BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Naming‘omba Tea Estates Limited in Thyolo district has abandoned an employee after he lost an arm on duty.

The victim identified as Kennedy Jamali working as a driver at the company lost his right arm following an accident that happened in 14 July, 2019.

Kennedy Jamali deserted

According to the Workers’ Compensation Act (No. 21) form provided to the company from the Ministry of Labor on behalf of the victim, Jamali sustained permanent incapacity of about 52 percentage arising from the tragedy.

Jamali who tried to seek legal help through bush lawyers to obtain a compensation from his employers has been unsuccessful in the case despite taking the case to court.

He disclosed that currently the company is unwilling to provide transportation so he can seek medical help whenever he’s unwell in relation to the injuries he sustained.

Jamali added that the company has also not been giving him monthly salary during the times he’s absent and feeling unwell as a result of the condition.

He has therefore called upon authorities in the country to help him access the compensation and better working conditions from his employer.

Maravi Post contacted representatives from the company on the matter but they were unavailable to comment.

Ministry of labour is yet to act on the matter after being reached out.

The company was established in July 1929 as Nyasa Tea Estates Limited before it changed to Naming‘omba Tea Estates Limited.

It covers about 1300 hectors of land in the district and it employs nearly 4000 workers.

According to Workers’ Compensation Act, Cap 55:03 of the Laws of Malawi, employees are supposed to be compensated for injuries suffered or diseases contracted in the course of their employment or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases.

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