Steve Kalungwe

Steve Kalungwe

People of Neno district through their council chairperson, Jeseph Chiphaliwali and Traditional Authority Mlauli have experienced disappointment with the vice president’s decision to hold the districts' reform meetings in the neighboring Mwanza district owing to bad road condition.

The local Authority Performance Assessment report has rated Neno district council with a score mark of 66 percent in performance against last year's 44 percent, thanks to coordination between the council and civil society organizations.

A joint report by the Neno District Hospital and its partners has revealed that only 27 male sexual gender based violence survivors reported their cases to police and the hospital last year alone against a total of 221 females.

For most children in Neno district to access fair justice has always been a nightmare due to a number of obstacles on their way.

Shocking revelations in Neno district where all the schools in the district have no first aid kits, a development which health officials have described as worrisome and dangerous to the welfare of students.

In an effort to reclaim the lost glory of Neno forestry cover, the department of forestry has partnered with Neno Girls Secondary school to plant five hundred trees around the campus.

In Neno district, 18 children have reported cases of being abused to the social welfare office thanks to Save the Children which has drilled the children on case reporting mechanisms.

In a bid to bail out underprivileged children from education challenges, four Germans have cycled over 12 thousand kilometers to Malawian to raise funds meant for the construction of extra class room blocks at FACE education centre in Neno district.

As different partners are still rendering support to survivors of cyclone ANA, member of parliament for Neno North constituency, Thoko Tembo has called on DODMA to intensify awareness on disaster recovery plans while asking people to build disaster resilient structures and relocate up land.

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has joined forces with religious leaders, school authorities and traditional initiators among others in trying to arrest all barriers that are affecting girl child education as the country observes the 16 days of Gender Activism against gender-based violence.

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