GOVERNMENT REVIEWS THE PROHIBITION OF HAZARDOUS WORK FOR CHILDREN ORDER
The Malawi Government has committed to protect children from all forms of child labour including hazardous work through reviewing of the prohibition of hazardous work for children order of 2012.
Speaking as he was commissioning a two-day stakeholder review meeting on Thursday in Salima, Principal Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Mr. Wezi Kaira said that current order has helped the country in fighting child labour.
Kaira said that the review has come at a right time when Malawi is a pathfinder country in the fight against child labour and therefore all players must move fast in addressing child labour issues.
The International Labour Organisation has since advised that the country must quickly move out from developing good policies and laws without action.
Technical Officer at the Malawi ILO, Mr. Gracious Ndalama said that it is his belief that the country will benefit from the outcome of this review meeting.
The prohibition of hazardous work for children order of 2012 became part of the Employment Act chapter 55 section 2.
by Sam Kalimba,