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Lucius Banda once sang sukulu simathero, he was criticized and called names by the educated elites. Of course in his song he backed up his point and his main point was not discrediting education but just to show people also make it in life without education, whatever being educated starts from probably diploma above.

Today, I want to salute people of mangochi and Machinga. These are two districts with less gvt developments but are places where circulation of money is high and are better developed than others. Good cars that are scarce in towns like Ford rangers, range rovers, fortuners, Mercedes Benz latest models, akakhala ma latest Toyota, Nissan, Mazda sinkhani. Azimayi achiyao akumapita kunsika pa benzi, fortuner, Ford rangers. These are people we call osaphunzira, opanda mzeru etc ndipo samabweza kutilalatira ophunzirafe.

These people understood the essence of life and success. Success is not getting masters or PhD it is mastering your living doing what you are supposed to do and make your life better. These people, many own houses even in towns in which graduates are renting. They use good cars while graduates don't have or have alto, duets, mira etc. Sometimes we waste time with something that is not meant for us just to impress the educated elites we are one of them. I respect them, they have natural intelligence no wonder Muluzi had to rule us for 10 years when chakufa and aleke he convinced them to be his boys.

 

These people are intelligent, am learning a lot from them

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The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation has said community empowerment is a key to project sustainability and economic development enhancement.

Fletcher Simwaka Project Officer for CHRR said this on Friday during stakeholders exit meeting for Salima district on Enhancement of Citizen’s Participation in Local Governance and Demand for the Right to Development project.

Simwaka said most people in the communities are not fully aware that the country has a constitution where section 12 and 30 allows citizens to demand their right to development.

“There is a need for the government and Non-Governmental Organizations to keep on imparting skills and knowledge to the communities upon issues that hinder community development and human rights,” said Simwaka.

He added, “The culture of handouts is really becoming a major setback in project sustainability. There should be by-laws that will not allow NGO’s to go out to communities with handouts except in rare cases of disaster and emergency.”

 

District Labor Officer for Salima Maggie Chavala such issues were being looked upon and the empowerment should also reach out to youths to increase chances of sustainability of projects.

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Senior Chief Lukwa of Kasungu said on Friday chiefs in the country were ready to march if parliament failed to pass the Termination of Pregnancy Bill (ToPB) during the current sitting.

Lukwa, a member of the Coalition for Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA) and Secretary General for all chiefs in the country made the remarks in Lilongwe at a press briefing organized by over 15 Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organisations who are speaking with one voice to push for the legislation of the ToPB.

"As chiefs in the country we are in support of the Bill and we are ready to march in our robes of authority if the Bill is not passed," said Lukwa, adding: "This Bill seeks to protect our women and girls from indulging themselves in unsafe abortion which is killing them in large numbers, so who would say no to that?"

He said govt and Malawians could "not be held hostage by a few people who are against the Bill because of their lack of understanding its contents".

The Senior Chief said Malawians, parliamentarians, and leaders who cared for the welfare of their women would not stand aside and watch them dying.

 The NGOs and SCOs who are advocating for the ToPB include the COPUA, Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre (MHRRC), Centre for Human Rights Rehabilitation (CHRR), Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), Centre for Youth and Children Affairs (CEYCA), Family Planning Association of Malawi, and Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE), just to mention some.

CYECE Executive Director, Lucky Mbewe, concurred with Lukwa saying the problem with those opposing the passing of the Bill was that they did not take time to read it carefully to understand what the Bill was implying.

 

On the other hand, MHRRC Acting Director and Chairperson for the NGO Gender Coordinating Network, Emma Kaliya, said the campaign for the ToPB would not end until they won.

 

“We are not going to relent in our efforts because we know what is good for our women,” said Kaliya. “We saw others expressing their views but they should respect our views because they are the views of Malawian women and girls and all who wish them well.”

 

In 2012 a a Special Law Commission was tasked to conduct a review on the abortion related laws as per the provision of the Penal Code's Section 243 which criminalizes termination of pregnancy except where the life of the woman is in danger.

 

 

But the reformed law seeks to allow termination of pregnancy in cases of rape, incest, featal malformation and where the pregnancy puts the woman's life in danger.

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The Bourne Supremacy Trailer - Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon Franka Potente Brian Cox Julia Stiles and Karl Urban When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living.

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