Social commentator says Malawi govt internship program is illegal

A renowned social commentator has said the ongoing internship program implemented by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government is illegal as it lacks legal framework.

Mvula: The program needs necessary legal framework

Humphrey Mvula, former political spin doctor for the United Demcratic Front (UDF) said in an interview on Tuesday that there was need for the government to put in place necessary legal frameworks before rolling out the program to graduates.

“This program falls under the National Youth Service program which the MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and the UTM leader Saulos Chilima have said before that their governments would implement once voted into power.

“But the program can only roll out after the necessary legal frameworks are complete to take care of the unforeseen circumstances such as what will happen if the interns get loans and they do not happy, what about their health insurance and other things,” he said.

The government says it has hired 2, 000 interns, those who have completed university education in various public universities and it intends to increase the number to 5, 000 in what the government says due to huge demand.

The government, on Tuesday, September 11 announced that it was receiving applications for interns for nursing and non nursing jobs but said the date for the receiving of the applications is September 11, raising fears that the government has already picked the youth with connections to the ruling party and the announcement was just a mere window dressing.

Mvula said there was need to put the legal frameworks because, he said, in other countries, such internships lead to getting jobs in the police and the army.

Principal secretary in the ministry of Labour, Manpower Development, Youth and Sports Joseph Mwandidya could not be reached for comment.

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Khima
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Khima

Mr Mvula one of the reasons why Malawi is in deep unemployement crisis is because of YOU. You and your fellow UDF leeches ran down Shire Buslines to its knees, a huge public commuter bus company employing Drivers, Conductors, Inspectors, Mechanics, Administrators you name it. You as the CEO rendered all these people and future generation redundant…you dont have any integrity of commenting on anything regarding plight of Malawians.

CitizenX
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CitizenX

What about the youths in the villages who have’nt gone to college where will you place them in this internship program???

tizanka
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tizanka

So we are also finding fault that our own Malawian youths are getting internships? Why are we filled with hate and negativity as Malawians? This is really sad. And since when did failed politician Mvula became an analyst?

Kalenga ndi Mzake
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Kalenga ndi Mzake

This idiot was a CEO and doesn’t know how internships work. If you want a legal framework, it’s called the employment Act. It covers internships in there.

Mbuna
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Mbuna

Mvula’s comments always shows how stupid he is. DPP talked about government internships before Chilima founded UTM. Chakwera has not talked about youth interships. Kuzolowera kuyankhula mopusa nthawi zonse. By the way, when did Humprey Mvula become an analyst?

kaguta
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kaguta

Mvula, where did you hear about interns getting loans and health/medical insurance ? Learn to shut up when you dont know a Damn thing about something .

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Mbalame iwe. U tried to persue a political carrier but u goofed….

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