Trapence and Mtambo penned Global Fund
By Meclina Chirwa
The Joint Civil Society Platform on health has distanced itself from a request made by other civil society organizations asking global fund to withdraw its appointment of Malawi President Peter Mutharika as champion for global 6th replenishment campaign.
In a press statement signed by eleven CSOs, the platform says it does not subscribe to the request.
The platform indicated that the request on the withdraw do not represent all CSOs in Malawi.
In this regard, the joint platform highlighted that issues of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria must not be interfered with local politics.
Therefore, the CSOs have pledged to remain positive, focused and committed to health issues.
The statement has been signed by Maxwell Matewere of Eye of the Child, Lucky Mbewe of YECE, Emily Banda of National coordinator professional women's network, Michael Kalima of Counseling of the Adolescent and Young Organization, Peter Mumba of Youth Appause Organization, Fryson Chodzi of FND, Carol Mvalo of Conflict Management and Women Development Affairs, Charles Gama of Ufulu Wanga and Mervin Ng'umayo of Mzuzu Youth Association.
Earlier this week, Presidential advisor on Non-Governmental Organizations Mabvuto Bamusi also demanded an apology from the leaders of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) for allegedly attacking President Peter Mutharika.
Human Rights Defenders Coalition's Timothy Mtambo and Gift Trapence wrote Global Fund to withdraw the appointment claiming that President Mutharika is implicated in corruption scandals.
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