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Justice Minister Titus Mvalo is apparently in Geneva, Switzerland, to address a Group 7 team even though the meeting was meant to be virtual.

Social media has lambasted Mvalo, saying he his appetite of pocketing allowances have seen him flying to a meeting he was supposed to be part through virtual means.

All delegates to the meeting are in their countries participating either through Zoom technologies or video conferencing.

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But Malawi Minister is right there in Geneva, alone in the conference addressing delegates he can only see on video.

In his address, Mvalo said Malawi is a firm believer in multilateralism and as a member of the Human Rights Council and therefore shall uphold and protect fundamental international human rights, values and system.

Said Mvalo: “All nations large and small, powerful and not so powerful should enjoy equal treatment as we shape the United Nations that we want.”

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On Malawi situation, Mvalo said Covid-19 pande

mic has exposed vulnerable groups of Malawians.

He said the government is assessing the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on the health, education, economy and the labour market in Malawi to identify reforms that government could undertake to stimulate the economy and protect livelihoods.

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“Several policy recommendations including: the need to enhance interventions towards social protection programmes and other fiscal bailouts targeting workers and small-scale businesses in the informal economy, cash transfers, providing support to people with underlying health conditions such as HIV/AIDS, and implementing labour market reforms have been proposed,” said the minister.

Source: malawitalk.com

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