Malawian girls in Kuwait facing court charges, Labour Minister meets them

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower DevelopmentHenry Mussa  says it will take time before the 13 girls stranded in Kuwait after they went to work in the oil rich country, comes back to Malawi saying they are facing court charges.

Malawi women stranded in Kuwait

Malawi women stranded in Kuwait

Mussa said the job agents that flew and found jobs as maids in the Arab country, are demanding back planes fares, visa money and transport money from the airport in Kuwait where they landed to their respective work places.

“The girls have no money so we as government are working out on the refunds,” said Mussa.

He said he went meet each of the girls who complained that they did not have off days, lunch and worked very long hours.

“As maids, they were working in residences, not the residences we know in Malawi but palaces, two and more storeys, just one person cleaning,” he said.

He said the government has since cancelled labour related visa for Arab countries, saying there are many girls of other nationalities facing same problems in Kuwait.

Mussa described as the working conditions for maids in Kuwait as harsh.

He said the problem was compunded by the fact that the girls were lured to Kuwait by illegal foreign job companies operated by people from Cameroon and Ghana.

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2 thoughts on “Malawian girls in Kuwait facing court charges, Labour Minister meets them”

  1. Mchemo says:

    MALAWIANS LET’S WAKE UP AS THIS IS SLAVERY. AS YOU CAN REMEMBER IT’S THE SAME ARABS WHO USED TO TRADE IN SLAVES UNTIL THE SCOTTISH MISSIONARIES AND COLONISTS CAME TO MALAWI TO STOP IT AND BRING INSTEAD THE BRITISH COLONIAL RULE. WAKE UP GIRLS NOT TO LET YOURSELVES TO SLAVERY AND BODILY EXPLOITATION AS YOU ARE FACELESS PEOPLE.
    THESE GIRLS ARE SOLD TO THE ARABS ONCE THERE AND TAKE AWAY THEIR PASSPORTS TO DENY THEM THE EXIT DOOR. LET THESE WEST AFRICANS AND THEIR MALAWIAN COUNTERPARTS ANSWER THE LAW OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING SO THEY LEARN FROM IT.
    GALAMUKANI AMALAWI

  2. be humane says:

    What is the government doing with the job agents who trafficked these girls to Kuwait? So sad why discussing with the trafficker to be paid back money instead of arresting them first and hold them responsible and bring the girls back?

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