Malawi Civil Society Organisations have set October 27 for peaceful demonstrations in Lilongwe to demand better health service delivery from government.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :