Markets Haunting Kasungu Farmers

Farmers in Kasungu have complained of unavailability of reliable markets for their farm produce, a situation which they say is forcing them to sale to vendors at very low prices. Speaking on Friday during a two day agriculture fair conducted in the district, the farmers said they do not have bargaining power over prices for their own produce as the unscrupulous vendors always dictate prices for them. “The buyers determine the prices for us instead of us setting the…

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Abuse of Sex Workers Rife; Police Officer Cut Off Sex worker’s Finger

A 29-year-old woman, Chimwemwe Chariwa, has raised claims that Kasungu Police officers abused her for allegedly selling stolen property on Wednesday last week. According to Chariwa who plies her trade as a sex worker, one police officer asked her to help them apprehend a suspected criminal who has been eluding the police but heard that he often goes to the rest house where Chariwa and other sex workers put up. “Fortunately, the suspected criminal was a person who came…

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Kasungu Discusses Climate Change, Fall Army Worm

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 aimed at getting information on how the district has been affected by climate change and FAW and what is being done about these issues. Most of the contributors said the district has been highly…

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Man Jailed for Injuring Step Son

Kasungu First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced a 40 year old Madalitso Phiri of Sabwera Village, Traditional Authority Kawamba in the district to five years in jail for assaulting and injuring his 11 year old step son. According to Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer, Edna Mzingwitsa, the man who married the victim’s mother identified as Joshua Chisale Phiri has been torturing his three step children by overloading them with heavy work and is said he was not enjoying their…

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Kasungu Youth Club Plants 3,000 Trees

As one way of helping replace forest cover Kasungu based Kawaye Youth club has planted 3,000 trees. The trees were planted at Katchereza primary school in the area of Traditional Authority Lukwa in the district on Tuesday. According to the chairperson of Kawaye Youth Club Michael Phiri, the exercise will help in curbing some problems that come due to wanton cutting down of trees. “There are problems that have come about because of the trees that have been cut…

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Parents Demoralized with Primary School Examination Fees

Concerned parents and guardians of Traditional Authority Kawamba in Kasungu have raised their worries over the fees that primary school students are being told to pay for examination fees which is said to be hindering some of the students from writing exams. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Friday at the Boma, Councilor Fyson Chezani of Nthunduwala ward said parents and guardians approached him with their complaints of the examination fee which deemed to be school…

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Women Blame Associating Parties With Regions for Their Failure

Associating a region with a political party is said to be the major reason why most women failed to win ward councilor elections in Kasungu. This was disclosed during a meeting which Governance, Gender and Justice Development Centre (GGJDC) held on Wednesday with women leaders from political parties, faith and the business community to highlight problems women face for them to fail to take up leadership positions. According to women who contested as ward councilors but failed, it was…

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