As the world commemorates World Toilet Day, 62 out of 263 Traditional Authorities have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). This means that 76.4 percent of them are yet to achieve this status. KENNETH JALI writes about the challengesAs Malawi today joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Toilet Day, the sad news is that out of 263 Traditional Authorities, only 62 have achieved the status of Open Defection Free (ODF).
Water: What a simple name, easy on the mouth but difficult to get in real life. And the problem gets compounded when the adjective potable is thrown into the mix. The thing is, it is not just in Malawi where water— and all issues to do with water— is a big issue. Potable water is becoming a scarce resource; no wonder, millions of people across the globe spend an entire day, or even days on end in some cases, searching for it.
The government has inherited loan of about K22 billion which Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) obtained from commercial banks for purposes of purchasing maize. This follows the grain marketer’s failure to sell the maize to recover money to repay the loan. In addition to repaying the loan, government has also taken over the maize that was in the custody of Admarc.
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