Malawi women abused in Arab countries: Govt warns

Government is warning Malawian women to turn down job offers in Arab countries from unknown job agents, saying unsuspecting women are thrown into prostitution.

 Kabambe (L) warns women to turn down jobs

Kabambe (L) warns women to turn down jobs

Secretary for Labour Patrick Kabambe said this after a consultant Trevor Kandoje released a report which shows that Malawian women are sexually abused in Kuwait, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

“Government is working urgently on labour export…we are aware that some Malawians are abused and our embassies are working with the said governments to stop the malpractice,” he said.

Kabambe said Malawians should always be careful on job offers in the said countries.

He said there are some unscrupulous people who are taking advantage of the high unemployment rate to lure young women to go the Arab countries promising them decent jobs just to dump them in prostitution once they arrive in the Arab countries.

According to BBC reports, the employers of the prostitution ring snatch passports of unsuspecting women and are usually locked in houses where Arab men take turns to abuse them sexually.

The BBC says most of the agents are from West Africa, especially Nigeria.

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11 thoughts on “Malawi women abused in Arab countries: Govt warns”

  1. Fred says:

    Kandoje is trying to cover his ass so that he doesn’t get implicated in the human trafficking that has been going on under his watch.He is one of the pioneers of “labour export” in Malawi through his Job Centre.He thinks he’s clever,investigate him.

  2. Tikondane says:

    This cannot be ‘labour export’ but selling or commodification of human beings. How do you export your brethren kwa anthu ngati amenewa? Aliyense akuchita kudziwiratu kuti maiko enawa mukutumizako abale athu ndinkhondo. Amalawi nanu musangotengeka zilizonse chifukwa chaumphawi. Palibe munthu adafa chifukwa chosauka. Makolo musalole ana anu atsikana ankenawo kuzimenezi; muphetsa ana.

  3. wandale says:

    Guys, you are missing the point. Sikuti akunena kuti chani ayi, komano atsikanawo some of them sanawauze ntchito zomwe adzikagwila kumeneko. Kulibwino awauze and themselves to decide. Thats the story. Amene atafune kukakweledwayo zake koma zowabisilazo ndi zomwe a boma akukanazo.

  4. hamuda says:

    akufuna aziwachinda iyeyo, momwe achindindira akazi pa office yake.

  5. DJ MANZO says:

    SHAAAAA!KUMATI BWANJI KUWELUZA KWAKE APA CHAKMDA MTIMA,IF THEY THK THERE HAVN HAPNESS LET THEM.ANTHUWO MOST OTU THEM NDIMAHULE KALE KOMANSO NDIOZINDIKILA,ASATIDWALITSA MUTU IFE WHILE THEY R ENJOYN.

  6. Jennifer Mengesi says:

    Pangani zomwezo atsikana
    Kuno kumudzi njala
    Yabvuta
    Ntchitonso akulembana
    Okha okha awo
    Bolani tima chenje
    Kumatumizira makolo
    Eeeeetu eeee !!

  7. Alex masano says:

    Goverment to hell with your warnings,fuck you patrick kalembe,how many malawians women have you helped so far,u said abuse,to me thats much better than in south africa,dont we have prostitutes here,if you dont know,come to mugasa in devil street,go bwandilo,biwi and finally pay a visit,you will see how poverty has strikes malawi,if you can do anything to create jobs for the malawian women,you and your ministry must have to shut up your mouth,

  8. John says:

    Koma this Trevor Kandoje through his job centre which is in Tama House in Lilongwe is advertising and recruiting girls to work in kuwait as maids and most of them iyeyo akupanga nawonso zibwenzi as one way of linking them. He is not a good authority to comment. Am one guy that has an experience with what Trevor does. Even his wife who works ku Road Traffic akuziwa khalidwe lake uyu

  9. Ife asilamu kukonda kunyenga too much even prophet muhammad ankanyenga kamwana ka zaka six dzina lake aisha shame

  10. kkilembe says:

    Not only these arab countries, but almost all countries. But the govt must create jobs instead of issuing these useless warnings. Akagwere!!

  11. Observer says:

    Stupid government. Dont just warn. Act decisively now!!!

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