The Malawi Government has assured ex-miners that it will help them get their benefits for the work they did in South Africa.
The Ministry of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development says it will continue working together with the ex-miners committee to see to it that all former miners get their money.
Minister responsible Henry Mussa said government has not received money to give the former miners but claimed that when the money is sent it will land into the former mine worker’s accounts.
“Government has not received money as rumoured as all ex-miners were requested to send their bank accounts where their money will be received,” said Mussa.
He added that it is a process that is required to be followed for satisfaction in as far as the benefits of the ex-miners are concerned.
Mussa further said that the first process was completed and details of 36,000 ex-miners were sent to the pension fund administrators in South Africa but only 9,000 have been approved to receive the benefits.
According to Mussa, they are now waiting for administrators of the fund to pay the approved ex-miners.
In the late 1960S some Malawians left the country to work in South African mines. While in South Africa, some of the miners became members of pension schemeS to which they contributed funds but returned home without getting the benefits.
In 2013, South Africa notified Malawi of the unclaimed money and asked government to identify the beneficiaries.