Malawi Set To Send 5000 Youths To Work In Israel Amidst War

NEWS-Malawi’s government has announced plans to send 5,000 youths to work on Israeli farms, despite criticism for sending 221 others to the Middle-East country last weekend.

The Malawian Information Minister, Moses Kunkuyu, told the BBC today that labour export in Africa and abroad has been on, in Malawi for decades

The minister defended the much-criticised move, saying it was part of the government’s ongoing program of providing employment to young people locally and abroad. Malawian opposition leader, Kondwani Nankhumwa, had yesterday bashed the government of endangering Malawians by sending them to a country at war.

Minister Kunkuyu, however, said that Israel has assured Malawi that its citizens will work in safe zones unaffected by the ongoing fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas militia.The Malawians will replace some of the more than 10,000 foreign farm workers who have left Israel due to the war.