15 November 2018
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Salima, May 25, 2018: In a bid to fight child labour in tobacco farms and keep under age children in school, Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA) has launched an awareness campaign in Salima District. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA), TAMA communications officer, Sam Kalimba said it has…
Lilongwe, May 25: Ministry of Agricultural Irrigation and Water Development believes that the development of the new Cotton strategy would help to improve the production of the crop in the country. Director of Crop development in the Ministry of agricultural irrigation and water development, Dr Geoffrey Ching’oma said this Thursday…
Thyolo, May 25: Community Savings and Investment Promotion (COMSIP) clusters in the Area of Traditional Authority Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo are set to have an open day which will take place in June 2018, as a way of showcasing their achievements through the groupings. Thyolo District Community Development Officer (DCDO), Augustine…
Lilongwe, May 18, 2018: Government Friday expressed deep regard to the ultimately death of a long time tobacco farmer in Namwera in Mangochi, who was shot at his estate on Wednesday.  Minister Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha said the President is sudden with the death of Harry Yiannakis,…
Lilongwe, May 18, 2018: Government has been impressed with increased volumes of tobacco at Auction floors as compared to last year’s marketing season.  Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha said this Friday when he made a surprise visit to Lilongwe Auction Floors and Alliance one factory in…
Nsanje, May 18, 2018: Some smallholder farmers in Nsanje have hailed the use of modern agriculture technology dubbed ‘Conservation agriculture with trees’ which they say has contributed to improved crop production in the district. They have since described it as the only solution to coping with continued changes in weather…
Balaka, May 17, 2018: Balaka District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), Dennis Zingeni, has underscored the need for farmers to embrace agriculture-smart technology as a way of averting effects of dry spells and outbreaks of fall army worm which occurs as a result of climate change. Agriculture-smart technology is a concept…
Blantyre, May 12, 2018: There have been mixed reactions about the 2017/2018 growing season among people of diferent religions, with others describing it a result of  climate change while others have labeled the situation in the year a trial from God.  Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana)…
Rumphi, May 11, 2018: World Vision International will roll out Long Lasting Insecticides Nets (LLINs) mass distribution campaign in the country’s 28 districts, with funding from the Global Fund, in a bid to reduce Malaria cases whose fatality rate is tagged at 40 per cent. This was disclosed Tuesday by…
BALAKA, May 11, 2018: Communities at Ng’onga and Chiwaya villages in Balaka have expressed satisfaction with the Project Concern International’s (PCI) Njira initiative which has been touted as an effective transformation tool. Speaking on Thursday during a visit to the two communities by Head of United States Agency for International…

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Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...