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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47 thoughts on “Kaliati orders Malawi police to shut down Mamas Shabin over teenage sex”

  1. zandile says:

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

  2. amp says:

    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.

  3. lemuel Phiri says:

    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.

  4. ADAPONDAPO SATANA KUMENEKO says:

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

  5. katakwe says:

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

  6. Usiwa Umphawi says:

    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 come to make sure that you don’t discover them.

  7. noreply says:

    Ok

  8. Mwana wa Dorothy says:

    Go Go kaliati Go

  9. 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 +

  10. SIBWENI says:

    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 LOVE THEIR DAUGHTERS EXTREMELY SO AS TO PRESERVE SEX FOR THEIR DAUGHTERS WHEN THEY ARE FULLY MATURE.
    -LASTLY WE SHOULD DEAL NOT DAMAGED GIRLS TO NURTURE INTO RESPONSIBLE WOMEN THOSE IN SHABEENS ARE ALREADY GONE AND EMPOWER THEM WITH RESPONSIBILITIES …. NSOMBA ZIKAOOLA TIMAYA NDIKUPEZA NJIRA ZOTETEZERA ZABWINOZO….NOT…..KUOTCHA MAPOTO

  11. chidumayo says:

    Instruct police to organise a mop-up campaign flashing out these young girls from all the trading centres and towns from Chitipa to Nsanje. Closing down Mama’s shabin only will not hold water. This practice is everywhere. Police can do this for you but first you have to revisit our laws. Our laws are too porous sometimes. These girls can be defended sometimes. Take care.

  12. whislte blower says:

    Inu a Hon. Kaliati musanene za anzanu. Kodi munaleka kupita ku rest house ya ku Area 9 ndi chibwenzi chanu a Dr Ngalande? Tiulula zambiritu.

  13. zanga phee says:

    Akweni, moto kuti buuuu, kunonso mubwere, Ku bagdad ku ndirande, ,Easy by Night ku Chirimba, Wishes kwa kachere, madera omwe satana anaponda ndi mapazi, kungonenapo ochepa chabe, mukapeza likukumwe la atsikana achichepere oyenera ku sukulu kumeneko.

  14. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Iwe Kaliati ndiwe wachamba!!
    Don’t you know that women want prositution to be legalized in Malawi. This Shabin/Nursery school is just getting ready to supply competent prostitutes into the market.

    You can’t just order a full closure without a warning. Does it mean that the owner has no license to sell beer? Who issues licenses? Whoever issues the licenses is the one entitled to withdraw it. You are chaotic and you have superiority complex.

    Some of those girls are said to go there with the knowledge of their parents. So who are you to punish the owner of shabin? And who is wrong? Udzastseke yanga, udzaona chinameta nkhanga mpala.

    Vuto iwenso umawoneke ngati hule ndi bleaching yakoyo. Kaya umadziwona ngati ndiwe mzungu. Kepana mzukwa?

    Women of Malawi, very confused.

  15. mathola says:

    asiyen akunjoya amapangira kuujen kwanu nanga mukawalesa muwona ngat asiya nanga muzawapasa chithandizo ndipita konko ndikukawatengera ku pub yanga mwamva iyaaa!

  16. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Do you use POP or powder on your face Hon ?

  17. Hihihihihi, hoohohohoh! Anawa amakhala opanda mauka ndi madzi. Komanso amafuna okha!

  18. mgawadere says:

    Mayi mukuchedwa nanga ma hostelo mumayard umu ndiye shaa asungwana akudyedwa kwabasi upangapo Chani…..ndikupeze pa Nkando mawa ndilawe zimenezo

  19. Gimbogo says:

    Bwerani kwa chinsapo pa Ukhondo Rest House njira yopita ku Kakule Primary school popita muyime pa Chifwa

  20. del horno says:

    ndiye muli pachintchito chosayamba and zochita zikhala zomwezi….mchitidwewu uli palipose nokha mukudziwaso..u knew this even before the article from the newspaper

  21. mchawa says:

    kaliati bwelani pa Plateau ku Nsungwi area 25 mudzawone msonkhano wa mahule awana.

  22. chefourpence says:

    Full Dose? Zachambe eti? Kumeneko ai! Akangopitako ndikanyenga ana ako wamva iwe Denkhule? Kkkkkkkkkk

  23. Peter Benga says:

    Good idea but provide the young girls with government school bursary.otherwise they gona be more worse than before

  24. Tengupenya says:

    A Kweni! Moto umenewo. Children need you! We are with you on this 100%.

  25. Denkhule says:

    There are more than 1000 shabins operating in Malawi from Chitipa to Nsanje. Here in Blantye for example come at Stereo and meet a flock of young sex workers who even line up in the street. Then go to Kachere Full dose pub you will be shocked. The other issue is azibanbonso who are promoting this should be dealt with. Its a dual involvement.

  26. moya says:

    Make sure u go with body guards or else people will think u are a new arrival and all start proposing nanga kuphoda kwake kumeneko what’s the difference between tianato ndi inu? Anyway good suggestion to close down, it puts other shabins but above all save lives of these young girls who can be productive citizens of the poorest nation in the universe called Malawi the warm heart.

  27. Jekete says:

    Mwana wazaka 21 yakumudzi amakhala ngati wa 17 kuli kukwinimbira. Tambiriti timakhala taposa 18. Kumudzi mtsikana akamafika 17 amakhala kuti wadyetsa matundu mokwanira. Ana amapanha zibwenzi Ku primary kumapanilirana bwinobwino. Tiataiksana akutinenati timakhala tatikulu totha kunyekulira, olonso inuyo mutha kungolowetsa pang’onong’ono mwathira. Simmene tikomera timeneti. Pezani lanu mutsimikiza

  28. Jebison Slindine Nyoni says:

    The article in Malawi news has exposed one known fact that politicians and ordinary people live in two different worlds. The whole minister decided to conduct a campaign awareness closer to where the issue was reported just to paint a picture that she is in a govt that cares for the people’s welfare. The problem is NOT Mama’s Shabeen but poverty and lack of clear legislation on such issues. Trafficking in persons and exploitation of people are these days on the rampant in Malawi. Instead of issuance of unbinding legal orders it is better to prove you are a parliamentarian by lobbying for enactment of laws against such a malpractice.

  29. ISHMAEL MAULANA says:

    Uhulewu sungathe chifukwa atsikanawo amamva kukoma akapanga zoterozo….choncho palibe citsimikizo coti ixi xingatheke.Anawa kususuka too much!

  30. muzu says:

    You close Mama’s Shabin, the young whores will go to the next hideout. Deal with the young beaches even if it means putting bullets in their forehead. Amatinyansa ana amenewa amanunkha mikodzo. Shupiti

  31. Chikadzakuwani says:

    Where should we put our minister the way how she does her hairstyle, is it Shabin or not. She doesn’t look like olemekezeka

  32. Bololo Wachitumbuka says:

    Mama ur so btf can u marry me?

  33. MVANVARA says:

    WAKHWANA Kaliati Nanga Kwa Nkando Kuno Bwanji

  34. TrueFact says:

    Think Tank (Comment 9),

    You’re right on the spot. The honourable minister PK is always not hesitant to put words into action- exactly what I said a few days ago. I’m not a lawyer by trade and I have no idea about the legal repercussions of such a tender, but I totally support her positionality in this issue. The issue needs to be addressed sooner than later and sometimes it’s good take desperate actions for desperate situations like this one.

    Faith-based organisation, where are you? Some of these issue can better be handled by organizations like you- you also need to take an action too.

    Big up mama Kaliati. Atetezeni ana athu. Most of these are teens, not mature, and don’t really envisage the havoc that are entwined in the kaleidoscope of such unceremonious habituals.

    Go beyond Ntcheu, go to LL, MZ, BT, ZB, TY, etc.

    Good luck!

  35. Bongololo says:

    Where does Kaliati get the powers to issue orders to the Malawi Police?

  36. opportunist says:

    U can take a Camel to a well but u can’t force it to drink

  37. mshadada says:

    milandu yovuta kupanga prove imeneyi, nobody can willingly testify. compensation ili mnjira….

  38. Think Tank says:

    I have never appreciated the utterings of Kaliati. But when it comes to action,she has no peer. She acts as soon as she has her facts together. I know because she had dealt some cases which i know during Bingu first term.

  39. maxwell Nsani says:

    Ministers in an democracy should not order the police to close places i.e. that is abusing the Police. What she should order/ask the Police to do is to investigate the allegations revealed by a newspaper report. Upon receiving the results of the investigation from the Police, if the allegations are correct, summon the owners to explain/account for their activities. Then close if there is enough proof. The beauty with following this process is that you will have enough information to even commence prosecution against these places and the owners. That way, anyone else who is doing the same will know that the government will prosecute people who operate outside the law.

    That is called THE RULE OF LAW IN OPERATION. You have acted following a proper procedure, and the accused was given a right to be heard which was not convincing, resulting in the closure and prosecution of the owners.

    1. Malawiana says:

      Spot on. Besides there are district councils who register these businesses whose by-laws can be used to achieve the desired result than rushing to involve the police as if it is a robbery or murder. THINK KALIATI THINK AT TIMES!

  40. alukosyo says:

    paudala ngati plaster pa nkhope Hmmm mwaonjeza

  41. Bwanji osakangogwira anao?chifukwa mukatseka pub apita ku pub ima mapeto ake a kweni muzingotsekesa ma pub.

  42. kwata says:

    kuphoda yah

  43. Kunjani says:

    Mudzayendereko Mugasa ndi Devil street Ku Lilongwe a nduna. Mudzaone zomwe zimachitika

  44. jane says:

    Waputadala Hon Kaliati

  45. wadala says:

    Bravo!

  46. kesterchipala says:

    Bona lizilanga one shabin pamoz ndi makolo anawo ngat makolowo akulekerera anawo.

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