Tembenu lies on food for prisoners: Malawi Justice Minister tells EU inmates to get 3 meals a day

Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Samuel Tembenu has been accused of lying after he told a delegation of European Union that inmates at Mzimba Prison would now start getting three meals a day.

Life in Malawi's Prisons, one meal a day

Life in Malawi’s Prisons, one meal a day

Inmates at the prison said it was mockery for Tembenu to tell donors lies.

“We are still eating once a day,“ said one inmate when Women’s Guild members from Kaphuta CCAP donated food items to the 574 inmates as part of Christmas festive activities of the church.

Tembenu made the promise recently when he received electric cooking pots from the EU.

Incharge of the prison Raphael Mushali said the inmates eat once a day at 8am.

“The problem has worsened because we did not get the November funding. The situation is dire because we survive on donations from well wishers,” said Mushali.

The situation is the same at Kachere Juvenile Centre in Lilongwe where officials told Chancellor College alumni that there were concerned that the child offenders take one meal a day.

The Chancellor College alumni had gone to the centre to donate bathing and launmdry soap and engaged the child offenders in career talk so that they make a right choice on their future career when they get out of the youth offenders reformatory prison.

Inspector Chirwa of the institution asked more well wishers to come forward to help the young offenders with food.

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wawa
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this needs to change please these are people some are innocent

Chigawaneni
Guest

Nzosadabwitsa kuti atsogoleri athu amanena/amayankhula zonama ngati izi. If we go by JB, did they get into those positions honestly?

Koma ?????
Guest

HOW COME THESE PRISONS ARE UNABLE TO PRODUCE OWN FOOD…ALL THE LABOUR, TIME AND LAND AT HAND! SAY KASUNGU FOR EXAMPLE, SO MUCH ARABLE LAND AND SO IS THE CASE IN OTHER PRISONS.,, VERY VAST AMOUNTS OF ARABLE LAND BUT UNUSED! BE INNOVATIVE FOR ONCE! GIVE ADEQUATE SUPPORT, THESE PRISONS CAN FEED THEMSELVES through out the year!

NZERU ZANGA
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Its a proper sad situation that people entrusted n working this country keep lying through their teeth, if they have any that is (ena amakhakala ngati onse anaguluka). Its ad that from the President himself to the minsters, to junior ministers, to PS’s to spokespersons…all think that lying to people somehow its ok. In other countries that respect the constitution and all, these would have gone long time ago..forced to resign. President ndi uja amanamiza ma donors akuti we should not publicise umphawi, well fuck off..everyone knows that we are poor and you admitting it is called truthfulness. Now minister… Read more »
Jimbo
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Malawi is a bankrupt country lead by a bankrupt government.

Tonny
Guest

Eish koma ma prisoner ndiye amazionera ey. Ena akuwapasa zinthu zopanga expire. Ena akunena mabodza kuti akudyetsedwa three times a day. Koma ndiye zilikotu.

bonkers
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that’s bonkers

bonkers
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bonkers

Viyazi Tembo
Guest

failed, sorry nation MALAWI……

Mark Saoneka
Guest

We eat inorder to live and have good health. It is a right for every person to have food. Being denied the right to eat must not be interpreted as punishment for the crimes they committed at all. The gvt shud be serious enough with this and u leaders are not immune to laws, one day will be inmate and meet same in prison scenario, what will u do?

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