Firms challenged to invest in health

One of the country’s occupational medicine practitioners, Yotamu Moyo, has challenged companies to invest in health risk assessment and medical surveillance programmes for their businesses to grow. Moyo made the call in Blantyre on Friday during a Mental Health Training for Central East African Railways (Cear) members of staff. Moyo said ascertaining work place safety […]

Inadequate secondary schools fuelling child marriages in Chikwawa

Education authorities in Chikwawa have cited inadequate secondary schools as one of the factors fueling cases of child marriages in the district. For instance, Kakoma Education Zone has one community day secondary school against 10 feeding primary schools, a development that, according to Primary Education Advisor (PEA) for the area, Andrew Messa, is forcing children […]

Cear commits to green campaign

Central East African Railways (Cear) has said it remains committed to ensuring that its operations do not harm the environment. Cear Environmental Analyst Constance Utsale said the company has a number of quality monitoring programmes to guard against air and water pollution along its rail network. Utsale made the remarks on Saturday at Majete Game […]

Laboratory tests condemn Mzedi water

People living around Mzedi Dumping Site in the area of Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre risk being infected with water-borne diseases due to exposure to contaminated water. Tests conducted in the area have revealed high presence of lead, copper, calcium and nitrates that are against the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) specifications for drinking water. […]

Sugar cane farmers’ income triples in Chikwawa

Income of farmers under Phata Sugar cane Outgrowers Cooperative in Chikwawa has increased from an average of 150 to about 500. The development follows the implementation of the European Union (EU), funded sugar cane project under phase one which started in 2012. The cooperative with 438 household members secured EU funding in 2012 to the […]

Sugar cane farmers’ income triples in Chikwawa

Income of farmers under Phata Sugar cane Outgrowers Cooperative in Chikwawa has increased from an average of 150 to about 500. The development follows the implementation of the European Union (EU), funded sugar cane project under phase one which started in 2012. The cooperative with 438 household members secured EU funding in 2012 to the […]

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