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Steve Kalungwe

Steve Kalungwe
Neno District Council Monitoring and Evaluation Officer David Namanjasi has emphasized on the need to train area disaster risk management committees on the stages of managing disasters.
As hunger is still threatening most parts of the country and maize prices have soured, Senior Chief Mlauli of Neno district has asked the grain marketer, Admarc, to speed up the opening of its markets in the second phase of selling maize.
After the flood notice from the ministry of Water and Sanitation on 28 December 2023, Neno district council and Beyond Our Hearts Foundation (BOHF) Malawi has conducted community sensitisation in hot spots as a way of sensitizing the people of the impending danger.

Communities around Chilimbondo and Chimbalanga villages in the area of Senior Chief Dambe in Neno district have faulted the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi for failing to replace a faulty transformer the power supplying body removed one and a half years ago.

A local non-governmental organization working in Neno district, Young Women Rise has emphasized on the need for young girls and the youth to be economically empowered as a means of protecting them from harmful practices that may threaten their future.

The Neno District Commissioner Rosemary Nawasha has emphasized on the need for the 2023-24 Lean Season Food Insecurity Response Program beneficiaries to use the maize given for consumption purpose as the government is geared to honour its promise of giving them the staple grain for the next six months.

As the six months lean season exercise continues in some selected districts in the country, Neno district council has on Saturday distributed relief maize to beneficiaries in hard to reach areas.

People in Neno district have been urged to follow weather forecasts and draw anticipatory action plans in a bid to lessen negative impact of disasters such as dry spells and floods that can cost lives and destroy property.

People of Neno district have expressed dismay at the delay by the Roads Authority to identify a new contractor for the 20 kilometer stretch which has delayed to commence following cancelation of a contract the Roads Authority awarded to China Geo Engineering Corporation three years ago.

Neno Civil Society Organizations Network has strongly recommended that no any international organization should come into the district with their already identified outside local partner, saying such a move is defeating the purpose of Localisation Drive.

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