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Lilongwe Water Board embarks on performance management training

Lilongwe, Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has embarked on a four-day performance management training in a quest to empower its union executive leaders and heads of division with performance management skills.

Participants are expected to be drilled in various performance managerial tactics such as goal setting skills, coaching, monitoring and capacity building among junior staff.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday during the opening of the training at Mponera in Dowa, LWB Director of Corporate Services, Moses Mwenye, said the company decided to train its executive employees to improve performance of its workforce.

As LWB, we noted a gap in understanding of issues to do with performance management among our union executive leaders and heads of divisions.

For this reason, we thought it wise to empower them with performance management skills so that they should be able to lead their followers, Mwenye said.

He added that, through performance empowerment initiative, LWB also plans to improve its revenue base.

Mwenye said this is in the belief that after improving the performance of its members, the company will be able to provide better services which will improve revenue collection.

With the initiative which we have embarked on, we will boost our revenue collection.

We are confident that after improving the performance of our staff, the company will be able to provide better services to the customers and this will render high income generation, he said.

Mwenye advised other organisations to take performance management seriously, saying it is through proper performance management that an organisation delivers services that clients expect.

LWB Employees Union President, Alexander Kadammanja, commended the company for the training, saying skills gained would enable the union committee and division heads to successfully guide fellow employees to work towards the objectives and vision of LWB.

Source: MANA Online

Lilongwe Water Board embarks on performance management training

Lilongwe, Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has embarked on a four-day performance management training in a quest to empower its union executive leaders and heads of division with performance management skills.

Participants are expected to be drilled in various performance managerial tactics such as goal setting skills, coaching, monitoring and capacity building among junior staff.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday during the opening of the training at Mponera in Dowa, LWB Director of Corporate Services, Moses Mwenye, said the company decided to train its executive employees to improve performance of its workforce.

As LWB, we noted a gap in understanding of issues to do with performance management among our union executive leaders and heads of divisions.

For this reason, we thought it wise to empower them with performance management skills so that they should be able to lead their followers, Mwenye said.

He added that, through performance empowerment initiative, LWB also plans to improve its revenue base.

Mwenye said this is in the belief that after improving the performance of its members, the company will be able to provide better services which will improve revenue collection.

With the initiative which we have embarked on, we will boost our revenue collection.

We are confident that after improving the performance of our staff, the company will be able to provide better services to the customers and this will render high income generation, he said.

Mwenye advised other organisations to take performance management seriously, saying it is through proper performance management that an organisation delivers services that clients expect.

LWB Employees Union President, Alexander Kadammanja, commended the company for the training, saying skills gained would enable the union committee and division heads to successfully guide fellow employees to work towards the objectives and vision of LWB.

Source: MANA Online

Immorality blamed for aggravating testicular cancer

Blantyre, Cancer Association of Malawi (CAM) has blamed immorality as an aggravating factor to increase in testicular cancer cases, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday in Blantyre, CAM Administrator, Gonjetso Kalumbu said the association has taken advantage of the testicular month of April where the world commemorates testicular cancer to raise awareness among the youth in the country because cancer can affect any person without regard to one’s age.

He said testicular cancer is increasing due to immoral behavior among people such as having many sexual partners, heavy beer drinking while others have it as inborn trait obtained from blood after birth.

We encourage the youth to go to the hospital for testicular cancer screening to know their status and how they can protect themselves from cancer, the Administrator said.

Testicular cancer is a treatable disease like any other cancer as long as the patient comes to the hospital at the early stage. Government introduced a human papillona virus vaccine which is given to girls to prevent them from cancer, Kalumbu added.

He added most people have little knowledge about cancer and people in remote areas have no access to information about the disease.

Most people in rural areas don’t have access to critical information on caner; its signs, symptoms and how to prevent it, Kalumbu said.

CAM has encouraged people in the country to go for cancer screening to avoid the risk of suffering from a disease that is preventable and treatable when detected in its early stages.

Source: MANA Online

Immorality blamed for aggravating testicular cancer

Blantyre, Cancer Association of Malawi (CAM) has blamed immorality as an aggravating factor to increase in testicular cancer cases, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday in Blantyre, CAM Administrator, Gonjetso Kalumbu said the association has taken advantage of the testicular month of April where the world commemorates testicular cancer to raise awareness among the youth in the country because cancer can affect any person without regard to one’s age.

He said testicular cancer is increasing due to immoral behavior among people such as having many sexual partners, heavy beer drinking while others have it as inborn trait obtained from blood after birth.

We encourage the youth to go to the hospital for testicular cancer screening to know their status and how they can protect themselves from cancer, the Administrator said.

Testicular cancer is a treatable disease like any other cancer as long as the patient comes to the hospital at the early stage. Government introduced a human papillona virus vaccine which is given to girls to prevent them from cancer, Kalumbu added.

He added most people have little knowledge about cancer and people in remote areas have no access to information about the disease.

Most people in rural areas don’t have access to critical information on caner; its signs, symptoms and how to prevent it, Kalumbu said.

CAM has encouraged people in the country to go for cancer screening to avoid the risk of suffering from a disease that is preventable and treatable when detected in its early stages.

Source: MANA Online

3,615 Households Stuck in Evacuation Camps in Mulanje

Mulanje, About 3,615 households out of the 6,549 that were affected by floods in Mulanje are still living in evacuation camps.

This was realized in a District Civil Protection Committee (DCPC) meeting held Wednesday with the agenda of reviewing stakeholder coordination during the 2018/19 flood disaster response as well as activation of cluster systems.

According to the report during the first two weeks, Mulanje District Council managed to secure about 60 camps that sheltered 5,593 households and were provided with food and water, sanitation and hygiene items.

However, the figures indicate that only about 1,978 households managed to adapt and returned to their homes.

The district council’s director of planning and development, Mercy Mpakule said there have been several challenges that forced the current situation.

She said: We lack shelter tents, plastic sheets for reconstruction; we have inadequate financial resources to undertake rapid response exercise, validation and relief item distribution among others.

In dealing with the situation, the committee agreed to establish and activate cluster systems which involve stakeholders with interest to help in the disaster situation.

The clusters will facilitate coordination and information management to ensure gaps are identified and that assistance reaches the right people, hopefully, to calm the situation at hand, said Mpakule.

At the moment, ADRA Malawi, UNICEF through United Purpose, Red Cross Malawi, world Vision Malawi, Gift of the Givers and Mobe Investments-Limbe are some of the partners that have come forward to respond to people’s needs.

Source: MANA Online