Kaliati Warns Against Killings of People with Albinism

Malawi’s Minister of Information Mrs. Patricia Kaliati has warned that government is going to severery punish anyone who is going to be associated with the killings or abductions of people with albinism. She was speaking during a graduation ceremony of form four students of Hope Christian Boarding school at Konzere in the Southern district of Chikwawa. Kaliati said government will not take lightly any acts of violence perpetrated on albinos as they had rights as any Malawian. “Even when…

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Kaliati reiterates APM’s commitment to respect separation of party and govt functions

Government, through the Ministry of Information, Communication and Civic Education, has said President Arthur Peter Mutharika led administration is committed to respecting saperation of party and government functions as enshrined in the Constitution.  The responsible Minister, Patricia Kaliati, who is also government spokesperson, reiterated that it is the policy of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led administration to clearly separate government and party functions. Kaliati said this in response to a Malawi News article alleging that the ruling party…

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Kaliati Tours MACRA, Warn Service Providers

Malawi’s Minister of Information and Civic Education, Patricia Kaliati on Tuesday April 19, 2016 paid a visit to the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA in the commercial city as part of her familiarization tour since her new appointment lately. Among other things during the tour, the minister toured the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS) machine which she said that once it comes into fully operational, customers will enjoy the benefits of what they are paying for. “This machine…

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Govt Calls for Concerted Efforts on Street Beggars

Principle Secretary in the Gender Ministry Dr Mary Shaba has said that there is a need for concerted efforts in an effort to remove beggars in the streets of the country as government is doing everything possible to protect their rights as well as help them in various ways to have a bright future. Speaking to the local media lately, Dr Shaba said that street beggars are found in all the countries and Malawi is not spared either hence…

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Kaliati Challenges NGO’s to be Proactive

The Government of the Republic of Malawi has called upon Non Governmental organizations (NGO’s) to be proactive when conducting their activities so that they should help to foster development for the benefit of the people in the country especially the poor masses in the rural areas. This was said by Malawi’s Gender Minister Patricia Kaliati when she officially opened a meeting by over 20 non governmental organizations aimed at discussing a number of issues regarding their various programmes. Kaliati…

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Minister orders police to close Mamas Shabeen in Ntcheu

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati,Wednesday ordered Ntcheu police to close Mamas Shabeen beer drinking joint in Ntcheu for commercial sex promotion amongst girls. Speaking during a public awareness creation on at Kanyemba Village in the area of Senior Chief Kwataine in Ntcheu, Kaliati said the malpractice is against government’s efforts of promotion of human rights, child protection and girls’ education among others. “As government, we have put in place legislations which aim at ensuring…

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Mozambique returns 13 abducted children to Malawi

Thirteen children who were abducted recently by a business man were on Thursday turned back from Mozambique where they were found. Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, disclosed the return of the children in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Friday. She said the ministry got a tip from well-wishers about the missing of these children and that they were in Mozambique at a certain orphanage waiting for identification to ensure they are indeed children…

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SDA Pastor arrested over defilement of 13 year old niece

  The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare has vowed to take to task a Seventh Day Adventist Executive Secretary for Central Region Conference Harrison Juwa, 50, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old niece. During a press conference in Lilongwe, the Minister responsible Patricia Kaliati expressed concerned over the pastor’s conduct which she described as barbaric and disgusting. “I am deeply shocked to learn that a pastor has been defiling his late brother’s daughter since 2011. As a…

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Kaliati concerned over increased early pregnancies and marriages in Mchinji

Mchinji, November 14, 2014: Minister of Gender, Social Welfare and disabilities Patricia Kaliati has expressed concern over increased rate of early pregnancies and marriages in Mchinji district, which is negatively affecting girls’ education. Speaking Thursday, when she together with officials from KFW-Germany visited beneficiaries of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) at Khombe Village, T/A Zulu in Mchinji district, Kaliati said she was deeply saddened that although the SCTP programme is greatly improving the livelihood of vulnerable people…

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