Malawi govt finally brings back 60 trafficked women from Kuwait

Malawi Government has finally brought back home 60 trafficked women from Kuwait, ending a long standing contentious human trafficking issue.

Shumba: They are back

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Rejoice  Chaponda Shumba said the women arrived in the country on March, 2017.

Shumba said this means the government has managed to send back home all the Malawian trafficked women who were stranded in Kuwait for close to a year after they were rescued and were under the care of Malawi mission in Kuwait.

She  however could not say how much the government has spent on the air tickets, food and accommodation whilst in the care of the Malawi mission in Kuwait.

The women were exposed to slavery like jobs and prostitution whilst in Kuwait contrary to the good jobs they were promised before they went to Kuwait.

They could not escape because their passports were confisticated by their employers.

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James Phiri

Needs a full investigation from how these women were duped into going to Kuwait and people held responsible.


ndizoona aliense amakonda ndalama koma ena amnyanya

Iyayi, Abale, there is a lot that we are missing in all this saga. Poyamba if you ask these women kuti anaziwa bwanji za ku Kuwait, they will tell you kuti there is an Employment Bureau , the owner is so and so. But these so called owners are NOT arrested after this revelation. So this is not about JB or PP. we are close to 2 years now. Ena apita just recently. Why can’t the current government truck these so called Employment Bureaus? They are there. They have very beautiful and appetizing posters and bill boards in town with… Read more »
Eric Mtunduwatha

Zithera pompa basi.


This is sad. If I remember correctly this scheme was introduced by the PP government. When some of us raised concern we were called names and considered to be anti-development. Now this!

I wonder if the Ministries of Labour and Foreign Affairs have conducted an investigation to check that in fact any one who went to the Emirates under this scheme is accounted for including the young men. All the issues suffered by these women would have been inflicted by their compatriots as well.

Mike Mithi

Kuno ndi ku malawi nkhani iyi yathela pompa

Zinenani Zoona

Zisathele pompa (It should not end here). The traffickers should be identified and brought to book.

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