Mtambo commits to fighting cyberbullying: Signs petition from Plan International Malawi

Minister of Civic Education and National Unity, Timothy Pagonachi Mtambo, has expressed displeasure with the rate at which cases of cyberbullying are rising in Malawi.

Mtambo signing the petition as Siula (left) looks on–Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times
Siula (left) and Mtambo hoist the signed petition

Mtambo has since committed himself to using his ministerial authority and influence to champion the fight against cyberbullying and harassment.

The minister made the commitment when he signed a petition by Plan International Malawi on Thursday. The petition calls for an end to cyberbullying, harassment and abuse of girls.

Mtambo observed that cyberbullying and harassment is a barrier to women’s and girls’ development because it forces them to shy away from cyber spaces thereby denying them opportunities that are available via online platforms.

“I am a witness of what cyberbullying can be on someone. I have been a victim of cyberbullying for a long time,” he said.

Mtambo further stated that cyberbullying is a threat to national unity; hence, it should be the responsibility of every citizen to root out the vice.

Plan International Malawi Communications and Campaigns Manager, Rogers Siula, said cyberbullying affects the mental and emotional wellbeing of the victims.

Siula added that a research his organization made recently established that girls and women are the most targeted.

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Ineyo
Ineyo
7 months ago

Lembani zakutsekedwa kwa Galaxy. Akugulani kuteroko? Dzulo mpaka a Macrawo kuchotsa ma frequencies a ma private media stations omwe amapanga cover ma demo nkungosiya Times ndi MBC basi mcholinga choti anthu asadziwe zomwe zinachitika ku Lilongwe

Okay
Okay
7 months ago

Iyi nde nyasi ya munthu wakuda

ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago

True

Ineyo
Ineyo
7 months ago

Ife tikufuna timve za mademo a lero, nde mukukambanso za munthu opusayi? Asiya kukonda ka paper kanuka a Nyasatimes mukamapanga zokondera. Zodiak alembatu pa page yawo despite kuti their boss is in the Government – that’s why they are outstanding. Learn from them.

Segwe
Segwe
7 months ago

This ministry has to be abolished by the end of the year.

Its there just to draining money meant for rhe poor

Chekweche Ngozo
7 months ago
Reply to  Segwe

This is very stupid Mtambo. Let him champion the demonstrations if he is wise

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