Steve Kalungwe

Steve Kalungwe

Cash Transfer Begins in Neno

The Neno District Council is distributing K463, 200, 000 to 6, 176 hunger-stricken families in all the four traditional authorities under the 2022-23 Lean Season Response Cash Transfers.

Tigawe Luso Cooperative chairperson Rozario Chimbetete has encouraged people suffering from Non-Communicable diseases to form cooperatives as a way of generating enough income for improvement of their diets and livelihoods.

The Neno district National Initiative for Civic Education Trust officer Wallace Kudzara says the Multi Annual Program Estimates (MAPE) project has promoted transparency and accountability among duty bearers and people's right to demand for justice in the district.

The United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) has given an agribusiness grant of K120 million to Nchena Livestock Corporative Limited in a bid to improve their income and healthy, especially in people with Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Neno.

Neno district commissioner Hudson Kuphanga has called on players in the family planning services delivery to intensify their services in hard to reach areas in a bid to promote sexual reproductive and health rights among the rural masses.

The Department of Disaster and Management Affairs (DODMA) has over the weekend distributed 920 bags of maize to hunger stricken families in Neno district as they await cash transfer for the months of December last year to March 2023.

A truck carrying some goods destined for Neno Boma on Monday blocked the road at Asumi, preventing vehicles such as ambulances from entering and leaving the district which has had no tarmac road since time immemorial.

Member of parliament for Neno North Constituency, Thoko Tembo, on Tuesday organised a day long Bonanza as a way of thanking the people of his area for support rendered since 2019.

Neno AIP Hassles

A snap check by Zodiak in Neno has established that only two traditional authorities of Mlauli and Chekucheku have AIP selling points, putting a burden to other beneficiaries from Senior chiefs Symon and Dambe.

In a bid to change the narrative of Neno district malnutrition status, at 45 percent now, Farm Radio Trust through the Nutrition, Social Behavior Change and Communication, has established Youth WhatsApp groups solely for discussing and spreading nutrition messages.

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