Towera Kumwenda

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The Livingstonia Synod of the CCAPs Church and Society Executive Director Moses Makandawire says there is an urgent need for dialogue between the Malawi police Service and the Malawi Prisons following their disagreements last week, saying as security agents, bad blood is very dangerous for the country’s security.

Human rights activists have condemned the conduct of the countries two security agents who engaged in confrontation earlier this morning as police invaded Prison premises and fired gun shots during fracas.

Health officials in the North say the exorbitant pricing of essential products used in hospitals amidst the COVID 19 Pandemic is worrisome as most hospitals have put on hold purchase of other important hospital items to accommodate for COVID-19 related equipment’s the purchase of the products.

Tobacco Commission says the tobacco market will not be affected despite the directive by government for Malawi to go into a 21 days lockdown, but has however intensified measures to be followed at the tobacco floors.

MISA Malawi has urged on the need for Media houses and Journalists in the country to take all necessary safety and precautionary measures during the lockdown amidst COVID 19 pandemic.

National Statistics Office has suspended its Biological and Behavioral Survey due to the rising blood sucking myths as some people relate the intervention to the ongoing rumors.

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace of the Mzuzu diocese has called on Government and various stakeholders to take a stand on failure to manage the rule of law which has seen Malawi turning into a lawless nation over the years.

Two economic experts have urged government to come up with measures that will counter shocks that may arise in the wake of the corona virus outbreak.

Northern Region Police Spokesperson Superintendent Peter Kalaya says in the past two weeks incidences of lawlessness and mob justice have increased in the region as some individuals have taken the law into their own hands by blocking roads, attacking strangers and vandalizing property of innocent people accusing them of either being blood suckers or harboring such people.

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission has given seven days to eleven pharmacy shops in Lilongwe and Blantyre to immediately cease and desist excessive pricing of sanitizers, masks and gloves as failure to do so will lead to the sanctioning of the shops.

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