Malawi Police approves demo: Activists pledge to hold peaceful protests Tuesday

In ensuring political freedom and civil liberties, Malawi Police Service have approved a request by Civil Society Organisations to hold peaceful demonstrations in Lilongwe on Tuesday October 27 to demand better health service delivery from government.

Mayaya:  We will take to the streets peacefully

Mayaya: Police permission for demo has been granted

Billy Mayaya, the architect of the demonstrations, has confirmed that letters notifying the authorities of the planned demonstrations have been responded with an affirmative approval by Lilongwe police and the district commissioner’s office.

“We have got police permission to hold demo,” Mayaya told Nyasa Times on Monday.

“We will go ahead to hold peaceful demonstrations on Tuesday October 27, 2015,” said Mayaya.

He says the demonstrations will start from Parliament building roundabout to Capital Hotel roundabout then turn right at the right about to Civic offices where minister of Health Peter Kumpalume will receive a petition..

“We will be joined by nurses and other health workers,” Mayaya said.

Government recently withdrew letters of appointments to over 300 health workers, saying the government had no money to pay them.

However, this drew severe criticism from the civil society organisations who accused the government of taking to the UN, New York a larger than life entourage of 106.

But Minister of Health, Peter Kumpalume has since assured that Capital Hill will employ the medical practitioners.

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modai machaka
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malawians kuzolowera zaulere,iwe umabereka ana ambiri umati boma lizakuphuzisire ulere?shame!zipangani zoti mupeze dolla apa,osati buxy kukayenda museu

Pachalo Chinthu
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A parent is a parent, there is now way a parent to say “my children there is no food today” Govern. to say “we don’t have money to pay nurses and newly qualified teachers”. Give pesion to all people who are over 60 years. Why do you keep them?

mulopwana
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nthawi ija ndi yimeneyo.anzathu amatengana wa ku amereka misonkho yathu.tiyeni nafe tibwezere basi ,boma losamva ngati ili.it’s better to fal downl together,than helping one group rise up.no…no…no…

INNOCENT
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The hours spent on roads can be diverted to something productive.MR. Felix Njawala said,”Too much involvement in politics will create a society too dangerous to handle”.The civil societies in Malawi should for once avoid the political backlash which will take as nowhere.We all no your fund is from “them” but dont mess with our hard earned revenues.I love yah support to govt. but your cries sometimes are childish.Advise the govt. through proper channel.Taking the streets ndizobowa.Imagine landing in France only to meet up marchers chanting? Let us be chauvinists.

che muyaya
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iwe nambala 6 nkhani si ndale apa kaya ndi umbuli kaya ndi chani alomwe inu? ifensotu ndi alomwe koma timayamba taganiza

Kafodya Imdzomdzo
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Yes the Headline is misleading, Police is not supposed to approve, or they can not approve. This provision is a constitutional one, police are merely informed of what the people want to do. They dont have any power to hold back what the people want to do which is already provided for in the National Document.

PIERRE V
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tikamatcha nao.After dis one we shud match again for de primary school devlpment fund.Our children r at home,i dont hav k10000 fo 5 children.God help mw

Mapiri
Guest

Police are not supposed to approve anything. But only to be informed. The headline is misleading

Elbliss
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Why domos? have we forgotten the 19 July repercussions? You Mayaya you don’t assist the freedom fighters. Mayaya go yourself on the streets.

Joseph Moyo
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please you should conduct another demo for the300million parliament approved money for vehicles we do not eat vehicles.after that we shall audit your demo if it transpires that you have spend money good enough that you could help govt to buy drugs in hospitals .then we do not need csos bcoz akukutumaniwo sadapeleke budgetary support to govt ndye akut boma litenge kut ndarama zogulira mankhwala?is demo provision of checks and balance?inuyo mukumlembana ntchito pakuziwana isnt that bad enough to warrant resignation?let the following resign bwana ku waterboard, escom. admarc,all ngos chinyengo chachuluka no pple r employed on merit NSO,MEC i… Read more »
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