Experts Tip Govt on New Covid-19 Treatment

Local health experts have tipped government of Malawi to consider including, on the list of drugs given to Covid-19 patients, the two medical drugs which the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended for Covid-19 treatment.

Covid-19 Taskforce to Relax Preventive Measures

The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 is scheduled to meet next week to review Covid-19 preventive measures, imposed in December last year to control the spread of the Omicron variant, with a possibility to relax the restrictions.

PE Youths Lauds Public Finance Management Tracking

Youths in Phalombe say public finance management tracking exercise they have been conducting in the district is bearing positive results.

Tea Expert Fears of Low Yields Due to Drought

A senior agronomist at Tea Research Foundation for Central Africa (TRFCA) says the prolonged dry spell experienced in December last year has potential of contributing to reduction of tea yields during the 2021/2022 cropping season.

VSLs Can Fuel Poverty If Poorly Managed - Expert

An expert in Village Savings and Loans (VSLs) says if poorly managed, VSLs have potential of fueling poverty among their members especially those in credit base.

Refrain From Blame Game in Corruption Fight - FND

Forum for National Development (FND) has urged people in the country to desist from regarding one particular section of the society as being orchestrators of corruption, saying the corruption fight requires unison approach to be won.

Malawi Loses About 19 billion Cubic Meters of Rainwater Annually

The Rain Water Harvesting Association of Malawi has disclosed that the country loses bout 19 billion cubic meters of rain water every year as surface water run offs due to failure to invest in rain water harvesting techniques.

BCC Proposes MK20 Billion Informal Settlements

The Blantyre City Council (BCC) says it has made a proposal of MK20 billion to government and development partners to root out informal settlements in the city amid reports that such construction works along rivers are exposing people to floods.

4 Drowned Boys Laid To Rest

The bodies of four boys that drowned in Linengwe River Tuesday in Ntcheu have been laid to rest at Mlambwadza 1 cemetery, Sub Traditional Authority - ST/A Mkutumula in the district.

Bermuda Oversees Mission feeds 500 families in Mulanje

At least 500 households in Mulanje have received maize rations of 20 kilograms each courtesy of a charitable organization, Bermuda Oversees Mission.

Blue Gum Pests Population Decreasing - FRIM

The Forestry Research Institute of Malawi (FRIM) says routine surveys have indicated a subsidized population level of two pests out of three that hit the country’s blue gum trees for the past ten years.

MUB Decries Delays to Amend Copyright Law

The Malawi Union of the Blind (MUB) has decried delays by government to amend the country's Copyright law, a development, the organization says is hampering efforts to ensure equitable quality education among its members.

Government Tipped on Suicided

A mental health expert, Dr. Charles Masulani who is the Executive Director for St. John of God Hospital has tipped government to promote financial literacy education and provide social economic activities to people in the country as one way of reducing cases of suicide among the citizenry.

Govt Challenged to Invest in Deforestation Fight

Environmental activist Mathews Malata has challenged government to step up efforts aimed at reversing the massive destruction of forest cover which includes courting traditional leaders to be champions in halting malpractice.

Free Wifi Essential for Digital Economy

An ICT expert says rolling out of free WiFi to public institutions is a way to go in realizing ambitions in digital economy amid public discontent on high-cost internet data in the country.

LL Motorists Panic In Anticipation For Dry Spells At Pump Stations

There is a mounting rush by motorists to fill their tanks in pump stations in anticipation of a dry spell. Our spot-checks in the city have revealed that the rush has been fueled by the fact that some filling stations in the city have been dry for two days.

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