16 October 2018
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Nkhata Bay, December 17, 2017: At least 88 houses have been destroyed at Usisya in Nkhata Bay District by stormy rains that have been falling since Friday. Nkhata Bay Assistant District Disaster Risk Management Officer Oswel Mkandawire confirmed the damage Saturday afternoon. “It is true that stormy rains that started…
Rumphi, December 17, 2017: Close to 73 households have been left destitute in Phwezi, Rumphi after a heavy downpour washed away their homes and property worth millions on Friday evening. The heavy rains, which started around 9 pm, resulted in Lunguzi River bursting its banks and causing flush floods at…
MACHINGA, December 14, 2017: Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) on Wednesday urged media practitioners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to sensitize communities on the importance of participating in Green and Inclusive Energy agenda. Executive Director (ED) for YONECO, Macbain Mkandawire made the call in Machinga during a one day advocacy…
Chairperson for RHAM Macpherson Nthara (r) speaks during the press briefing - Pic by Lisa Kadango Vuntulla  Lilongwe, December 14, 2017: Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RHAM) says a number of government departments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are now working collaboratively with the association to promote rain-water harvesting technology in…
Nsanje, December 13, 2017: Authorities inNsanje District have conceded that there are inadequate resources in the district for effectively carrying out rescue and assessment operations during and after disaster occurrences. Assistant District Disaster Risk Management Officer, Humphrey Magalasi in an interview said it was crucial for the district to prepare…
Lilongwe, December 13, 2017: Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RWHAM) has embarked on a campaign to create a mass movement on rainwater harvesting to adopt the practice on a wider scale to increase water sources. Chairperson for the Association, Macpherson Nthara said this in Lilongwe on Monday when he briefed…
Blantyre, December 13, 2017: At least 5, 201 households have been affected by disasters in 19 districts across the country since the onset of rains in October this year (2017). Department of Disaster Management Affairs Public Relations Officer, Chipiliro Khamula said the department has since recorded three deaths from collapsing…
  Ntcheu, December 12, 2017:  Communities in Ntcheu and the Department of Forestry office with assistance from United Purpose have signed an agreement aimed at conserving indigenous forests in the district. Launching a five-year management plan for Kakhuta, Gongolo, Chilenje and Kachingwe forest blocks, District Commissioner for Ntcheu, Smart Gwedemula…
  Chiradzulu, December 6, Mana: 531 households in Chiradzulu Tuesday benefited from relief items donated by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA). The recipients are those whose houses were destroyed by the storm in October 2017 in areas of Traditional Authority Nkalo, and Sub-Traditional Authorities Mpunga and Onga in…
Mzuzu, November 28, 2017: TheRegional Tourism Office in Northern Region has expressed concern over the wanton cutting down of trees at Misuku Hills in Chitipa, saying the malpractice is endangering the survival and preservation of endangered bird and tree species. Speaking Monday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA),…

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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...