Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) says it is committed to working with authorities in the fight against child labour.
Speaking during a two-day child labour law enforcement training at Mitundu in Lilongwe, MCTU Arise 2 project coordinator Joseph Kakhwanga said his organisation is willing to equip people with knowledge on issues of child labour.
“We are willing to work with local leaders, community child labour committees, mother groups, school managements committees and chiefs to eradicate child labour. Our research shows that people lack information on what child labour is,” he said.
Lilongwe district labour officer Chiletso Mbewe said the training had come at a right time as this year’s data shows an increase in child labour cases in Lilongwe District.
“This training will enhance awareness on issues of child labour because those that have been trained will share the knowledge with others. We hope to reach the whole country through this initiative,” he said.
Chiseka community child labour committee (CCLS) chairperson Magness Mwase said the training has equipped her with significant information on child labour which she was not aware of. n