Govt to start giving money to beggars 

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The Malawi government through the Ministry of Gender, Disability, Children and Social Welfare has disclosed that beggars are to be given money as one way of empowering them.

Confirming the development, spokesperson for the ministry of gender, disability, children and social welfare Lucy Bandazi said funds are to be disbursed to beggars and street children so that they are empowered financially.

Beggars to get money. (Image credit: venturesafrica.com)

Beggars to get money. (Image credit: venturesafrica.com)

“Funds are to be kept together so that we can help them with little something that can help them to do an activity that can bring more money, we have also plans to train them on how they can empower themselves” said Bandazi.

This is a change in strategy from the government which earlier this year announced that it will arrest street beggars, street children, and their parents or anyone who procures and encourages them to beg on the streets saying that such acts are against Section 180 of the Penal Code which criminalises begging.

After the statement, Malawi Law Society (MLS) blasted government’s directive arguing that it was unsustainable and urged authorities to address problems that compel beggars to be on the streets.

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  1. fundo imeneyi nkumati tidzalamulibe dziko lino mpaka kalekale heede mwatitenga ngatidi opusa eti ? analipo ena a one village one cow ali kuti?

  2. inu a dpp fundo imeneyi yocheza kapena zoona? mesa mukuti chuma sichikuyenda bwino misonkho pamwamba malipiro ochepa, fees kukweza, mankhwala mzipatala mulibe, njala iri tho, madela ambiri miseu yabwino mulibe ndi zambiri zosowa ndiye muyamba njira yofuna kuononga ndalama ngati ndi ndalama zathandizo apempheni njira ina yomwe mungathandizile anthuwa ngati pali njira yopezela mavoti pangani koma sizithandiza. musaiwale land bill ikavomelezeka kuti ikhale lamulo embekezelani mavuto ena osowa pokhala anthu amalawi timadziwana mitima mmidzimu.

  3. The most nonsense idea i’ve ever heard in a long period of time…If the same govt can’t pay nurses & teachers, where the f**k are they going to get the money to distribute to “all of us” beggars.

  4. Nde tonse tikhalatu opepha nanga boma lingapereke k10 kwcha ngati? ?? Si iziyambira k50,000 kkkkkkkkk tonse pankhonde pa Metro, ptc else where bola manja anthu onwe tiziloza kwa awo amakobili a bomawa

  5. We here witness your foolishness when you trying to stop crime before stopping poverty, busy dipping into the pockets of the poor Malawians.

  6. muzimupasa ndalama mun2 opempha yet aphunzitsi dollar cnayambe kulowa? mun2 opempha nd wina yemwe akgwira nchito yaboma ofunika kulandla dolar ndan?? koma boma ili abale iii!!!

  7. This completely shows that all malawians are beggers,coz when we always are looking foward to what the government do will hence we know why people rush into politics,thats why nthawi ya campaign,mumavulazana coz of 20kwacha yeniyeni,why my fellow malawians always kutaya nthawi ndikudzudzula boma mmalo modzudzula makolo athu amene panthawi yomwe zinali bwino,anzawo akuthamangathamanga iwowo ankangobeleka ana mmalo motikonzela tsogolo,abstain politics and be lik me work hard no sweet without sweat

  8. How many beggars will you give? How much each? Will it be hourly? daily? Weekly? Fortnight? Monthly or yearly?
    Any criteria or qualities of the beneficiaries?
    What if you give them and they still beg?
    Alot of questions!

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  10. Ana amenewa sanachite kufuna kuti abadwe koma mphulupulu zaena opelewera ubongo achikhalidwe cha nyama mwinanso nyama bolani kulibe nyama zopemphetsa,kumapanga zinthu zongosangalatsa inu eni zaana obadwawo mulibenawo ntchito mukawayamwitsa ana amenewa kugehena!abambo mukawagulira matewera ana amenewa kwinaku mukuotha moto!

  11. That is encouraging laziness even the Bible does not condon that no wonder we do not develop because of that, osagwira ntchito asadye

  12. That is encouraging laziness even the Bible does not condon that no wonder we do not develop because of that, osagwira ntchito asadye

  13. Pezani njira inayabwino osati njirayolimbikitsa kuti opempha achuluke kodi tikudaliratu inu munapita kusukulu but why do you think like us ,ignorance?

  14. Am asocial worker point of collection dnt jst say tiyamba kupeleka ndalama,, u need to fnd out why r they beggars dnt u knw u kuti ena ndiules evn f they cn hv money, ena chamba, ena mismagemet, ena its tru as such f u jst startn gvn money sayn its economic empowerment dats atotal lie they wl never stop as long as ndalama zkawathera!! Fact fndng has to take place first n all angles of our cities.

  15. kkkkkkk Si move yabwino imeneyi!! Taonapo ife anthu akulemera mu zina la ana amasiye, odwala edzi….. etc I think akamberembere alowapo pamenepa, & zilimbikisa mchitidwe wa katangale! Zimenezi zilimbikisanso ulesi pakati pa anthu cz ena abwino bwino azizipanga ndi ku Joina magulu opemphesa ndi cholinga choti apeze ndalama…… Mpofunika kupaunikira bwino bwino pamenepa

  16. Now many people will start begging u will see, komaso muzapatsa achibale anu okha amene mukuwaziwa. Chinyengo chachuluka pa malawi makamaka inu andale, tinamva zaku police anthu ambiri anabwezedwa kamba kachinyengo.

  17. Now it seems like the government is losing focus!
    These are kids, to begin with, the question should be why these kids are roaming the streets?
    Now you will know where to begin with!
    Giving them money is like putting dry firewood on the burning fire,and what will happen then? you figure it out!
    Sometimes if you have run out of ideas, it doesn’t hurt to ask the public!

  18. let me explain my feelin,zopusa zimenezo bolanso mukanati opunduka ist zomveka,tangonganiza iweyo wayambisa m’fundo imeneyi ndiwe chisilu ulindi money zingati zomwe ukumakumbusa which you owned.& more over nawonso alindimanja awili iweyo ako ndiangati ?.f…u…c..k .its better ndikuziwa problem its not u .koma ndie wakunamizani2 By(amalawi tasegulani maso mwakhalila mutu?) .ehehehe ungopita iweyo ukapange mbuzi ~…..gate ukhale bushili party2. funso kapena ndemanga?.

  19. wea weere we to suppport these grups? we are talking of the social security service here which most countries have hd adopted excluding MALAWI,,,,,,,,,,,,,KUGONA BASI

  20. Chamba mwayambacho,, ana akufuna fees itsike ku chacoku muli duuu! lero mukuti Govt start giving money to beggars 4 wat? asiyeni anawo ena ndiulesi amathawa kulima kumudzi, dzanadzanali munati tiyamba kulipira muzipatala koma mitu yanu ikugwira kwenikweni ine program yanuyo I disagree ndisaname

  21. mmmmmmhhhh koma this party ndkanakhala nd galimot yaikulu ndidakawatenga onnse kukaponya ku RED SEA ndith,mwandikwana bt God help us plz

  22. aaa mmalo mothandiza omwe akudzifunitsitsa apa zanziii.mukuona ngati amapephela kusowa pokhala? alitu ndimaplot ana amenewo ndalama zake zopephazomwezo.bwanji osagulila chimanga or ku lipilira fees omwe akufuna kuphunzila or use tht money to create jobs for undergraduate mmalo moti tidIthawila kuno kujohn…. nonsense! !!

  23. Kodi nose Ku boma u r not smart,? Ndikuona kuti athu amisala kwapezera malo oti azikhala koma opepha abwino bwino kwa pezera chochita kuti azizithandiza kaya business kaya chito yamanja kwaphuzisa kuwapasa big capital kaya ka small company. Kuti azitenga 40 percent azipereka Ku boma kuti athandizeso ena osowa chocho titha kutukuka koma muzapasa athu opepha mpaka liti Muli ndi ndalama?

  24. Mmmm opitala apaso ndee mwawonjezaso2 kuganiza ngati mwakhalira mutu bwanji? Komadzulo munagona inu kapena mwagona pamwamba pa………….. Then the first lady made this such stupidity decision in your behalf?

  25. But it’s the same government that said street begging is illegal.No wonder we’re being told to give names of those mentioned in the K577billion scandal to the president with evidence.Is this another comedy coming from Capital Hill??

  26. Pliz! Our slow thinking government officials; don’t give them cash. instead you can teach them fishing. I believe it will help them to live a self reliable life.

  27. Is this kind of a joke or what? This wil increase beggars in the road like South Africa. I am not cruel but until when doing this? Why not put them in centres were they wil learn skills and be indpendent. I am sure donors wil step in if we do it this way. It wil pain me that the goverment give them money and they wil buy whoonga, nyaope,dagga and kachasu. And tomorow they get more. While the goverment says they is no money.

  28. Musayerekeze! Ingondipatsani ine ndalamazo ndizipangira business ndikawina ndiziwathandizako koma business ikadula ndiye ng’oooo saona chilichose! Kkkkkkk

  29. sometimes to be a copycat is not a crime do it in south africa way only disabled deserve grant no beggars and those mentaly disabled must be taken to hospital for mbwaza examination if he got mad due to chamba addict or other illigal drugs no grant for that futhekhu

  30. Good move, but what altenative are you going to follow?? Bcoz by doing that many pple will turn themselves into beggars just like other malawians who r living close to refugee camp, now they are refugees too only to get access of food and other staff. Anyway God bless u 4 the good idear

  31. Chopatsidwa chilibe nkhutu,
    Boma lopanda alangizi anzeru zakuya ndiili. Munaona kuti, kuti munthu wopatsidwa Ali ndi ufulu pa moyo wache?
    Ndichimodzimodzitso chaika tsoka pa boma lathu kaamba kodalira kupatsidwa nkuiwala ma plan ozithandizira nzika zache monga pa za chuma, social economic/life.
    Malawi ndiotsautsitsa pa njira imeneyo.

    Boma lathu latsautsitsa Ku maiko akumwera kunu kwa Africa kaamba kodalira kupatsidwa.
    Anawo ndi nzika zamtsogolo, mabwana,ma MP, Ministers, Madotolo kungakhalenso ma President omwe tikudalira pa omweo.
    Nzeru ndi iyi, apatseni tsogolo lowala pa za maphunziro ndi masikilu omwe idzakhala passport yao.
    Mwabzala umbanda osaneneka kuwapatsa ndalamazo nanunso zopatsidwa ndi maiko akunja, zikakutherani mudziwer kuti mwaiyamba nkhondo mimiseu alanda anthu zinthu zao.
    Pali plan yotulutsira ndalamazo mu thumba la boma kuti mukuthandiza anawo, pomwe zikulowa mumatumba amimbas zanuzo.
    Takutulukirani kaaaaale,

  32. Why can’t you the Government teaches these beggars how to fishing the fish.Like sending them Kusamala institute of Agriculture and ecology,and they will learning more about PERMACULTURE,which will drives them into sustainable way of living,likewise there will be no begging in the streets.

  33. what a good move,let me venture into this simple business instead of being a guard working tiressly from 1-30 and receiving 15thousand,ohoho!!!,no more sweat,free cash at my hand!!!!

  34. Komaso boma ili linangozaza ndi anthu osaganiza kumeneko ndikungolimbikisa ndikuchulusa chiwerengelo cha anthu kuti azipepha kumeneko mwapezelako njila yosolola ndalama za Boma basi kupasa 5tambala inu mutatenga ma million mumatumba mwanu

  35. Kupeleka ndalama maka kwa ana opempha, boma silinaganize bwino.kudali kuwatenga anawo nkuwapitisa ku sukulu,chifukwa kukhala kuonjezera uchigawenga

  36. Koma akuwapatsila pa nsewupo or akuwapeza m‘makwawo ndipo muonetsetse ngati akuwapeza m‘makwawo akulandila si opemphawo ai koma akupatsa abale awo ndalamazo

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