Atupele hailed for ‘excellent intervention’ to Malawi Covid-19 response

A fierce social and political commentator has hailed United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi for his initiative of going around the country distributing food items to people and sensitising them about the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Muluzi, who is also Minister of Energy in President Peter Mutharika’s Cabinet, has been to Central Region last week on the same exercise and over the weekend visited Chiradzulu and Blantyre districts where he distributed food staffs to the elderly and women as part of his personal imitative to cushion vulnerable people to the effects of Covid-19 which has brought business on a slowdown.

“Given the humanitarian and socio-economic impact of the coronavirus and how livelihoods have been affected, what  UDF president Atupele Muluzi is doing by going around distributing food items is an  excellent intervention to address the needs of the vulnerable members of our society,” observed  commentators Idriss Ali Nassah.

He said what Atupele is doing is, in part, what human rights defenders went to court for – that the country should have a preparedness and response plan that takes care of the basic needs of the people during this  emergency period.

“Atupele is showing that it can be done,” he noted.

In Chiradzulu and Blantyre districts, Atupele’s initiative covered over 1000 beneficiaries.

Atupele himself was made sure he was present from the first beneficiary up to the last one.

He was seen helping offloading bags of maize flour and groceries from the truck to the amusement of the beneficiaries and onlookers which included chiefs.

The youthful Minister  told the chiefs and the beneficiaries that he has embarking on the distribution exercise as his  small contribution to government efforts in making sure that poor people are cushioned from the economic shocks which have been brought up by the virus which has become a global public health.

“Absolutely this is good leadership. We can now see the additional value of UDF-DPP alliance in this,” commented Robert Phinifolo.

The UDF leader took his time to explain to the people on the dangers of the virus and the preventive measures.

He demonstrated on how people should wash hands thoroughly and advised them to avoid handshakes.

Atupele told them the hygiene habits should not just be about avoiding coronavirus but should be a way of living so as to avoid other communicable diseases.

He assured the people that the current under the leadership of President Professor Peter Mutharika will do everything possible to make sure that people are protected from the pandemic.

In Chiradzulu,  Atupele passed by Nguludi Private Hospital where he donated over 2000 masks for use by the medical staff and the facility.

Mactimes Malowa, Member of Parliament for Chiradzulu central was all smiles for the gesture.

“Am very happy and appreciate the generosity by the UDF leader. This is what real leaders do when people are suffering.

“While others are busy insulting each other Hon. Atupele has decided to be with the people, ” he said.

In Lunzu, the excitement was palpable as some beneficiaries could not hold it but sing and dance.

Atupele himself had to stop the dance and advised people to observe social distance during any gathering.

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Gabor
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Gabor

Pakutha pa corona virus akumipandowa dzima account zao zidzakhala zitakhuta tima change ndi iti akunyambitisa ansaona Kuti adzawakhazikenso pa mipando iyo ya nofunofu. Social distancing yamisonkhano ya campaign mukuitha DPP/UDF In the name of corona virus donations you pockets will full

john phiri
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john phiri

great job bwana but social distancing is key. i am wondering when the rest will follow suit instaed of spending time giving sugesition without real action just for political milaege.

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

SOCIAL DISTANCING. CONFUSED.COM SITIKUWAUZA ZOSE ANTHUWA. tose tikudziwa zisankho zikasza zikapita onseeeeee amasewa amasowa mpaka pomadzacitaso ma kampeyini. kananani ngati tikunama. sikwafumu bwana nyambi kuli health clinic yosaths now 5 years if not wrong and Atupele was been told right in the face then!!! when he was the minister of Health. yet his clinic is blooming in SALIMA.!!!! CAN HE DEFEND THIS!!!! NO MEDICATION AT Salima district hospital anthu amauzidwa kutkagula mankhwala ku clinic yake. Am sire wapanakoso ma glove, mask aza cornazi zizatulutsidwa covid ikatha. zikupanga oye ku Lunzu zi sangaziyerekeze kupanga kuwaoku olo salima. ofunika kumawathamangitsa. WE ARE… Read more »

JCInLAND
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JCInLAND

This is just farce. This dude and his dad think that we, Malawians are as stupid as they are. I, as a Yao, educated.. will never ever support any of the Muluzi family members. They have destroyed our nation, because of greed!

Mtondoli
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Mtondoli

Travelling from one place to another and then gathering of people over 100 is banned. HE IS TRANSMITTING Covid-19. WHY! WHY! WHY! This is being STUPID!!!!

Sato
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Sato

Sananame akulu kuti galu ndi galu amabweleranso kumasanzi ake omwe. Misonkhano boma kuletsa koma chipani cholamula kumachita no social distance. Kulengeza kuti 10 percent ya salary apereka kuntchito yolimba ndi mulili wa COVID kwinaku akudzichotsera nsonkho ku salary. Khakhakha ndi khakhakha basi olo atasintha tchire.

The SNIPER
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The SNIPER

This is the DPP I know, diverting Government resources or activities into personal forgetting that we are not as stupid as they think. This is the alliance of DPP and UDF, I told you that these Nyapapis they will do everything to take Coronavirus as if it is the Government programs, the DPP want people not to know that it is the leadership of the Government that has given Atupele resources to run the game so that people should see Atupele as if he is doing himself. Aaaaa come on Malawians! Are you still sleeping? This is pure DPP campaign!… Read more »

Gobede Chigubu
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Gobede Chigubu

Iyeyu amasonkhanitsa anthu koma boma lake linakathamangitsa anthu mu church, ndinganene kuti iyeyo msonkhano wake ndi ofunikira kwambiri kuposa ma church? Mulungu akuwaona atsogoleri oterewa

Nalingula
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Nalingula

At District and Town levels Councillors and MPs must be involved in this Covid Fight ….Why must we wait for Someone to Come from Lilongwe ….Unless ngati nkhani ndi ya ma allowance kapena campaign …Apaseni ma Assembly ndalama za Covidizo apange ma programme ophuzitsa anthu mmizimu…Social Distancing ,Hygienne,Masks…Even in the West they are not accepting that Corona will be here for sometime until a Vaccine is Found …

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Even in the Developed Countries they are now accepting that Corona is here to Stay Until a vaccine is found …Social Distancing ,washing hands and masks will be Permanent…….

Test
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Test

Well done Atupele. I like how you do not indulge in politics of insults. You sir are always calm and composed regardless of what’s thrown your way.

chataika
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chataika

Atupele deserves to be a leader. Zina kambu zina leku has proven to Malawians that there is time for politics and time for development. Thumbs up Atupele.

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