By Chisomo Phiri
Concerned unemployed nurses such as nursing officers, clinicians, community midwife assistants and IPTE 13 to 17 teachers are threatening to hold a joint vigil at Capital Hill in Lilongwe on 9 November 2023 pushing for their recruitment.
This is contained in a letter to Lilongwe District Commissioner Dr.Lawford Palani signed by Chairperson of the nursing officers, Frank Kamwendo, Nurses and Midwives chair, Peter Kabaghe and the teachers’s chair, Wonderful Gama.
The groups say they want to let President Lazarus Chakwera intervene on their long standing issues of unemployment and lack of political will.
“We would like the president to do something on these two grievances. We understand that the government is capable of employing a substantial number of teachers and nurses while granting opportunity to registered nurses to go and work elsewhere,” they argue.
On 6th October this year, a group of nurses held protests to request the president to intervene on the issue affecting nurses in the country .
Meanwhile, President Chakwera is yet to respond to the issues two weeks down the line.