K38m down the drain in two days of Malawi Parliament staff strike

During the two days Parliament Secretariat staff  have been on sit-in strike demanding  for a pay , aboutK38.6 million has gone down the drain as members of parliament were being paid for inaction.

Lucius Banda:  Its unfair

Lucius Banda:  MPs paid for nothings

The amount that has been wasted in two days (K38.6 million) could provide 50 kilogramme (kg) bags of maize to some 8 500  families which on average comprise six people—meaning that it can benefit around 51 000 people starving due to floods that have ravaged the country, according to daily newspaper The Nation.

Leader of United Democratic Front (UDF) in the House Lucius Banda described the situation as “a pity and costly” to both government and the taxpayer.

Banda bemoaned that the MP were being  “paid for nothing, which is unfair to the ordinary people out there. “

He is quoted by The Nation saying: “Government spends about K100 000 [including allowances] on a single MP a day and if you do the calculations you will agree with what I am saying.”

Based on the K100 000 cost per MP, it means that during the past two days of inaction in the House—K38.6 million has gone down the drain.

Malawi government has  since offered the striking staff 18 percent increment to be paid in arrears from October 2014 and a six percent raise to be effected in July 2015, but backdated to October as well.

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Dziko ndi anthu ake!!

sheriff allan

Amalawi kusowa mtima wachikondi ndalama imeneyo bwanji osathandizila anthu amend akudzidwa ndi flood

Dr. Mango

Gani munthu; whether it is K100,000.00 or K50,000.00 per day that is not the issue here but whether the allowances will be paid back to Government or not! You MPs seem to be a bunch of greedy fellows! Do you fear God or you are the followers of the Devil??? Do not defend anything against God, it will turn against you. You may not find yourself in the next sitting if you play with God!!!


my question to him, ndalamazo walandira nawo? If yes zen za ziiii


Lucius Banda, MP . Please as matter of diplomacy don’t say MPs are being for doing nothing. Next time say MPs are receiving allowances without doing their work. None of you has returned then money,yet you know the reason you are getting such money. That’s what happened with journalists at Sanjika palace in BT.

In short we have two groups of thieves at parliament now. These are Parliament staff and MPs.

This session will be extend by two without allowance or these should be recovered from your salaries.

Zachamba ai.No free money.


Do they work for us or for their families? they tell us that they are working on public service reform zopanda nzeru


clueless and inept leadership that does not know how to govern. THE FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD. THESE PEOPLE MUST GO BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.


Kusonyeza Kuti Inuyo Alucius Simunalandirenao Allowance Ya 2days pokhuzidwa ndima flood victims?


Why should MPs get allowances for coming to Parliament? This is there place of work. The job that they had applied for and they get monthly salary. I will understand if they are not paid monthly salaries.
No need to pay them allowances.


Ofoila kwambiri ndi inneyo. Chifikwa. Anthuwa ndizitsiru. Bola mafumu timavana. Koma iwowa amaona ngati afikapo. Koma kunali anzanu.

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