Alfred Guta

Alfred Guta

A Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) has been commissioned at Bangula in the flood prone Shire Valley, authorities say the facility is critical in saving lives and fast-tracking response during natural disasters.

A gang of thugs last night allegedly robbed a Bangula businessman of cash amounting to K10 million.

Government through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has pumped in K371 million for construction of a flood survivors’ evacuation center at Mchacha James in the area of Traditional Authority Mlolo in Nsanje.

Access to safe drinking water is a nightmare in Nyowani village, Traditional Authority Mbenje in Nsanje district as villagers are drinking unsafe water from a well about a year after their only borehole broke down.

The Ministry of Health remains mum as to when exactly the second dose of an Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) would be administered.

Communities in the area of Traditional Authority Mlolo in Nsanje have lamented what they call security lapses in the area.

Nsanje District’s Acting Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Gilbert Chapweteka, says there is a huge decline in the number of cholera cases being recorded having registered only two cases in the past week.

Senior Chief Mlolo of Nsanje has penned Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) to urgently open depots in her area as vendors are selling the staple grain at exorbitant prices, resulting in failure by her subjects to afford the same.

A man in Nsanje, Evason Tsamba, has taken the district's traffic police officers to task over alleged failure to return his motorcycle they allegedly impounded in the afternoon hours of Friday, June 17, 2022.

A Shire Valley grouping dubbed Nsanje and Chikwawa Socio-Economic Development Trust has moved in to bail out Ngabu Secondary School which lost 214 mattresses and other items to fire which gutted the school's kitchen building in the wee hours of June 20, 2022.

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