Malawi’s Honorary Consul in Tel Aviv, Israel, Nor Gess said 23 Malawians have left in the last two months either to seek employment elsewhere or asylum on the pretext that Malawi was not safe for their settlement.
This complaint came barely an hour after Israel’s Minister of Economy Nir Barakt announced that Malawi has an opportunity to send up to 100, 000 employees with 10, 000 expected within two months.
During a meeting with the Malawi delegation, Israeli Population and Immigration Authority director-general Eyal Sisso said the development was worrying and urged Malawian authorities to help instil discipline among the workers.
He said while Israel generally appreciated Malawi’s warm gesture to send workers during a difficult time, the conduct of the few individuals may potentially affect opportunities for many.
Sisso added that he knows the situation in Malawi does not warrant anyone to seek asylum as the country is generally peaceful and stable, as such, it is foolhardy for anyone to think they can use their farm visa for other employment.