My Turn

  • Malawi’s job solution

    Nov 21, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    Malawi is considered to be one of the poorest countries in terms of generating wealth. Poor countries that are on the path to development are supposed to generate employment for their citizens....

  • Convention Child Rights clocks 25

    Nov 19, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    Twenty-five years ago the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices...

  • Of Ebola and Malawi

    Nov 17, 14 • My Turn • Written by : 1 Comment

    While there is still talk, the fact still remains that Ebola is a threat not only to human life, but also to health-care systems in many countries that currently grapple with other existing health...

  • Should housewives be paid?

    Nov 14, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    The Weekend Nation edition of November 8, 2014 carried a story titled ‘Should housewives be paid’ in which the writer argued that husbands should pay their wives for the trouble the women take...

  • Female lawyers in justice delivery

    Nov 12, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    There is an apparent lack of recognition of the important role that female lawyers play and can play in justice delivery in Malawi. This role can only be conspicuous if female lawyers, as a critical...

  • Rise of non-communicable diseases

    Nov 10, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise world-over. Unlike communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases are not passed from one person to the other, but that they are chronic. Such...

  • We are all guilty of Cashgate

    Nov 5, 14 • My Turn • Written by : 1 Comment

    While financial forensic experts, anti-corruption officers and the police are busy hunting down selected individual suspects in connection with Cashgate, leaving most of us observing from a distance...

  • Reform and reorganise Malawi

    Nov 3, 14 • My Turn • Written by : 1 Comment

    The message has been made loud and clear, several times. The British government will not bankroll anything requiring external assistance, whether institutional support or direct development financing...

  • Lessons from Oscar trial broadcast

    Oct 29, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    As South Africa’s athlete Oscar Pistorious continues his five years sentencing for his conviction over culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and reckless handling of firearm...

  • 50 years of UN in Malawi

    Oct 24, 14 • My Turn • Written by : No Comments

    Malawi’s commemoration of 50 years of independence and 20 years of multiparty democracy coincides with 50 years of United Nations (UN) operations in the country. This is an opportunity to reflect...