The opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) is yet to fill the vacant post of party Veep for the South weeks after Lance Mbewe resigned in Malawi.
But party Secretary General, Kandi Padambo, says this should happen not long from now as the National Executive Committee has the power to fill vacancies in key elected positions.
However, political analyst George Phiri, says it is important for the UDF to adhere to dictates of its constitution on making appointments.
Women in informal cross border trade expressed worry with unjustified taxation, poor road networks and sexual violence they face urging authorities to look into the problems.
Vice Secretary for cross border traders Association Maggie Mhango told Zodiak today in Dowa during an orientation on transborder trade organised by Passion for Women and Children, PAWOC that their business is not improving as a result.
Meanwhile, Director of trade in the ministry of trade Clement Kumbemba says the informal cross border traders are very crucial in the development of the country and says government will address the challenges soon.