Tags : covid-19

TB PATIENTS ‘LEAST AFFECTED’ WITH COVID-19

By Meclina Chirwa The National TB Control Program says strategic move by officials in management of hospital visits by TB patients has helped a great deal in reducing Covid-19 cases among TB patients. Data provided by authorities indicate that out of Sixteen Thousand TB patients, only ten have so far been contracted the Corona virus. […]Read More

CSOs CRY FOUL OVER EXCLUSION

By Aamon Butao Some Civil Society Organizations have cried foul that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in government failing to consult CSOs in its compilation of Malawi’s human rights record that was submitted to the United Nations.  The Universal Period Review report, which is carried every five years, aims at keeping track of countries’ human […]Read More

TWENTY RESCUED FROM TRAFFICKERS

By Jecina Chikwelete The local non-governmental organization, River of Life says it has helped rescue over twenty children from being trafficked to neighboring Mozambique in a period of nine months in Phalombe district. However, speaking with Timveni, the organization’s Programs Officer Richard Muluzi said its monitors are failing to work properly due to lack of Covid-19 […]Read More

ARREST THEM NOW!

By Pemphero Malimba The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Dedza Diocese has taken government to task to honor a pledge to arrest men behind teen pregnancies in the district.  This follows a promise by Dedza District Gender Office to bring to justice men who impregnated about a thousand girls during the Covid-19 school […]Read More

GOMANI V IN FORE IN ENDING CHILD MARRIAGES

By Esther Manduwa Inkosi Gomani V of Ntcheu district says inclusion of traditional leaders is critical in ending child marriages. Gomani said the district has had its fair share of teen pregnancies and child marriages during the Covid-19 holidaywhen schools closed due to the pandemic. According to the District Social Welfare Office, Ntcheu has recorded […]Read More

13 BILLION KWACHA LOST MONTHLY DUE TO COVID-19

Reported by Aamon Butao Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife has disclosed that Covid-19 is costing the country money amounting to Thirteen Billion Kwacha each month. Minister responsible, Michael Usi was speaking when Malawi joined the rest of the international community on Sunday in cerebrating World Tourism Day. According to Usi, the […]Read More

JOURNALISTS TASKED TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Reported by Pemphero Malimba  In the wake of full re-opening of schools in the country, journalists in Dedza district have been challenged to support government’s efforts by encouriging students  to go back to school. The Director of Nutrition, HIV and Aids in the ministry of Education Virginia Chikakula Chikakula was speaking this on the sidelines of an […]Read More

KALUMBU STUDENTS RECEIVE DONATIONS

Reported By Jecina Chikwelete With less than Five days remaining before standard eight pupils sit for the Primary School Leaving Certificate examinations, a twenty one year old girl has donated personal protective equipment to standard eight learners at Kalumbu in Lilongwe worthy over three hundred thousand kwacha. Delipher Kalonde,a proffessional designer said she thought of […]Read More

PRESIDENTIAL TASKFORCE ON COVID-19 DISAPPOINTED WITH PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Reported by Meclina Chirwa The Presidential taskforce on Coivd-19 says it is disappointed with guidelines some schools have set aimed at preventing Covid-19.Co-chairperson of the taskforce Dr John Phuka says it is inappropriate to set a certified negative covid-19 result as a pre-requisite for admission of students.According to Phuka, the mentioned guidelines are not part […]Read More

MTC WORRIES OVER BUDGET SNUB

The Malawi Tourism Council has expressed concern over the omission of the tourism industry as a growth sector in the 2020/2021 national budget. Speaking to Timveni, council chairperson Jones Malili said the tourism sector requires top priority to drive the economy. Meanwhile, Malili says the council will sit down with government to consider providing financial […]Read More