Malawi to have centres for the elderly – Kaliati

Malawi government says it will now accelerate plans to have drop in centres for the elderly where trained attendants will look after the aged to minimise harm on the aged citizens.

PS Mary Shawa (left) and Patricia Kaliati, Minister of Gender, Children, Disabilities and Social Welfare: Malawi government will have drop centres for elderly

PS Mary Shawa (left) and Patricia Kaliati, Minister of Gender, Children, Disabilities and Social Welfare: Malawi government will have drop centres for elderly

Minister of Gender, Child welfare and the Elderly Patricia Kaliati told the state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation that this follows the gruesome killing of four elderly people in Neno on allegations of witchcraft.

As MBC was running the interview, private radio Zodiak was announcing that an elderly person in Dedza has been murdered on same allegations of witchcraft.

The radio said the grandson of the elderly man was hit on the head and fell to his death, raising concern that the elderly in Malawi need protection.

Kaliati, on the other hand, said the issue of having centres for the elderly was hatched some years ago and its aim was to give comfort to the elderly.

She said as soon as money is available, the government would roll the project across the country.

Just last week, four elders in Phalombe were kept at a police station after an irate mob wanted to kill them following the death of a 21 year old Phudzo Mandawala, 21.

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Dreams,dreams keep on dreaming Madam. The government is failing to feed a patient on his sick bed. Lets wait and see. Now i know why people say that this government has got no clue at all on how to govern e.g Malata subsidy when people are dying of hunger.


Drop in centres or old aged homes?
This is a good wish as long as it is a government wish and not Kaliati’s wish.It requires a lot: medication, sports utilities, recreation facilities e.g TVs. Good food: break fast, lunch and dinner, some little snacks etc. It also requires personnel: cooks, physiotherapists, nurses, gardeners etc.
It can be done if there is political will which usually lacks in Malawi.

Osowadi Mutepo
This is a good development and once materialize, thumbs up to Kaliati. It is a disgrace that as a country in Malawi we kill our elders instead of embracing them. Some ignorance in Malawi are just to a point of extreme. You wonder what to do with a bunch of unreasonable thinking people who kill in the name of ignorance. No one needs to be schooled about how important are our elders and how easly vulnerable do they become just like babies in reasoning. Malawi so shameful a country calling itself a christian country country and yet full of works… Read more »

………oh! my country Malawi!


Mukulaphela kusamalira x soldiers omwe ali malo amodzi ku zomba ku woonded. Omwe anamenya nkhondo. Alitu malo amodzi kale. Then can dream of to alocate malo? Kumanga nyumba? Identify okalamba omwe ayenera kukakhalako. Yet mukulephera kusamalira omwe alipo kale. Zaboza izi


If the Government is failing to supply drugs in hospitals how will these centers be sustained ?

Bentby smart

Bola muwalande nyangazo, chifukwa mukawaika pamodzi, azapanga Chi national witchcraft team, azizaloza olo osakhala wachibaletu

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