National Institute for Civic Education (Nice) Trust has challenged journalists in the Northern Region to start engaging communities to devise ways of fighting high blood pressure, saying it is becoming one of the major killer conditions in Malawi.
Nice Northern Region civic education officer Vincent Kalawa made the call as guest of honour at the opening ceremony of Nyika Media Club elections in Mzuzu on Saturday.
He said: “HBP is proving to be deadlier than HIV, so it is your role as journalists to write vigorously about the disease.
During the elections, former Zodiak Broadcasting Station journalist Emmanuel Loya was voted general secretary.
“I am happy that you elected me, I will share the vision you have for Nyika Media club,” he told delegates.
The position of treasurer general went to Tione Lwangwa who beat veteran broadcasters McDonard Malema and Tiwonge Nundwe.
Mandy Pondani and Andrew Banda remain chairperson and the vice-chairperson, respectively as their term expires in 2021.