Nsanje Registers Increase in Maternal Mortality

Maternal mortality in Nsanje district is said to be on the increase with about 10 pregnant women who were about to deliver through caesarian section have died over the past three months due to what can be described as negligence by hospital authorities. The development has brought fears among women who have always been encouraged to deliver at the health facility as they feel unsafe with the current situation. According to the information Malawi News Agency (Mana) has gathered…

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Nsanje Boma-Marka Road ‘to Be Constructed Soon’

The country’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has assured people in Nsanje that the 29 kilometers Nsanje Boma – Marka Road construction works will start very soon. DPP Regional Governor for the South Charles Mchacha disclosed this at Dinde Primary School in Nsanje District on Sunday where he addressed a political rally and welcoming over 2000 Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) supporter including MCP District Organizing Secretary, James Chimpokosera into the party. Mchacha said people in…

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Nsanje District Reduces GBV Cases

Vigorous community sensitization by Nsanje Police on the effects of Gender Based Violence (GBV) are said to have contributed to the significant reduction of such cases in the district. Information in possession of Malawi News Agency shows that last year between January and February, Nsanje Police Station received 92 GBV cases while this year; the same period only 52 cases have been registered. Nsanje Police Public Relations Officer, Agnes Zalakoma confirmed the decrease in GBV cases as compared to…

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60-Year-Old Woman Axed to Death in Nsanje

A 60-year-old woman was found dead in Nsanje with a deep cut from a sharp object at the back of her head, Police confirmed. Nsanje Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma confirmed the development by and identified the deceased as Falesi Pindani from Pindani Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mbenje in the district. Sergeant Zalakoma said the deceased body was found in the early hours of Saturday. “Pindani and was staying alone and her body…

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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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Construction of MK 236 Million Nsanje Market Begins in Earnest

Construction of the Nsanje Boma Market has started after the district council successfully evicted vendors last month who were reluctant to leave on condition that they should be compensated. A visit by Malawi News Agency (Mana) to the K236Million market project on Monday established that the contractor had started clearing the land which is a clear indication that construction works have started in earnest. One of the businessmen, Boniface Antonio told Mana that the business community expects to have…

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Nsanje Boma Market Vendors Evicted

Nsanje Boma Market construction works is now starting after the district council authorities have successfully evicted vendors who have been reluctant to pave way for the new market. The development comes after on Thursday last week council officials gave the vendors a two days ultimatum to go out of the market premises so that the construction works of the new market should commerce. A visit by Malawi News Agency (Mana) Tuesday saw that vendors were busy transferring their goods…

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Father in Custody for Murdering Daughter in Nsanje

The Malawi Police Service in Nsanje district have arrested a 30 year old man for killing his three year old daughter on Monday evening. Nsanje Police Public relations officer, Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma identified the man as Chikumbutso Galu, and the deceased as Galasa Lekando both from Galu Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chimombo in the district. Zalakoma said Galu had a quarrel with her wife Paula Devani 27, after she failed to account on how the money…

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Nsanje Youth Demand Inclusion in Governance Structures

Youths in Nsanje have expressed worries over their continued being sidelined in development structures like Area and Village Development Committees. The call was made on Friday during an interface meeting at Nsanje Boma Chamber. The concerned youths noted that those in authorities do not include them in the committees despite the fact that they have the potential to contribute more towards community development. For example, Nyamikuta Youth Club Chairperson, Yowasi Kampira said in his area of Traditional Authority Mbenje,…

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