Chrispine Msiska

Chrispine Msiska

Member of Parliament for Balaka North, Tony Ngalande, says he will lobby government to provide agricultural inputs such as seeds for people in Balaka for winter cropping.

Deputy Minister of Education, Monica Chang'anamuno says there is need to open more cluster centres to address issues of long distances being experienced by candidates when accessing examination centres in the country.

The Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) says it is looking for ways that will assist civil servants follow each other when one spouse is transferred to another duty station.

The Patients Support Association (PSA) has moved in to bail out a guardian shelter at Balaka district hospital which has had no toilet and bathrooms.

The World Food Programme (WFP) has observed that building communities’ resilience to counter climatic shocks is crucial to cushion such people from its impact that usually challenges their health and education status.

Balaka District Education Manager Ignitious Kaming'i says school dropout rate in the district is worrying as the district is heading towards a lean season as it stands at 3.7%.

Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says Malawi has made great progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS as the country launched the five year T = T campaign Tizilombo tochepa (ya HIV) = Thazi (labwino) under the theme "we remember, we take action, we live beyond HIV" at Mmanga primary school ground in Balaka district.

The National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) has encouraged smallholder farmers in Balaka to engage in different value chains such as soy beans, groundnuts, sorghum, cotton besides pigeon peas to be food secure.

The ministry of local government says it has advanced talks with mobile phone service providers Airtel and TNM to bankroll chiefs’ honoraria payments through Airtel money and TNM Mpamba in order to ease burden they face with bank payment system.

Smallholder farmers specialized in livestock and vegetable winter cropping like cabbages, onions, and tomatoes have appealed to government and other stakeholders to help negotiate good prices for their produce.

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