Over 3 500 graduate interns pen Mutharika over jobs

Over 3  500 graduate interns in public service have written President Peter Mutharika to consider employing them permanently before the end of their internship in June.

An unemployed man

In the letter, the interns say the civil service has a high vacancy rate which affects public service delivery, saying they needed to fill the vacancies to boost the public service delivery.

“We are requesting your Excellency to absorb us into the civil service because there are many vacancies in government that needs to be filled,” says the letter in part.

But minister of Sports, Youth and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia says she is not aware of the letter and accused the interns of by-passing her office which she said is responsible for the recruitment.

“Some of them are even in my own ministry, why couldn’t they let me know before giving it to the president,” wondered Chiumia.

The Office of the President and Cabinet is yet to respond to the letter.

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Girl lady
Girl lady
3 years ago

Graduate please also Pen Bakili Muluzi for selling companies and increasing high employment rate in Malawi ASK HIM WHY?

3 years ago

The government is already struggling with the wage bill. Its failing to effect promotions for alot of deserving employees, It has recruitment freeze in force. Its even sheddig off personnel by natural wastage. I feel the pain in these graduates but my free advice is that ”take the internship as the best way to sharpen your skills and prepare for the very competitive private sector”. Some of you will indeed get opportunities in government soon or later but for sure its not all of you!!! (3500???).

3 years ago

These Interns are a bunch of ungrateful and undisciplined idiots. The reason they are giving for asking for employment Seems as if they are the ones controlling government. Everyone is aware Why government is not recruiting, lack of money. Treasury can not afford to put them on the pay roll, atleast for now. Their politically organised internship has even led to serious cuts of monthly government funding to government departments, becuse they were not in the current budget. The much touted youth afforestation program is failing to kick off due to similar problem. These are realities these Interns should come… Read more »

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