Chitipa DC promotion quashed

Government has nullified Chitipa’s acting District Commissioner’s (DC) promotion – effected during President Joyce Banda’s regime in 2013 – on grounds that there was no vacant post to which she could be promoted to.

Gowelo: Promotion quashed

Gowelo: Promotion quashed

Grace Chirwa got presidential approval to work as DC for Chitipa on October 22, 2013.

But Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Tarsizio Gowelo has nullified Chirwa’s promotion, reverting her to her initial position of Chief Administrative Officer (Grade F).

“There was no vacant post which you could be promoted to,” reads a letter to Chirwa in part. “There was no authorized establishment warrant and there was no provision for funds in the personal emoluments budget to service the post.”

There has been an ongoing tussle between Chirwa and government since the President Peter Mutharika reversed the former’s promotion.

In 2014, Mutharika’s government issued out that Chirwa be transferred to Rumphi where she would work as chief administrative officer.

But through her lawyer Jivason Kadzipatike, Chirwa sought an injunction that blocked the move.

Gowelo, through the Ministry’s principal secretary Kester Kaphaizi, defied the court order and summoned Chirwa to a discussion where she was notified of the nullification of her promotion in writing.

According to the letter, which Nyasa Times has seen, Chirwa has been informed that she with “immediate effect revert to your substantive established post of chief administrative officer (Grade F), tenable at Rumphi District.”

Rodney Simwaka, a veteran DC, Nyasa Times has learnt, will take over from Chirwa soon.

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30 thoughts on “Chitipa DC promotion quashed”

  1. prince says:

    Gowelo ndi galu clhindere ichi

  2. Nanchunjule wa Nanchunjule says:

    Koma Grace Chirwa ali pamavuto zedi. Boma limugalukire. Mavenda amugalukire. Koma ku Chitipa ziliko

  3. OMEGA BEMA says:

    Why playing politics @ work ….let the lady b the dc – why mukupondeleza azimayi

  4. IF THRRE IS A WRITTEN DOCUMENT GIVING YOU POWERS TO TAKE THAT POSITION OF DC, THEN GO TO COURT, BUT IF THERE IS NOTHING, JUST A WORD THINK TWICE.

    LOCAL GVT STUDY CAREFUL ALSO MANGOCHI ISSUE, PEOPLE ARE BEING CORRUPTED,WITH HANDOUTS OF MK30,000.00 TO MK100,000.00 TO VOTE FOR SOMEBODY———- KHAYA ZITHA BWANJI ???????????

  5. DPP cadate says:

    usabwerere m,mbuyo go on with the court case uwina, kaphaizi ndi munthu woyipitsitsa boma liluza.

  6. Kwangwagwa says:

    Chirwa, just go to court. The court will help you.

  7. chimboro says:

    What are the powers of the president.This Minister is another MBULI .

  8. misuku says:

    tukawa twachi kuzomera u DC from nowhere?

  9. Gondwe JK says:

    Gowelo ndi mbuli pamodzi ndi kaphaizi. Demotion amanga zoti president adasayina.

  10. Wanakabaghe says:

    Zanu izo, zitsatikhuze welcome simwaka sibweni

  11. mwenelufita says:

    lori mwee mwatughogha. umama nyachirwa abomba kiza mbombo. nasona tumenye umama akuputa hee. mwembwa mwe

  12. tuvitwana says:

    LIV THE LADY ALONE. U MEAN THE whole MINISTER KUMALIMBANA NDI NZIMAYIYU? KKKKK, KUSOWA ZOCHITA.

  13. Unbelievable! says:

    Who will pay this lady milion of kwachas once she wins a court case for unfair labour practice as advanced by this Minister? We are tired of tax money bailing out stupid decisions like what Minister and his officers are doing. This is nt a winnabe case for Govt

  14. gwafa says:

    This is a clear constructive dismissal, with a good lawyer you can be compasated handsomely but you have to make a decision now otherwise continuing with the job shall mean acceptance

  15. Sandalasi says:

    Tiziona Chaka Chino

  16. Gadabu says:

    Makileni influenced promotions of all Dcs and all right procedures wrre followed. Gowelo has no powers to nullify them. Govenment is simply inviting many law suits under constructive dismissals. If her promotion is wrong then all promotions are null and void

  17. ian Bonongwe says:

    If her promotion is illegal then all promotions must be nullified. Mbuzi ya nduna iyi. Expect too much compesations. Chiefs are also being demoted yet evidence of consultations are there. Muwalipila zedi

  18. honourable says:

    This imposter writting in the name of Ezekiel Peter Ching’oma . We ll get u soon. Ching’oma is not the one writing this nonsense.be careful

  19. interested party says:

    Ma comments a umbuli onse ali yapa. These Dcs were promoted by government. Minister appointed them president approved in line with local government act. Wait there will be too many law suits against government. Gowelo ndi mbuzi cant win these cases

  20. chejali says:

    Musakhaletu mudampepha kanyenya wa bweya, ndiye mudakanizidwa then mumpezele zifukwa shame

  21. mtumbuka. says:

    ngati mukuti kunalibe vacancy, Simwakayo akukataniko. akhalako ma DC awiri ndi wakaleyo? tell us zifukwa zina. mwinatu wakana kukukhalirani udyo mkaziyu.

  22. Army Commander says:

    I Like Balaka Dc So Humble, God Fearing Man & Well Educated

  23. Makileni says:

    Mbuzi ina ili paMchinji

  24. bj says:

    The government has got a case to answer. If she got promoted by the appropriate authorities, as per the procedures, then she deserves not demoted unless otherwise. If she has been found abusing her office or else corrupt practices have been seriously raised, then she deserve such demotion not otherwise. The labour Laws are indeed against that, and it indicates that these are just directives from mbuzi yeniyeni

  25. Mache says:

    Bolanso Grace ali ndi experience ndipo amayitha ntchito kusiyana ndi mfiti, hule ili la kuno ku Karonga Rose, mbutuma chabe. Ma sector heads atopa naye kupempha ma units ndi mafuta. Ma sector heads amene akugwirizana naye ndi awiri okha pano(Social Welfare ndi Water). Amafuna alowelere kwa DADO koma zikumuvuta chifukwa kuli anthu a School kumeko amaunika. Tichotsereni plizi Rosemary. Akugwiritsa nchito ka Junior kenakake kumagulitsa malo ku depot

  26. Mache says:

    Nanga uyu Rosemary Moyo? A nyasa katifufuzireni za kalata yake, iyeyu akubisa. Pano ali busy ku Lilingwe nayeso ndi ma injunction.

  27. NANYATI says:

    CommentMakilenisbhvr was as if hwaz the state VP

  28. Ezekiel Peter Ching'oma says:

    we know she is being persecuted because she is an MCP supporter

    1. Hestings Chivundu says:

      Comment u pipo!don’t politicise things,why MCP?Nenani za a Gowero, He Is A Failiture.Kunamiza Ma Councillors Kuti Awapatsa Loan Ya Njinga?Shame To Him

  29. njolomachipilingu says:

    Those were the works of one very very arrongant PS 2 in the name of Makereni.This guy promoted young inexperienced women to the position of DC without proper procedures and one such useless young woman is the current Dowa DC.Makeleni behaved like he was PS 1 and was even more powerfull than the former minister of local government.

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