Lilongwe District Council Sets Conditions for Unemployed Nurses, Teachers Vigil

Lilongwe District Council Sets Conditions for Unemployed Nurses, Teachers Vigil

"Some of our conditions include an order for the organisers to deploy no less than 40 marshals and avoid noise pollution at the government offices.

"The conveners should not hold any weapon and cause disturbance to the general public; private security shall not interfere with public security, and Kamuzu Mausoleum shall be protected from vandalism,” said Dr. Palani

Publicity secretary for the unemployed nurses, midwives and teachers Lucius Gerald told Zodiak that they will hold vigils until the government employs them permanently.

Gerald said 5000 unemployed nurses and midwives and 10,000 primary school teachers will turn up for the vigil.

"We have tried to engage the government to address our concerns but no action hence our decision to hold vigils in Lilongwe to send a strong message to the authorities," said Gerrald.

In Malawi most nurses and teachers are trained under government subsidized programs but cannot be hired soon after completion of their studies due to financial constraints.

Official statistics indicate that only 9 percent of the country's population is in the labour workforce, meaning about 21 million Malawians (91 percent) are unemployed.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 07/11/2023

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