Civil servants get festive holiday as Asset Declaration Offices to remain open

President Peter Arthur Mutharika has given civil servants a two- week holiday from December 23 to January 5 2015, but the Office of the Director of Public Officers’ Declaration will not close shop.

Tukula: Offices to remain open

Tukula: Offices to remain open

Mutharika has granted the holiday to civil servants to allow them to celebrate Christmas and New Year festivities with their families.

However, Mutharika singled out institutions that provide emergency and essential services such as hospitals, immigration, Police and Airports to remain operational.

But the Office of the Director of Public Officers’ Declaration has said its offices will also remain open during the festive period in order to receive asset declaration forms from listed public officers including President Mutharika and his deputy Saulos Chilima in accordance with Section 25 of the Public Officers (Declaration of Assets, Liabilities and Business Interest) Act, 2013.

Christopher Tukula, Director of Public Officers’ Declaration, said the deadline for submission of declaration forms is December 31, 2014 as such they cannot close shop.

Tukula also urged all listed public officers in southern and northern regions to submit their completed declaration forms to the Director eithr at Mzuzu City Council offices or the Blantyre City Council offices at least by December 15.

“The concerned public officers are further advised to note that the schedule has been devised as a measure to reduce travel and related logistical challenges which are likely to arise for officers to personally submit their declarations to the Director in Lilongwe.

“The arrangement also intends to guarantee easy and uninterrupted accessibility of the Directorate during the festive season,” said Tukula.

He said the initial declaration form can also be obtained through all controlling officers in the Public Service, Parliament Offices, district council offices, City Council offices and Town Council Offices.

Under Part A of the First Schedule of the said Act, public officers required to declare their assets are;

President, Vice President, Speaker and Deputy speakers of Parliament, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Leader and Treasurer of a political party represented in Parliament, Mayor and Councillors of City Councils and Councillors of District and Town Councils.

Part B has about 30 listed senior public officers including the Chief Justice, Attorney General, Secretary to the Cabinet, Solicitor General, Law Commissioner, Ombudsman, Registrar General, Judge of the High Court of Malawi and Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Director of Public Prosecution, Chief Immigration Officer, Auditor General, Administrator General and

While Part C has judicial officers, procurement officers, Officers in the Road Traffic Department, Officers of the Malawi Revenue Authority, Immigration Officers, State Advocates, Legal Aid Advocates and all public prosecutors, Police Traffic Officers and investigative officers, Advisors to the President and his deputy, Advisors to a cabinet minister, Accounting Personnel, Officers of the Anti-Corruption Bureau and Officers of the Office of Director of Public Procurement.​

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21 thoughts on “Civil servants get festive holiday as Asset Declaration Offices to remain open”

  1. Gimbogo says:

    This trend should be stopped 4 mother Malawi to develop

  2. FIG says:

    fuck all you hatin this development. mumaona ngati timasangalala kmagwira ntchito kumalandira 2kwacha. it is time for us to go farming thats how we survive. agalu inu

  3. mwai malambe banda says:

    Kodi Mr tukula anzanu a cashgate ali pa interdiction, inu mulibe milandu?

  4. Hebrews says:

    Hahahahahaaaaaaa Empty headed people! Is it the first time when Civil servants have gone for a two weeks holiday during these festive season? Is it only the DPP led government that has done this? IF you are disgruntled type of people, then its very unfortunate. People have all these years people have been sent on 2 weeks compulsory leave and no body has critisied! Now I have discovered that the problem is not you! The problem is the one who sent you to “takata”. You are used to opposing at everything that the government proposes. Why? Because you do not accept that your party lost! But believe me 2019 is not tomorrow mutopa! This government is there and will be there beyond 2019! If you think you gona kill APM with cardiac arrest forget. APM is a trained lawyer and is used to such foolish arguments! Muyisova. Whether you like it or not, two (2) weeks holiday! The government will save allowances that you dubiously claim, water you use in the offices, Electricity, fuel etc.

  5. nsanje port says:

    Holiday yonseyi ndiye ife tidya Chani?…ifetu timapeza dola tikavaya Ku vepi,do you think we use salary for the whole month?simakwanatu kulipila lendi,mabilu ndikumwera mowa to mention a few…ine sindipanga nawo holide kkkkkkk

  6. Confused.com says:

    This is confusion @its best. The govt has no money. The govt is 3ncouraging self reliance by working hard instead of waiting for aid. Now the president is sending pple on 2 weeks leave that means no production hence govt loosing even more money. Pali nzeru pamenepa. These civil servanys fo they not have their annual leave.Koma APM , do u ever consult other pple before making these irresponsible decision. Does it mean that the benefits of sending the civil servants outweighs them being in work? Izi zikupatsa mantha ndithu, we are heading towards a cliff. Head of a family realises that things are tight. The family is struggling and the effects will be bad. Then tells the wife and kids to make sure they work hard and increase the production. Then he turns back to say stop the production and rest. Is that sensible. The President is trying to impress that he has the pples welfare at heart. We know you are the man with two faces. You dont mean what u say. If this is the strategy to avoid the strikes, mind u come January if thungs are not resolved, pple will just continue. Why not sort things now and when January comes, u csn start a fresh. Apa ndiye zusowetsa zonena . The govt making one mistake after the other. Tiona momwe zitathele.

  7. Moya says:

    If we can send the almost whole civil whole civil service on holiday for two Weeks its a clear sign that our government can run in part time basis we don’t need a full time government we have less productivity. That explains why we are among the poorest country. We probably just need those emergency services and one other extra ministry to have general duties and have a representative or two from each ministry and a few supporting staff, saulosi as u reform the goverment consider the above.

  8. Moya says:

    If we can send the almost whole civil whole civil service on holiday for two Weeks its a clear sign that our government can run in part time basis we don’t need a full time government we have less productivity. That explains why we are among the poorest country. We probably just need those emergency services and one other extra ministry to have general duties and have a representative or two from each ministry and a few supporting staff, saulosi as u reform the conferment consider the above.

  9. mesho says:

    considering that the period civil servants will be on leave is peak of agricultural activities, I should have expected the government to exempt all agricultural field staff from the holiday to assist farmers in the gardens. With delayed Farm Input subsidy distribution, the holiday will further complicate the problem. Malawi economy is agro-based yet the government categorizes agricultural activities at this peak period as not necessary.

  10. mjiba says:

    What is there to celebrate about this holiday Poverty??? This! Kodi a Tukula inu ndiye simuli pa interdiction?? ndi mayesa mukuyankha milandu ku Court??

  11. Chadabwa German says:

    This is not news. It has been the trend over the recent years. Lets be objective, Bwanawa sanalakwe.

  12. wakukaya says:

    Koma ndalama za november sitinalandirebe.Mutiganizira bwanji?Nanga za December tizalandira liti?

  13. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    PLS OPOSITION PUSH THIS GOVT TO OPEN JUDICIALY

  14. Kalanga says:

    Titenge masiku amenewa basi kkkkk

  15. kester Kaphaizi says:

    This president eeeeeeeish. Useless

  16. Dzoneni says:

    Civil servants also deserve a life! Thank you Mr. President! Xmas holiday loading……..

  17. Chilembwe says:

    Conglatulation mr president, tikasamale kumunda

  18. Quota system says:

    I for one don’t like these political holidays. Although some departments are asked to work, people put themselves in a holiday mode. Work lazily half day but later claim for full days. A few days would have been enough

  19. Boyd Kilembey says:

    Failed country. Just say there is no money. This “forced” holiday is meant to reduce running costs. By the way where does the president get the powers to send civil servants on leave? Malawi must be a failed state to have a civil service shut down.

  20. nthandalanda says:

    I have been saying that we are unproductive. How can the president encourage laziness by giving a two week holiday to civil servants? So all this time will be wasted through production of children at home! During free time, what we do best is fucking. Zambia is three times bigger than Malawi but they have 8 million people and Malawi has 16 million people. I haven’t ever heard their president giving them 2 weeks free zone. Thus why today we have strong, healthy call boys all over Malawi instead of encouraging them to work hard in farms. Kamuzu encouraged Malawians to work hard in fields thus why we had strong economy that time. Importation value and exportation value was almost the same. These days, there is high consumption than production. We need to balance the sheet. If the president sleeps 15 hours how could you expect a country to be productive? So awkward leafership

  21. me says:

    14 days off.
    rich country even give almost half month vacation to people
    rich country indeed

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