The ministry of Lands says it is optimistic that Neno police officers will occupy the 10 houses by December this year that the ministry is building for security agencies in the ambitious ten thousand security agencies houses project across the country.
A 30-year-old woman, Mwandida Kabitchi, who got her house burnt down in August this year in Neno district has told Zodiak Online on Wednesday that her life is now a misery as she is lacking shelter and basic necessities.
Players in the Agriculture sector in Neno say the district is losing 29 metric tonnes of soil per hectare per year due to unsafe agricultural activities and deforestation where steep slopes, river banks and forests are being cleared for cultivation.
Neno District Commissioner Hudson Kuphanga has said youth empowerment is vital if the country is to develop the Malawi 2063 Agenda.
Adolescents in the country have been urged to be vigilant in the fight against child marriages and gender based violence through among other means the use of art to relay messages of child marriages and gender based violence they face in their communities besides the use of youth advocates.
Neno district Forestry Office has with immediate effect banned production and sell of uncertified charcoal, claiming the district has lost 24,000 hectors of forest between 2021 and 2022.
Neno district has beaten its target of vaccinating 25, 536 children in a week.
In a bid to preserve the environment and discourage people from engaging in charcoal burning business, an organization called Sustainable Innovations Centre is drilling women and the youths in Briquettes making using wastes.
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.
Neno district has held its candlelight memorial service together with Nutrition Open Day in a bid to raise awareness on the need to get tested, start ART treatment while observing a nutritious diet.