News In Southern Region (2421)
A preliminary annual assessment report has indicated that 78 percent of the Listed Public Officers (LPOs) have declared their assets, with the low grade officers as the most defaulters.
The All African Conference of Churches (AACC) has expressed concerns that the Minister of Finance is yet to account for the country’s K6. 3 trillion accumulated debts; explaining how they were taken and used, four months after the revelations.
A day after Zodiak carried a story on Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) mess involving chiefs and vendors at Goliati selling point in Thyolo, agriculture authorities have busted the syndicate and forced Village Headman Naphiyo 2 to return K200, 000 he allegedly solicited from beneficiaries.
Hope to harvest bumper yields this year is slowly diminishing for scores of smallholder farmers in four traditional authorities in Thyolo as some claim to have been going to Goliati selling point for three weeks now without redeeming fertiliser under the Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP).
Transforming Agriculture through Diversification and Entrepreneurship, (TRADE) program authorities say they will soon start disbursing the available K25 billion to farmer based organisations and companies to promote market access to farmers in Malawi.
Government says it will from June 2023 commence construction of 10 multi-purpose dams and 20 rainwater harvesting structures for flood control, irrigation, water supply, and fishery services among others.