Homosexual community in Mangochi get food items, PPEs from Manerela+

Compelled by their predicament due to Covid-19 devastation, Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV/Aids (Manerela+) on Wednesday distributed assorted food items and personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the minority groups in Mangochi district.

Kachepatsinga (2L) flanked by his work colleague, Yasi (L) presenting the items to one of the beneficiaries
Kachepatsinga (L) presenting the items to the beneficiaries
The LGBTI pose with Manerela+ officials after recieving the items

The minority groups who received the items are the: “Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI), also known as LGBTI community from Monkey-Bay, Maldeco and Mangochi boma.

Speaking in an interview after presenting the items at Maldeco in the district, Manerela+ programme officer, Harold Kachepatsonga said the items were given to vulnerable groups to lessen their suffering occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic.

“Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have observed that the LGBTI community are among the most vulnerable groups of people in the country “feeling a heavy pinch” due to their exclusion in Covid-19 responses by government and stakeholders,” he explained.

“Therefore, to fill the gap, we saw it fit to respond to their situation by giving them these food items and PPEs to ease their challenges,” revealed Kachepatsonga

“This intervention falls under “Covid-19 prevention and preparedness” our organisation is

implementing in Zomba and Mangochi with financial support from Open Society Initiative for

Southern Africa (OSISA) to help fight the pandemic,” he disclosed.

Kachepatsonga said the food items will help them meet their basic needs while the PPEs will help them to embark on activities that enhance their observation of Covid-19 prevention measures.

To this effect, he urged the LGBTI community against laxity in heeding Covid-19 preventive

measures, saying the pandemic is still around that calls for their involvement to uproot the virus.

Kachepatsonga, however, took advantage of the event to ask government and stakeholders to start viewing minority groups as human beings and start including them in Covid-19 responses.

One of the beneficiaries, Winnie Mzumara from Monkey-bay thanked the organisation for reaching- out to them with the food items and the PPEs, saying own their own they couldn’t afford to buy the items because most of them are poor.

“The outbreak of Covid-19 exposed us to harsh realities of life. Now that we have received these

items we feel wow!” she commended.

The items included: sugar, rice, milk, cooking oil, soya pieces, soap, jik, vim, face masks, among

others.

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Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
30 days ago

My concern is how are they more vulnerable than the rest. Covid is not sexually transmitted please. Tiuzeni bodza lina

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
1 month ago

LGBTQ amakhalanso obvutika? Hahahaha osangosiya bwanji. Izizitu nza anthu ochita bwino ndi kulemera. These are the folks ruling the world. Anyway the first test for Chakwera in this area is coming soon. U see how Bingu was branded a failure by the whites simply for refusing to recognize this community. Now with the pontiff backing civil unions of the LGBTQ will see how he will handle it. It’s very tricky.

Vitumbuka Nivichi
1 month ago

Zakhala bwanji kuti achawa ayambe za uvezi?

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
1 month ago

Akunama awa, ndi anthu abwino bwino osati nyasi zama homosexuality. Njala basi yawapweteka kunamizila kuti ndi ma vulnerable minority groups. Munamu wona kuti njomba wopanga zama homo?

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

And sin is sin no matter what you pretend not to be that s sin and it will remain as such. Why choose to be one? when you can be as normal as anyone else?

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
1 month ago

Malawi okoma. Everyone has social space despite their sexual orientation in Malawi. Already the Bishop of Rome has accepted the same sex families to adopting children in enhancing their own meaningfulness in the society. Not hounding Auntie Tiwo. Zikomo this set of people have a place in our Malawi

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago
Reply to  CESSPOOL

The so called bishop of Rome is not God. God created man and woman for a reason. Makolo awo anakapanga zopusa ngati zawozo, we wouldn’t have these stupid idiots on this planet.

joe
joe
1 month ago

No sense, arrest all of them including Manerela himself for organising this, we dont support such malpractise. Malawi lets go back to our culture, lets find our roots, lets embrace our culture. all these LGBTI are foreign culture lets say no to this, lets not adopt these.

Just
Just
1 month ago
Reply to  joe

these people have always been there. so what culture are you talking about

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago

Ma offals a anthu 🦇🇲🇼

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
1 month ago

Uku ndi kuMangochi
Choncho ndakhala ndikucheza ndi anzanga achitumbuka
Inenkumati
Mukafukufuku wanga ndapeza kuti muno mmalawi izi za UCHITSILU za LGBT,inu akumpoto mulinazo patsogolo
Mmakhala atsogo pa UCHITSILU uliwonse
ndipo ena kumachita kukutsatilani
Eish!Anthu okonda zakumidima
OKONDA ZA NYASI

Just
Just
1 month ago
Reply to  Gwede Mantashe

yea ku Mangochi but the lady’s name is Mzumara

Ndadabwa
1 month ago
Reply to  Just

These people anathawa kwWoko ndikumati ndi akumangocho. Mangochi kingomva kuti yasunga vaiyashi nde muzingoto nyasi zilizonse, Mangochi

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

Sitikufuna za nyansi ku Malawi ko.

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
1 month ago

Straight up

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