On World Water Day, how can Malawi balance up the need for frequent hand washing in light of Covid-19 and its poor provision of potable water?
Category: Environment & Conservation
A look at Malawi’s conservation efforts and the battle with environmental degradation and water pollution.
In the week past, we had a visit by the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry. Among other activities, he dedicated Liwonde National Park and the Mangochi Forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).
A colleague from South Africa working in Malawi once exclaimed “Last weekend we saw a hyena in the middle of city centre. In the middle of the city! Gosh, it was a culture shock!”
We have every reason to ensure our beautiful Lake Malawi is kept clean and bustling with life. It provides food, livelihoods, drinking water and power for millions. It is also one of our major tourist attractions.
The past few days have seen floods hitting areas in northern and central Malawi. People have been displaced and property damaged in Rumphi, Nkhata Bay and Lilongwe districts.
Like most countries in the Southern Africa region, Malawi has faced severe water stress in the past few years owing to low rainfall during the period. This has affected the generation of electricity as well as agricultural productivity.
I was pleasantly surprised when I read this tweet yesterday by a Kenyan parliamentary aspirant.
I am not one to chuck out an empty juice bottle or plastic bags from my car window but I have not always been like that. It was in the 90’s when my brother-in-law reprimanded me for throwing out an...
Street pole advertising seems to have taken root with almost every electricity pole decorated with some form of marketing message or the other. Over the past week I passed two work men and their supervisor replacing MTL boards with new...
There is no doubt in my mind that there are a series of mini-crises happening around us. Maybe none too serious to bring us to our knees… yet!