Malawi Government detains Indian nationals working without permits at Salima Sugar Factory – Photo credit: Grace Kapatuka

Salima, July 23, 2020: Barely a day after Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda stormed Salima Sugar Company, where it transpired that most foreign workers at the factory do not have work permits, Immigration officials on Wednesday arrested the Indians in question.

Department of Immigration spokesperson Joseph Chauwa confirmed in an interview with Malawi Media that the Indian nationals have indeed been arrested.

Chauwa was however non-committal to disclose how many Indians have been arrested and charges levelled against them.

When Chimwendo Banda visited the factory on Tuesday morning, it was discovered that over 60 Indian nationals do not have work permits, a development he described as unfortunate.

The Minister said his visit was not meant to scare away investors in the country but to make sure that foreigners abide by the laws of Malawi. Reported by Grace Kapatuka, (Malawi News Agency-Salima

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