Karonga United Eyes Airtel Top 8

TNM Super league outfit, Karonga United Football Club (FC) says it has now set a target to be in the country’s Top 8 team after seemingly escaping the chop from the elite league. Karonga, who are sitting on position 10 with 28 points from 20 games played, say they are happy that they have accomplished what the team planned before the league’s kickoff. Coach Christopher Nyambose said Saturday after his team held Moyale Barracks FC to a 1-1 draw…

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Paramount Chief Kyungu Warns Corrupt Council Officials

Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga has retaliated his call onKaronga District Council officials to refrain fromindulging in corrupt practices. Kyungu was speaking on Thursday at Karonga Boma during a meeting whereMinistry of Local Government and Rural Development officialsconducted consultations and assessment to establish if Karonga District Council deserves to be upgraded to municipal status. Kyungu said it is high time the council stops abusing resources meant for the development of the district for personal benefits. He said Karonga District…

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Karonga Diocese to Hire Employees on Contract Basis

As a way of ensuring prudence in utilization of resources by church leaders, under the Karonga Catholic Diocese, Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of the diocese has directed that all employees of churches should be hired on a three-year contract basis. Bishop Mtumbuka made the remarks on Tuesday in his homily during the cerebration of Holy Mass at St Joseph Catholic Church in Karonga District. The Bishop said hiring employees on contract basis would make the workers strive to improve their…

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Rice Farmers Decry Yellow Pigment Disease

Famers in Karonga have decried yellow pigment disease in rice which has affected about 150 hectares at Wovwe Scheme in the district. However, officials at Karonga Agricultural Development Division (ADD) say they are yet to do research about the new rice disease. This came to light Friday on the sidelines of a field day visit organized by the ADD to appreciate the status of crops in the 2017/2018 growing season in the district. Wovwe Rice Scheme president, Frank Gondwe,…

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Wives Employing Husbands in Karonga

In Karonga District, there are two women who are standing out as exceptional. They are Nellie Nyirenda Mwakamendo and Esselina Nyasinga from Walamba Village in Traditional Authority Kyungu. Nyirenda and Nyasinga are in a deep rooted paternal society but have defied the common belief that women cannot be bread winners in a family. They are the mainstay of their respective households. They are proud and dominant of the fishing industry in their area, owning a motor-engine boat and fishing…

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Govt Set to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Karonga- Muluzi

Government has commended health workers for their dedication and hard work in ensuring that the cholera outbreak in Karonga is contained. Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi said this when he visited Karonga district this week to appreciate the cholera outbreak situation. Muluzi said he is pleased with the Karonga District Health workers in the way they have responded to the outbreak despite the conditions they are working in which he said has enabled them to report two deaths out…

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Women Control Over Land Improves Food Security

Women in Karonga have hailed Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) for ensuring that women have access and control over land, a development they say has enhanced food security in their homes. Speaking recently on the sidelines of training for 25 lead facilitators, one participant, Leah Mubisa, said through EAM’s Right to Food Project, households acquire enough food because women are now able to farm on their own piece of land. Mubisa said previously, women had no access to land…

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