Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Kasaila has made a shocking revelation saying government does not care at all about the girls that were reportedly abused in Kuwait saying government is too broke to help them.
According to Mutharika government, parents of the 12 abused girls must come forward and buy air tickets for them. To bring them home, government may spend less than MK6 million.
“If their relatives don’t come forward with the air tickets, the girls will stay much longer in Kuwait. We have taken the girls out of their abusing places and are now with our Kuwait embassy. As an embassy, we do not get funding to fly such kind of people,” said Kasaira.
Kuwait embassy officials confirmed the 12 girls are now with the embassy after they were rescued from prostitution and other abusing domestic jobs in the country.
Kasaira said relatives of the girls, whom he refused to name, must pay for the air tickets of the girls.
“As government we do not budget for such exercises,” he said, adding the government helps out those in South Africa because the costs are affordable.
Most of the girls stranded in Kuwait were used as prostitutes and their passports were confiscated.
Apparently, Muthalika’s step son has been rocked in a corruption scandal where it is alleged that he pocketed over MK170 million in a dubious jet deal. A lot of dubious deals are being done under Mutharika’s nose at the state house, with Ben Phiri as the master-minder.
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