FORMER SECOND DEPUTY SPEAKER, CLEMENT CHIWAYA COMMITS SUICIDE
Former Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Clement Chiwaya, has shot himself in the head with a pistol on Thursday September 29th, 2021 at Parliament building right in front of the Clerk of Parliament, Fiona Kalemba’s office while discussing the most controversial issue of employment benefits among others, the car possession which for over the time, he has been claiming that he bought it with his own money but the parliament is yet to change the ownership of that car saying it remains government vehicle and the matter is still at the court. .
Parliament Spokesperson Ian Mwenye, has confirmed about the shooting calling it as unfortunate. Clement Chiwaya who was a person with physical disability after he suffered from polio in his early childhood, has died on the spot and he has left a suicide note which says he was not a violent person while it would have been easier for him to hurt others with the means he had, but he didn’t want that to be his legacy.
‘For those of you that would question why? Don’t. Here is my explanation: In my whole life I have worked very hard to ensure that I am self sufficient and I don’t rely on others for anything. My experience with parliament has been very bad. I am not a violent person while it would have been easier to hurt others with the means I have, I don’t want that to be my legacy. My heart and spirit has been brought down not because of the vehicle but persistent begging that I am doing to get what belongs to me,’ reads in part the suicide note.
Meanwhile, the burial ceremony of Clement Chiwaya is scheduled to take place on Saturday October the 2nd, 2021 at Ngoyi Village in the area of Traditional Authority T/A Mponda, Mangochi District.
Late Chiwaya served as a Member of Parliament for Mangochi Central Constituency for three consecutive terms from 2004 to 2019 and was a member of United Democratic Front UDF. Later he was elected Second Deputy Speaker during his last term in parliament, 2014 to 2019.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A CONSULTANCY
Terms of Reference Consultancy to conduct Training on Human Rights, UNCRPD, Disability Act and SDGs for Spinal Injuries Association of Malawi SIAM.
Name of organization: Registered Trustees of Spinal Injuries Association of Malawi-SIAM
Consultancy to conduct Human Rights, United Conversion on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), Disability Act and Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Training for SIAM.
To increase the capacity of persons with spinal injuries to advocate for their rights and participate in decision making at all levels in Malawi.
One Post: Consultant
Duration: 10 days
Start Date: 10th November,2021
Reporting to: Siam Program Manager
SIAM is an organization of persons with spinal cord Injuries, and it was established in 2011. It is registered under the Trustees and Incorporation Act n as non-profit making organization in 2020. SIAM‘s Mission is “to promote the realization of equal rights for persons with spinal injuries and to facilitate their meaningful inclusion in all aspects of community life” during the entire chain of accessing care and reintegration. Our strategy has always outlined our commitment to working alongside local and international partner organizations with aim making a society without barrier for persons with spinal cord injuries in particular and persons with disabilities in general.
SIAM has secured funding from the Disability Rights Fund (DRF) to build capacity of peer supporters in Human Rights and Disability. SIAM is therefore looking for a consultant, who will closely work with the Task force and to conduct the training in Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
The main aim of this assignment is to strengthen capacities of SIAM in human rights and disability
To assess levels of knowledge and skills on human rights and disability among SIAM members
To develop a training program and materials for SIAM
To improve the understanding and knowledge of peer supporters in human rights and disability.
The scope of work
Hold 2-day training in each location (Mzuzu and Lilongwe) on human rights and disability
Produce Training reports and share with SIAM Program Manager.
Develop and share training materials with SIAM Program manager.
Evaluate skills and knowledge levels among activity participants.
Provide recommendations for future capacity building initiatives.
Academic Qualifications and Experience
At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field in the areas of Human Rights, Planning public policy and development studies.
Those with a Master’s Degree will have an added advantage.
Demonstrated experience in working with Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) and other development stake holders in public sector development programs especially in the areas of capacity development.
Prior working experience on disability issues is an added advantage
Skills and competences
High level written and oral communication skills in English and Chichewa.
Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm,tact,diplomacy and integrity.
Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagement/workshop
Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments.
Experience in research, policy development, management and programming related work.
To apply, send an application responding to the Terms of Reference that include a CV, a proposed methodology (maximum 2 pages), an activity time schedule and a financial proposal/budget to the Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “CONSULTANCY TO CONDUCT HUMAN RIGHTS, UNCRPD, DISABILITY ACT AND SDGs TRAINING.” Applications should be submitted by Friday 8th October,2021. Female candidates and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.