Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth

Government has said it will create over 17, 000 jobs for the youth with support from the African Development Bank as one way of empowering the youth to actively participate in national development activities. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila disclosed this Saturday at Milonga Community Technical College in Thyolo when President Peter Mutharika opened the 13th college of that nature in the country. “Previously, the youth were not regarded as a necessary population in…

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Skilled Labour Force Crucial to National Development- Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said the country can only develop if it invests in skilled labour force, particularly in the youth, saying his government remains determined to empower the sector with requisite skills. Mutharika was speaking on Saturday when he officially opened Milonga Community Technical College in the area of Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo District. The president said there is no country that can develop without skills development, hence the need to impart technical skills to…

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Govt Launches Decent Work Project

The minimum wage for workers in industries will soon depend on profit-making capacity of the employers, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila has said. Speaking on Wednesday during the launch of ‘Decent work in Tea Estate industry’ in Thyolo, Kasaila said the minimum wage for industries can’t be the same as other companies make more profits annually than others, hencethe need for reflecting the same on the workers’ package. “It is not fair for an…

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Govt Values Role of Church – Minister

Government has said it values the role various churches and religious groupings in the country play in directing its endeavours, saying they are like a ‘good’ referee. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Spokesperson Francis Kasaila made the remarks on Sunday in response to the Pastoral Letter Catholic Bishops have produced. Kasaila said the letter, which also points out some intra party highlights, gave a clear indication that the Catholic…

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Govt Committed to Creating Decent Employment

Government said it is committed to creating decent and sustainable jobs for youth of poor and marginalized communities as a way to the poverty alleviation efforts in the country. Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila made remarks Wednesday during discussion on employment promotion in Malawi breakfast meeting at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. He said the project is response to the global jobs crisis in supporting young men and women in jobs creation…

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Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth- Minister

The Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development said it will generate jobs for the Malawian youth in the Jobs for Youth (J4Y) project by July 1, 2018 in a bid to reduce poverty levels among the youths. This was disclosed Friday at the Ministry’s headquarters during a press briefing held to brief journalists on the Job for Youth Project, a Government initiative focusing on youth empowerment by creating jobs with financial support from the African Development Bank…

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Labour Minister Kasaila to Commission Apprentice Tools for Community Colleges

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila will on Friday, the 16th February, 2018 Commission apprentice tools for the 2015 cohort of Community Technical College (CTC) students at Mponela Community Technical College. The commissioning of the apprentice tools follows the promise President Prof. Peter Mutharika had made to the graduating students on their graduation ceremony, according to the Labour Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Christina Nkutumula. “During the graduation ceremony in August, 2017, President Prof. Peter Mutharika…

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Veep Chilima Blasts Engineers for Substandard Dyke Construction Works

The country’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima on Tuesday blasted Shire River Basin Management Programme BRL Engineers for constructing a substandard K290 million dyke which would not protect the people as intended. Chilima, who visited the 823 metre dyke constructed along the Nkhande River in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in the district (Nsanje), expressed dissatisfaction with the way the dyke had been constructed, saying it would not protect the communities. The aim of government putting up the dyke…

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Private Employment Agencies Warned Against Disregarding Labour Export Guidelines

Government has warned private employment agencies it will take drastic action against those deviating from the Labour Export Guidelines (LEG). The warning comes amid reports that two young Malawian women alleged to be working in Iraq as domestic workers are subjected to harsh working conditions. In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila, noted that some unscrupulous local private employment agencies and individuals continue to facilitate the migration of young…

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Use proper travel documents: Foreign Affairs Minister Advices Malawians

Malawi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations Francis Kasaila has advised people in the country to use proper documents when travelling abroad. He was reacting to reports that over 200 Malawians have been detained at Lindela Detention Camp in South Africa for not having travel documents. Kasaila told public broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) that the number of Malawians travelling to South Africa without proper documents is increasing. “It is illegal to travel to a foreign country without…

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