Mutharika to abolish tenancy labour

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President Peter Mutharika has said that his government is putting in place measures that will lead to abolishment of tenancy labour in Malawi.

Mutharika revealed this during commemoration of World Labour Day at Kamuzu upper stadium in Blantyre.

In his remarks, the Malawi leader said abolishing tenancy labour is a way of thinking about dignity and respecting workers.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika inspecting the ESCOM booth at the event.

“Let us get rid of exploitive labour practices. For this reason, government is taking measures towards abolition of tenancy labour. This system resembles forced and bonded labour. This is a primitive system that does not respect the rights and dignity of workers,” Mutharika said.

He further told employers in the country to respect labour laws saying any employer found ill-treating employees will face the long arm of the law.

According to Mutharika labour laws are set to respect the dignity and rights of every worker but most employers do not want to respect the laws.

“Let every employer know that disrespecting labour laws is an offence but let me emphasize this point, as long as I am president of this country, I will not allow anyone, I mean anyone, to violate the laws or ill-treat our hard working Malawians. If you are found on the wrong side of the law, you will face the law,” said Mutharika.

“We will punish you. And if you are a resident investor, we will deport you without delay. No one comes into this country to exploit or look down upon Malawians.”

This year’s World Labour Day was commemorated under the theme “Enhancing Skills Development for Job Creation and Employability in the Workplace.”

During the commemorations, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), Illovo Sugar and ECAM among others were showed off their services and products.

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  1. Guys what we have to known is I’ve akasureluzi,ampopangolo,aka fat is I tank I’ve ndife timakhara ndichisoni osati ampondamatikiwa,anamageya anyeziwa,Anamapwepwetewa alibenazo,nchito olopangono ataaaa!

  2. The First People to suffer on this abolishment of Tenancy Labour will be your Fellow Lhomwes from Mulanje,,,, Thyolo,,,, Chiradzulu and Phalombe….. Just go ahead with it….. Ndikosowa kuona Mchewa akugwira ntchito pa Farm ya Utenant,,,,,, majority are Southerners where your Votes come from..

  3. KWA OLEMEKEZEKA A STATE PRESIDENT A DZIKO LA MALAWI A PROF.A.PETER MUTHALIKA: BWANA, ndikuthokozeni kwambiri pa mau a mphamvu a UTSOGOLERI omwe mudalankhula pa tsiku lokumbukila a ntchito: BWANA! Ine ndikupempha BOMA lanu kuti musathetse UTENANTI, koma m’malo mwake BWANA, poti tsono mwaona ndi kudziwa ZUNZO LIMENE A MALAWI AKUPEZANA NALO M’MAFARM MOMWE MULI ALIMI A NKHANZA NDI A CHIPONGWE: N’THERADI NDI BWINO TSONO INUYO A STATE PRESIDENT MUITANE ONSE ALIMI ENI MAFARM MUKHALE NDI MSONKHANO WOKAKAMBIRANA PA BVUTO {msautso} omwe anthu ogwila ntchito mu mafarm akupezana nao!! Kuyambira MALIPILO, PO GONA, NTHAWI YAKU PUMULIRA MPAKA MAYENDEDWE A ANTHUWA BWANA STATE PRESIDENT, Ndi ukapolo weni-weni!! Anthuwa ikafika nthawi ya MAVOTI,amakavota koma palibe MP ndi m’modzi yemwe amamva MADANDAULO AWO!! KODI A PRESIDENT SIMUNGAKHALE MP WA ANTHU OBVUTIKAWA M’DZIKO LANU? Anthuwa ali ndi ana ndi makolo okalamba-ATHANDIZENI

    • A STATE PRESIDENT: Mtsautso mwauonau ndi chimodzi-modzi womwe adauona M’NZANGA M’BUSA JOHN CHILEMBWE MU 1914: Chonde muchitepo kanthu BWANA! A MALAWI AKUTI, INDE KULANKHULA KWA MPHAMVU NDITHU MULINAKO KOMA SIMUTSILIZA BWANA!! KODI MATENANTIWO AKADALI KU EGYPT?? (under colonial-rule)?? zoona ngati ndi m’mene liliri tanthauzo la “DEMOCRACY” Kuti anthu azizunzika motere ndiye kuti A MALAWI’FE TIDAFUNA ULAMULIRO WA CHABE-CHABE!! A LABOUR-OFFICE PALIBE CHIMENE AKUTHANDIZAPO PA MABVUTO A ANTHU APA NTCHITO DZIKO LONSE LA MALAWI!! ZIKOMO!!!!

  4. Improve the industry by coming up with measures to protect workers in those farms and not abolishing because you will end up creating joblessness which is a problem in this country.

  5. alwayz ended like that,instead to annouce the starting wages due the cost of prices.We labourors expect the penalty and immediate wages increase as well as to reduce tax we deducted monthly its very high compared to the salary we recieved.

  6. Uyambe kaye macivil servants uwachotse asakhale matenant aboma omagwila ntchito ngati akapolo masana ndi usiku mkumalandila machange komaso misonkhooo pwiiiii