17 January 2019
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Dedza, April 7, 2018: Department of Energy Affairs has stressed the need for councils to consider putting energy issues as a priority in their development plans. Speaking in Dedza on Friday during stakeholders meeting, Principal Energy Officer in the Department of Energy Affairs, Conwell Chisale said that when councils are…
NENO, April 05, 2018: A survey conducted by COPRED on availability, accessibility and utilization of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, has revealed that at least 45 percent of households in Traditional Authority Dambe in Neno use water from unsafe sources. The assessment conducted in January, 2018, targeted 3000 households,…
Blantyre, April 5, 2018: As the fight for climate change rages on across the world, the Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources and Mining has elected Chimaliro Natural Forest Reserve in Mzimba to be the Queens Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) in the country. Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources and Mining Public Relations…
  Kasungu, March 30, 2018: Faced with adverse effects of climate change and fall army worms (FAW), chiefs, Members of Parliament (MP), Councilors, government officials and other stakeholders converged at Kasungu Council Chamber on Wednesday to discuss the calamities. Organized by National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) the meeting…
  Mzimba, March 28, 2018: Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V of Mzimba District has piled the blame of encroachment and plundering of resources in Viphya Plantation on Raiply Company Limited’s tendency to sideline communities around the man-made forest. M’mbelwa made the open remarks Thursday during a tree-planting exercise at Elephant Rock…
  Mangochi, March 27, 2018: Senior Chief Nankumba of Mangochi has suspended seven group village heads over practices that contribute to environmental degradation in their respective areas, Malawi News Agency (MANA) has learned. The chief confirmed the development on Monday, saying four of the seven GVHs were suspended for using…
Mzimba, March 26: Five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have teamed up to train farmers in how they can overcome effects of erratic weather conditions and pests that have been affecting crop production in the country. The project, dubbed Better Extension Training Transforming Economic Returns (BETTER), will be implemented to the tune…
Lilongwe, 24 March, 2018: An expert in disaster risk management (DRM) says countries need to scale up efforts if they were to make progress in mitigating the impact of floods. Professor Weihua Fang who teaches at the Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management (ADREM) of the Beijing Normal University,…
Lilongwe, March 23, 2018: As one way of conserving the environment, on Friday the Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust led students of Chinsapo Secondary school in a tree planting exercise, as well as establishing BEAM club at their grounds in Lilongwe. The establishment of Beam clubs in schools will help the…
Blantyre, March 23, 2018: Blantyre District Disaster and Risk Management Officer, Walusungu Mwafulirwa has expressed satisfaction with the progress registered in the administration of Lean Season Food Insecurity programme. Lean Season Food Insecurity Programme involves disbursement of funds to households for them to buy food as a response to dry…

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Water scarcity in Balaka and Ntcheu: Government drills High Yielding Boreholes to mitigate water shortage

Water scarcity in Balaka and Ntcheu: Government drills High Yielding Boreholes to mitigate water shortage

Blantyre, January 11, 2018: Government has said it has drilled eight high yielding boreholes around Mpira Dam catchment area to address water scarcity in Balaka and Ntcheu districts which came as a result of drying up of the dam. Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, director o...