Following cases of abuse and violence in that Malawian citizens have met in Kuwait, Malawi government has issues a strong warning to all agents that recruit people from Malawi to work abroad.
Malawi government says international recruitment agents are fuelling rates of human trafficking in the country and has warned the agents that they will be arrested once found.
The development follows reports of Malawians being abused once they are recruited by agents to work abroad.
Further reports revealed that Malawians are changed from their job recruited to worse jobs in other countries.
Among the jobs, women are forced to work in brothels where they work as sex workers while men are pushed to be dealers of dangerous drugs.
Reacting on the matter, government has warned agents behind recruitment of Malawians that they will be charged with human trafficking once they are seen to breach labour laws of Malawi.
In a statement released on Thursday and signed by Principal Secretary for Labour and Manpower Development Patrick Kabambe, government has demanded agents to submit “terms and conditions” to the Malawi labour office before they recruit people.
The statement has also disclosed that government will be visiting Malawians abroad to ensure that they are not abused once they are working in foreign countries.
For the past years, Malawians have been reported to have been in job search across the sea due to high unemployment rate in Malawi.
However, reports reveal that job seekers are subjected to inhuman treatment once they are flown to foreign lands.