Malawi: Tobacco Industry Accused of Engaging Children

Author: Vokhiwa, H.

Nairobi — The Malawi tobacco industry has come under renewed pressure to stop using child labour and to make way for other more economic crops in the country. Tobacco accounts for a significant proportion of the country’s foreign exchange earnings. But non-governmental organisations and even the government are wary of the continuing recruitment of children and are seeking to protect this most exploited grouping in the labour market.

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