Cassim Aubi

Cassim Aubi

The hospitality industry is associated with peace and calm and fun. It is in the hotels and lodges where life is associated with tranquility and enjoyment – a near taste of the world hereafter.

The hospitality industry is largely associated with smiles, good food and happiness. But in this special assignment I find that behind all that sophistication, pomp and apparent sacred hospitality services, there are women in tears: tears of payments under the minimum wage; tears of sexual harassment perpetuated by both bosses and male guests.

In an attempt to address gender equality gaps that continue to leave many women and girls behind in development, activist and poet Tendai Shaba has collaborated with former President Dr Joyce Banda on a poem which calls for concerted efforts in curbing the vice.

The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has confirmed that it is yet to identify a Company to help in purifying alluvial gold the Central Bank is buying from artisanal and small scale miners in the country, over five months after announcing plans to engage the company for the exercise.

Suspended board chairperson of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) John Suzi Banda has resigned from the position.

A legal expert Dr. Benedetta Malunga feels the decision by DPP leadership to replace Kondwani Nankhumwa with George Chaponda as leader of opposition in parliament could be against the law but said parliament has a final say on the matter.

Newly appointed secretary to the office of president and Cabinet Colleen Zamba has vowed to sanitise the civil service by ensuring that public resources are put to good use and every controller is being held accountable.

Parents of a 15 year old boy with a disability in Lilongwe have pleaded for support that would enable the child eat or answer the call of nature on his own or with minimal assistance.

About 5.4 million people in Malawi are said to be facing severe and chronic food insecurity, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification analysis on Chronic Food Insecurity in Malawi has established.

A cabinet minister has urged religious institutions to use religious events such as Eid ul Adhuha to promote unity among people of different denominations.

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