Mia says MCP to end urban poverty by protecting workers from exploitation

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Deputy President who is also presidential running mate in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, Sidik Mia, said his party will move to deal with urban poverty by protecting workers from exploitation.

Mia addressing an MCP rally at Naotcha in Blantyre
Mia (c) flanked by Kunkuku (l) and Kondi Msungama

Mia was speaking yesterday at Naotcha ground, Chilobwe Township in commercial city of Blantyre. This area is in Blantyre city south whose shadow MP is Moses Kunkuyu.

Citing the first bullet of the party’s manifesto on page seven under ensuring economic growth and development, Mia, a business tycoon himself, said that  MCP will “raise the minimum wage from K25 000 to K50 000 and the zero-rated Pay as You Earn (PAYE) tax from K35 000 to K100 000 to ensure working Malawians have a dignified living.”

He said it is appalling to see how Malawians are being exploited in their work places saying no one can survive with money as low as K25 000 the whole month.

Mia, who appealed to the people to vote for Dr Lazarus Chakwera as president and Moses Kunkuyu as their lawmaker, further said that this “madness of using and abusing workers will come to an end once we take over government.”

The vice president designate said that protecting workers from exploitation is what even international conventions demand.  For instance, he cited article 23 (3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which stipulates that “everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity…” as another basis in which the MCP government shall base to improve industrial relations in the country.

Reports indicate that Malawian workers are used and abused, given the low wages and/or salaries they receive in Asian shops and industrial sites in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

 

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KALYOTO
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KALYOTO

Wakuba uyu. Bad motives. Kutha kwa MCP. kkkkk ndi pp kachali anm kkkkkkkk

mulumuzana
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mulumuzana

pakunena zoona kuchokera 1994 kufia lero kusintha kwenikweni mu multiparty democracy sikukuoneka maka chifukwa chakusowa utsogoleri wa bwino.. mia wakhala pamaudindo apamwamba okhaokha mmaulamuliro angapo kodi ndikusintha kuti komwe akufuna akubweretse pano nanga mbuyomu chinkavuta nchani?…kodi amalawi mukudziwa kuti abida mia akungosinthana ndi m’bale wake karim yemwe ndi phungu ku nkombedzi pano? kodi sidik mia ndiophunzila bwanji if I may ask?ndizoona zoti sidik mia komanso m’bale wake issa amazunza antchito komanso amawagula amalawi aku lowershire omwe ndiosauka kale ng’ombe zao mwakuba, amakupasa ndalama zochepa ndikukuuza kuti udzabwere tsiku lina uzatenge ndalama zina…ukamalandila ndalama zako utavutika kwambiri komanso mwina zochepa..ruth ukunena… Read more »

Malabo
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Malabo

Very unfortunate that this is coming from Mia, he is the very person exploiting Malawians he even failed to buy a coffin for his employee when he died when the guy actually worked over 15 years at his company( cold storage) to be precise be ashamed Sir.

Roll Out ATI Now
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Roll Out ATI Now

So how is Mia responsible for buying a coffin for a dead employee? Was that part of the contractual agreement? Just because you are working for me, does not mean I buy you a coffin. Please understand that. If the guy worked for 15 years, he ought to afford a coffin. If you think the job of entrepreneurs is buy their dead employees coffins, then you go and open a business and start doing just that.

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

It is an unwritten social (tradition) contract that corporations help with funeral arrangements for their deceased employees. Period.

Zabura
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Zabura

Bodza amazunza anthu ogwira ntchito zake za ku ng’ombe kumangowatukwana kukalipa zopanda pake uku akuwabera mitengo yogulira ng’ombe so he can not promote businesses .

Kaka
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Kaka

This butcherman. Mapangombe. This is a very unfortunate country where ngakhale butcherma atha kulamulila dziko lino. Imagine a typist Joice banda and vice wake who failed MSCE pa phwezi.iwonso analamulila dziko lino Shaaa

M'malawi wa nthanzi
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M'malawi wa nthanzi

Pali Tambala wakuda po Chongi. 20 May kuchedwa kufika.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Guys, this is 2 late telling people when you have been in politics for decades.
We need to change the mindset.
Ku ma estates mchinji,kasungu,sugar plantations bwa! Have you all seen how those people are exploted?
Young and adults!.
We are not in arab countries. Malawi panorama now too many lies

Eagles Eye
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Eagles Eye

Tabs and Jenala while u say Mia is a liar , can you advise what the current regime has done with all the taxes Malawians have been paying for the past 4& half years???!
The answer will come short if you don’t mention , lack of meds in hospitals, poor road infrastructure, poor and highly charged electric supply, poor education system with our children learning under tree shades sanitation is of the 15th century
Achimwene this then it’s even better not pay tax coz it’s got no benefits

POOR MAN FEEL IT
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INDE BWANA TIKUFUNA MUCHOTSE MSOKHO UKUWAWA KWAMBIRI OLANDILA 100 ,000 ADZAPITENAYO YONSE BASI MCP BOMA

Mlakaviwa
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Mlakaviwa

Malawi job market is full of indians paja Muluzi anawagulisa ma company onse

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