The Malawi government has disclosed that it is to repatriate over 20 girls stranded in Kuwait following abuse from their employment agencies who dumped them after earlier giving them hopes of greener pastures.
Media reports revealed that the girls were “desperately” looking for air tickets so that they could fly back home after being trafficked by unscrupulous employment agents in Kuwait.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Francis Kasaila told the August House that government has secured resources to have the girls back home.
NGO Gender Coordination network chairperson Emma Kaliya recently urged authorities to help the girls with air tickets from Kuwait and investigate on the employment agencies and bring them to book.
Malawi24 understands that the girls were promised good jobs that would pull them out of financial woes. But to their surprise, they were provided jobs that were different from the ones offered before their departure to Kuwait.
Information sourced by this publication revealed that some girls were told to work in brothels while their travel documents were confiscated by their employers.