Malawi government to start giving jobs to refugees – PS

Government says it will soon start giving jobs to refugees with exceptional skills and qualifications to help develop the country.

Madula: We already carried out profiling exercise for the migrants

Principal Secretary for Homeland Security Sam Madula says the government is considering issuing work permits to expatriate migrants.

“We already carried out profiling exercise for the migrants and we discovered that there are 9000 migrants with exceptional skills and qualifications which Malawians do not have,” he said.

He said such migrants with outstanding skills and qualifications will be employed in the country as migrant expatriates.

The International Organisation for Migration’s regional director Charles Kwenin said Malawi should start using the migrant skills to cut on government and donor spending on refugees.

He said this will be good in view of funding fatigue.

Kwenin said this on Tuesday in Blantyre during a regional capacity building on migration management.

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Fareshare

Thanks everyone for contributing and sharing your opinion. There is no reason to take this personal but rational thinking is needed. Malawi being one of the country forming Africa and the World has conformed to what other African Countries are Doing. Malawian who lives outside of the country Will understand this better. What is your definition of a refugee or migrant? And above all no one will take your job . But they will have a chance to compete with us if we think they are not well educated enough because they are migrants we will see. The experts working… Read more »

flossyfulo
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flossyfulo

This is nonsense, what skills are you talking about?

braveheart
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Its only MCP & hrdc supporters who can disagree with this due to nyau fabric/Inside the box vision. Everywhere in the world people with exception skills get favourable visa regimes in different countries. That won’t be the first time or last time it will happen in the world. Right now South Africa has changed its immigration Act to let people with exception skills be given jobs as way of boosting the economy. Does that make sense gule people?

Square
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Square

We are talking of refugees here, get it right dude.

braveheart
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..so refugees are not humans?

Lakata
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Lakata

This is utter nonsense, rubbish and madness of the highest order. If Malawians do not have those skills, can’t they be trained? It now shows we have leaders who are expired upstairs if they can start thinking such rubbish staff as this one. So many Malawian graduates are loitering in the streets searching for the same employment. How can one get courage to even think about the nonsense of employing refugees? I should be made to believe that this is not a true story.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Rubbish, Malawi has all skills needed but less job market, so giving to foreigners job is not in good faith.

Lester
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Lester

We font even have enough oncologists etc. What skills are you talking about

mba Katongo @ Zumayi
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mba Katongo @ Zumayi

2018-2019 statistics has shown that Malawi has high levels of unemployment rate up to 60%, so why Malawi government would consider offering jobs opportunities to foreigners chikhale chifukwa choti ali ndi mapepala, kodi ife @malawi tilibenso mapepalawo?.in my entire life i have never hear politicians manifesting that they will employ people of foreign nations. koma bomali silidzatheka
@madula ndinu munthu modzi opereka uphungu olakwira kwa @president athu check if in DDP manifesto their that issue of offering jobs to foreigners

mpilu
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mpilu

this fucker again with his coackroach l9king like head. zamutopetsa zopatsa azimai pano apeleke kwa ma refugees.
policy yake ndw oti ma refuge ayamba kubwela dzana lomwelili

vikhumbo
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vikhumbo

Good move I remember was a time when the only doctor serving a lot of people at one hospital was a refugee. lives were saved coz of that selfless fellow.

Mbunga
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Mbunga

While Magufuli is urging refugees to go back to their home country some government with the a very high unemployment rate of it’s own citizens is planning on offering them jobs. What a contrast. Chamba chomwe mwasuta ndi chaukali. Ever heard of the adage that says charity begins at home?? That is because it must really begin at home.

George Malemu
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George Malemu

A Madula ngati mwadya za ma refugees mungonena. The outstanding skills and qualifications which Malawians don`t have are which ones? Maybe you are talking of oil extraction from Lake Malawi. We have foreigners working as guards but their papers with the Immigration Department show that they are engineers and this is what Madula is also telling us.