Ministry Shoots Down Child Commission Bill

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Cecilia Chazama, has described Bill No. 1 of 2018, National Children’s Bill as duplicating the already existing functions of the ministry and other partners in child protection and care. The minister made the remarks in Lilongwe on Monday at a press briefing on the Bill. She said much as the Bill is an important move to help children, it creates a parallel entity which will duplicate the already existing initiatives undertaken…

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Govt Committed to Fighting Trafficking in Persons

Government has pledged its commitment to fighting against trafficking in persons and has since called for strong partnership in curbing the vice in the country. Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Cecilia Chazama said this Friday in Lilongwe at the Bingu International Convention Centre when she opened National Inter-Disciplinary Symposium on Trafficking in persons. She explained her ministry has increased issues of capacity building of investigators, prosecutors, enforcement and protection officers and sharing information and best practices in…

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Malawi, Mozambique to Curb Border Crimes

Governments of Malawi and Mozambique have agreed to establish committees in the border areas of Mangochi and along the Ruo River in Mulanje to amicably resolve border issues that ensue so often. The resolution was made Tuesday during the 11th session of Mozambique and Malawi Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security (JPCDS) held in Mangochi this week. Malawi’s Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Cecilia Chazama, told journalists that the committees would also be dealing with border…

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