Malawi’s opposition leader to finance house construction for underprivileged woman in Mzuzu

The right to adequate housing is a central component of women’s rights to equality under international human rights law, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said.

Nankhumwa was in Mzuzu in the northern region at the weekend where, among several engagements, he visited an underprivileged woman, Joyce Nyausisya, at Msongwe who lives with a 15-year old boy with disability. The pair lives in a dilapidated grass-thatched hut that is completely insecure in the event of hostile weather and thuggery.

Visiting the pair on Sunday, August 8, 2021, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament said it is extremely worrying that most women and girls in Malawi live in insecure and unsafe homes, which exposes them to abuse and other forms of gender-based violence.

“Women play a pivotal role in our country’s political, social and economic development. As an ardent believer in the rights of women and girls, I shall ensure that I play my humble part in ensuring that as a country, we achieve genuine gender equality by advocating for policies and actions that promote the rights of women and children.

“As Leader of Opposition in Parliament, I will work with my colleagues to ensure that we remove any form of discrimination and abuse that our women and girls face at all level of our society and also ensure that we help raise themselves out of poverty through formulation and adoption of friendly legislation,” said Nankhumwa.

Nankhumwa, who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for southern region, said after assessing the challenges that Joyce Nyausisya and the young boy face, he had decided to start financing construction of a better house for the pair this week and also buy a wheelchair for the boy.

Nyausisya was overwhelmed by the pledge and could not help but shed tears of joy at receiving the good news. She expressed gratitude to the Leader of the Opposition and prayed to God “to continue blessing him”.

A number of DPP national and regional leaders, including Members of Parliament (MPs) Julius Chione, Nkhata Bay North-east, and Yusuf Nthenda, Mulanje West.

Earlier in the morning, Nankhumwa attended a church service at St. Andrews CCAP of the Livingstonia Synod in Mzuzu. It was a special service where an induction ceremony for the new Church Minister, Isaiah Vwiyapo Mhone.

Addressing the congregation, the Leader of Opposition encouraged them to give the Man of God every support for him to succeed in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. He advised the new Church Minister to treat all Christians at the church equally, without regard to either tribe or where they come from originally.

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Winston Msowoya
Winston Msowoya
9 months ago

To me NANKHUMWA,Malawians from the North in diaspora gives you 99.9% for your love of MPOTO and MaLawi as a whole.Very few government leaders think of MPOTO for what they have contributed to the liberation of our country.The people of the North have also had contributed their love to Malawi nation.For. Instance,ZILILO MUMBA from Chidikalala in Mzimba,formed Nyasaland African Congress in 1919 when he was in South Africa.Orton Chin’goli Chirwa from Nkata Bay,formed the Malawi Congress Herein after,MCP when Mponongo Banda was resting in prison from where he shamelessly betrayed our Nyasaland/Malawi.to his Masters the British Imperialists.It is completely unfair… Read more »

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
Kent Y.G. Mphepo
9 months ago

Take note that Nyasaland African Congress was form in 1944 not in 1919. Preparations started in 1943. Ziliro was indeed the first president and he played a key role in its formation but he was not working alone. Charles Matinga, Fredrick Sangala, Mwase of Kasungu, Rev Chidongo Chinula, etc were active members of the struggle. A lot of people in Zomba and Blantyre, particularly African Civil Servants, took part in the meeting which had been called to explore the possibility of almagamating the various native associations in Nyasaland into one big block patterned after ANC in South Africa that had… Read more »

Mwana Wa Nabanda
Mwana Wa Nabanda
9 months ago

Our Country needs a clear policy on how we can house our people. Otherwise, we will keep getting cheated by politicians who think can do these things individually.

Bauleni
Bauleni
9 months ago

You can keep forcing him on us through the corrupt courts and your wishful thinking but we don’t recognise him as Dpp opposition leader. Come 2023 we will have our leader

Osar
Osar
9 months ago

He is wasting his money those people if they don’t like you, the like and they can’t change their mind

Russie
Russie
9 months ago

It had to take Tonse team to push DPP out of power and control in order for Nankhumwa to see poverty among Malawians. Yet, it’s too little too late. While in power he never dared to talk of housing deficit as a human right. Now, he’s desperate to score political points. Try to emulate mai Joice Banda. Instead of building one, just build ten.

Mzika
9 months ago

Good gesture Hon Nankhuwa, let’s emulate this good example desplyed here.
God bless you bwana.

Cesspool
Cesspool
9 months ago

Faka giya you’re doing the most undoable
The question for you KN have departed from the blue regalia to black? Don’t worry you look cute!
Mutumizeko ku nyanja yosodzera ku Mangochi Pama funika chovala cha ndiii moa muchenga

Amuna Kudambo
Amuna Kudambo
9 months ago

When you are helping ndiye kuchita kuima Kachulu? Campaign iyi …..

My Opinion
My Opinion
9 months ago

Lero ayamba kukhala ofunikila azimai? ndimmene zimakhaliratu ukakhala ku Opposition! Kikkkkkk ndiye alipotu ochuluka azimai amenewo ndiye kaya mukwanitsa kaya!

christafari.
9 months ago

thats good

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