Muslim youths from Ntaja Islamic Propagation Association in Machinga have said Malawians, especially the youth, should refrain from trekking to other countries for employment without proper documents to avoid being abused.
The association’s secretary, Twaibu Jangiya, made the call on Saturday in Liwonde during a meeting organised by the NGO–Gender Coordination Network aimed at empowering communities through publicising the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Act that the Parliament endorsed in 2015.
Jangiya noted that due to harsh economic conditions prevailing in the country, most people, especially the youth are attracted to go and work in other countries where most of them live in environments that degrade their spiritual, physical and psychological well-being.
“The money used for transport to those countries is actually a decent start-up capital for a business that can be rewarding,” he said. n