The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) has responded to the Neno disaster that has so far left 129 families without food and shelter.
The Neno district council with logistical support from Save the Children-Italy through Beyond Our Hearts Foundation on Monday conducted an assessment to establish the extent of damage caused by strong winds coupled with heavy rains that fell over the weekend.
In Neno, strong winds that blew last night have damaged property and several houses and reportedly injured a two-year old baby who was sleeping in one of the houses.
In a bid to keep the youths of Ntcheu South busy and away from harmful practices, a renowned engineer Joel Ching'ani organised a football and netball tournament to a tune of K4.8 million.
Neno District Hospital authorities say they have counselled 1, 643 people who had mental health issues this year with 75 percent of them back to their productive work.
Neno district Forestry Office has with immediate effect banned production and sell of uncertified charcoal, claiming the district has lost 24,000 hectors of forest between 2021 and 2022.
The Neno District Council Social Cash Transfer Officer Zindawa Kachingwe says there is a need to vigorously engage the Area Executive Committee which is a group of technocrats in all phases of development implementation.
Neno district health authorities say they have registered a first maternal death due to cholera at Ligowe health centre, bringing the total number of cholera deaths to four.
The Malawi Watershed Services Improvement Project in partnership with Neno district council, has today graduated three hundred Farmer Field School farmers in Neno district in Conservation Agriculture.
Save the Children-Italy, Neno district council and Beyond our Hearts Foundation have developed Neno district early disaster warning systems using both traditional and scientific methods.