For immediate release
1st May, 2020.
His Excellency President Professor Peter Mutharika joins all Malawians in commemorating Labour Day today.
President Mutharika values the role of workers in both public and private sector for Malawi to achieve her development goals and improve lives of the people.
The President therefore extends his gratitude to all workers in Malawi for their hard work to uplift the country and look after their families.
The President notes that this year, the Labour Day comes at unprecedented time in our history as the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic has affected economies as many companies are unable to function to their optimum capacity and are finding it difficult to keep all their workers in the job.
President Mutharika understands the situation which employers have found themselves in at this time of the pandemic.
That is why Government has instituted a number of relief measures such as the Voluntary Tax Compliance Window and a directive to the Reserve Bank to implement a win-win arrangement with commercial banks and Micro-Finance Institutions to observe a three-month moratorium on interests on loans . The aim of these measures is to protect businesses and help them to survive in this difficult times.
On this note, the President applauds all companies and businesses which are working with the Government to protect their workers from coronavirus and to ensure that they maintain their jobs.
Government will implement more measures to save jobs.
President Mutharika urges all employers to continue to treat their workers with a human face as we face the coronavirus crisis which has spared none of us.
This is a difficult period for everyone.
The President urges employers and employees to maintain the spirit of engagement and listening to one another as we all fight to