Malawi employers flout guidelines over expatriates  – Govt

Malawi government has expressed concern over the rising number of expatriates occupying jobs that locals can ably do.

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Manpower, Patrick Kabambe said expatriates are occupying jobs that do not fall within their category.

“Expatriates are critical in rare skills , but most of the jobs they are occupying such as those in finance and human resources do not fall in that category.

Kabambe: Expatriates taking jobs that local people would do

Kabambe: Expatriates taking jobs that local people would do

“As a ministry we conduct routine inspections on work places but we need to look at the overall picture of the problem as there are a lot of actors in the issue of expatriates,” said Kabambe.

Chief Immigration Officer Hudson Mankhwala faulted some employers for not adhering to to conditions laid out in the employment guidelines.

According to Mankhwala, a company is allowed to retain up to five expatriates on key positions as in the cases of Chief Executive Officer and related posts.

“All other positions are to be occupied by locals except when a company applies for the same under which it shall be limited to initial three years and maximum of six,” he said.

He also admitted that authorities are facing challenges to regulate expatriates working in the country.

Mankhwala, however, said there is committee within the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security-with representatives from Labour Ministry, Ministry of Trade and Malawi Investment Trade- that make recommendations on issuance of the work permits.

“”We usually have a lot of applications on the same on our table but be assured that the committee is doing its work well,” he claimed.

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Benson Chirwa
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Go to Banja La Mtsogolo and you will find the same. A country director with a degree in psychology simply because she’s white. A mere administrative assistant comes all the way from the UK to work as a fellow, within a month her husband 8 already in the country and a position of programmes manager has been prepared for her. Immigration Dept, what’s going on? Soon a finance Director will be coming. Does ICAM not have capable people? Worried Citizen.

masai
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raiply was not bought by an indian its a concrssion agreement

Tike Pajih
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Thomas C.E.O. of Raiply shud go back to India.He has overstayed @ Raiply,he is T00 cruel to indegenous Malawians.He favours his fellow Indians +Kenyans by awarding them gud salaries +weekly allowances in exceeding hundred thousands.Also favours natives feeds him lies +uses our B00TLICKING Personnel officers to fire compatriot on flimsy offences.Pliz GOD/ALLAH help us.AMEN!

QUEENMOTHER
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WE NEED TO LOOK AT OURSELVES HOW WE DO THINGS. WE LOVE TO TALK AND DONT TAKE ACTION. AM NOT SURE THAT SOME PEOPLE NO MATTER HOW EDUCATED THEY ARE THEY ARE NOT HELPING THE NATION. LETS STOP OF LOOKING AT EDUCATION, LOOK AT WHAT SOMEONE CAN DO,OR IS CAPABLE OF DOING FOR THE NATION. LOOK AT WHAT JB IS DOING RIGHT NOW, PEOPLE TALKED OF HER NOT HAVING ENOUGH EDUCATION TO LEAD THIS NATION. TELL ME HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN DO WHAT SHE IS DOING RIGHT NOW? SOME PEOPLE ARE BORN TO LEAD, AND EDUCATION JUST ENHANCE OF WHAT… Read more »
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Check TNM, check! A South African CEO, practicing apartheid in Malawi! Calling employees with bad names. Getting a lot of money, promoting those who feed him with lies and useless praises! Busy giving business to fellow South Africans and other foreigners. Under him, TNM made a loss for the first time. DRC retrenched him! People are leaving the company to take less paying jobs. No wonder those endless adverts. Lo! Malawi, where are you going? Press Corporation, what is this? You think Malawians cannot manage your companies better? Wake up and look around. Malawian CEOs are performing better in other… Read more »
juju
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ps and president mutharika just act on expats at raiply chikangawa there are too many indians.there are cutting down our trees malawuans are not on masm the clinic is filthy thete is no banking hall the water is dirty not pure you cant drink.nbs bank is gone dont see the buildng.remove mr thomas he bribes too much

VUSI
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@ RAIPLY:PEOPLE EMPLOYED AS CASUAL WORKERS FOR MANY YEARS.THEY JUST CHANGE THEIR EMPLOYMENT NUMBER.SOME DO THE WORK OF HIGHER GRADE WHILE THEY ARE LOWER GRADE.COMPANY CAN NOT PROMOTE THEM.

SQUINTEYE
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RAIPLY IS A SORE SIGHT.IT IS TRUE THERE R MORE THAN 30 EXPATS MOST OF THEM UNEDUCATED BUT R CALLED MANAGERS.THEY APPLY TO IMMIGRATION DEPT THAT ARE COMING 2B GM BUT YU FIND SOME ARE MANAGERS FOR JUST A SINGLE MACHINE UNDER ANOTHER DEPT.ALL THE GOODS THINGS R FOR THESE ALIENS:BONUSSES ALLOWANCES GOOD SALARY.NOT EVEN LOAN FOR MALAWIANS

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The problem is not expatriates! There is a serious anomaly on how we handle our immigration issues. There is no value of our country since most of the people handling the roles do not see beyond their eyes on the importance of protecting our country from illegal immigrants. The government need to recruit more university graduates to fill up position in this department otherwise we will continue experiencing an influx of illegal immigrants into the country. We need to curb this phenomenon. There are so many illegal immigrants from the Asian and west African countries who have flooded our country.… Read more »
zatowi
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More fire! moto wabuka kale uwu. Tiyeni tingogwirizana tsiku la ma demo ku immigration office.

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