Malawi Parliament Approves Export of 10,000 Laborers to Israeli Farms

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  • Despite these challenges, Malawian workers generally reported satisfaction with their working conditions.

Malawi’s parliament has given the green light for the government’s initiative to send 10,000 laborers to work on farms and industries in Israel. The decision came after a government delegation visited Israel to assess the conditions of around 700 Malawian workers already employed there.

During the visit, which included meetings with Israeli officials and labor agents, concerns were raised about pay discrepancies and sanitation issues on some farms. Despite these challenges, Malawian workers generally reported satisfaction with their working conditions.

The program aims to boost foreign exchange revenue for Malawi, with $735,000 already transferred through the arrangement. However, there are calls for a more structured approach to the labor export process, including formal government agreements and improved recruitment methods.

While some lawmakers see the initiative as an opportunity for rural youth, labor activists caution against political involvement in recruitment, advocating instead for merit-based selection through labor bureaus.

Although Malawi initially planned to send 10,000 laborers, Israeli authorities expressed potential to employ up to 100,000 Malawians, indicating the scale of the opportunity.

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