Govt must put Malawi first when dealing with Indians problem 

For fear of being labeled a racist, I know good Indians who have contributed immensely to the development of  Malawi.

Indian illegal lags in Malawi

This article, however, is about bad Indians—the ones who abuses government tenders and, again, those who sneak into the country and get employed with relevant documents.

Weeks ago, we learnt of 30 Indians who were illegally working at some Sugar Company in Chikwawa District.

Actually, I am not, in a way, pointing my finger at these Indians. To me, they were just taking advantage of a rotten government system that they exploited.

I am happy that, at long last, these buggers were arrested and, as any person not above the law, they must face the full wrath of the law.

However, we need to address the root cause of this problem. We have a government system that allows impunity such as this to be taking place. I am sure President Lazarus Chakwera and his team will address this.

Part of the problem is that we are too lenient and, sometimes, condescending when dealing with the Indian problem.

For instance, the bail bond that the 60 Indians were given isn’t deterring enough to keep these guys at bay. These are people that were robbing deserving Malawians of their right to employment and I was expecting the court to be a bit tougher on them.

Secondly, these guys were hurriedly given bail because, we know, there were some high level diplomatic meeting between Malawi and India.

We are told government was forced to free these guys because some unexplained consequences, mostly trade and financial inflows, were about to freeze.

I don’t know about you, but I feel it’s height time our government took a nonsensical approach in addressing problems such as these.

These threat we get from other countries as they try to protect their corrupt and wayward dissidents need to be rejected and challenged.

We cannot keep on harboring people who are not supposed to be here because we fear the retaliation from their host nation.

Those that were deported from Malawi to India should not be welcomed back. Likeswise, Malawians are deported for no right of aboard in South Africa, UK, United States and other countries.

We are a sovereign country and we should always been seen  to be operating like that.

We have an Indian problem in Malawi and when dealing with it, government should always put the interest of Malawians first.

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Dr Zaya

We need principled leadership. Our laws come first before anybody and anything else. If our own laws can be raped because some of our partners who don;t like us enforcing our own laws then it is better to forgo such assistance from these partners that come with such unreasonableness. Our constitution our laws are sacrosanct and should be followed to the letter without bending back for anybody. If these Indians think Malawi is some Maharashtra, Karnataka, or Rajasthan or some province of India then they can stuff their monies we are not interested. We want aid that respects our sovereignty.… Read more »

Mfumu Chinomba
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Mfumu Chinomba

Well said

Chautaamalanga
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I wish to agree that there are good Indians and bad Indians.Let me also point out that the worst of them all are Pakistanis.The likes of choonara are Pakistanis and so is Melton Trading and Batawarraaa. For having worked in Malawi without permits and looting they have engaged in, there should be no mercy.

Lately, a group of these Pakis and some Indians have gotten into land matters.This to me is no go area.Government should not deal leniently with such types.Where wrong, these must be jailed.

Kennedy
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Kennedy

They must park and go thats all, we will find another means of cash flow.

Dr. Mvuma
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Dr. Mvuma

This is correct. That is why I like Kagame. He is decisive and fearless. Malawi, we are timid when it comes with dealing with Indians, I fail to understand. They can do all the wrongs simply because we are just there Phwii watching. This is an unacceptable. It is a sign we have surrendered our Sovreignity to Foreigners

Kanjedza
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Kanjedza

Can one explain what was the root problem. In other countries, when you land and if dont have a visa , you are sent back on the same flight or the next available flight. The airlines that bring passenger without a valid visa are fined and also responsible to take back the passengers at their cost. What is surprising is how did the immigration allow these people to enter malawi. Immigration must have stamped their passport to enter. Therefore blaming indians is incorrect. First blame the immigration and if those found guilty , take action . Has anyone looked into… Read more »

Mtumbuka wa Zeru
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Mtumbuka wa Zeru

A chilima osaopa mwayambako kuopa ma Indians koma kumatiuza ife tisamaope a Malawi anzanthu, please inunso chilungamo paliponse musamachiope ayi!!!!!

Izeki
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Izeki

Just create enough jobs

Captain
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Captain

Not in an effort to accommodate foreigners. It’s nothing personal,
Take a leaf from the Batswana. No incentive, no opportunity, no luxury or comfort or benefit is above a citizen. The country would no sooner opt dissappear from the face of the earth than to forgo any leverage that could be bestowed on any one of it’s own.
That’s the Malawi we’re building, isn’t that right Laz?

Emmanuel means God is With Us.
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It’s true that thousands of Malawians are deported from South Africa and Malawians are denied visas to enter the UK these days. Who in Malawi can go and work in India, Saudi Arabia etc. We see planes bringing Malawians from South Africa every Tuesday and you will see South Africa Police patrolling the Park Statin in search of illegal Malawians and they have no mercy. I personally know the currect Chief Immigaration Officer Masauko Medi and is corrupt. I worked with him at Kanengo Police Station. The previous governments did not protect Malawians and we were not given jobs. Yes… Read more »

RastaliveWIRE.
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RastaliveWIRE.

To call that racsim is a bit of a stretch,prejudice at some degree I would say, but I doubt the people’s concerns are racially motivated..if u break the law u should be liable to persecution Indian or Malawian indian!!

Mr Ngozo
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Mr Ngozo

As an expatriate working in Malawi we need to look at several areas 1. Those here because of family married to a Malawian such fall under a different category and the law needs to be adapted to suit this. At this time there is only a provision for wives of Malawian not for husbands if Malawian women. These can not be tied down to a particular Job that the employer has to apply for a work permit with the current work permit status and should be allowed to solicit work freely. 2. We need to look at international investment as… Read more »

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

becoz of greed and corruption which starts from the top , and foremost thre rules and regulations of our immigrations set is allover the place so that the same rule does not apply differently to sameu people of the same category as l9ng as money counts. eg MRA mmenye will claim duty free for a bigger procurement because has bought a k1 million car to the clearing agent and I would pay hefty amount for a smaller one. thats it. REVAMP IS NEEDED. i hear UK gives 6months free and then if more needed is when you apply for whatever… Read more »

Captain
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Captain

I like point number 2.

Barristers United
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Barristers United

Many Indians are Malawians born in the country well educated who are willing to take risks and operate companies. It is wrong to suggest all are crooks or suggest they are not Malawian because they are Indian. You use a very bad example the Salima Indians without work permits who were guests of the Malawian Government who failed to follow their own procedures and expedite the work permits from the immigration department. Boarderline racist talk should be avoided.

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