Malawi establishes national Covid-19 office to spearhead fight against virus pandemic

The Malawi Government has established a National Covid-19 Office in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), effectively replacing the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19.

 Chief Secretary to Government, Zanga-zanga Chikhosi

However, In a statement, the Chief Secretary to Government, Zanga-zanga Chikhosi said the governance structure will comprise a reconstituted Presidential Taskforce and a National Secretariat.

The Office is expected to spearhead the fight against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

According to a press release issued a few minutes ago, the Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda and Dr. John Phuka of the College of Medicine are co-chairpersons of the Office while Ministers of Finance, Felix Mlusu, Agnes Nyalonje of Education, Kennedy Edward Kandodo (Labour) and Titus Edward Songiso Mvalo are members.

Other members include the Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako, the executive director of the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) Innocencia Chirombo, president of the Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU), Joseph Mdambo, Leader of Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa and Inkosi ya Makhosi M’mbelwa V (Mkhosi Jere).

The statementsays the secretariat will be headed by the National Covid-19 Coordinator.

“The National Covid-19 Office will be providing daily updates to the nation. His Excellency the State President will be addressing the nation on Covid-19 at fortnightly intervals,” says the  statement.

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Shonai
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A lot of theory.Your attorney general is going to prevent you .

Sinoya
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Sinoya

Imeneyo yanyamuka headed by a minister of health with no medical back ground at all. A task force of only 2 medical professionals. You could have at least incorporated Michael Usi it’s a pandemic for crying out loud.

Tea Grower Thyolo
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Tea Grower Thyolo

Check again. She has a background in pharmacy

Machine Gunner
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Machine Gunner

Dumbass, do you think this is just a health issue that can be handled by medical professionals alone? Uchitsilu umenewo is what got you kicked out of government forever! You need experienced crisis managers who have successfully handled major crises. You need people with brains and know-how that can look at data + models and accurately predict future events. You need professionals who know how to mobilized and direct resources. You need professionals with the know-how of logistics to move resources into the country and effectively distribute them. Above all that you need people who can digest all this information… Read more »

Phudzi
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Phudzi

Kodi mukati medical background mmatanthauza chani? The minister is pharmacist by profession. Kapena mmafuna akhale Jappie wanu uja? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Izi sizikufunika ogawa mankhwala. Zinafunika madokotala eni eni. Achina valera.

We See You
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We See You

UTM supporters keep forgetting they are still new kids on the block. We have people who have built industries in this group. Valera is good but not the only one. Sorry

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