Malawi moves Mozambican refugees from public school

Authorities in Nsanje are removing close to 90 Mozambican refugees from a public school to a works camp ahead of opening on Monday for third term of school calendar.

Mozambique refugees in Nsanje
Mozambique refugees in Nsanje

Director of Administration for Nsanje District Council Richardson Mkolombwe said all the 88 refugees will be removed from Ndindi Primary School to an Mota Engil works camp.

“We do not want lessons to be disturbed when schools open on Monday,” he said.

He said some refugees were renting houses in some villages but have since been moved to he temporary refugee camp.

“We want all refugees to be at one place because it is easier to screen or monitor them as not all of them might be refugees, some of them might be thugs or might possess dangerous weapons,” said Mkozombwe.

He said this was why 20 refugees who were renting houses in Maguruguru village were moved to Ndindi Primary school.

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6 years ago

Maputo must not feign ignorance on the suffering people from TETE and ZAMBEZI provinces. People are being killed by both sides of the conflict therefore the frelimo Govt in Maputo must come out in the open to declare what is happening there. The big problem we see is that Malawi Government is spending a lot in caring for these in terms of Medical and food. These are their people and they are supposed to be concerned in one way or another they need to ask SADC to arrange for talks with who so ever is waging this hit and run… Read more »

6 years ago

Let us not make the same mistake which Dr. H Kamuzu Banda (MHSRIP), who refused to call Mozambicans fleeing their civil war as refugees; opting rather to call them “displaced” people on the basis that Mozambique and Malawi are one people. Obviously Mozambicans do not think so. They treat Malawians very badly and we suffered a great deal as a result of our benevolence, Let the international community know that Mozambique is at war again and we cannot cope with the influx of refugees. Please…

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