Ministers in Covid-19 committee storm Mchinji-Mwami border

Ministers of Health, Information and Homeland Security on Tuesday made a surprise visit to Mchinji/Mwami-Zambia border to check the district’s preparedness in the prevention of COVID-19.

Minister of Health Mhango being briefed by PS Dan Namarika
Minister of Homeland Security Nicholous Dausi getting border check on his tempreture

The Ministers Jappie Mhango, Mark Botomani and Nicholas Dausi visited the border as members of the government committee on Coronavirus.

Speaking after the tour Minister of Health Jappie Mhango, who chairs the committee, said he was impressed with the preparedness at the border in the prevention of COVID-19.

“We are here today, to appreciate the level of preparedness in Mchinji as a border district. As government, we are doing everything possible to prevent the virus from entering Malawi,” he said.

All neighboring countries to Malawi have been affected by the disease and have reported confirmed cases.

Mhango said for the prevention to be successful there is need for coordination among all stakeholders at the border in ensuring that all people crossing into the country are monitored and tested.

These stakeholders include the health department, immigration, Malawi Revenue Authority and the police.

“I am happy that in Mchinji, all the stakeholders are working together, but we need to increase numbers of healthcare workers to ensure that the process is more effective,” he added

He urged officers working at the border to work with dedication saying the deadly virus has the potential of wiping out the population.

Mhango said government secured mobile houses which will be used as quarantine facilities and staff offices.

The mobile houses will be erected at the borders starting from March 25 in case of suspected cases.

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi urged the police to man all unchartered routes from the neighboring countries to Malawi to ensure that people do not use such routes to enter Malawi.

“We have instructed the police and the immigration officers to be visible in those routes to ensure that no one enters the country without being checked at the border,” he added.

Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Botomani warned the media against parading stories about COVID-19 without facts.

“I urge all media practitioners to ensure that they get facts from relevant authorities on COVID-19 to ensure that the public is not misinformed,” he said.

Director of Health and Social Services for Mchinji Juliana Kanyengambeta said the district needs more health personnel and equipment at the border to make checking of people entering the border fast.

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Mtete
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Mtete

The whole thing is being turned into a Roadshow. Did it require ministers to go round delivering messages about the dreaded virus? And is the exercise a privileged duty of DPP? Why feel gitery about MCP and UTM informing the public about the pandemic?

Just say you are on a campaign trail.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

kupombonezeka ,vibinji mmitu sakuziwa the job description of his position.
typical of our society. am sure we dont sign the contract no wonder we get someone with an accounts diploma as a minister of health.. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

eh cimimba eee co thanki wawa.

HAMU
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HAMU

Dausi mimba kukula ndi ndalama za corruption

Kapado Chimulirenji
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Our Government must learn to be honest by telling the world about COVID 19. People are dying of this pandemic but it is not being reported. Prince Charles and his wife, Trump and his wife were, First Lady of Canada and other prominent world figures tested. When is our President and our Ministers going to be tested? They should be the first to be tested, so we know their status not mere taking temperature. Make sure Bakili Muluzi gets tested as well after visiting South Africa.

Mwini muzi.
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Mwini muzi.

Micromanage it it please. We want tight borders through tight screening.

Kambewa Chisale
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Yes close all borders.
The medical staff must have proper materials to protect themselves. People should start self isolation.
Media should also be be active to inform people how they can protect themselves.
PETER MUTHALIKA
Must know that the moment the epidemic enter Malawi a lot of lives will be lost.
He can also get it as no one is above coronavirus

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kudya ma allowance. Mbava

Mwali
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Mwali

Mbava yaikulu ndi Simbi of Khato.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

kkkkkkkkkkk
koma yaaaaaa umbuli wathuwu shaaa.
dausi checked in for temperature, SCARY AND COMMENT RESERVED

Zio ine
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Zio ine

Allowance scam. These people were supposed to be making policies at capital hill and transmit them to technocrats in all regions.

Phiri
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Phiri

Good job.

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