The nation-wide sit-in by teachers has entered day three with now reported cases of leaners’ public protests and riots in reaction to the fact that they are missing classes.
Since 2016, there has been a chieftaincy wrangle between Joseph Issac Chirwa representing the Kanyenda Mkokowogona Wambura Mphaka family and the acting T/, A Edward Chirwa on the rightful heir to the Kanyenda throne.
Limited access to sexual and reproductive health services is being blamed for rising cases of unsafe abortions in Dowa district where girls as young as 13 are in danger.
Teachers Union of Malawi-TUM-insists it is proceeding with a country-wide teachers’ sit-in in all public primary, secondary school teachers and Teacher Training College lecturers to force government pay December salaries to 5,000 teachers.
The Teachers Union of Malawi-TUM- has called on all teachers in public primary and secondary schools, including teacher training college lecturers to start abandoning work beginning Monday coming.
On Monday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR-made available birth registration equipment to the National Registration Bureau-NRB-for the roll-out of birth registration for children of refugees in camps in Malawi.
On Sunday, Members of Chewa Heritage Foundation-CHEFO-led by chairperson, Professor George Kanyama-Phiri, made available maize flour to hunger-stricken households in Traditional Authorities Kayembe and Dzoole in Dowa district.