters burned down part of Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Limited cane fields and blocked the M1 in protest against low wages. Chikwawa Cane Cutters Contractors spokesperson Louis Kasuzweni said the cane cutters also destroyed their  contractors’ offices. He said: “We are disappointed…

Chikwawa youth query  political body paintings

  Youths in Chikwawa have questioned duty bearers on why political parties allow the youth to paint themselves in party colours for political party activities instead of engaging them in development initiatives. The youth were speaking on Saturday during  a Get Up! Speak Out (Guso) Project meeting conducted by Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation…

Moringa can reduce malnutrition—Hunger Project

  Hunger Project Malawi has said if Malawians planted and used Moringa trees, the country would fight malnutrition. Hunger Project Malawi board member Mandala Mambulasa made the observation last week during the launch of Moringa tree planting at Nchalo in Chikwawa. Mambulasa said a high intake of Moringa could reduce malnutrition in the country. He…

Akwizinga ‘wogwirira’ wamisala

  Apolisi ya Kanengo ku Lilongwe anjata bambo wa zaka 46 Nelson Chiudzu pomuganizira kuti adagwirira mai wa zaka 49 Maria. Apolosi ati abale a mai ogwiririrayo adagwira Chiudzu akuchotsa ulemu maiyo n’kumutengera kupolisi ndipo akuyembekezera kukaonekera kubwalo la milandu kukayankha mlandu ogonana ndi munthu wamisala zomwe zimatsutsana ndi ndime 139 ya malamulo a dziko…

NGO equips farmers to fight fall armyworms

  Circle for Integrated Community Development (Cicod), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has given pesticides and sprayers to Chikwawa District farmers under Mikolongo Extension Planning Area (EPA) to help reduce the impact of the fall armyworms attack. CicodChikwawa project officer Aubrey Kambewa said during the handover ceremony that most farmers were greatly affected by the fall…

Africa Parks relieves Chikwawa communities

    There was joy, songs of praise when Africa Parks (Majete) handed over a K12 million classroom block to communities of group village head Kanyongolo in Chikwawa District. Kanyongolo Primary School, established in 1902, has an enrolment of 1 502 pupils and has been using two-classroom blocks constructed with Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Other…

Cluster work to avoid bloodsucking violence—Chikwawa DC

  Chikwawa District Council has asked its development partners to collaborate and work in clusters as one way of preventing alleged bloodsuckers attacks. Chikwawa district commissioner Fred Movete made the remarks on Wednesday during an emergency stakeholders meeting aimed at addressing blood sucking issues that have not spared the district. He said most attacks were…

Chikwawa Catholic priests survive road accident

  Two Catholic priests from Chikwawa Diocese on Thursday survived a road accident when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned several times. According to Chikwawa Police Station traffic officer Tonny Malimusi, the two priests are Father Cosmas Chasukwa, a parish priest at St Michael’s Parish in the diocese, and Father Maloya, a rector at…

Red Cross equips Chikwawa  with disaster equipment

Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) in Chikwawa has equipped people in the district with disaster risk reduction (DRR) equipment to enable them act swiftly during natural disasters. The equipment, that included megaphones, bicycles, solar torches, rain coats and gumboots, were handed over on Monday during a ceremony at group Village Head Mwananjobvu under Traditional Authority…

Chief for equal distribution  of development projects

Traditional Authority (T/A) Mulilima of Chikwawa District has emphasised the need for government agencies and other stakeholders to ensure equal distribution of development projects among communities. The chief said this on Wednesday during a District Coordinating Team (DCT) meeting in Chikwawa. Mulilima said it was sad to note that other areas in the district got…

Building resilience in the elderly

  Towards the end of 2014, Awene Sakha was left homeless and miserable when devastating floods swept away her home and entire livelihood. Close to three years now, Sakha is still reeling from the effects of the natural disaster that unleashed its wrath on several villages in Chikwawa. Some of the people affected by the…

Ministry commends sanitation programme

Chief director responsible for administration in the Ministry of Health Beston Chisamile has said the Open Defaecation Free (ODF) programmes being championed in various parts of the country are helpful in promoting development. He said this on Friday in Chikwawa when he declared Traditional Authority Makhuwira ODF. Chisamile said when an area is declared ODF,…

Kasinthula growers take management to task

  Sugar cane growers under Kasinthula Cane Growers Limited (KCGL) in Chikwawa on Friday took management to task over the company’s poor performance. The growers blamed management for losses and poor living standards of growers. On the day, KCGL management had called for an extraordinary meeting to inform growers that due to the company’s poor…