Isolated village in Zomba sounds SOS

An isolated village of 600 people on top of Zomba mountain has sounded an SOS because it lacks basic services including in education and health.

Makina: Visited the village  and promised support 

Village headman Ntonya of Ntonya village said the village has a grass thatched dispensary, villagers draw water for drinking from rivers and it has no passable road.

“We suffer a lot when we want to go to hospital especially for our pregnant women as well as our children as a nearest hospital and school is 10 kilometres away,” said the village headman.

District commissioner for Zomba, Emmanuel Dambe said his office did not know that there were as many as 600 people on top the mountain village.

“I will be sending a team of officials from my office to assess the situation at the village,” said the district commissioner.

Zomba Ntonya MP Patrick Makina visited the village for the first time on Saturday and was struck by the rampant poverty and lack of basic services.

He promised the villagers that he would use the constituency development fund to deal with some immediate problems facing the mountain village and asked the government and other well wishers to come in as soon as they could to help the mountain people.

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4 years ago

Even Peter does not know too well the country he presides over. NO WONDER DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS ARE NOT EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED COUNTRYWIDE.

4 years ago


4 years ago

Mountains are not meant for people to live in as the peoples lives are at great risk the lasting solution is to relocate them they will continually be lacking basic commodities which the public service provides due to their numbers at the sametime the enviroment is at risk of exploitation by the villagers.

4 years ago
Reply to  Takondwa

They should just come down the mountain and live with the rest of us in the valley. Mountains are for wild animals like hyenas, wild pigs, monkeys, leopards, antelope, etc. Where do these people think these wild creatures should live.
These people remind me of lower shire people who live next to the river and cry for our help when the floods come in.

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