Discourage the youth from going abroad – Govt. told

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A diplomat has called on Malawi government to engage the youth in economic activities in order to discourage them from leaving the country.

Malawian ambassador to Zimbabwe Annie Kumwenda made the call this week at the 65th anniversary of the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) in Harare, Zimbabwe.

She said the majority of the immigrants are youths, children under the age of 18, and women who want to visit their husbands in South Africa.

Kumwenda added that government and all stakeholders have to come on board to avert the suffering of young people caused by migration.

“We have to take stock and check how much space we have given the youth in economic growth because when you look at the migration statistics, almost hundred percent are the youths,” she said.

She also acknowledged the use of Zimbabwe as a transit country to South Africa by people from Malawi.

“Weekly you may find that there are about 50 Malawians who accessed the country either by boarder jumping, smuggling or and human trafficking,” Kumwenda said.

She however expressed worry over the number of Malawians stuck in Zimbabwean prisons. Kumwenda disclosed that there are 145 illegal Malawian immigrants in Zimbabwe that need to be repatriated to Malawi.

Zimbabwe is both a destination and a transit country for nationals from countries such as Zambia, Ethiopia, and Malawi who either stay or work without the authorisation.

IOM’s mandate is to ensure migration is done in a dignified, orderly, and safe way for the benefit of host country, country of origin and the migrant.

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  1. mmene zinthu zkukwerera mtengo. as am talking ndabwera Ku college chifukwa chosowa nda lama … inu muli phew pa sofa ndkumapereka ganizo lot I tiyambe ka bhanza … do you know how much I have spent on my studies also am not given digree.. I swear mukapysa moto atsogoleri.. ndinomwenu mumalibikitsa ntchito at the end muziwachedwetsera sararies … inu tkakupemphani ndalama ya mastudies mumatinyoza …. piano mukamayankhula Ximenez timangolira…. tnasintha focus piano tikungodikira tife mulinjoye dzikoli inuyo pamodzi ndi ena anza amene mumat

  2. dziwani ichi nonse amend munatchuka ndi kupondeleza anzanu… adindo nonse… all students who passed well in MSCE, but still they are at home macollege akupita ana anu okha .. loan mumawapatsa ana anu okha…. zkatha zaka 4 tili kunyumba tiyamba dzina lina loongoka kwambiri

  3. I wonder somebody who is abroad is appealing others not to do so why? come home and speak that,do you know why people are deserting from their home country? question yourself,you are not the one to contribute such a statement because you are already out side malawi for green pasture why stoping others?

  4. #Malawi.
    Malawi dearly needs economic renewed plan to address and reduce illegal immigration to foreign lands.
    Indeed Immigration is a human life all over the world, but what is happening in Malawi alone, apart from other African countries, is an opposite story.
    Malawi has got transparent government.
    Malawi is not a war
    Malawi is not at political turn oil
    Malawi has got its positive access to security
    Malawi has got the best intellectuals
    Malawi has got the best trade skill so far in Africa.
    But all these blessings are lost from Malawi and enrich foreign countries.
    Last month President Peter Mtalika hit the nail head by indicating the real cause of all these down fall of developments in Malawi as
    #Poorplanning from the previous administrations.
    We didn’t hear more about his missing views on Poor Planning
    Malawi government since 1964 to date has lost very prominent intellectuals, skills, and valuable assets due to unplanned economic and social challenges.
    Malawians are all over Africa, Europe, Asia, America, Pacific Caribbean, because of uncertainty of social and economic challenges nationals are facing at their daily life.
    Malawi government issues a lot of Passports to its nationals than any African nations
    WHY?
    Failure to support their social needs.
    The issue affecting Malawians in Tanzania and South Africa is under one goal, economic and social challenge.
    They are too many in these countries as a result they are been isolated that why Malawians are too many in our shores.
    Past and present Government administration is a a problem here which fuels all these chaos, due to poor economic and social challenges affecting its citizens.
    Dr. Banda introduced only Agriculture to Malawians as their aorta of social and economic survival, but it was totally wrong.
    Ulimi sichuma chokha chili mnthaka, komanso migodi.
    Dr. Muluzi introduced business ideology to Malawians,but it failed.
    Mtalika brothers introduced food security ideology, but it failed dramatically.
    Where to?

  5. There is no merit in malawi so why waste time with politicians whereby you know that somewhere they value your qualification regardress of race colour district of orgin political party actually its not safe to work here

  6. I am not learned like others, the highest qualification I’ve got is the junior certificate. I worked for one of the filling station in Malawi and was earning 15 MK. I left the country some 5 years ago to Capetown where I first worked as the petrol attendant and was earning close 90 ,000 mk then.After having worked for 2 years I got on other job working as a caretaker earning 6,500 rands MK 335,000. The question. Mr Ambassador is is there any company which can afford to pay me this amount with my low qualification if I go back to Malawi my homeland today? Can you tell me Mr ambassador which filling station in Malawi pays 175_000 mk to a petrol attendant? If there is one the the young massmalawian will stop going overseas.Malawi has turned to be the retirement place for those calling themselves. Indegrnous graduates from old schools.

  7. The Government doesn’t give opportunities to youths. Those officials give opportunities to thier Family members. But they must know that Malawi is country and does not belong to those officials only , it’s for all of us.

  8. Mwakhuta mbatata eti???? Mukuona kuti chilipo chanzeru ndi chabwino chimene mukupangapo pankhani ya achinyamata?? Mukakhuta zimbatata zanuzo bola muzingomwera madzi nkugona kuti muphwetse nkhuto wanuwo.

  9. No job creation in Malawi, no bank loans for the youths, stealing ideas from the youth e.g u write a business proposal before u know it someone has stolen ur proposal eish so tiyambila pati.Govt shud tackle the problem from the glassroot.

  10. Paja mukadwala nkuchila mukumauza boma likugulireni galimoto ndalama zothandizura achinyamatazo. Anyamatao nkumangofumbwa pakhomo zachamba basi. Zibwerani kuno aziphwanga muzaone moyo kusintha

  11. Kunena zowona kuMalawi nkwabwino koma Mavuto alithooooo munthu ukupita kumalawi koma kukangokhala miyezi itatubasi.Kubwerera kuno anthu kumakunena kuti thupi imene unapita nayo simeneyi kuwondaku bwanji.Iwenso manyazi thooooo kumazineneradi kuti ndawondadi eeeeee.Zakudya zabwino kulibe komanso khobidiyo yagwa kwambiri kunotu Rand simasewera anuwo akwachawo.Ndalama sinadutse pa R200 koma inu mpaka K2000 imozi uchisiru.Ndiye ife pa 16 pano tikupita ku Nyanjatu Durban kumakhala chikhaaaamu chawanthu.Moti zobwerera eeeeeee ayi tibwera komma yaaaaaa kukma kuno ndithu

  12. What a lovely day here in pretoria.my boss is going to canada which means i will start work in january.koma bonas andipasa pa 16 december.bwanji pamenepo???

  13. I,totaly agree with what Mai Annie Kumwenda said for the Malawi Government to discourage the youth to immigrate abroad! Let our BOMA invite well equiped & resourceful companies from abroad to invest in (a)Agriculture (b)Electricity (c)Fisheries (d)Minning & (e)Forestry!! In these sectors the youth of MALAWi will be discouraged to immigrate!!!

  14. Sizabwino kuti mwana wamuvutikira kumulipirira school mpaka kumaliza kumutumiza Ku college mpaka kumaliza, ndiye kuti alowe ncito zikukanikanso, kukhalira kuyenda m’maoffice mpaka zaka nkumatha. Ndiye kulibwino kumpezera mayendedweka, akaoneko kunjako, nanga muntu azingotuwa chikhalirecho mapepara aschool alinawo, kulibwino azipita basi, osati zanuzi zolembana pachibare ayi, ndziko lanji lotero???

  15. Munthu Kut Alembedwe Ntchito Mumat Mukufuna 5 Yrs Exprience Chonsecho Munthu Akuchokera Ku Xool Apo Ai Umva Kt Unyeme Too Much Corruption Pa Malawi Tizingovaya Ku Cape Town Komweko!

  16. kkkkkkkk ma politician mzeru zimakuchepelani thawi zina zake mukamayakhula zithu
    inu nomwe chifukwa chozikonda kwanu mazikundikila chuma kusiya dziko lose pa mavuto tikati tiyeseko zina kuthandiza ma banja anthu mabwela ndi fundo za standad 2B pamene mulibeso chowapatsa anthuwo
    tathandizani kaye amene ali kumudxiko enafe tibwela