Chinese contractor sorry for abusing Malawian workers

Chinese contractor who is constructing a magnificent 40,000 capacity national stadium in Lilongwe has apologized to workers and Malawi in general following recent incidents of abuse particularly to Malawian workers at the project site.

The apology comes few days after heavy criticism from Malawians and several human rights bodies.

Projector coordinator Emily Shen made the apology on Friday when she addressed a group of journalists at the project site in Lilongwe.

In her remarks, Shen said the abuse like the one capture in a photo published in the newspaper showing a Chinese national chasing a Malawian worker with a baton stick in his hand, will never happen again.

“We apologize and promise that such a thing will not happen again, including the chasing of the worker” said Shen.

On the other hand, the site Manager Tao Wansheng expressed worry with rampant stealing of equipment and lack of security at the project site which she said it is derailing the project.

“There was a time thieves reached an extent of throwing stones at police before the police opened fire at them and this also puts our security at risk” Wansheng said.

The 40,000 capacity national stadium is expected to be finished in 2015.

The stadium will increase the number of major projects China has done in Malawi that includes a modern Parliament building, a Five Star Hotel and Presidential Villas among others.

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