Tags : Timveni

LMC URGED TO USE SADC LEADERSHIP TO PROMOTE CHILD RIGHTS

As President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera assumes the leadership of southern Africa’s most powerful block, a child rights activist has called the President to utilize the opportunity to safeguard children’s rights.  Lucky Mbewe cited cases of serious child abuse cases in several SADC countries including Mozambique which is grappling with a growing insurgency.  Speaking with Timveni, […]Read More

DIFFERENT PLAYERS WELCOME APPOINTMENT OF THE OMBUDSMAN

By Aamon Butao  Governance stakeholders have advised the newly appointed Ombudsman Grace Malera to work in the best interest of Malawians. Malera replaces Martha Chizuma after she passed interviews conducted by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament on Thursday.  Speaking to Timveni News Desk, one of the country’s political commentators George Phiri says the Ombudsman-elect […]Read More

CHAKWERA URGED TO FILL UP MINISTERIAL POSTS

By Rhodrick Banda  Following the removal of another Minister from cabinet, President Lazarus Chakwera has been urged to swiftly fill the vacancies currently available in cabinet. Newton Kambala’s sacking on Wednesday night has now made cabinet short of 4 Ministers. In an interview with Timveni political commentator George Phiri said now than ever before President […]Read More

GREENBELT PUMPS UP SUPPORT FOR JOB CREATION

By Meclina Chirwa  The Green Belt Authority says its programs are making remarkable progress in meeting set targets and helping in job creation.  The authority’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Amon Mluwira disclosed this in an interview with Timveni.  "Programs being undertaken by the Green Belt Authority have potential of reducing youth unemployment in the country," […]Read More

NGO USING VOCATIONAL SKILLS TO SAVE YOUTH FROM TRAFFICKING IN

By Jecina Chikwelete  As one way of combating rampant human trafficking in villages bordering Mozambique in Phalombe district, youths are being equipped with vocational skills. The initiative, which is being engineered by a local organization called River of Life, is drilling a third cohort. In an interview with Timveni, River of Life programs officer Richard […]Read More

HEALTH RIGHTS ACTIVIST CALLS FOR GOVT TO ENGAGE IN MASS

By Kenson McCloud  One of the country’s health rights activists has said lack of information on the new Johnson and Johnson vaccine is likely to affect uptake.  Monday’s observations from different centres where the vaccine is being administered showed low turn up as compared to AstraZeneca immunization campaign in July. In an interview with Timveni, […]Read More

APM DEFIES ACB

By Wilson Allan Phiri  Former President Peter Mutharika is reported to have snubbed the Anti Corruption Bureau which was today scheduled to start questioning the ex head of state over alleged corruption and abuse of office.  The ACB had settled for a virtual interrogation session after backtracking on an earlier plan to conduct physical meeting […]Read More

NAP IMPROVES WELFARE OF PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM IN THE COUNTRY

By Aamon Butao  The Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare says the National Action Plan has tremendously improved the welfare of persons with albinisms in the country. Principal Disability Programs Officer in the Ministry Grace Massa said this in an interview with Timveni as attacks, killings and abduction of people with albinism have gone […]Read More

POLITICAL ANALYST CALLS FOR INCLUSION OF DISSENTING VIEWS ON POLITICAL

By Kenson McCloud  Following recent political developments, leadership of various political parties has been challenged to accommodate young people space to provide uncensored views on emerging issues.  UTM Youth Director Bon Kalindo has also been in the news for publicly criticizing the Tonse Alliance’s handling of government business.   Speaking to Timveni, political commentator George Phiri […]Read More

MZIMBA FACES SHORTAGE OF CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERS

By Aamon Butao  One of the country’s child rights activists Fred Nyondo says shortage of child protection officers in the country is backsliding efforts aimed at dealing with child abuse. Nyondo said this in an interview with Timveni as some districts have few child protection officers. Speaking to Timveni Nyondo cited an example of Mzimba […]Read More