Minister Mia ensures airport services on for Malawi to receive Covid-19 materials

Minister of Transport Mohammed Sidik Mia has ensured that there are all systems in place for key workers at the airports are working with support of the military to ensure the country allows  cargo planes including those meant to bring in Covid-19 materials such as  testing kits.

Mia: Airport will be able to receive Covid-19 materials

There has been an industrial action by the airport staff workers as a way of forcing the government to address their concerns raised in a petition presented some months ago before the new administration took office.

But Mia has moved in to ensure the military and key staff at the airport are working this week to receive Covid-19  personal protective materials and testing kits.

“While we are looking at the grievances which the previous regime failed to address, we need to ensure that the airports functions normally for purposes of receiving Covid-19 materials,” said Mia.

The staff members are among other things demanding promotions, risk allowances, revision of duty allowances among others.

Meanwhile, Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has said her ministry  has imported 10 000 tests kits as one way of strengthening vigorous response to Covid – 19.

“We have 10000 test kists coming from Ethiopia from African Union arriving tis week and  25 000 test kits  arriving most likely on 21st July from Europe,” said Chiponda.

The virus pandemic is gaining momentum in the country with a surge in infection and rising death rate.

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Limbuli
Limbuli
7 months ago

Madam Chiponda, the guy who is coordinating Covid-19 responses is a DPP plant, he will frustrate your efforts. You are too excited with ministerial positions because most of you were block. Dr. Phuka was appointed by APM not your Chakwera. Please appoint your women trusted doctor not John Phuka. Whatever you are doing he is reporting to his real master.

Tommy
Tommy
7 months ago

10000 kits are a joke to the nation with current covid situation… You need to be taking of hundred thousand kits madam minister ..

Jembe
Jembe
7 months ago
Reply to  Tommy

How many tests have been done in the country so far? Then you can work out whether the 10000 + 25000 are sufficient for now

J G Simpsons
J G Simpsons
7 months ago

Why Malawi is NOT starting International Flights as Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airlines have already started International Flights to around the world and Domestic Flights

As Malawian Citizens are Trapped in various Countries and are willing to come back to Malawi

WHAT IS MALAWI GOVT DOING ABOUT THOSE CITIZENS

msundwe
msundwe
7 months ago
Reply to  J G Simpsons

Why cbt they fly to zambia or Zimbabwe and travel by road? Kupepera basi

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