Nankhumwa says over 1 million people may lose jobs in Malawi over Covid crisis:  Donates PPE

Leader of opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa has said it is the responsibility of any capable individuals to support government in its fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic because its further spread is catastrophic for the Malawi economy and the population.

Nankhumwa arriving at the health centre
Nankhumwa: Health workers doing a commendable job in saving lives and helping the country flatten the curve
Nankhumwa: Any small contribution would make a huge difference

 

Nankhumwa: Any small contribution would make a huge difference

He said this on Thursday, August 20, 2020 after he donated assorted Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to medical personnel at Thumbwe, Milepa, Ndunde health centres in Chiradzulu and at Chisitu Health Centre in Mulanje.

The donation included thousands of face masks, plastic buckets of different sizes, hand sanitizers and soap.

Nankhumwa said it was extremely important that the fight against Covid-19 must start with ensuring that the health personnel are safe.

“I wish to reiterate that our health workers, who are the frontline soldiers against Covid-19, are doing a commendable job in saving lives and helping the country flatten the curve. They need support from all of us and not government alone,” said Nankhumwa, who also serves as Vice President for the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) responsible for Southern Region.

He said recently, the Minister of Health Khumbize Chiponda made an appeal to capable organizations and individuals to join government in providing PPE because the battle against COVID-19 is certainly overwhelming.

“I decided to make this humble donation in response to that appeal by government. Let’s all support government in this fight. Any small contribution would make a huge difference,” he said.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Nankhumwa challenged government to come up with short and medium term policy interventions to avert loss of jobs due to COVID-19 related retrenchments.

He said the COVID-19 pandemic has spread with alarming rate, bringing economic activity, not only in Malawi but the entire world, to a near-standstill.

“Many Malawians are at heightened risk of unemployment as companies are laying off workers as production has slowed and completely stopped in some instances.

“Recent statistics indicate that over 300,000 people have lost jobs since the outbreak started and projections indicate that over 1 million people may lose jobs by December this year. These figures are alarming and government needs to move quickly to arrest the trend,” said Nankhumwa, suggesting that government would come with various policies to incentivize businesses and companies such as tax waivers and holidays in order to keep workers in employment.

Mulanje District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. Alinafe Kalanga, Medical Supervisor at Ndunde Health Centre Barak Limano and Member of Parliament for Chiradzulu East Joseph Nomale thanked Nankhumwa “for his selfless gesture”.

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Thyola mwendo
10 months ago

Nanga iwe zenze are you going to create one million jobs when one million people are going to loose jobs
Lets face facts Nankhuma is the president of Malawi

Michael 11c
Michael 11c
10 months ago
Reply to  Thyola mwendo

Alibe certificate ameneyo kugawa osakagawa Ku mchinji bwanji wangotsata alomwe amzako koma inu aDpp simunalape

Mwambalanga
10 months ago
Reply to  Michael 11c

To prove himself worthy, he should do it the whole regions of Malawi. If not he should putt in his mind a 50+1 strategy otherwise ayiwale Za mpando. Coz ndsmona he is trying to please the Lomwe belt. Malawi is not the Lomwes only. You have to convince pipo beyond the boundaries

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
10 months ago
Reply to  Thyola mwendo

Kkkkkkkk everybody wishes if dreams were reality then Nankhumwa will be the president

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
10 months ago

Chakwera is open for re-election but closed for development. 1 million jobs was SKC idea, there is no way Chakwera will carry oit that promise in in 1 year.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago

iwalani. that is not rul8ng for joji malenya.posing basi. sak7gona awa kupempha thandizo kuti aziti.
Botomani ndi japi ndi jojiyu amadyera limodzi. asatinyasepo apa

Chi
Chi
10 months ago

Thanks honourable Nankhumwa..,,, Where is Atupele Austin Muluzi?

Mr Eat Big
Mr Eat Big
10 months ago

Fatso, how do you know that we will loose one million jobs? On what basis do you say this? I see you did not say how many lives will be lost to Covid. Its your Bingu, APM, and the rest of you that have stolen so much as to leave Malawi poorer than when DPP came o power.

Ndadabwa
10 months ago

Bolatu we wl lose our jobs due tocivi 19 and not due to your corruption. Shupid ukhale chete mwana wa nioka iwe

Marumbo
10 months ago

I feel like Nankhumwa is already rulling this country….when pedegu is busy either sleeping or drinking wine with fellow chewas. Shame. DPP booomaaa!

Last edited 10 months ago by Marumbo
Mngoni
10 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

Kusowa chokamba mbuzi iwe,pa nsana pako kuwuma.

bandafred9@gmail.com
10 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

5yrs ukhala ukuyankhula manyi akowo hahahahahah

Malawi 1
Malawi 1
10 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

Ur IQ is so low bro! Why bringing in tribal sentements! We are one Malawi

Dando265
Dando265
10 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

you wish

Citizen
10 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

He is only trying to reposition himself as he eyes the vacancy in the DPP presidency. Don’t read too much in people’s actions, check the immediate environment and you will get the answers.

Chidyaonga
Chidyaonga
10 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

Fool

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