CSOs set October 27 for protests in Lilongwe: To demand better health services

Malawi Civil Society Organisations have set October 27 for peaceful demonstrations in Lilongwe to demand better health service delivery from government.

Mayaya:  We will hold peaceful demos

Mayaya: We will hold peaceful demos

Billy Mayaya, the architect of the demonstrations, has confirmed that letters notifying the authorities of the planned demonstrations were delivered on Tuesday to Lilongwe police and the district commissioner’s office.

He says the demonstrations will start from Parliament building roundabout to Capital Hotel roundabout then turn right at the right about to Civic offices where minister of Health Peter Kumpalume will receive a petition..

“We will be joined by nurses and other health workers,” Mayaya said.

Government recently withdrew letters of appointments to over 300 health workers, saying the government had no money to pay them.

However, this drew severe criticism from the civil society organisations who accused the government of taking to the UN, New York a larger than life entourage of 106.

President Peter Mutharika has also been accused of chartering presidential jets in his endless international jurneys when the government cannot afford to hire more clinicians and nurses in public hospitals.

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mtumbuka selfish dog

Atumbuka mwayambapo matako anu otuwawo

Benson T Phiri

plz CSO help us tikulira Musayang’anire zomwe Undule wachita watipereka monga momwe MEC ndi Ma Courts adachitira .UYU wadya buns ndipo yamusama pa MELO

Anthunu mukungonena zambiri za boma. I am not a politician but a health professional, there is a lot of abuse of the funds in the hospitals. For example all the specialists demanded vehicles and they were bought and they get 250 litres of fuel. If they blame the government that it does not care for the citizens why don’t these heartless doctors give the fuel to the patients? How many ambulances would hav been bought by the value of the cars they demanded? How many ambulances would be on the roads with the fuel they receive? Even in very rich… Read more »

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Iwe ukunama kuti Kabwila Kapasula’we machende ako. Mayaya ndi m’bale wanga wa ku Salima. Iwe ngati uli odya njoka izo ndi zako koma clueless govt yozunza anthuyi ife tatopa nawo kagwere uko. Uganiza abale azivutika chifukwa chopanda boma galu iwe usandilakwitse. Tiona phwetekere akapsa


Mwaitanidwa ndi Boma kuti mukambilane Mwakana nde mufuna chani avwivwivwi inu

mtate mike rsa

This is just astarting point more demos r coming and verysoon we can not sit down and watch while our country has been highjack by an american foreigner.

Lovemaniac 91

Some1 is running naked here, rejoicing kut azabe patsikuli. # feels gud to be back in love!

Fortune Nuka

If these demonstrations are to change things for the better,let them stand but to be honest as a country things are not failing well.

Mark Liwonde
Mayaya, the architect, don’t you have other means of addressing issues in the country apart from demos? So all the indicators for your CSO are pointing at government thru demos? How is your organisation assisting the rural poor masses? How accountable are you to government, communities and faithful? I believe you are misleading and daunting bad image for CSOs in the country. Reform to transform, it begins with you.

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