|Representatives of FSWA and Malawi Government during meeting in Salima, Malawi
It was in the month of January, 2021 when a certain group of people identifying themselves as Females Sex workers Association (FSWA) got on the roads of Malawi expressing their anger onto the government putting inconsiderate measures towards Convid-19 pandemic.
At that they were demanding that the government should bow down to them by giving them Covid-19 money backup for the lose being experienced in their industry.
It has also noted with shock today on 6 March, 2021 that the same FSWA organization is meeting the Special Presidential Advisor who is responsible for issues attached to the Non-governmental Organizations Mrs Martha Kwataine.
The Meeting is being held in Salima a small District in Eastern part of Malawi which is along beautiful Lake Malawi.
The main purpose of the meeting is to get feedback from the government on the issues they already raised in the month of January, 2021.
On the other hand they have yet another controversial statement to the government which is asking the government to cushion them with flexible loans to support them on their daily needs and to run small scale businesses.
“Government is not being fair with our living Standards as you may be aware that our main clients (customers) are the men who usually go to work and knock off in the hours which the government deemed to be closing the bear stores, Bottle stores or Bars a thing which made our business to suffer that is why we want you government to bail us out from this challenge.” Lamented the Chairperson of FSWA.
In her response Madam Martha Kwataine said on the issue just raised today asked for more time to make necessary consultations before she can comment on it.
The meeting has since been suspended and to be continued to a later date to be announced as the other raised concerns need to be handle at the top of country.
Since, the change of government on 23 June, 2020 Malawi has not been stable. It has been hit with many protests from various sectors of the country. Ranging from Health workers, Sex workers (private) and Teachers.
Currently, Learners are not going to Schools due to the internal strikes that the teachers are demanding for Covid-19 Risk allowances a thing the Malawi Government is denying that the demands made by the teachers are unconstitutional.