Malawi CSOs says anti-govt protests will be peaceful but vital

Malawian civil-society groups plan to hold anti-government protests on January 13 against “bad leadership”, saying they will be “peaceful” and well-coordinated.

Mtambo: We will be peaceful and significant

Mtambo: We will be peaceful and significant

Spokesman of the street protests, Timothy Mtambo, who is also executive director of Centre for Human Rights Rehabilitation (CHRR), said being the rights campaigners will lead from the frontline.

Mtambo said modalities for the protests would be worked out and announced soon.

“It is definite, we are going to protest peacefully and it will be meaningful,” said Mtambo.

He said the of the peaceful protests will be to force government into positive action over the prevailing political, economic, administrative and governance stalemate currently facing the country.

Mtambo said the protests are also aimed at providing the citizens the platform to air out their grievances.

One of the issues the CSOs are calling for protests is the issue of the National Aids Commission’s (NAC) financial grant to Beatify Malawi Trust (BEAM) and Mulhakho wa Alhomwe (MWA).

NAC is said to have given BEAM and MWA K5 million and K9.4 million, but this did not go down well with some CSOs under the Grand Coalition, arguing that the two institutions do not have HIV/AIDS intervention programmes to warrant such financial support.

It is against this background that the groups have organized the demonstrations as a way of forcing BEAM, MWA to return the money they received from the Commission.

However, organisers have accused government of fermenting “propaganda” against the protests and promoting a culture of intimidation and direct attacks at civil society.

Clashes with police during protests in July 2011 led to the deaths of 19 people.

The business community in Malawi’s cities who lost a lot property in the July 20, 2011 vigils have expressed fears of the repeat of the same this time around.

But the CSO’s insisted the protests will be “peaceful”, saying government was in a campaign of scare-mongering to discourage people to carry placards and demonstrate.

 

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33 thoughts on “Malawi CSOs says anti-govt protests will be peaceful but vital”

  1. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Just go ahead , this time they have nowhere to go for court injunctions stopping the peaceful demonstration.

  2. Den says:

    Tell them that demos will stop only when these funds have been duly given back to NAC period. Why establish NGOs if you have small brains to fundraise?

  3. kk says:

    Can u assure me how you are going to control anthu amowa ndi achamba. Wachamba amakhala ngatio ozungulira mutu, zosatila zake ndi aja amayamba kugenda ma galimoto ndi kuba zinthu za eni as a results the police will start teargassing, achamba will start stonning the police, then the police will use live bullets kuti athyole mwendo wa weni but because of not knowing target of shooting they will end up shooting somebody’s chest or mimba matumbo panja zikatelo zavuta. Saddly, the victims will be a common man not Mtamba. Wanzeru angokhala.

  4. kaligo says:

    Stupidity Baxi……..CSO CSO ndiyekuti chani aliphee angopanga ma workshop mkumadya ndalama akuti tipange DEMO to HELL WITH UR DEMOZ……..DEMO DEMO MY ASS…

  5. kaligo says:

    Chokani apa ma CSO’s ndiyekuti chani kodi ntchito yanu ndikungolowelera nkhani ya ndale basi???? ana amasiye akuvutika mmisewuwa bwanji osachitapo kanthu…………….musatiphetse ife udindo wanuwo timawufunaso…Peaciful Demo yo mukayenda nokha mutavala majekete anuwo…

  6. akatswiri says:

    Dont divide the scos in form of scones

  7. Youngman says:

    Demo day is the greatest business day of robbers. Do you think is there anything good that can be done when one is angry? Kungofuna kupatsa mpata mbava basi.

  8. ADE says:

    DURING JB ADMINSTRATION CSO/KAPITO AND OTHERS MANAGED TO HAVE PEAEFUL DEMONSTRATION. AMAYI DID NOT STOP THEM AND NOBODY COMPLAINED. WHY SHOULD WE FEAR NOW?

  9. BE CAREFULL WITH DPP AND NAC PLUS THOSE WHO HAD SHARES, THEY ARE BUSY MAKING BAD PLANS. TAKE CARE.

  10. Rift Valley says:

    Tanthauzo la chi/zi onetselo ndikuuza owonetseledwayo kuti tikukhumudwa ndi zomwe zikuchitika.

  11. Kayira watipa says:

    Palibe ciwona ine apa amabungwe musaphetse anthu. Pasikuli kuzakhala akuba.
    Colinga canu mpaka pano sindokucimvetsa cifukwa mukuoneka kuti mwaikamo ndale zambiri. And izi mzowona ndithu.
    Tikuwonerani osauka mtonsetu

  12. MKANDAMCHIUNO says:

    Mabungwe ndinu okayikitsa kwambiri. Bwanji osangopanga cipani canu apa kusiyana mkubisala kumbuyo kwa ma cso?

  13. olira says:

    Kodi mukuti anthu akafa ndipomwe mizimu imagwira ntchito nsanga ,zimachitika zikatero kaya

  14. Big brain says:

    Engagement CSO taonani nanga koma mtumbuka iwe

  15. bwampini says:

    Mbuzi za wantu. ….. leadership failures in CSO’s

  16. Fathara says:

    MUKAZAYENDA WHAT NEXT?? MUZAPINDULAPO CHANI?? CHUMA CHAKE CHITI MUKUNENACHO?? KKKKKKKKKK AMABUNGWE AKU MALAWI AMANDISEKESA KWAMBILI. NTAMBO WATI ZIFUKWA ZAKE ZITI SINDIKUZIVESA?? IFE TIFELE UFULU WANGA, UFULU WANGA BASI?? KKKKKKKK. KODI PAJA SUNAWOTCHELEDWEPO NYUMBA ETI?? UWAFUSE ANZAKO AKUWUZE MENE ZIMAKHALILA. PANOTU SITIKUNYENGELELA AID PALIBEPO KALE APA TIPANGA NANU CHINA CHILICHOSE CHIMENE TIKUFUNA SITIWOPA WINA ALIYENSE. NDIPO SIKU LIMENELI KUZAKHALA NVULA OSATI YAMASEWELA, MUZACHITA KUKHALANGATI NKHUKU ZACHITOPA KULI KUNYOWA NDI NVULA KKKKKKKKKKK MUSOVA!!!!!

  17. God Hear Me says:

    Mr Mtambo Mr Mtambo please offer us the solutions before we participate. Tell us what is wrong with NAC funding that organisation and what would be a better way of doing it.
    When ESCOM funded project amayi amidist massive load shedding you did not organize demonstrations. when a amayi defied advice to stop distibuting maize you did not organize demonstrations.There are a a lot of things which were prominent but you were silent and then you were busy writing news paper articles on LGBT i.e. homosexuals, gayism, lesbiansim. Were you living in Malawi that time or some where else?

    I am 100% suspicious with these guys they want the head of APM I know because he is trying to balance things in the country. In other words what these guys are fighting is QUOTA SYSTEM. Takutulukirani if you want I can even tell you more because I have a lot of information on this concerning what you discuss behind the demonstrations. Please let me assure you that this time you will not.

    1. Honourable says:

      Two wrongs don’t equal a right. Whether amayi did it, it doesn’t mean it should be done again. Lets create a better Malawi. Each Government should be accountable to the electorate regardless of what a previous govt did. Lets march to urge APM to be accountable and different from his naught brother and from JB

  18. kanyama says:

    We will shoot to kill basi

  19. Pang says:

    Ma venda nonse, judiciary nonse unima nonse join this match

  20. Pang says:

    Timatcha basi wamva Peter

  21. padakalibe says:

    Uprising! !!!! Uprising now

  22. padoko says:

    Demos go ahead but also remove government from power

  23. Pangani says:

    Lets uprise against government now

  24. mtambo how do u know this much w’ll peaceful.don’t speak lie same u are speaking to your children, this is a demonstrate any thing can happen in this time to distroy somebody’s goods or other to die.don’t. forget in 20/07/2011 it was same statement that you w’ll have a peaceful much then whats happen at the end of day. until other people lost their life because of u foolish people. watchout MALAWI don’t sleep z

  25. munyono says:

    Bola nawenso mtambo usakamenyedwe ndi azakowo.

    Kodi amalawi muzagwiritsa ntchito pazofuna zanu mpaka liti??

    Pa zaka ziwiri zathazi ntchito mwagwira inu ndi otani ku malawi kuno??

    Mtambo ndi a mzako ziwani kuti mulungu amakonda aliyense, chisanzo Undule Mwakasungula nayenso wapangapo zake zonyasa ali pa mpando umeneyo. Lero ndi uja anabwera poyera kuti chimachitaye samachiziwa ndipo akupempha mulungu kuti amukhululukire.
    Tonse ndi amalawi tiyeni tigwirane manja potukula ka dziko losaukali, Asena,Alomwe, Ayao,Angoni,Achewa,Atumbuka,Atonga ndi angonde.
    Tonse tiyende pamodzi ndi mtima umodzi kuti malawi pa mawa azakhale wamkaka ndi uchi.

  26. ujeni says:

    Demonstrations are held world wide daily, you can go to Washington DC and see people demonstrating at White House, no fwe fwe fwee from US government. In silly Malawi full of idiots you are against this Human Right, when are we Malawians going to wake up and wise up.

  27. A MPINGO says:

    ONE NATION ONE PEOPLE ABOVE ALL ONE GOD ALMIGHTY !!!

    LETS DO ALL THINGS WITH THE FEAR OF GOD (PRAYERS )

  28. king says:

    Go head this government is just waisting alot of resources we want a listening government not Practicing a NAC gate.

  29. Dai Peng Hai says:

    Never shall this be a peacefull expostulate.since people are furiuos out here.

  30. jadabush says:

    Tell me when its over….I have lots of things to do

  31. KWAZULUH2 says:

    Ife tikulira mayi wathu.Mrs Ruth JZU Tembo,osati kumatcha.I can not comment now till the mourning period is over.MHSRIEP.

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