Alinafe Mlamba

Alinafe Mlamba

Some members of the Indigenous Grain Traders Association camped on Capitol Hill to force ministry of Agriculture to pay them for grain supplied to ADMARC in November-December last year.

Government says it will proceed with its plan to roll-out the AstraZeneca vaccine, despite being suspended in South Africa.

During the Daily Update on Covid-19 on Monday evening, Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda maintained 60% of the country's population needs the AstraZeneca vaccine.

"The vaccine will still be administered despite being suspended in South Africa, adding, experts have been working on the clock to ensure the vaccine is safe for the country," said Chiponda.

During the briefing, government spokesperson Gospel Kazazo said the situation in South Africa is still being monitored, urging the citizenry not to panic.

Kazako also condemned reports that health workers are being verbally assaulted in some parts of the country.

The minister of information also took time to assure the citizenry that the committee will act on the President's directive to receive reports on how the K6.2 Bn Covid-19 funds were spent.

As of Monday, the country has recorded 227 new cases, 155 recoveries, and 18 deaths.

The mess caused by the Malawi National Examinations Board in its handling of the 2020 Malawi Schools Certificate of Education examinations could clearly get some heads rolling.

Some concerned citizens under the banner "Justice for Bushiri" Movement are asking government to intervene in bringing back home Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, who are in police custody in South Africa on charges of fraud and money laundering.

A row over unpaid risk allowances for health workers at Kameza Covid-19 isolation Centre in Blantyre has ended in the horror of premature released of Corona virus patients last evening.

Chairperson of the Malawi Human Rights Commission Reverend Patrick Semphere says political players have a key role to play in safeguarding human rights, especially now that the country is preparing for court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections amid Covid-19 pandemic.

The US Embassy in Malawi has repatriated almost 88 American citizens who were living in the country.

The US Embassy in Malawi is set to start repatriating its citizens back home, due to the COVID-19 global outbreak which has not spared Malawi.

Patients in the country have sounded SOS calling for intervention from government, amid a sit-in strike by medical practitioners in most public health facilities across the country.

Public health and good governance experts have cautioned against the delays in imposing a national lockdown as a means of curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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