Kaliati welcomes UK firm’s K2bn compensation to 36 Malawi women for sexual abuse

A UK firm has paid over K2 billion to 36 Malawian women as compensation for abuse in tea estates.

Kaliati:  Compensation welcome

The Camellia Group has paid the money to the women for compensation for abuse as in some cases the wonen were raped, and sexually harassed at two tea estates.

According to the BBC, the women worked for Eastern Produce Malawi (EPM), Camellia’s subsidiary, which is Malawi’s largest tea producer and accounts for approximately 38% of total tea output, employing thousands of workers on tea plantations.

In October 2019, the women  took the matter to a UK court.

A statement issued by Leigh Day, a law firm that represented the women, there would be a compensation for the individual claimants and that a number of measures designed to improve the safety and security of female employees will be introduced.

Malawi’s Gender Minister Patricia Kaliati has welcomed the monetary compensation.

She said that the government had been concerned to hear about the cases of abuse.

 

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iyawm
iyawm
5 months ago

I only pray that this money be paid in full. Mabungwe ndi azibale awo aazimayi amenewa anapita kususulu ndipo ndi ozindikila, this is the moment to demand transparency and accountability of the distribution of such a compensation, ndalama izizi izi, ndubwelezanso, ndalama izizi ayambe kuziba ndi ma lawyer awo omwewa. Please take kin interest and demands what is yours. Please please

Teach Hende
Teach Hende
5 months ago

Good development. Hope it will ease the pain

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
5 months ago

My prayer is that the compensation indeed goes to the victims. For instance, if you take K2b and divide it to 36 women, you get K55m for each. If each of these women gets at least K30m, that would really help them economically, assuming there are other costs too. The psychological pain will still remain though.

BigMan
BigMan
5 months ago

Please dont allow this payment to pass into the hands of government or even a local Malawian lawyer. If you do that, those women will never receive a penny.

Solubala
Solubala
5 months ago

Bwinotu azibanso, bwino nawo a Tonse alliance amenewa Akuba osati masewela

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
5 months ago

If the respondents have been ordered to pay all legal costs, it means each will pocket close to K56m. Ndiye wina awanyambitirepo mathero ake nkuwatsa K2m yokha.

William Chirwa
5 months ago

Good development only that uh let’s hope the authorities there be don’t mistake the compensation for COVID 19 pandemic funds and start sharing. These guys don’t like to hear billion figures its taboo so madam keep your eyes open lest they tempt you to authorises allowances for familiarisation tour of the estates concerned

Concerned Bonafide Malawian
Concerned Bonafide Malawian
5 months ago
Reply to  William Chirwa

hahahahahahaah familiarisation tour from this compensation. Apapa pakufunika proper & transparent accountability. If it was not such a sensitive case of rape, tinakati they should be publicly seen and documented with evidence to have received.

Aside to that; kodi ma Perpetrators a rape ku ma estate ko what punishment have they received?

Dzitsathere pa compensation pompa koma those perpetrators must be brought to book

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