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An environmentalist, Maloto Chinkombero, says it is disheartening to learn that Thyolo District Council has nowhere to construct a dumping site at a time garbage continues piling up next to the district's flea market. 


An unknown woman has reportedly stolen a day-old baby boy at Thyolo District Hospital in the wee hours of Saturday. 
The Agricultural Development Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) said it is waiting for government's nod to start procuring maize from farmers. 

A stolen Manchester United jersey has helped Thyolo Police detectives to arrest a 25-year-old man, Cosmas Gift Kamanga on suspected burglary and theft offences.

Centre for Social Concern (CfSC) said the Agricultural Development Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) has failed to cushion the hunger-stricken Malawians during the lean season of selling maize.

As authorities in Thyolo and elsewhere are still assessing the social-economic impact of cyclone Freddy which has killed at least 676 people in the southern region, orphanhood has come out to be one of the areas that needs attention in post recovery.

Forex shortage has forced the Ministry of Agriculture to encourage farmers to use the sacks that protect crops from pests as government is exploring ways to improve the availability currently hampering suppliers from importing pesticides and storage facilities.

Government has cited price escalation of construction materials and a 25 percent devaluation of the Kwacha as some of the factors that have delayed the completion of 70 houses for paramount and senior chiefs in the country.

Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) Executive Director, Sylvester Namiwa, has asked authorities to intervene on the maintenance works near Nkhwakhazi bridge along Limbe-Thyolo-Muloza road, describing it as "a death trap."

The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) says it is ready to store this year's harvest after completing the maintenance works for the 12-year malfunctioning Luchenza and Mzuzu metallic silos.


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