Malawi govt asks relatives to pay for air tickets of 12 girls stranded in Kuwait

Government has asked relatives of 12 girls taken out of abusing work places in Kuwait to pay for their air tickets back to Malawi, saying the government has no money.

Kasaila: Relatives must pay for the girlsreturn home

Kasaila: Relatives must pay for the girlsreturn home

Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Kasaila said the government is too broke to bring the 12 girls back to Malawi.

“If their relatives don’t come forward with the air tickets, the girls will stay much longer in Kuwait. We have taken the girls out of their abusing places and are now with our Kuwait embassy. As an embassy, we do not get funding to fly such kind of people,” said Kasaira.

Kuwait embassy officials confirmed the 12 girls are now with the embassy after they were rescued from prostitution and other abusing domestic jobs in the country.

Kasaira said relatives of the girls, whom he refused to name, must pay for the air tickets of the girls.

“As government we do not budget for such exercises,” he said, adding the government helps out those in South Africa because the costs are affordable.

Most of the girls stranded in Kuwait were used as prostitutes and their passports were confiscated.

Job Centre Limited managing director Trevor Kandoje said the government needs to regulate the job recruitment agencies.

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58 thoughts on “Malawi govt asks relatives to pay for air tickets of 12 girls stranded in Kuwait”

  1. rio lucien says:

    Anawatumiza ndani? Boma silinadziwe? Pamakhala ma police crealance, ma medical reports. Zonse ndi za fake. I have the names of all signatories. If somebody is serious, call me on 0888177520. I have all evidences

  2. eliamk says:

    Agalu amenewa achimine anapitako bwaa? Abwere mmene anapitila not tax payers money shit

  3. tizaona says:

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  4. Thubwelubwe says:

    Moya pangani release money mukawatenge mahule amenewa tizidzachinda tokha kuno chondeeeee!

  5. mr madotiro says:

    koma kuba ndalama eti? Inu aboma mukulakwa ponena kuti anthu alipililidwe ndi abale awo . Kodi anthu anapita ndi ndalama zao? Osagwira anthu omwe anawapitisao kuti awalipilire bwanji?. Nanga azamuufulu a anthu aja alikuti? .akawatengetu anthuwa.

  6. Kokota says:

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  7. pido says:

    The girls are not from Lomwe belt hence government cannot afford to pay air ticket for them

  8. zachep says:

    Gvt managed to rescue thousands of Malawians from South Africa during Xenophobia. can it really fail to bail out the 12 girls? or was the Xenophobic attach planned for between the two govts?. Those who went to south Africa were seeking green pastures so too our girls in Kuwait. There is no difference between the two. So gvt should provide air tickets otherwise its another gender imbalance.

  9. Thyolo Thava says:

    DPP iyo munavota nokha.. …ndalama kuthela kupangila misonkhano zina kulipila ma cadets and anthu oti adzitukwa Bushiri

  10. KUWAIT MAN says:

    How much is one way ticket from Kuwait that the Government can not afford to pay? How much was a hired Bus from South? Lets be serious, Malawi citizens are stranded out side the country and we say its the responsibility of parents!!!! The Government needs to take responsibility at all cost.

  11. Kaya says:

    Thats how a failed state and gvt which is broke operates

  12. Prophet Field Marshal Ten Stars General says:

    Mw government together with the Kuwait Government must find the abuser and punish them accordingly. The abusers are the one to pay for the air tickets and compensate the abused. This is a serious issue and the people of Kuwait living in this country must be aware that their brothers are abusing our sisters and it will have a negative effect on them. A kutsaila nanunso musamachitise manyazi boma. Osangoyankha kuti tikukambirana ndi aboma la Kuwait bwanji. Mpaka boma lilibe ndalama zolipilira transport ya athu 12. Ulindimwayi anakakhala Angwazi Chitsulo cha Njanji unakakochosa unduna mwezi uno.

  13. kk says:

    Very interesting indeed! the girls went their for prostitution because of lack of employment in Malawi and because of poverty. This simply means their relatives were failing to pay their school fees or they were failing even to feed them and the girls decided to seek green pasture somewhere. And you are asking the same relatives who were failing to feed these girls to find money to pay for their air tickets? It can be possible that even their relatives have never travelled even to Lusaka because of financial problems. Are you sure they will manage to get air ticket for these girls. Pliz be serious at once,..redicluse

  14. Mainala says:

    Kasaira you must be stupit, useless minister Malawi has in the rest past. This is one of the duties of governments world over. You must as government find money and fly back the girls. These are Malawi citizens and you are duty bound to help them.

  15. Manyuchi says:

    These girls went there out of their own initiative so why expect government to pay the fare back home?

    Spend whatever money we have on hunger programs awowo achabale awo should help. If they pay now everyone who travels and gets stuck will expect the government to bail them out. This is a good decision. People need to learn

  16. youna says:

    So the Govt is admiting that it is broke, meaning its on the verge of collapsing……

  17. Zanga Phee! says:

    What does that mean? Government no Money are you guys serious,how much reserved for 2019 campaign shame with parties including the ruling.That is the big sign that our borders are bias.Those girls their families are even beyond poor where do you expect them to raise money?Companies in Malawi don’t just pour money in soccer,Gala Dinner Dance,gig and all that.This is the time to market yourself now show love passion to our young sisters.Problem if sponsors comes out it will the same Kasaila diverting such donation to his pocket cashgate in vain See my name.

  18. Bornwell Fesani says:

    AAAA Why asking relatives to pay. Government knows that Njovu 4 is the company sending girls to Kuwait and it belongs to DPP gurus. Why cant it reprimand that company to bring back those girls trafficked?

  19. Mfumu says:

    bola ku Joni utha kuyenda pansi zitavutitsitsa, makolo athu adayendapo, including mdala wa ifeyo.

  20. Nyekunyeku says:

    Mahule achimuna ku Malawi kuno kunenelera udyo. Gujuguju nyekenyeku ndiye kukhonza koma kupereka dollar zero. Wina ndi uja tangomva dzulodzuloli kuti hule wamuomba 1 million kwacha pa nkhani za mmaboma kwina kwake akuti kwa Wimbe ku Kasungu.

  21. CHE-PAUDER says:

    WE DO NOT PLAN FOR IMMERGENCY BUT WE HAVE CONPLANS BWANA

  22. The Partriot says:

    Mr Kasaila, here is where you can get the money to fly our girls back. If all the ministers forfeit their fuel allowances for just one month then we have enough to fly our girls back home. Easy maths here every minister(and there are twenty!) gets 1500 liter of fuel a month totalling 742×1500×20) = 22, 260, 000( 22 million kwacha. Each ticket from Kuwait is less than 1 million kwacha and there will be even a surplus!
    There are several reasons why you can use this fuel allowances for this
    1. Its tax payers money
    2. Ministers use govt vehicles and the fuel allowances are paid as part of tneir salaries and not used for the intended purposes, they just used for mapwevupwevu in other words!
    3. The executive can score very easy political points by foregoing the allowances and for once appear to have the welfare of distressed Malawians at heart!
    By the way, Mr Kasaila no one on earth budgets for emergencies! Even the relatives of the victimised Malawians did not budget for this , not so? So your reasoning does not hold water, at least to me. And Malawians should be scared to have ministers who can think and talk like that!!!!

  23. BigMan says:

    These people left by themselves to prostitute themselves in Arab countries, now they want taxpayers to pay for them to come back? Did we pay for them to go there?

    Za Ziiiiii!

  24. knox says:

    job center take responsibility now for the damege caused,enough of this shit of human trafficking #bringbackourgirls

  25. Tilinge says:

    The govt doesn’t have money but it would rather fly a dead body to SA. What a load of bullshit

  26. JALASI AUGUSTINE says:

    MAIKO OPITA KUMAONA
    GUYS !!

    KWA ALUYA CHIMODZI
    MODZI JONI
    NGAUTSIRU

    MAIKO ANZAWO AMAPEREKA
    TICKET NDI KANGACHEPE
    MUNTHU ZIKAKUVUTA

  27. Remo says:

    If the president was serious he could even spend his stolen money and not even break his bank account

  28. john phiri says:

    Katsaira you are stupid. What do you mean government is too broke????????? 12 Malawians are stranded iwe. You don’t need to budget for such things. Imeneyi ndi ngozi yokugwa mwadzidzidzi.

  29. Maz says:

    Not my tax please

  30. Jelbin Mk says:

    This government is a real joke. Is this not a situation that requires disaster relief agency? If government says can’t afford tickets then what more families of the abused? How are they going to afford especially with this dripping kwacha? The government is heartless, they have money for maphwevuphwevu but can’t rescue its own citizens? What a foolish government of dunderheads!!!!

  31. charlie hebdo says:

    Prostitution in Kuwait? Ah ok….but what do they do here at home? Same no so? Tell me, which young Malawian won’t do it.. especially for money. In Kuwait it’s oil money! So they’d be financially ok save for their collection. Asiyeni a hulitse! Sindalama basi. There is no AIDS in Kuwait

  32. sukutumpwelembwe says:

    Government ! please bring back our” Chiboku” girls

  33. Ha zina ukaona! says:

    Anawauza ndani kuti azikachita uhule ku Kuwati? Asova.

  34. penyengu says:

    vuto losankha matchona ndilimenelo muziona agalu anu, ine ndili phe muofesi mwanga kuno kunja sekilitare wanga chimtumbo chili kuno ali poteropo atandikhalira pa miyendo akuti ndimusayinire ma dokumenti, kkkkkkkk munya muona

  35. Phwisa says:

    Government is the most stupid because it knows everyday there are bogus adverts in the press including by the so called Job Centre Ltd but the Govt investigating machinery just read them witnhout arresting them. I hve been wondering if our labour or Police CID just look at them. Now here is the issue. Govt shud pay for tickets because of it stupidity

  36. Patrick Phiri says:

    JB ananamiza atsikanawa kuti ku Kuwait kuli ntchito kunena zimenezi.

  37. chitungu says:

    Let’s think twice as a government, we all make mistakes and the government must take the money that you hide for general purposes and save it’s citizens.

  38. Chipapwiche Bwanamdoko says:

    why should the govt spend money on people who went there on their own? These people were not abducted they had their facilitators, so its the responsibility of these facilitators to bring them back.Ask Job Centre because its them who sent them there and they pocketed money for the deal. Govt money must buy medicine for our hospitals other than waste on anthu otengeka ngati awa.

  39. mulopwana says:

    Come one, what is the function of an embassy if they can not help in times of need of their national. Please bring home your gals we need them in our beds.

  40. observer says:

    parents must not send air tickets- the embassy should know what to do with them. that is Government responsibility- as long as they are at the embassy- they are safe-

  41. chitungu says:

    Think twice we all make mistakes in life and if so not bring them embarrassment to country.just take the money you hide and save you citizen.

    .

  42. Peter Ngwira says:

    Who brought them there? Didn’t they make alot of money out of their prostitution? Indeed if their parents were having a share, let them bring back their girls, not my tax.

  43. ndebvuzamwayi says:

    There is no logic what the Hon. Minister is telling the country. There is always some funds for emergency cases like this. Whether there mahule, they are Malawians and will remain so. These girls went there because our govt is so myopic that they have failed to create jobs. I wouldn’t be surprised that some of them have good qualifications. Fly them home. Trace who flew them to Kuwait in the first place?

  44. Ephraim gama says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkk ok.

  45. Elias says:

    Kodi kuno kumudzi sungalemele, koma kunjakokha? look now

  46. Agoloso says:

    Fuck. Who sent them there?

  47. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Its only in Malawi where politicians can carelessly open up their mouths and words run escaping . . .
    . . . How do you declare (in the media) that govt is broke, yet you are busy asking people to lend you money through Treasury Bills? Are you giving them any confidence that they would get their money?
    . . . How would you want the foreign investor to view the stability and growth potential of our economy when you carelessly speak that govt cant affort air tickets for 12 girls to Malawi?
    . . . And what sense does it make to say the govt cant afford it (coz its expensive) and yet expect the relations to afford it?
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    You are lucky that our economy is very inelastic.
    . . . otherwise such careless and cheap talk as this, are known to have catastrophic consequences for govt debt management and foreign and domestic investment.
    . . . But you need to exercise caution coz you may not know when economic conditions change (from being insensitive to being sensitive to news).
    . . . You may plunge our economy into chaos when business confidence evaporates and flies away on the wings of such careless talk as this!
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  48. Wawilo wenene says:

    Kasaila, stop that nosense! The government is for people, by the people and to the people. What type of govt that celebrates when its own people are tortured? Solve the jobless problems in Malawi! Why borrowing huge sums of money to construct a stadium when 70% of the people are jobless? Why not invest those funds into industries or green belt irrigation that will employ many people who would pay taxes to the gvt? The Kuwait Malawi Embassy have already started assisting the people, let the Malawi gvt finish the good work it has started to these 12 Malawians girls. Why were you rescueing them if you dont want to help them? You did many times to those who face xenophobic attacks in RSA, why not them? That is the work of the Foreign Missions unlike the stealing and corruptio n been excersised by Malawians in Embassies abroad.

  49. MATHANYULA says:

    ZITSIRU ZIKHAULE ZIMENEZO, MMALO MOKHALA KUMUDZI KUNO KUTI TINKODZETSE MATHANYULAYU IZO ZIKUTHAWA. UYU MATHANYULAYU ASINTHA DZINA,AKHALA MTEMBOSUGEYA BCOZ ITS ONLY A DEAD MAN WHO HAS NO PROBLEM

  50. mbanga says:

    I advised one of the girls recently not to go to Kuwait. she just disappeared. now a week later she calls and says she needs to come back because the work is too much and are not even allowed outside the house. She is even looking for the embassy tel number that I gladly gave her.

    Some of these trips are made out of desperation but the majority of the women thought that if they go out for prostitution they will be able to make a living.

  51. Kagolo Chikaphonya says:

    You rushed to evacuate the job seekers in south Africa, how different are these girls from the others whom you spend several millions plus giving them cash to start businesses only to use that cash as transport back to south Africa. yang’ana mmbuyo and kutsogolo before making reckless decisions and comments

  52. Vincent M says:

    The Analyst, where is you comment? I am waiting for it

    1. The Analyst says:

      O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
      Thanks Vin,
      You seeeeee, these politicians of ours are pathetic coz they clearly dispay lack of even the basic understanding and knowledge of issues.
      . . . And you wonder how they were found themselves in positions of authority or appointed ministers. Then you stop wondering when you realise that every dog has a master.
      ……………………………………………………………………………..
      Just come to think of it Vin . . .
      . . . What wisdom does it make to declare that its too expensive for govt to fly these girls here yet expect the relatives to afford it?
      . . . Which country doesn’t feel duty-bound to fly her citizens to safety at whatever cost?
      . . . Who doesnt know that the cumulative cost of taking care of these girls (at the embassy) will soon be higher than the once-off cost of flying them back to Malawi at the earliest time possible?
      . . . I would urge all relatives to not send the money. After all, the girls are safe at the embassy. And sooner than later, when sense begins to creep into Kasaira’s head, he will realise the cost is increasing and will thus authorise that these girls be flown here.
      …………………………………………………………………………
      And what happened to being careful in one’s thoughts and talk?
      . . . How does Kasaira stand on mountain top and declare that the Malawi govt is broke? So he can’t see beyond his nose about the consequences of such careless talk?
      . . . Of course Malawi is poor but are we even too poor to fail air tickets for 12 people? We are already a laughing stock everywhere we go, how much more do we have to endure?
      . . . This is very shameful to a country. Sadly, it takes wisdom to feel ashamed and seemingly, Kasaira has none.
      O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  53. Akungolonje says:

    None of them are either DPP diehards relatives or children maybe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. ndondwe says:

    Anyanya kutengeka anawawuza ndani kuti umphawi umapha.

  55. thinktankmalawi says:

    Nonsense…malawi citizens are stranded…yet govt cant fly them back home?..Oh. Yea..but when it’s politicians you rush to send them over seas for medical treatment….you pay for their flight…food..housing…..keep up allowances..etc….Don’t be silly..bring these Malawi citizens home..Dont hook another yoke on them ..they have gone through hell already

    1. JJB says:

      You do not choose to be sick.

      You choose to go to Kuwait. How did they get there? did they tell Government? did the register with the mission?

      They put the yoke on themselves.

  56. JOSSo says:

    bring back our gals

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