Police disperse teachers preparing for Monday demos

There was commotion in Lilongwe this morning as police abruptly appeared at a meeting teachers were having at community centre ground to prepare for protests.

Teachersay they are frontline workers just like health workers and the police themselves who receive covid-19 allowance.

The law enforcers dispersed the teachers.

Police said that the teachers did not seek permission to hold demonstrations.

The teachers are demanding government to give them a Covid-19 risk allowance.

The one way Banja la Mtsogolo- Simama road to Lilongwe depot has since been closed by security personnel.

The teachers say they are frontline workers just like health workers and the police themselves who receive Covid-19 allowance.

Teachers Union of Malawi has told all teachers to stay away from work on Monday, the day schools are to open to force the government pay the teachers the covid-19 risk allowance.

Malawi will reopen schools on Monday five weeks after President Lazarus Chakwera suspended classes due to a surge in virus pandemic.

Malawi’s Presidential Task-Force on Covid-19 determined it is safe to resume classes after a drop in the rate of infection.

Co-Chairperson of the Presidential Task-Force on Covid-19 Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said in a televised address Wednesday night the infection rate is at 16%, down from 30% in January, when classes were suspended.

However, Kandodo Chiponda, who is also minister of health, said some schools will require students to produce Covid-19-negative certificates to be allowed into class.

She asked parents to comply with such a requirement, saying the government has enough Covid-19 test kits in all public hospitals in the country.

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Tizgowerengewaka Mughogho
Tizgowerengewaka Mughogho
5 months ago

Aphunzisi simuwakwanisa. Anthuwa ndiambiri komaso samapanga phokoso. Kuli bwino boma liwamvere madandawulo awo.

Tuntyufe
Tuntyufe
5 months ago

Koma tu this is a valid concern. Teachers will be exposed, lets be fair teachers are already working under unfavourable conditions

Abraham Lungu
Abraham Lungu
5 months ago

Foolish Police dogs

John chidongo
5 months ago

Ana aku Primary school wonse adzilipira kanganyanse mwina ka K 1000 fees kuti adziphunzitsi adzilandirako kandalama ka bwino pang’ono anawo ndi ambiri kwambiri. Adziphunzitsi katengeni chilorezo chofunikira ku court kuti mupanga matchi. Pofunika dogosolo lake. Komanso sipofunika kuunjikana nthawi ino mutha kungopanga stay away osapitako ku ntchito. Sizofunikanso kuunjikana ndi coronayu. Ndinudi wofunika ma Allowance. Tamvomereza. Osapitako basi mukhale pa nkhomo. Ankhukhinso ali pa front line pomwepo.

Ntopwa 1
Ntopwa 1
5 months ago

A jombojombo man will never stand in the way to what a teacher deserves.

R Makasu
5 months ago

Guys Dzikoli Lisakomere Anthu Ochepa tiyeni tiziyetsera Kupanga Chilungamo, Apaseseni zoyenera Maziphunzitsi.

Bwande
Bwande
5 months ago

The transport sending to and from school student almost closure to school fees plus covid-19 test almost two terms fees

444444No
444444No
5 months ago

It’s very funny that the police behaved that way,have you the police guy forgotten how this teacher u r teagassing today helped to be who u r today,?they’re fightingfor their Rights and ur busy with gases?really ?seriously ?

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
5 months ago

Stupid minister. See now schools are charging parents 38000 for the tests in schools….. Can you pliz make proper arrangements…… Some of us are Tonse to the core but we don’t like stupid Ness….. Mukupanga zopusa tu.

Game changer
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex mgeni

Ukupanga zopusa ndiweyo ukutsutsa osapereka altinative

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