DPP to continue with labour export  introduced by PP

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which criticised the initiative of previous Joyce Banda administration to send Malawian young men and women to work abroad has said they will continue with the programme.

Chaponda:  Malawi and the UAE agreed to revisit their MoU on labour export

Chaponda: Malawi and the UAE agreed to revisit their MoU on labour export

When they were in opposition, DPP dubbed the exercise “human trafficking” while others called it a “joke”, arguing that the programme does not make sense when Malawi is complaining about brain-drain.

But Minister of Foreign Affairs George Chaponda has said the DPP government will now continue with the labour export programme.

Chaponda nonetheless said he has received complaints from some Malawians living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)but said interventions are currently underway.

He said most youths were exploited because they did not use proper channels to go abroad.

“Most young people going to such countries have not been using proper channels but have been rushing to using middle men and as a result, they end up paying huge sums of money,” said Chaponda as quoted by Weekend Nation.

There have been unsavoury reports that expose how immigrant workers are mistreated, underpaid, even raped in the Asian country.

“I have been to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha to discuss with government officials and employers on reports that Malawians were being treated as slaves. So far, there has been an improvement in their conditions of service,” Chaponda told the paper.

He said Malawi and the UAE agreed to revisit their memorandum of understanding (MoU) on labour export to enhance collaboration.

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jabulani maluleka

ndiye phokoso lonse lije linali la chani inu a fire government??????????? tingokupemphani chinthu chimodzi, chonde chepetsani moto ukubwenzeletsa chitukuko m’mbuyo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

George Lihoma.

I had rubbed shoulders at the workplace and lived with these Arabs in Laudium,Zinniaviille and Marlboro (Alexandra).
They don’t like a black person and they always doubt him. They only like him if he shows a will to join their religion, and it ends there.

Uchitsiru Sasekana
Foolish stupid Minister why cant you find local solutions for the local unemployed masses this just shows how empty and dull you are as legislators DPP You are good for nothing thieves who are simply here to finish Malawi. we want the 92 Billion Theft case Probed immediately Don’t waste our time and resources diverting our attention by starting useless vocal battles .Are we ever going to get justice in ROBERT CHASOWA’S CASE and the infamous cashgate which was originally engineered by you WE NEED ANSWERS BEFORE A Repeat of 20 JULY We are not fools ” Remember you can… Read more »

KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! I thought DPP laughed out its lungs at this PP programme saying its a non-starter? Lets give credit where it is due amangwetuuuuuuu!!!! Yes there were challenges here and there in the labour export programme but it was not very bad at all as it was painted by DPP! The DPP administration should improve on the programme’s shortcomings so that it is improved for the better!! Bravo PP! Bravo DPP!!


Dpp and Batchala are stupid


lets continue all the programs that our former president left behind

why did you choose Arabic countries at first… why not european countries? does malawian embassy provide protection to its citizens in immigrated countries? Why are you saying that many people they go without proper procedures? You are crazzy i have been in bahrain quatar doha abhu dabi, many people are being mistreated may be we can exclude Dubai and barhain but if you can try to see or check in world watch list you will find out t hat these are the most dangerouse place to live At the same time malawian gorvenment does provide any form of help its… Read more »

Iam happy because my president JB has proved to be original. Madeya a dPP sangapange china cha nzeru. Azingopitiriza kuotcha zinthu.

victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi

Only rectify the problems.



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