Kaliati orders Malawi police to shut down Mamas Shabin over teenage sex

Malawi’s Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati, has ordered police to close Mamas Shabin beer drinking joint in Ntcheu for commercial sex promotion amongst girls.

Minister of Gender, Kaliati: Orders Mamas Shabin to be dhut down

Minister of Gender, Kaliati: Orders Mamas Shabin to be dhut down

Mama's Shabin

Mama’s Shabin

Press reports show Malawi young girls are selling their bodies at Mamas Shabin operated by Rebecca Bakuwa, at the heart of Ntcheu Township, behind the district’s post office building, popularly known as “Ku Nursery” among Ntcheu residents for its functional role of nurturing young prostitutes who act as magnets for male customers.

Kaliati said the malpractice is against government’s efforts of promotion of human rights, child protection and girls’ education among others.

“As government, we have put in place legislations which aim at ensuring that girls and women are protected from various abuses including sexual assault, but such malpractices counteracts the legislations,” said Kaliati during a public awareness creation on at Kanyemba Village in the area of Senior Chief Kwataine in Ntcheu.

Kaliati ordered the Shabin to be closed immediately .

“If police will not close , I will go myself and shut down the Shabin, “ said Kaliati.

Nyasa Times also understands that there are many shabeens in the cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre and that some young girls confess that they turn to dirty old men who buy them alcohol in exchange for sex – because they cannot get money from their cash-strapped parents.

Shabeen owners are said to be recruiting young girls and use them to have sex with men for money.

Kaliati then advised parents and guardians to be taking care of their children and promote good cultural initiation and counselling sessions to ensure good upbringing of their children.

She warned women against concealing information which could lead to revelation of sexual harassment.

“Some girl children are sexually harassed with the knowledge of their mothers either by their biological or step fathers and some women decided to remain silent,” said Kaliati.

She said such silence does more harm than good to the girls and such girls in the process fail to enjoy their rights to education and good health among others.

Kaliati also disclosed that government intends to introduce cash transfer programme in Ntcheu as a way of reducing the effects of poverty in the district, adding that the programme will in one way or the other contribute to child care promotion in poverty stricken households.

Kaliati has since said government will roll out a nation-wide crackdown on sexual trafficking of young girls and sexual exploitation.

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zandile
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That’s why I like Kalyati not these other ministers. She works.

amp
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vuto ndi mowawo. stop the alcohol business and see the effects. Ena amakamwela dala kuti azipanga uhulewo.

truly right action on a wrong problem. ofunika proper diagnosis kuti mupeze vuto and then treat it rightly. otherwise, closing 1 out of so many shebeens is just a waste of time.

lemuel Phiri
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Honorable you have started well. Kumeneko ndiye kubwera. The malpractice is wide spread. Even an a anthu olemera are getting involved. Poverty is not the only cause. Shut down all shabins from Nsanje to Chitipa.

ADAPONDAPO SATANA KUMENEKO
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ADAPONDAPO SATANA KUMENEKO

Tangobwerani ku NewBAGHDAD ku Ndirande ndi Ku Lilongwe muzaone Maloza poti satana adapondako kumeneko

katakwe
Guest

Anawa ndi akulu akulu ngati akucheza ndi azibambo asiyeni achindibwe basi nawonso ndi anthu

Usiwa Umphawi
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Mayi Kaliyati, simungazikwanisetu izi ayi. Mupite mukaone ngakhale maiko otukuka zimenezi zikuchitika. Ngakhale maiko omwe atizungulirawa zimenezi ndi mbwe mbwe mbwe. Democracy and development at its work. Just to assist you with a solution to this. Bring in empowerment projects to the youth both boys and girls and sensitization to older women including you who are holding public positions to dress properly, behave in a manner that children can emulate, be exemplary in all angles of life. The youth will emulate that life. Otherwise aah! aah! you’ll close the shabins and more will be established and more deeper ways will… Read more »
noreply
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Ok

Mwana wa Dorothy
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Go Go kaliati Go

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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NZERU YA BWINO KWAMBIRI, KOMA PAKHALE NJILA INA WOWATETEZERA KUTI AKHALE NDI ZOCHITA.
KOMA MWATI A POLICE NGATI SACHITAPO KANTHU, MUPITA NOKHA A MAI, NDIYE KUTI APA MUKUSONYEZA KUTI A POLICE ALIBE MPHAVU ETI, NDI MAU AWA A POLICE AKHOZA KUZISIYA, NANGA MUKAPITA NOKHA KUMENEKO, NDIKUPANGIKA ZINA MUZAIMBA NYIMBO YANJI.
TIYENI TIWALEMEKEZE A POLICE PA NTCHITO YAO.

+GOD BLESS US ALL +

SIBWENI
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BEING A FATHER I THINK CLOSING THE PUB WILL NOT EASE THE SITUATION RATHER IT WILL WORSEN THE ALREADY OUT OF HAND SITUATION…..IF I WERE THE HONOURABLE MINISTER I COULD INVESTIGATE THE ROOT CAUSE OF THIS TEEN PROSTITUTIONS OKAY LET ME LINE THIS FOR YOU MY FELLOWS COMMENTORS -POVERTY LEADS TO THIS BEHAVIOURS IMAGINE BEING PAID FOR WHAT YOU LOVE DOING IS VERY PROFITABLE E.G ROONEY HE IS PLAYING SOCCER AND BEING PAID FOR IT ON THE OTHER HE IS REDUCING THE RISK OF BEING OBESE THROUGH LACK OF EXERCISING.. -THEY SHOULD BE TOTAL PARTICIPATION FROM PARENTS THAT THEY SHOULD… Read more »
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