Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 helpless over political rallies

Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 chairperson Dr. John Phuka has said the task force is helpless over the continued political rallies as the country gears for a fresh presidential election.

Dr John Phuka: Co-chair of the presidential task force

Phuka said this on Thursday in Lilongwe at its first meeting since President Peter Mutharika reconstituted the committee which now has two chairpersons, includes the opposition, the civil society and technocrats, among others.

“We cannot stop political parties from holding the rallies because of the elections. However, we will engage political leaders on the need to observe covid-19 preventive measures during such rallies,” said Phuka.

The task force is now co-chaired by Finance minister Joseph Mwanamvekha.

Phuka said the task force would ensure transparency, accountability and will be apolitical.

Leader of Opposition in parliament Lobin Lowe accepted his seat in the task force and assured that he would work to ensure the battle against coronavirus is won.

The meeting came at a time when the country has 63 cases of the covid-19.

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2 years ago

Tiyeni tizilekeni mmene ziliri bcoz it was proposed kuti elections should be shifted but malawians objected. In all countries where they were to hold elections they put on hold until covid19 ends. Kuno how special are we? Do you think in all fairness a party can campaign on tv or radio? Pakuti malonda nkutsatsa so alekeni achite nazo tiziwona tonse poti a malawi we are good at opposing any idea govt lingabweretse

2 years ago
Reply to  chataika

If this is the case then stop Atupele his rallies as I met him in Mangochi..
Covid or not we shall vote for opposition basi. Mwaphaso bambo tsopano. Ndale zopanda pache za inuyo. Udindo ukatha watha sachitata kupha ayi.

Kalulu Wadwala
2 years ago

We need to know how much you have pocketed after the meeting?
Secondly confirm to us if numbers coming out of Jappie are true?
Thirdly tell the nation why our borders are still open.
Fourth Lowe is now dpp

2 years ago

Observations indicate that countries which acted quickly in sealing their borders as a priority measure (no.1 action) have had a greater deal of success in curbing the spreading of this serial killer virus. Then other complementary measures have brought in more effectiveness in the fight. This number 1 measure is like hitting the head of a snake while other measures are targeting the main body of the snake. Apparently in Malawi we have missed the snake’s head and thus making it very difficult to target its main body. May the new Presidential Task Force please seriously consider advising the government… Read more »

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