Angela Mkandawire

Angela Mkandawire

Malawi will soon have a new crop of young foot-soldiers that will be front lining the protection of human rights in the country and pushing the Civil Society agenda.

Child rights activist, Jennifer Mkandawire, has asked government to immediately pay teachers’ December salaries to quell the violent demonstrations which learners are mounting in some districts in the country in protest that they are not learning.

Chrishna Das Chief Executive Officer for Raiply, which has concession to manage part of the Chikangawa Forest in Mzimba district says illegal logging, encroachment upon the concession area and fires are some of the challenges faced managing the forest.

Thousands turned up for the January 16 nationwide protests in Mzuzu organized by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition HRDC which this time around focused on restoration of Malawi’s destiny through electoral justice and accountability.

The consortium Against Organized and Serious Crimes has written the ACB demanding swift arrest of the two people implicated in attempts to bribe the five judges who have been hearing the presidential election case in Constitutional Court.

The Anti-quota Movement today presented a petition at the Northern region education division offices in Mzuzu to stress their dissatisfaction with a system they say disadvantages those deserving meritoriously.

Anti-Quota Demos in Mzuzu

Opponents of the quota system of selection of learners in public schools in this country are staging protests in Mzuzu where they have gone to present a petition at the education division offices in the city.

Workers for ADMARC in the north and central regions separately met their new Acting CEO, Felix Jumbe, days ago and in discussions with him was an observation that the corporation meant to serve Malawians was being abused by politicians.

Leader of Alliance for Democracy AFORD party in parliament Yeremiah Chihana has proposed a change in the current Police Act and the way the inspector general of police and his deputy are appointed as part of the solution to restoring police lost trust by the people.

While committed to improve health service delivery in the country, government observes that it is near impossible to employ every trained health worker and as such expects other sectors to absorb the rest.

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