Minister Kaliati bemoans rise of gender, social degradation due to Covid-19

Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, has expressed concern over gender based violence and child abuse which she said are on the increase since the onset of Coronavirus pandemic.

Kaliati: Ministry working with various stakeholders to deal with the challenges

Kaliati made the remarks on Thursday in Lilongwe at a media briefing to inform the general public on the ministry’s mandate and its activities which include addressing issues regarding gender, children, disability, community development and the elderly.

“The ministry has noted that closure of schools as a result of Covid-19 pandemic has left most young people idle which has led to increased cases of teen pregnancies, early marriages, drug and substance abuse and gambling,” said Kaliati.

She stated that the ministry has taken consideration of the issues and is working with various stakeholders to deal with the challenges.

The minister  cited the introduction of educational radio programs as one of the ways of addressing such challenges.

Kaliati, therefore, pledged assistance to vulnerable street children by working with their families and supporting them with skills development and offer rehabilitation services.

“I would like to report that the Disability Trust Fund has K200 million which will be used to support programmes and activities for persons with disabilities.

“I would also like to pledge my continued support to the association of persons with albinism to ensure that they enjoy their rights like everybody else,” she said.

Kaliati vowed to continue the social cash transfer program to benefit vulnerable Malawians to cushion the poor and people working in the informal sector from the negative effects of the disease.

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ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago

Akwenanga amenewa BOMA ilo BOMA siili mwaliwona BOMA BOMA ilo 🇲🇼

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
7 months ago

Why is Kaliati wearing face mask. She told us there was no COVID-19 in Malawi. Now Malawians are dying because of the stupid remarks you made. You apologise publicly.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
7 months ago

zoona.
kunali organozation ya Gray something by bingu anthu anangogawanako ndalama 0 mwiniace anafa anatenga.
komaso kha gana kha khasala wa Bt amasesetsa azimai mu city ku Bt ko zoona ndithu makanda ali kunsana.
nde wina aziti nyo nyo nyo
atisok9neza atinyenya atipinyela ci njerwa ci block citiphwanye mitu. utsilu .
al8la kuti waaaawaaa amupatse madzi akomoka.
ati a Mw timaenda mmiseu ngati ya ku Greman. Utsilu ufiti kunamiza anthu kuti azibeledwa bwino. galu wacabecabe. a Mw akufuna kusziwa misonkho yao ili kutiko bububu iwe

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