CDEDI pens AG over ‘no vaccine no work policy’

Human rights and advocacy institution Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has written the country Attorney General (AG) seeking government`s clarification on mandatory coronavirus vaccine.

This follows what both public and private institutions are doing by imposing mandatory Covid-19 inoculation contrary to what the Ministry of Health reported that the jab is not compulsory.

According to CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa, having written Health Ministry over the same and received no response, their hope is in the top government legal advisor that he will provide clarity over the matter.

“Kindly note that since the private and public institutions started implementing their “No Vaccine No Work Policy” some people have lost jobs.

While others have been forced to reveal their medical conditions to their employers in an attempt to be saved from the mandatory exercise; scores of others have lost business opportunities, thereby being deprived their right to economic activities,” reads the letter in part.

Namiwa has since threatened to seek legal intervention over the matter if government will not come out clearly

“We understand he respects the bills of rights that accorded by the Constitution to the Malawian citizens and we don’t think that the AG will is going to keep quiet and we don’t think is going to ignore this demand letter.

“If there won’t be response over this issue, we won’t remain silent or leave the issue the way it is, we will ask the court to interpret this controversy,” said Namiwa.

When contacted for a comment, the AG Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda said he is yet to see the CDEDI letter.

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