Joyce Banda brands Malawi’s coronavirus response pathetic

Former president Joyce Banda has launched a devastating critique of the government’s handling of the coronavirus global pandemic, saying lacks transparency and fails to mobilise the public there by missing from the list of countries that will benefit from a US$100 million support.

Joyce Banda: The government doesn’t seem to understand classic public health.

Banda said Malawi cannot access support from the global community if it is not testing its citizens to get proper statistics on the coronavirus pandemic.

She lambasted a lack of preparation and openness from the government .

The former Malawi leader suggested  in a post on her official Facebook page that the government – which has always insisted that Malawi is yet to record a case of the coronavirus – is hiding figures on the coronavirus.

“The global community cannot assist us when we are hiding our statistics and our challenges to fight the pandemic.

“When there is apparent politicization of this fight and apparent lack of political will to confront this pandemic as a united front regardless of our political and religious affiliations,” said Banda.

She accused the government of failing to understand public health, which has been undermined , poiting out that there were no strategies for protecting the vulnerable and there had been a failure to engage the public.

“Other countries in the region provide frequent briefings so that the nation knows what is happening in their countries. As for Kenya, the Minister of Health briefs the nation on daily basis. The written briefs we see each day are not good enough as more than half of our people have no access to this information,” said Banda.

On March 11, World Health Organisation announced that Covid-19 was a pandemic.

President Peter Mutharika on March 20 2020 declared the State of Disaster and set up a K15 billion fund to deal with the crisis. He also banned public gatherings and ordered closure of schools as part of drastic measures to cut densification.

Government has also imposed travel ban on foreignersand  advise people to practice hygienic  measures such as washing hands.

The government has also banned cross-border travel and international flights effective Wednesday this week.

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Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
1 year ago

Stupid Cadets Cannot Differentiate Sense From Nonsense

Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
1 year ago

Ma cadet ali busy kunena za Cashgate ya zaka 8 zapitazo kuleka kunena ikuchitika panoyi bwanji?

phiriwaphiri
1 year ago

amayi chitani manyazi why did u fail ti prevent cash gate under your nose shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Kambewa Chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  phiriwaphiri

She found the Cashgate already in progress. It started with Mbuyanu Bingu Bingiza Muthalika.
I thank Mama for calling Auditors from UK

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 year ago

Stupid woman. Her eyes on money because She is used to cheat donors. Government will handle this. Just concentrate on your useless alliance

Kambewa Chisale
1 year ago

Foseki
Don’t play games with coronavirus it may wipe any one.
DPP Woye woye will learn a lesson if one of the fish is gone with the coronavirus

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

The president as usual is in his usual position, face down, arse up and head buried deeply into the sand.

Start digging the graves.

KKKK
KKKK
1 year ago

Mbava iyi ikufuna kuti boma ilengeze zaboza kuti akabele anzungu

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
1 year ago

The idiots are those who give her a platform from which to speak.

Kambewa Chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  Ndendeuli

Foseki
What are you taking son of a bbbbbb

Kambewa Chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  Ndendeuli

You are the f idiot because you don’t love Malawi

Thats Me
Thats Me
1 year ago

JB is 100% right. If there is anyone here who has been tested then let that person come in the open. I for one wants to be tested for this virus but there is no where I can get tested. Just imagine Zomba General Hospital had one,,,yes one,,rapid test which was donated by the Aleluya band crue after they had tested themselves upon completion of 14 days quarantine. This single test was used on a single patient who came from Mangochi. That was it. 15 Billion atafuna kale anyapaphi amenewa…..

CULTURE
CULTURE
1 year ago
Reply to  Thats Me

Test yourself and come in the open, simple!!

Andy
Andy
1 year ago
Reply to  Thats Me

Testing is done in borders. I am one of those tested. JB just just wants attention. She lost relevance in Malawi politics. Full stop.

Kambewa Chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

The standard are so poor no follow up. Wait until The Big fish gets it

Bwana wa Ulesi
Bwana wa Ulesi
1 year ago
Reply to  Thats Me

Go to Mt Soche and get tested

malume
malume
1 year ago

Abiti Ntila, ino si nthawi yolodzana dzala. Nanga za Cash gate munalephera zija…… Khalani chete mayi. YAKO IJA …AZUNGU AKUTI, AZUNGU AKUTI Mpaka zuwa kulowa kkkkkk

Kambewa Chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  malume

DPP
Cadets ndiwe mbuzi
Ngati Mbuyako

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