16 October 2018
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  Lilongwe, August 9, 2018. Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has announced the coming in of another international tobacco buyer by the name WATERGEN with the hope that this will propel competition of the leaf on the market. The coming in of brings the total number of foreign buyers to seven…
  Zomba, August 06, 2018: The National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (Nasfam) says it intends to reach out to 50,000 smallholders with a weather-based index insurance (WBI) to protecting farmers from crop losses due to bad weather. WBI is one of the components under a project called Scaling Up…
Nkhotakota, August 5, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has urged farmers to form associations to enhance their bargaining power over prices for their farm produce.  Director of Extension Services in the Ministry, Jeromy Nkhoma said this on Saturday during opening of this year’s Nkhotakota district agriculture fair.…
Kasungu, August 5, 2018: Farmers in Kasungu have complained of unavailability of reliable markets for their farm produce, a situation which they say is forcing them to sale to vendors at very low prices.  Speaking on Friday during a two day agriculture fair conducted in the district,  the farmers said…
Phalombe, July 27, 2018: A milk cooling facility at Chitekesa Rural Growth Centre in Phalombe is slowly becoming a white elephant due to the community’s failure to produce enough milk for sale. Assistant Veterinary Officer for Tamani Extension Planning Area, Christopher Ching’amba said the facility has been out of commercial…
MWANZA, July 26, 2018:  Butcher men of Mwanza have been urged to exercise patience until the ban effected on livestock slaughter and movement in the district is over. Veterinary Surgeon, Dr John Kothowa made the call during an interface meeting between Blantyre Livestock and Agricultural Development Division (BLADD) officials and…
Phalombe, July 23, 2018: District Agricultural Development Office in Phalombe on Friday recognized its best performing employees in the 2017/18 fiscal year as a way of enhancing good performance among the workers. The office has for the past year been weighing employees under all its Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) based…
  Lilongwe, July 17, 2018: AHL Commodities Exchange (AHCX) says it is ready to start procuring maize for delivery into the country’s Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR). In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday, Research and Communications Manager for AHCX, Mark Ndipita, said preparations have been completed for…
  Mzuzu, July 17, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has asked farmers in the country to do proper food budgeting to ensure that they reserve adequate food before selling their produce. Principal Secretary in the Ministry Gray Nyandule Phiri said farmers need to reserve enough food crops…
Lilongwe, July 16, 2018: World Food Programme (WFP) Monday recieved two contributions totalling USD $12 million from the United Kingdom government to support operations in the country.  Of the amount, £2.3 million will provide nutritional supplies for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition among 87,000 people including children, pregnant and…

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The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

 The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

Karonga, October 1: Lydia Nyagondwe and her husband Pearson Banda of Mwenilondo in Karonga were happy when they had their first-born daughter in November, 1978. The baby girl, named Safinia, was born strong and charming. Whilst a child, she could not show any signs of sickness up until she turned s...