Malawi govt probes foreign entrepreneurs over fraudulent business permits: Illegal traders to be flushed out

Government says it is investigating some foreign enterprises for obtaining business resident permits without following proper procedures.

Gwengwe: investigation has been instituted to flush out illegal traders.
Kandodo: Medical hemp can create employment

This follows revelations that most of foreign entrepreneurs ply their trade in locations reserved for locals, hence exerting unfair competition.

Minister of Trade Sosten Gwengwe said that an investigation has been instituted to flush out illegal traders.

Chitipa South legislator, Welani Chilenga told parliament on Monday that some Malawians are failing to prosper in their businesses due to an influx of foreign nationals conducting small scale businesses in the country.

He told government to address the issue quickly.

Labour Minister, Ken Kandodo pledges that his ministry will discuss the matter with the Trade Ministry for possible solutions.

Meanwhile, Kandodo has cited COVID-19 as among factors that have frustrated implementation of the one million jobs creation campaign promise.

He told Parliament on Monday that government was working on the strategic plan to still fulfil the promise within a short period of time.

Kandodo said the ministry has identified a number of sectors that can help in the creation of jobs, including the mining sector.

He explained that if companies could explore the availability of mineral deposits, it would eventually create jobs.

Kandodo has also agreed with one of the members of Parliament that cultivation of medicinal hemp, which is legal, is another economic activity that can create employment through growing and processing.

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Kaa bambo
Kaa bambo
1 month ago

Go to Tsangano Turn Off in Ntcheu. All the shops have been occupied by Burundians who force the Shop owners to raise the rentals so that Malawian tenants are booted out. So pathetic.

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

I wonder who is doing the probing. Otherwise you will get nowhere if cadets are involved

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 month ago
Reply to  mtete

Cadets or Youth league?

Khima
Khima
1 month ago

Jobs are created when we are solving our problems..currently we have no solution..therefore no jobs

Stout
Stout
1 month ago

Why do Malawians fail to grasp the opportunities that foreigners are taking advantage of? We wait for someone else to show us how to do it then complain that they are doing it. Sounds like sour grapes and jealousy to me. Wake up people.

wakalekale
1 month ago
Reply to  Stout

every country foreigners are not allowed to do business any how as locals, thats what we want in Malawi as well.
its not jealousy but following rules.

IMRAN PATEL
IMRAN PATEL
1 month ago
Reply to  wakalekale

Why do you have to wait until foreigners come and start businesses here . Why don’t you open business yourselves instead of blowing money on women and booze

mtete
mtete
1 month ago
Reply to  Stout

And who are the foreigners here? If it’s Amwenye, they like to be called Malawians in sticky situations such as this one.

IMRAN PATEL
IMRAN PATEL
1 month ago
Reply to  mtete

Let me tell you something the first Amwenyes started coming into then Nyasaland in the 1910 well before your forefathers who fled the war in Mozambique in the 1950’s and settle in Malawi or from DRC TANZANIA SOUTH AFRICA . My point is some of the mwenyes came to malawi well before the lomwes Yao’s chewas and the mwenyes also gave you guys jobs . They have equal rights to do business in this country as the black Malawians as some of the Asians here are born here and their grandfathers are born here and buried here as well

Franklin's Justice
Franklin's Justice
1 month ago

MCP+UTM Govt is without Directions still Malawi Govt has NOT issued Licence for Hemp to Business People some weeks Back that Article was in the News and Business people are Demanding Refund of the Fees paid to Govt

If any Business person wants a Licence for Minning he has to go through tooth and Nail to get the Licence and paid the Money to All Corrupt Officials and Ministers to Just get the Application Approved

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
1 month ago

Gazetting has finally been done. Nthawi zina leave out politics, you can blame us Civil Servants….. You should be abrest with some of these things before you comment here

Benjones87
Benjones87
1 month ago

I could prefer if the ombusman chizuma did the investigation them all you corrupt. You are the one encouraging them to do all illegal business.

Phwisa
Phwisa
1 month ago

Where is the deposit of immigration here because we have illegal foreiners because of failure by the ministry of internal affairs..

Yalakwa 4
1 month ago

1,000,000 jobs in 12 months. To achieve this we need the following: Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Aliko Dangote and me. In Lilongwe. Not these two pence ministers who cannot remember the last time they received a bribe!

William Chirwa
1 month ago

Hon. Minister of Labour please don’t play mind games with our youth they need ji today not in five ten years from now. Life is short so for you to say the mining sector qil create massive jobs is true but not immediate. Mining is a heavy investment industry which takes times to take off bearing in mind the nature of it’s processes. Give our youths hope and not dreams in white

Amaravi
1 month ago

Too much lip service on this,it is a high u shud act,tired of these so called Burundians at Biwi,Chirimba,Zolozolo and other trading centres let them compete at Dzaleka

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