Critic calls Minister Ben Phiri disinfecting market as ‘absolute mediocrity’

A number of ministers who sit on  special Cabinet committee on coronavirus on Tuesday went flat out in various districts to see for themselves how district and town councils are fighting the deadly disease  but critics have singled out Local Government Minister Ben Phiri’s  act of widespread disinfecting at  Kasungu market as “absolute mediocrity.”

Phiri visited central region tobaccong growing district of Kasungu to appreciate the council’s readiness to tackle the virus pandemic.

The Minister visited the district hospital and the main market where he also demonstrated disinfecting of the market.

But a government critic took to social media  to question the Minister’s stunt.

Negracious Al-Majiduh Justin who uses the alias of ‘Lord Dennis QB’ on his Facebook account said what Minister Phiri did in widespread disinfecting in market was “absolute mediocrity”.

He wrote: “I think there is too much childish adventures being done.”

Scienticists say spraying streets and inside buildings might calm a worried public, but it’s too early to know whether such efforts reduce transmission.

Most transmission of the virus comes from breathing in droplets that an infected person has just breathed out — not from touching surfaces where it may be lurking.

In Dedza, Minister of Agriculture Francis Kasaila said the government is facing challenges to import equipment and materials for the fight against  Covid-19 because they are increasingly scarce on the international market due to rising demand.

Speaking after visiting Dedza District Hospital, Kasaila, who is also a member of the Special Cabinet Commitee on COVID-19, said there are also delays in haulage as most airliners are grounded.

A lot of Mozambicans are flocking to Dedza district hospital to seek medical treatment a development that has worried health officials in the district. The health officials say the Mozambicans pose a Covid-19 risk to the fight against the disease.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology, William Susuwele Banda, who is also a member of the Special Cabinet Committee on Coronavirus was at Ntcheu District Hospital where among others, he is appreciating the facility’s preparedness on Covid-19.

Ntcheu District Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Isaac Mbingwani has told the minister that currently, the district is following 34 suspect cases who are on self-quarantine.

So far, the country has 16 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with two deaths.

The World Health Organisation has categorized cases in this pandemic into suspect cases, probable cases and confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that the Canadian national of Burundi origin who succumbed to COVID-19 in Area 25, Lilongwe was a famous musician and practicing Doctor in Quebec, Canada.

He was in Malawi to visit his wife, who is waiting for Canadian citizenship documents to relocate to Canada.

His burial site has since been dignified by members of the Burundi and Rwanda community in Malawi.

His name was Willy Niyomwungere.

Wreaths and a tombstone plaque were laid on the grave, to honour and dignify his final resting place.

He is survived by a wife and two daughters.

 

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Wachiyao
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Wachiyao

Just understand that our government had to make an emergency decision in an emergency situation. There comes a time when the lives of the living have to come first before dignity of the dead. It is painful to others but it has to be done. The Burundians in Malawi and all other communities, including Malawians, need to understand this because this is not the last time it has been done. It will be done again when and where necessary. Let,s just call it an evil necessary for our survival.

Maliseche
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Maliseche

Stupidity at its best, A Bakha keep making fools of themselves

Wakwithu
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Wakwithu

Kkkkkkkk mediocre Jerusalem University grad

Cairo
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Cairo

Palichodabwitsa pamenepa on what Ben Phiri did? When i read and see news around the globe, there is no news here. Its happening kwinaku and dont even see it as something weird. For instance, just not too far away from Malawi, in South Africa, we see political figures on the road checking movement permits the whole day, distributing food in the homesteads etc. Ndiye za Ben Phiri, sinkhani imeneyi ai. Its just that u already have negative attitude towards him and his party, muphulikatu!!

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

nothing wrong but awareness ,sensitize, and then what next and from the loom of the sprayin process, its just a pure damn shobiz. seen the clip?

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

Nduna ya zamaphizilo anaendera ntcheu hospital pokpzekera vovid

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

Boma ligawa cakudya.
tiona ikwezjyhoni yao

Ben
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Ben

DPP is never short of Drama.

You just wonder if indeed these appointments will ever help Malawians.

They are all flat out not to help but to get allowances.

The 157 Billion or 150 Billion is for them to continue building their properties.

This childish govt must go.

The Patriot
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The Patriot

Hahahahahaha Ben Phiri and company sadzapulumutsidwa akapanda kusamala.

Na bi soo
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Na bi soo

That is what happens when you have people with fake doctorates running the show, seriously how do u expect such incompetent people to really make a difference? All such people know is kutukwana basi and insulting women……Eishhhh koma Malawi, who did we offend?

H E Nyaphapi One
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We need more pit latrines in all these areas. Luckily, we are harvesting maize and we will have adequate bare corn cobs for wiping.

The one
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The one

we are harvesting and people will have nowhere to go for toilet…………………………….

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

what an insult to the poor malawians.
the outfir and the mode of spray , sad aonela pa you tube .
. stupid boy

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