Misa-Malawi expects Kaliati to ensure free speech

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Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapter says it hopes new Information minister Patricia Kaliati will ensure that freedom of expression is respected in the country.

Patricia Kaliati

Kaliati: Expected to change.

Misa-Malawi chairperson Thom Khanje said freedom of expression has been a challenge in the country in the past weeks.

“Freedom of expression has been a challenge in the country as people are being arrested for criticising government but we expect the newly appointed minister to see to it that freedom of expression is respected,” said Khanje.

He added that freedom of expression is fundamental in the principles of democracy.

Kaliati who was Minister of Gender, Disability, Children and Social Welfare was redeployed to the Ministry of Information after President Peter Mutharika reshuffled his cabinet on 7th April.

Khanje welcomed the minister and expressed hope that they will work well with her.

Kaliati’s appointment as government spokesperson was however not welcomed by some political analysts in the country.

Thom Khanje

Khanje: We want need change.

Chancellor College based analyst Joseph Chunga intimated that Kaliati has been given the post because she makes noise and expressed doubt that the new information minister will perform better than her predecessor Jappie Mhango.

“This idea that a government spokesperson in the ministry of information should be somebody who is able to make the best of the noises has not helped this country. I do not know what the President’s judgment is, but I think Kaliati will do the same job that Mhango was doing,” he told the local media.

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  1. Expect hard moments misa this is the same minister who closed mzimba community radio bcoz she accused the radio of supporting the opposition during bingu wantharika regime

  2. Ufulu umayenda limodzi ndi udindo.There is no way you expect someone who is sane to be smilling to someone deviding us all in the name of freedom of freedom of expression.All we need is responsibility and all is going to be good

  3. Atolankhani ayambe kunjoya paja amasankha atolankhani ena ulendo uno kudzasankhanso ena osiyana ndi amene anapita ulendo wakunja wapita uja komanso a different media house ndikhulupirira pemphero la Garry Chirwa laveka kkk

  4. Atolankhani ayambe kunjoya paja amasankha atolankhani ena ulendo uno kudzasankhanso ena osiyana ndi amene anapita ulendo wapita uja komanso a different media house ndikhulupirira pemphero la Garry Chirwa laveka kkk

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  6. Kusiyana kwa kaliati ndi Kabwila ndikoti Kabwila is more educated than kaliati and she’s natural beauty while kaliati adathawira pa window komanso zamakono zafika atakula kale ndiyetu kusamba ambi shubaba

  7. Aaaaaa a misa malawi, inu anthuwa mumaona kuti amafuna zimenezo kuti zitheke mwa mtendere? Dziko lathuli ndi latsoka limakumana ndi atsogoleri osafuna zinthu zofunika kwa anthu only for their own selfish advantage.

  8. Eeeh! aKaliati Nkhopeyo Nanga Chosema,zozolazola Zomwezi Mukufuna Kukhala Mkaladi Kapena Mzungu? Koma Ndekuzilakwira Anthu Mmalo Moti Awelenge Nkhaniyi Anyasidwa Ndimmene Ukuonekekera

  9. Akwen mumatiimilir kumbali ya zozolazola big up 2 u kom muthandize2 oxati nanuxo zikukaniken coz bill imeneyi idayamba kale kukambidwa i dnt kno wats matter on dat