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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64 thoughts on “Malawi employers flout guidelines over expatriates  – Govt”

  1. Benson Chirwa says:

    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.

  2. masai says:

    raiply was not bought by an indian its a concrssion agreement

  3. Tike Pajih says:

    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!

  4. QUEENMOTHER says:

    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 THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DOING PERIOD.

  5. Insider says:

    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 companies! And treating fellow Malawians as human beings!!!!!!!!

  6. juju says:

    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

  7. VUSI says:

    @ 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.

  8. SQUINTEYE says:

    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

  9. Sinthani says:

    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. They might been seen as expatriates while they are holding local documents! You will check that most of that companies are of Asian origin with so many foreigners. Having expatriates in companies is a welcome issue but this must in accordance with the value or contribution of specific individuals. There are organization that have employed expatriates to different levels depending on the issue to resolve. NGOs might her expatriates to give confidence to the donor on the management of their grant to reach the intended beneficiaries looking at our corruption record. On the other hand, expatriates may be recruited to mix skills and knowledge among employees. Some staff might the skills and knowledge but lack the push to make things move faster. Just see how Malawians cross the zebra crossing and see how it is done either in South Africa or Europe. See how drivers start their cars on robots in Malawi and see how they do it in Europe or South Africa. It is totally different! We are too slow in most of the thing that we do and companies from such countries need people who are alert and quick to make more investments and profits. They would opt to bring in people from their countries to move things faster. At the same time, the nepotism and tribalism, end up companies employing under-qualifying candidates from connected families. When have we see adverts for jobs in commercial banks or even the reserve bank? But people are being employed every year! An expatriate HR will help to break this circle of corruption to enable competent individuals from the non-connected families get jobs. Wake up Malawians.

  10. zatowi says:

    More fire! moto wabuka kale uwu. Tiyeni tingogwirizana tsiku la ma demo ku immigration office.

  11. Nyapala says:

    Civil servants, ministers do not work. They just sit in their offices phwiiiiiiiiii.

    There are a lot of illegal immigrants in Malawi. Please flash them out. In other countries there is no way you can be employed without a work permit. Go to RSA you will know what I am talking about

  12. JAYJAY says:

    The Malawi Gvnt again.Amalandila ziphuphu akamayendera mu ma companies,alot of Indians are employing fellow Indians in positions such as finance,supervion,etc .And Min. of Labour does not even do inspections in companies.This is very sad ,that we say we have high unemployment in Malawi yet foreginers are dominating jobs.Go to Costantini and co. you will find a white man opening and accepting jobs at the receiption .Where is Malawi going.

  13. Jando says:

    Pliz encourage foreigners to invest more in malawi and mra should collect more taxes from investors. This can be done even when the investor employs foreighners whose performance is more reliable than locals unless locals change attitudes to work.
    The culture of discrimination by dept of labour is outdated and against the constitution. Dont kill the competititve spirit as done with dept of education who have used quota system against northerners as if they were foreigners in their own country.

  14. Malawians don’t love their country at all. It is not easy to get a job in Zambia and Tanzania but here when we see the chicken skins from Europe we yield to them. These people do not even know the Labor laws of Malawi. We are being colonized for the second time. There just too many people out without jobs and yet good jobs are given to foreigners. We are talking about jobs that Malawians can do. In the Nacala project SRK headed by racist Jon Middleton employed tens of South African to work as safety officers and paid them over R40,000 a month while a Malawian gets K150,000 at the same rank. Mota-Engil just brought in a new safety officer from Portugal and yet they are dismissing Malawians. These things are real. Malawians get peanuts foreigners get thousands of dollars. Vale is intending to bring so many foreigners to operate to railway line and Mozambicans and Poruguese will dominate an new company called CLN. Watch out and wake up.

  15. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Let’s look on both sides you looters , most of the expatriates are found in Malawi to come and control their money for their funded projects. There is no good reason that they give you thieves the money which you ask for projects and they don’t make a follow up .

    As long as you ask money from donors , they will come to Malawi to monitor how their money is being used . Don’t even complain of Azungu , you deport them they will react as well , tit for tat.

  16. Malawians don’t love their country at all. It is not easy to get a job in Zambia and Tanzania but here when we see the chicken skins from Europe we yield to them. These people do not even know the Labor laws of Malawi. We are being colonized for the second time. There just too many people out without jobs and yet good jobs are given to foreigners. We are talking about jobs that Malawians can do. In the Nacala project SRK headed by racist Jon Middleton employed tens of South African to work as safety officers and paid them over R40,000 a month while a Malawian gets K150,000 at the same rank. Mota-Engil just brought in a new safety officer from Portugal and yet they are dismissing Malawians. These things are real. Malawians get peanuts foreigners get thousands of dollars. Vale is intending to bring so many foreigners to operate to railway line and Mozambicans and Poruguese will dominate an new company called CLN. Watch out.

  17. Mwdullcizitens says:

    valva ndiye shit, come here at tobacco industry kanengo fumigation of tobacco is now done by companies owned by foreigners

  18. Mwdullcizitens says:

    MR KABAMBE IS TOTALLY LYING HERE AND BOTHER MR MANKHWALA.THE PROBLEM IS WITH MALAWI GOVERNMENT THEY ALWAYS TALK OF THE SAME SONG ALL THE TIME AND PWI!!!! IN YOUR OFFICES. EVEN HERE AT KANENGO TOBACCO INDUSTRY THERE MANY WHITES WHO ARE WORKING WITHOUT VALID DOCUMENTS AND OUR FRIENDS AMAZIWA KUBISANA. FOR INTANCE EVEN FUMIGATION OF TOBACCO CAN YOU EMPLOY PEOPLE FROM ZIMBABWE,MOZAMBIQUE AND SOUTH AFRICA AND YET WE HAVE OUR OWN EXPERTS WHO CAN DO THIS JOB OF FUMIGATION OF TOBACCO. OUR FELLOW MALAWIANS HAVE GOOD TOBACCO FUMIGATION COMPANIES WHO COULD BE EMPLOYING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS BUT THESE WHITES ALWAYS FAVOUR THEIR FELLOW WHITES HERE AT KANENGO AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING YOU KABAMBE ZABOZA ZIMENEZO. THIS COUNTRY IS DUFF AND YOU CAN SEE THAT SOME EXPATRIATES HAVE EVEN BOUGHT LAND AND BUILT LODGES AND IS THIS THE REASON THEY CAME HERE OR TO SEE THEIR RELATIVES. STOP THIS ISSUE AND THIS IS NONSENSE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO CHEAT US HERE. ALSO THE PROBLEM IS WITH FELLOW MALAWIANS ATIDYE NAWO YES BWANA KUNO KU FODYA. SEE MR MATABWA DO YOU SEE A WHITE MAN THERE THOUGH HE IS ALSO NEPOTISM ONLY EMPLOYING ZOMBA,NTHYOLO,CHILAZULU NAYENSO.COME TO LIMBELEAF,ALLIANCE ONE YEKHA MSUNGU OPANDANSO SCHOOL.AS LONG AS YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CAR YOU ARE HOME AND DRY -FOOLISH . MANY MALAWIANS WHO HAD THEIR OWN COMPANIES ARE THINKING OF CLOSING THEM BECAUSE ALL JOBS OF TOBACCO FUMIGATIONS ARE BEING DONE BY COMPANIES OWNED BY FOREIGNERS. I REALLY ADMIRE ZAMBIA,SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE AND KENYA AS THEY DONT ALLOW THIS NONSENSE TAKING PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY AND YET WE LEAVE OUR HOMES 4 AM TO LINE UP AND VOTE KUTI KAPENA ZISINTHA ATA!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEAVE MR MANKHWALA ALONE KABAMBE.

  19. Gum says:

    Dzuka Malawi Dzuka! May be Quarter systems will work here. Immigration department and Labor Ministry are main culprits. They don’t love Malawi and pretend to be under funded. Dzuka Malawi Dzuka!

  20. Umbava wayamba kale says:

    Go to the North at Raiply Mw Ltd. There r 2 CEOs, 2 Production Managers, 2 Logging Managers, a Finance Department of 10 pipo there r a Financial Controller, a Financial Manager, an Accounts Manager all Indians with most of then not educated beyond secondary education. There r more than 30 expertriate of Indian origin. Some posts in accounts and sales dept and sometimes driving r reserved for relatives of Immigration, Customs and Ministry of Labour senior officials. Giving out money to senior govt officials and politicians is no hiding matter there. Any concerned Malawian shud go there and see for themselves how the institution is morally destroyed bcoz of corruption of goverment officials of the govt ministries mentioned. God help the poor souls.

    1. Townman says:

      Raiply was bought by indians, so thats why there are many there.

  21. Ineyo says:

    Mupitenso ku CHAI. Kodi ndi zowona kuti mMalawi sangakhale Project Manager wa project ya ana ndi HIV?

  22. Dingase says:

    Please also check on churches! Some claim to be pastors/Reverends and yet they indulge in local business.

  23. Patrick you are lying. Your officers do literally nothing to check this. What comes first between employment and application for TEP? The foreigners start working even before the permit is granted. The post they hold are not even advertized within Malawi and not proof is given that they failed to get a Malawian. This country is very cheap with a civil service that gets paid for doing nothing. One of the worst ministries is labour and only appears during strikes. The Labour Commissioners that came after Kambuto are useless and need to be replaced with committed or dedicated ones.

  24. Abiti Nyono says:

    Mupite ku DAPP mukazionere nokha mmene ma zimbabweans ndi ma foreigners ena opanda ma qualifications mmene anadzadzira kumeneko. Kumakahonga ku immigration ndikumapeza ma work permit. Sindinaone bungwe la chinyengo ngati la DAPP. A Malawi titsegule maso ma bungwe ena a azunguwa they are here for their own mission. Muchenjere nawo ma Denish okubawa mufufuze ku Denmark za bungwe limeneli mudzakhumudwa nalo. Tisaputsitsike ndi ndi ma development agenda a fake angofuna podyera ndalama za ma donations zambiri amasunsapo. Tiyeni a Malawi tilikonde ndikutukula dziko lathu

  25. Come, come, come on please!! Tobacco industry in Kanengo. Please come and see HR, IT, Agronomy, Quality Finance, eeee the list is endless. They are keeping an old man as an expatriate from ZM over seventy years old with no qualifications. Only A levels which many Malawian have. Pliz come inu fulumirani chonde

  26. Ingwina Sya Karonga SC says:

    Mwaziwa liti tazunzika tatopa ife. A Labour nomwenu munalephera Kutchotsa anthuwa.
    Mukapatsidwa Ziphuphu mumangoti zzzzzzzzzzzz.
    Mumawapatsa notice kuti tikubweratu, cholinga akusungireni kena kake.

  27. Professional journalist says:

    Immigration Department shud not complain. They are part of the problem. Since they issue work permits they shud know whose work permit has expired and then make a follow up. They have the records. But they just sit in offices. Kupusa. Do inspection. Unless the work permit is renewed the person is living illegally and has to be depoted. Go to RSA and see they do it. They have tightened immigration laws. You can only get a work permit if you apply in your own country. The problem with Immigration Dept in Malawi is that they fear whites. There a lot of whites, Indians and Pakistan illegal immigrants. They shud be depot them. Can the minister of home affairs also wake up. He’s too sleepy just like Mankhwala and other immigration officials.

  28. makito says:

    Kabambe, mukutichititsa manyazi your officers. Who should deal with the problem? Is it not your office and that of immigration? Ndiye mukulira kwa ndani?

  29. Vavlov says:

    Malawi should also look at education quality before lashing into blaming expertriats. With the quota system which tolerates mediocrity, believe it Malawi will have more expertriates in the next a few years, more especially in the foreign companies and there is nothing you can do about it. Improve education quality to the same level as during the Kamuzu era, then you can deal with the problem of expertriates. Mind you there are many Malawian expertriates in neighboring countries and oversees, so what is the fuss about employment of competent expertriates in Malawi? Simply compete if you have what it requires for any specific job. The problem many of you are beneficiaries of nepotism, and can’t really compete on an open job market. Shape up or shut up, and leave expertriates alone. If they are effectively contributing to the country’s economy so be it.

  30. THYOLO THAVA says:

    Amwenye achuluka kuno.. mudzatichotsele When NBM, Std Bank, CDH, FDH, MSB and NBS are properly functioning with locals why should Indians populate FMB

  31. eye eye says:

    THE GOVT IS TO BLAME..IT IS SUPPOSED TO OVERSEE AND CONTROL THESE PROCESSES YET IT IS COMPLAINING THAT EMPLOYERS ARE FLOUTING RULES? REALLY? YOU KNOW RULES ARE BEING FLOUTED AND JUST SITTING PHWI?

    EVEN TILL OPERATORS IN SOME SHoPS ARE FOREIGNERS? ONLY IN MALAWI..SHAME ON US!

  32. mkanda says:

    This issue of expatriates is very absurd, imagine in a certain department of Ministry of Health has had a Technical Advisor for more than 5 years. Yet, this advisor was supposed to have developed capacity of someone at least within a period of two years. How do we keep on renewing the TEP of such, the immigration included?

  33. Aling'ande says:

    Lakula ndi dyera ku Immigration. HRs akumakolezera moto pomakhala ma go between a amwenye ndi akuluakukulu aku Immigration. Wina ndi mankhwala akunama apayu. Amwenye lakula ndi tsankho. Amanena kuti munthu wakuda palibe angapange akuti tilibe mzeru yet akukhala mdziko lathu. Amwenye akutenga akutenga maudindo athu onse. HR ndi Finance yo panopa is full of amwenye. Mmwenye ndi munthu oipa moyo bolani mzungu. Amwenye akulembedwa ntchito zapamwamba koma chizungu sadziwa. Ma qualification ake ndi omvetsa chisoni koma akutilamulira. Chenjezo: Asamale mdziko munoi chifukwa athamanga. I support the guy wanena kuti lets create a page ya Malawi Dzuka, tathamangitse anyani amenewa.

  34. ...igwe says:

    …this is like opening a Pandora’s box. Am a Malawian Expatriate working outside Malawi in a professional job for over 20 years now. Paradoxically, for two times I attempted for similar jobs within Malawi but was not able to secure as a local staff. Expatriates were contracted instead. In one job, it was given to a Zambian from Eastern Province and another job to a Spaniard with a Secondary School Certificate only! What Immigration and Ministry of Labour may need to do is to take part in the recruitment process…scan the CVs, qualifications of all candidates and get a satisfaction that no Malawian qualified and exeprienced enough to occupy the post was availbele before offering to an Expatriate. One big case that needs urgent attention is the NGOs..international NGOs in malawi are full of so called Expatriates who cannot even point Malawi on a map!

  35. nyovinyovi says:

    Nothing to congratulate the govt for. These govt officials just seat in there offices thinking about their pockets. Pano nde aziti fwefwefwe…..

  36. Che Shaibu says:

    Patrick Kabambe you are my man!
    Please have a random check in the Tourism Industry and you will be surprised.
    Malawians are jobless while Expats who can not even use a simple MS Word/Excel or they can not even send a document to the Printer unit are given very high positions. PLEASE MINISTRY OF LABOR, IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, AND MALAWI POLICE HELP YOUR COUNTRYMEN. As a result a lot of Malawians are living the country for South Africa and other countries. Is this good for the development of the Country?

  37. senzeni says:

    amalawi tulo.for example Doves for example the owners anazitaya kale kale .look who is running it now a driver wama hearse wakuzimbabwe making coffins using local ndirande people giving them peanuts and challenging kuti sangalipile misonkho iye si mnyasa go investigate ali ku trade fair stand 55 talk to the workers ife timafuna kulila kuona mmene a malawi akuzunzidwa ndi kunyozedwa motele

  38. loveness says:

    Also I would like to remind all Malawians that where will our children go once they have completed their education and hold certificates but there are no jobs in the market for them as all jobs have gone to the illitrate foreigner(Asian) mostly those who can not afford to go out of the country well other end up working as messenger and servants for these illitate fools. MALAWI GOVERNMENT PLEASE HELP AND CANCELL ALL PERMITS IMMEDIATELY

  39. wish you well says:

    A PS don’t lament in the press. As Government just act on anomalies . Kapena nanunso akuikani scono mu mkamwa ma expatriates, la 40 lizakwana!!

  40. ahoy says:

    Immigration officer what are u saying. U r the chief. Ma Nigeria pnse ayamba mabusiness it comes through your table. Its possible becoz u are corrupt

  41. kawanga says:

    Mankhwala asanane bank ina ya a mwenye,pali mmwenye mmodzi wakha zaka pafupi 20 permit amapereka iyeyo ndi anyamata ake.ngati ndikunama yenderani mmabank mukafufudze komanso Reserve Bank akungoyang’ana

  42. ras makennon says:

    some embassies are not even giving paying benefits to our local staff such as pensions etc. this embassies of asian & arabic nations need to be audited.

  43. loveness says:

    Malawians are really suffering in their work places because of this so called expatriate. Why does our country need expatriate should be believe that we are educated enough to run our own country. I remember an expatriate telling me that you country’s depends on us, I have just lost a job to an expatriate and it pains me, just because i asked for a increment my company fired me, but this expatriate is getting double my salary, I have no one to complain as there is no one in the government to hear me coz i am poor.

  44. Wanga Malawi says:

    The cost of mining uranium by Paladin worked out at more than other countries because Paladin was employing expatriate South African whites to do jobs Malawians can do. The same expatriates enjoyed benefits like a jet plane to fly them to Jo’Burg. All considered the 30 or so South African employed at the mime were drawing more in salary then all the Malawian employees.

    Even the PR job Greg Walker is employed for can be done by a Malawian. After all Greg Walker is a former journalist and PR man nothing more. But Paladin needs a white man to bribe government officials!

    Alan Cumming a racist Rhodesian employed as Chief Accountant was found to be drunk when breathalysed but not sacked because he is white.

    Whites stole millions were found be have stolen but were merely sacked and put on the plane to fly out of Malawi never charged like Malawian stealing 5 gallons of diesel were.

    The first place immigration should start with is Paladin and deport Greg Walker and all non essential whites at the mine – still in the country.

  45. kanchenga says:

    This is unbelievable. Government is supposed to control this. It should be citizens complaining not Govt. So who is going to solve the problem when the ones empowered to do it are crying like babies. This is the problem of appointing controlling officers based on political grounds. The controlling officer is lost and depend on junior officers who are easily bribed.

  46. zatowi says:

    Congrats gafmenti. Now lets just have a name and shame campaign. A list of all companies violating the law, the names of the expats, the positions filled by these fake expats, how much they get paid, how long the’ve been in malawi. Then the immigration which gave them the permits can deport them accordingly. Dzuka Malawi Dzuka! or is it Dhi Phi Phi Woyeee! or Kukhala Mmalawi sichifukwa. Nzotani amalawi? Nzothekaaaa!

  47. pearson sadala says:

    There is one solola builders company that has flouted procedures. The GM highest qualification is English and biology but they cooked up his cv. No proof of other said papers please probe it.
    Another post thay be ably handled is also ocupied by south african.
    This company is in lilongwe on bunda road.
    Will be very happy if this is probed. Cash exchanged hands between the owner of tge company and immigration officials

  48. PANGANI KAFUKU-FUKU WENI-WENI MUZAPEZA ANTHU ENA OPANDA MAPEPALA OYENERA ALIPO, ENA ALIBILETU, MU COMMITTEE YANU IKANIMO A UNION CHONDE KUTI ZITHU ZIYENDE BWINO.

  49. Danny says:

    Malwi wavunda uyu abale.what is happening kodi kudzikoli?

  50. Mwendanato says:

    The problem this has come about is because of abuse and mismanagement leading to industrial stirfe. Some Malawian HRs and Accountants are their only to enrich themselves and do not give major share holders or investors the real truth about situations on the ground ati eti azizikundikira okha chuma. I am working for company where all previlages junior employees used to enjoy time of azungu occupying top places have all been removed only kuzikundikira mabwana achikuda. Now came in CEO wachizungu and he openly lamented the offensive and an explainable allowances that top bosses were getting and promised to trim them and give them to junior employees. Take for example Auction Holdings Ltd now and compare it to the time before MATABWA TOOK OVER or it was terrible but he is only one such out of 100. So more fire except ntchito za makampani achimwene ndi machina ndiyeno zato nyanya

  51. chekambewa says:

    Amalawi akapasidwa mpando kuba basi ngati maovozi wina wake no wonder expatriates are coming

  52. moto mwikho says:

    What challenges? The Malawi public service is lazy and corrupt, failing to reinforce and monitor established guidelines.

  53. Dr. Godfrey Mvuma says:

    I agree with commentator No.3. Malawi has to learn to value its people. I am not a racing but I pass a fair comment that my observations have shown that when it comes to a white person, Malawians become so obsessed as if they are seeing God Himself. I do not why it is so. They belittle themselves so much when they see a white person. This mentality must change. It is uncalled for in this year and era.

  54. Malawiana says:

    It is corruption at Mankhwala’s office itself that has created this mess otherwise where do these so called expatriates get the permits?

  55. ujeni says:

    Most of Indian owned pvt companies 70% of management is Indians from India. A Malawi if he/she is in management then he/she is there for window dressing.

  56. Can you please come to Mota-Engil and see what is there? There are so many useless Portuguese doing the project on Nacala corridor and some are even driving trucks. You are saying this when it is too late. You let these people preside over Malawians and be tortured by these Portuguese. These people in the end get thousands of dollars as compared to Malawians. Malawian walk away with nothing and literally nothing. The project on Nacala has finished with many Malawians retrenched but very poor while the foreigners both in Mota-Engil and Vale have benefited. This must stop. How many Malawians are jobless out there? You will even see the operations of the railway line being flooded by Mozambicans and Portuguese. Can we do the same in Portugal? Can we do that in France? Many Malaiwans working outside like in UK are doing cleaning jobs and home carers.

  57. jb says:

    if we want direct foreign investment, expatriates are not the problem. sometimes government denies work permits to world class surgeons, doctors etc who are coming to help based on this outdated philosophy.

  58. pierra says:

    nearly twenty years ago, I was a first officer with the national airline earning less than my boss’s secretary. I refused ridiculous pay rise that never reflected my contribution or indeed value to the company. The airline continued employing expatriate pilots some of whom had been in my class during training and not doing that well, if I may add. All efforts to seek re-dress with management was routed to the OPC leading to curtail on foreign travel.

    in the end, I left to work in the countries these expatriates came from.

    Malawi needs to value its own people and the education merits its schools and colleges are producing. Failure to acknowledge this only leads to disrespect from the expatriates on the national workforce.
    This problem should not be taking twenty years to nip in the bud. Maybe the ministry should be handed over to someone more competent.

    1. Kankhu Ako says:

      At least the expatriate of old could fly a plane even though not as well. the expatriate of today is a porter, that is where the problem is, and is from the east.

      “Opanda nzelu a kummawa”

  59. manzy says:

    Expatriate butchers, expatriate till operators, expatriate drivers- only in Malawi

    1. Angoni says:

      You forgot expatriate prostitutes and bar men at Bwandilo, ma China!!! KKKK And Malawians patronize beyond belief, almost warships it really!!!!! Bunch of baffoons

    2. Zoona Manzy,

      FRESHMARK Malawi has got a vendor christened “Trading Manager” whose job is ordering Apples, Oranges, Dressed Chickens and tomatoes from South Africa and sell them.

      He has canceled all previous MOA with local farmers and insist on importing vegetables from his native even if it takes seven days to reach Malawi and still claimed to be fresh produce.

      KODI MOTI MPAKA LERO “CAPACITY BUILDING” YA ALIMI ACHIMALAWI YIKULEPHELEKA?

  60. Pacharo says:

    This is worrisome.

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