Senior Chiefs in Nsanje have vowed to fight against the tendency of denying people including innocent children access to medication citing polio vaccine over religious beliefs.
1,100 care givers have dropped out in Nsanje, a development the district’s Principal Social Welfare Officer, Kumbukeni Kauwa, blames lack of incentives which demotivates them.
There are prospects of improved yield in disaster prone Nsanje district following a training on modern farming technology targeting young women.
Health Authorities in Nsanje have decried a tendency by some parents and guardians who are denying their children access to poliovirus vaccine due to religious beliefs.
Nsanje prison Spokesperson, Sub Inspector, Chifuniro Mukhuna, says food shortage has forced them to adjust to 60 kilograms of maize flour rations per day instead of the usual 80 to 85 kilograms.
A suspected Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has hit Nsanje’s Mpatsa Extension Planning area (EPA) forcing authorities to immediately ban the slaughtering, marketing and movement of livestock to and from the infected area.
A farmers organization in Traditional Authority Mbenje’s area in Nsanje district, has committed to utilizing part of their proceeds in addressing challenges haunting learners particularly the needy at Mlonda Primary School.
Some flood survivors in Nsanje have dared authorities to swiftly come to their rescue by providing them food stuffs and inputs for winter cropping, saying they are facing acute food shortages.
Police in Nsanje have registered a 4.12 percent increase in criminal cases from January to June this year compared to last year within the same period.
United Women has implored stakeholders in the country to commit more funding towards the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) saying there is a lot more work to be done if the country is to achieve desirable results.