Malawians are still going to Kuwait despite the harsh treatment that some Malawians faced in May this year in the Asian country.
Recently, 29 Malawians left the country for Kuwait regardless of abuse that some Malawians witnessed in this oil rich country.
According to one of the 29 Malawians, Mussa Swalleh Chimisa, Kuwait is a good country to go to if one follows all required procedures.
Chimisa said that people who suffer in Kuwait are those who got there on their own, especially women.
“Another reason why some Malawians suffer here is that they can sign for another job in Malawi with their agents and when they have come here they may be offered a different job,” Chimisa said.
He claimed that this happens when job seekers do not sign a job offer letter while in Malawi.
“A person is supposed to sign a job offer letter before coming here and if you don’t sign in Malawi, you are likely to face challenges especially when you are working with companies,” Chimisa said.
The 29 Malawians who recently travelled to Kuwait signed a 2 year job contract with Al-Wazzan Trading and Catering Services and the contract is renewable if all parties are satisfied.
These Malawians are expected to be working as waiters, chefs and kitchen helpers, the jobs they signed for before leaving for Kuwait.
In May this year, a group of 30 Malawian girls were reported to be stranded in oil rich Kuwait country following confiscation of their passports and they asked Malawi government to help them get back home.
“We are suffering. We are stuck and the number is increasing. Our government should help us return home quickly,” said one of the girls Martha Magola who spoke on behalf of the group.