Malawi small scale business owners angry with Chinese counterparts, petition DC in Mchinji

Mchinji small-scale business owners have  presented a petition to Mchinji District Council expressing their concerns over an alleged Chinese national’s business operations.

Chinese shop: Second hand clothes are a source on income to some Mchinji businesspersons

One businessperson, who asked for anonymity, said they were buying plastic goods and second hand clothes (Kaunjika) from the very Chinese businesspersons in Lilongwe who have opened shops in the villages.

He said:  “These Chinese businesspersons have killed our small-scale businesses. We were buying goods from them in Lilongwe, but they have followed us and opened their shops in our village.

“The profits we were getting after sales were used in supporting our poor families, but now we are earning nothing. We approached our village chief on the development who referred us to the district council.”

In the petition, the businesspersons have asked government to stop the Chinese from operating in villages, but in towns only.

They have vowed to do something bad if no action is taken.

The council’s human resource officer, Martin Chigumato, said he  received the petition, but asked for more time to consult relevant authorities.

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China Girl
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Indedi! There are more women in Malawi than men (that’s why azibambowa a panga zobhowa).

Which is the opposite in China there are more men than women because of historical and legacy reasons.

Which is why Malawian women should marry Chinese men osati these Malawians.

China Girl
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There are more women in Malawi than men (that’s why azibambowa a panga zobhowa).

Which is the opposite in China there are more men than women because of historical and legacy reasons.

Which is why Malawian women should marry Chinese men osati these Malawians.

Kachinda Nyini
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These Chinese traders akuchindanso akazi achimalawi kwambiri

China Girl
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There are more women in Malawi than men (that’s why azibambowa a panga zobhowa).

Which is the opposite in China there are more men than women because of historical and legacy reasons.

Which is why Malawian women should marry Chinese men osati these Malawians.

njou
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Anthu amene mukudandaula ku Mchinji mutha kuchita izi; Mutengane nonse odandaula ndikupita pachigulu kwa mu Chinayo ndikumuuza kuti apakile katundu wake yense bwinobwino adzipita. Mwina poyamba mutha kumudziwisa pomulembela kalata za kusamukako. Mutha kumukumbusa zomwe malamulo athu akunena zokhuza business yomwe anthu obwera ayenela kupanga. Ndikanakonda kuti Councillor wanu nayenso atengepo gawo mogwirizana ndi lingalizo la Boma la Mphamvu ku wanthu. Mukatero mupite kukamuuza mwamtendele kuti apakile katundu wake ndikuchoka mmudzimo inu mukuona. Obwera saloledwa kuchita business ngati zimenezi mdziko lino. Amati akagulisa amasintha ndalamazo ma dollars ndikutumiza kwawo ife nkumasauka. Mogwilizana ndi fundo ya boma ya mphamvu ku wanthu,… Read more »
winston msowoya
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I have time and again warned my fellow Malawians and Africans alike that we must not trust Chinese when dealing with them on trade.These people are snakes in the grass worse than our former colonisers.It is melancholy that Africans have fallen victims of Chinese finances of late literally taking down our leaders with bribery.They praise themselves for helping Africans and yet,they are here to exploit our resources using crooked course and finding that our leaders are money-mongers,this gives the Chinese crooks a clear way.These people have told the world that they go to Africa to help Africans manage their failed… Read more »
Nambewe
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When Kamuzu was in power. Foreigners were not allowed to open business in villages . Why has that been over looked. What are we not protecting our Malawian s? Having said that, Malawians when you are given the support make sure you have the shops running properly so that trade continues to supply our villages

concerned citizen
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Indeed government should not allow such to happen . In many countries, foreigners are not allowed to do certain businesses. They reserve such for nationals . For example how can government allow foreigners to run small scale businesses of selling farm produce like ground nuts , beans, rice etc . Such businesses should be reserved for Malawians – small scale sector. If there is no regulation / legislation for such , its hi time Government should put it in place. Government should allow foreigners in big investment businesses that will create employment for Malawians not hawkers. Lets empower Malawians by… Read more »
kaya zako izo
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hehehehehehehe

cry my beloved cout
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boma ndi mabungwe oyanganila zamalonda mukamaona zinthu zotelezi mumamva bwanji?you the so called leaders are u not ashamed of ur selfs

Zaya ku Nkhongo
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Where is the Minister of Trade and lndustry; Malawi Investment and Trade Centre officials; and Immigration? Fast asleep l guess aMalawi akulandidwa mwayi wama business! This cannot continue. These Chinese are supposed to be investors who bring in capital to invest in manufacturing and other large capital sectors. Why are they being allowed to venture in retail mpakana kaunjika aMalawife tizitani tsono? Yathu izingokhalila kulembedwa ntchito basi ndikumatukwanidwa ndi anthu obwelawa? Government should quickly move in and arrest this rot by developing an indigenisation policy that protects Malawian small businesses. The policy should reserve and protect some sectors of the… Read more »
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