Parliament has pledged to strengthen its internal processes and measures to prevent corruption among its rank and file and advocate for strong anti-corruption policies and laws at national level.
Neno District Social Welfare office has disclosed that the area of Traditional Authority Chekucheku especially in Group Village Headman Kaluphya, there are more cases of Gender Based Violence compared to the three other T/As.
One Student has died and two others including their teacher have sustained injuries following a lightning strike at Msipazi Primary School in Mchengautuwa in Mzuzu on Thursday.
Mzuzu Police Station Publicist Paul Tembo says this happened when the three students, all girls aged 14, were escorting their teacher to her house in the area.
“What we have gathered so far is that some pupils noticed smoke coming from the teacher's house and rushed to the scene where they found the four down and unconscioushe matter was reported to school authorities who picked the four to Mzuzu Central Hospital where one of them was pronounced dead upon arrival and the other three were admitted for medical treatment,” says Tembo.
The condition of the three is stabilizing and this is according to the police.
The deceased has been identified as Promise Kaira who hailed from Nyankhetha Village Traditional Authority Kampingo Sibande in Mzimba.
he Department of Meteorological Services has announced that some parts of the Central and Northern regions would from yesterday Thursday experience heavy rains coupled with lightning.
The Department of Meteorological Services has announced that some parts of the central and northern regions will from Thursday this week experience heavy rains coupled with lightning.
A Consortium of some Civil Society Organizations in the Agriculture sector has noted that insufficient capacity-building training for agriculture extension workers is negatively impacting progress in the implementation of agro-forestry projects in some parts of the country.
Executive Director of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia Development Department (SOLDEV) Kenneth Sakala whose organization is a partner of the consortium says the concern comes in the wake of some strange diseases and failure by farming households to adopt some new innovative agricultural technologies for some crops and livestock.
“SOLDEV which is implementing a Conserve Malawi project in the Traditional Authority Mpherembe in Mzimba wants to ensure that extension workers have capacity and ably assist farmers in making profits from their farming,” said Sakala.
This week partners of the consortium visited the project implementation area of SOLDEV in Mzimba to appreciate the progress of its project in the district.
He added: "So what we are doing is that implementation partners of the Conserve Malawi project visit each other and discuss successes and challenges where recommendations are made aimed at ensuring that it has reached its goals.”
Among other things, the Conserve Malawi project promotes agro-forestry, including best practices, sustainable techniques, crop diversification, and soil management.
Another partner of the consortium, Tearfund programs Manager, Aaron Lewani said his organization is working with faith-based formations working in the fringes of protected areas implementing the Conserve Malawi Project across the country stressing the importance of a multi-sectoral approach in addressing the food deficit.
“We want to among other things ensure that more households have food in their homes through various approaches we have initiated in this project,” explained Lewani.
Traditional Authority Mpherembe hailed SOLDEV and Tearfund for empowering communities with knowledge and skills to become key partners in promoting sustainable agriculture practices which have helped to uplift the lives of his subjects.
Noted the Inkosi: “Fruits of this project are seen in this area and with what people are experiencing in their households there is a need to replicate it into other areas so that more farmers benefit.”
The Conserve Malawi Project is a three-and-a-half-year project implemented by a consortium of Civil Society Organizations namely: SOLDEV, Assemblies of God Care, FRIM, and Malawi Plant Genetic Resource Centre with funding from Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) through Tearfund Malawi office.
Balaka district boasts of beating its 85% target to spray residential structures to kill anopheles mosquitoes, meeting a 90.7 %.
Chiefs under the Traditional Authority Chekucheku in Neno district have applauded the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in its effort of uplifting the education and dignity of a girl child.