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Kuwait stops working visas for Malawians – Govt cites abuse of girls

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 11: Kuwait has with immediate effect stopped issuance of working visas for Malawians, a senior government official has said, says online news. Minister of External Affairs and International Cooperation Francis Katsaira said this as the government of Malawi is struggling to raise funds to bring back close to 30 girls who are stranded in the Arab country after they were promised good jobs and bright future but most of them ended up as sex slaves.

Katsaira said the government of Kuwait has stopped the issuance of the working visas because of the abuse of the girls in Kuwait. “They are not happy because of the abuse of the Malawian girls,” he said.

The Malawian girls were rescued from their so called employers who confisticated their passports and made them work in extreme bad conditions including working as sex slaves. The government of Malawi has since found them a safe house where they sleep and live on government food.