Police Steps Up On Child Protection

Police in Phalombe have embarked on outreach programs to deal with cases of violation of children’s rights that are rampant in the district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Phalombe Police Publicist, Innocent Moses, said cases of violation of children’s rights have increased this year as compared to the first six months of 2017. According to Moses, presently the law enforcers are conducting frequent community meetings through which they are disbursing messages aimed at…

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Phalombe in Need of 2, 300 Classrooms

Phalombe District Council needs at least 2, 323 classrooms if the 1:60 classroom to learners ratio is to be realized at primary school level, a report on the status of education in the district has revealed. The report, which was compiled in September 2017, indicates that there is a staggering increase in girls’ school dropout as compared to some schools in the district due to reasons ranging from early marriages to pregnancies. Presenting the report recently, District Education Manager…

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Use Cement Bricks to Save the Environment

Phalombe district council has urged people in the district to refrain from using burnt bricks and embrace the concept of cement bricks concept in order to protect the environment. District Housing Officer Fackson Chidzalo made the remarks on Friday in an interview with Malawi News Agency. Chidzalo said that over the past years, people in Phalombe have argued that construction was one of the industries that has plundered trees in the district as it requires a lot of trees…

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Phalombe District Geared to Plant 1.2 Million Tree Seedlings

Phalombe District Council in collaboration with a local Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) DUnited Purpose (UP) on Wednesday launched the 2017/18 district tree planting season with hope of planting a record 1.2 million tree seedlings by the end of season in April. The event which took place at Mianga Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Jenala added up the total of already planted trees to 750, 000. Forest Zone Manager for the South, Cecelia Chauluka said communities have…

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Over 30 Girls Impregnated at Community Day Secondary School in Phalombe

Mpasa Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSS) in Phalombe Monday started the second term of the 2017/2018  academic year with 30-girls less due to unexpected pregnancies, Malawi News Agency  (Mana) has learnt. The 30 girls who were all beneficiaries of various school fees bursary programmes provided at the school are said to have gotten pregnant during and after the first term which started in September and ended in December 2017. Speaking in an interview with Mana on Tuesday, head teacher…

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