Water and Environmental, Sanitation Network Network Vice Chairperson for the north Tirivanhu Tizifa has warned that continued poor sanitation and hygiene in Mzuzu can be a catalyst of Cholera outbreak in the northern region city which is a major recipient of food supplies from Nkhata bay, a district that has been hit hard by the disease.
Malawi Police Service says it is struggling to fight increased cases of Cyber-Crime related offenses that are overwhelming the law enforcement organisation.
Government has started directly injecting 10 percent of total drug budgets for local councils to allow them to buy essential medicines in cash from pharmacies amid continued delayed deliveries of medical supplies by the Central Medical Stores Trust.
The organisers of today’s peaceful demonstrations in Mzuzu have told police that they will have stewards that will help law enforcers to provide security during the protests, starting from Katoto Secondary School ground to city civic offices where they will present their petition to council authorities.
The Church and Society Program of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia has warned that increased reports of organized corruption in the country could be a recipe for mass protests if not properly handled by various stakeholders, including the government and rights groups.
There is continued destruction of the ecology in Kaning’ana Forest that stretched between Mzuzu and Nkhata Bay despite several interventions to protect a training base for the Malawi Defense Force (Moyale Barracks) and a catchment area of the Northern Region Water Board therein.
The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and Police have jointly arrested a Machinga man on allegations that he is in a syndicate of promising young people employed in the military.
Health authorities at the Mzimba District Council say they are handling at least 200 deliveries at Mapale health center in Mzuzu per month, a development that has forced them to appeal for the construction of more maternity facilities in the city to reduce congestion problems at the hospital.
Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (Wesnet) has noted that prices of sanitary pads have shot on the market, a situation that has resulted in some women and girls failing to access them, especially in the rural areas of the country.
Global Hope Mobilization (GLOMO) an organization fighting cases of human trafficking in the country says unless security agents are imparted with skills to track down perpetrators and reduce corruption efforts to curb the vice will remain a tall order.