Floods Frustrate Irrigation Farming Technologies

Senior Irrigation Engineer for Nsanje, Edward Mkandawire has said efforts to promote irrigation farming in the district are being frustrated by floods which wash away the irrigation schemes almost every year. Mkandawire told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Thursday in an interview that the department of irrigation in the district is currently promoting gravity fed and solar powered irrigation technologies for communities to achieve sustainable food security and income, but the efforts are watered down by floods. He has since…

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Poverty Threat to Democracy, Says First Deputy Speaker Mcheka Chilenje

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Esther Mcheka Chilenje has called on Members of Parliament in the country to find ways of ending poverty in Malawi, saying the scourge is a threat to democracy. Mcheka Chilenje highlighted that when people are poor, they are incapacitated as they fail to fulfill their ambitions. She made the remarks on Sunday in Mchinji when she presided over the International Day of Democracy. “As leaders we really need to encourage our people to work…

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