Karonga Council staff threaten strike over meagre wages

Over 50 market revenue collectors, sweepers and watchmen have threatened to down tools should they not be paid their eight months’ pay soon.

Workers at district commissioner office

Workers at district commissioner office

Some of workers representative at the office of DC

Some of workers representative at the office of DC

Representative of the staffers, Esther Makwakwa, told Nyasa Times in an interview that they have always been surprised why the council fails to pay them their dues when they collect over K50 000 in each market.

She said those prepared to stage strike are from Songwe, Uliwa, Miyombo and Nyungwe markets.

“When it comes to giving us our salaries they always say they are in short of money,” she said.

But Karonga District Commissioner Rosemary Moyo said her office does not recognize the grouping.

“They were not employed by the council,” said Moyo. “They are employed by our employees who pay them based on an agreed upon commission. We have not received such complaints from the one who employed them.”

Moyo said that as an office they were surprised with the claim because they always release monthly commissions every month.

“It might be that the responsible people supposed to give them their money have not done their job,” she said. “But we will look into the matter and sort it out.”

A series of strikes have rocked the country, most of whose income is donated.

Between January and February this year primary school teachers downed tools in most parts of the country over unpaid salary and leave grants arrears.

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20 thoughts on “Karonga Council staff threaten strike over meagre wages”

  1. Mache says:

    New revelation: wagulisa male mu bus depot kwa Jones Kalambo ndi Kayisi pa malo poti mpokanizidwa ndi a physical planning. Komaso akufuna kugulisanso kunja kwa bus depot koti Local Gvt yinapangapo kale operation dongosolo. Akuti zonsezi akupanga yekha ndi a Chair osapanga consult Planning Department kumene kuli ma Physical Planners, Lands ndi a Estates mgt

  2. Chimangenimapiko says:

    Kodi anyamuka liti Rosemary kukagwira ntchito yake ya uheadteacher? Local government is a funny ministry. It is fond of misusing human resources. Resemary is a relation of Christopher Makileni. Mwina zinthu zisintha poti Makileni anamthamangitsa. Galu wamunthu ndiye anatibweretsera Galu wa Dc ameneyi . We want a professional DC here apo bii tiwonanenge

  3. Gringo says:

    Uyu Rosemary akuti talks bad of Emmanuel Bambe becoz staff talk good of him while he was DC in Karonga. Panga zako anthu adzakuyamikire!!! Unapangitsa mwana Chisuse kupempha transfer kupita ku Nkhatabay chifukwa cha nsanje atagula Minibus from his Rice business

  4. Gringo says:

    We understand she likes miseche too much. Signs of inferiority complex. She has no confidence in herself. Kodi mwati wasinthaso driver?

  5. nyaka1 says:

    Osamunyengelera coz wazolowera , timupweteka otherwise w need salaries, zausilu w r tired of her tendency of not resPecting direct employees . If she will not die for the sin , she will surrender. Ask your collegues will help with a gud advice remember w had CHIZANADI CHIRAMBO and who are you. Waba ndalama ndipo a ku accounts ndi khalidwe lo casha ma cheque a fuel in the name of FOR STAFF, MAKILENI CHRISTOPHER mayt god. Punish you for the burden u brought on us , National audit where r u,ACB , Local GVT do something otherwise kutowniko abwera mu coffin sure. Its beta to eat her fresh as she is , kusiyana ndi kudya udzu

  6. Traveller says:

    Anthu apa Karonga amakonda kumwera salary yonse Kangala ndikudyera Susa ndi Ndoki.Nikuwanya chomene Wankhonde.

  7. Gringo says:

    Kodi adakali konko? I mean uyu Rosemary… Anamupatsa kale kalata ya chiwiri kuti adzipita ku Education kwake akagwire chalk. Pls KA guys munthuyu adzinka. Inde ndi wakwathu ku Dowa koma ndithakati, Hule!

  8. vyanowa says:

    Mwazgobera kulyera Bantu, mulije name son I. vima councillor navo vibulu vekhavekha no mbombo.

  9. mwanangu says:

    Madam DC, u say u dont recognise them at the same time u shall look into the matter.how shall u look into it when u dont know them.madam be careful because someone greater and bigger than u is watching from above,His name is GOD.

  10. edda mwalweni says:

    This DC is in good terms with our paramount Chief, No wonder tidakazuzika .

    1. Gringo says:

      That’s not true kuti she is interms with His Royal Highness. Paramount doesn’t need this ugly woman. We understand she is very rude to Him. She doesn’t respect the Ngonde culture.

  11. PATRIC says:

    that is not true what the councils is said . those people they handle money if you don’t care them they will pay themselves and the council revenue will go down plz they are people consider them

  12. amakhosi mukulugenzi says:

    Mumupase ndalama chilyabweka wakugwira chomene ntchito pa geti pala pa kiwe ndipo msiska wakutola ndalama zinandi kwa mdala uyu. Kasi mukuganiza kuti iyo wakulelera vichi wana . Mpasani nyirenda withu waone kusintha nayo. Imwe mukulya makola chomwe iyo ke . A DC namwe mukulenge kuzgola uko kuwemi yaye kuti mukuwamanya yaye . Chifukwa uli mukutuma wanthu winu kukatola ndalama

  13. nyaka1 says:

    She hated Steve Chima DOA , Emmanuel Bulukutu DPD, Harry Zaniku DOF, G.C Mkandawire AG DOA, for unknown rasons but no change , with her its hard towork with a council even not apetising.Rosemary Moyo change drivers as Miniskirts or comesmall, watienjeza remaining its to go to hell. Too young for Karonga remember anthu akuno tikatopa sitimakambika, where r councillors to councel her

    1. Gringo says:

      She also hated A. Sadi. She now hates a renowned planner, Wez Gausi. When he was sick she didn’t even bother of visiting him at the Hospital

  14. nyaka1 says:

    I hope uheard about overexpenditures of secretariate ending up using Karonga District Hospital funds and then tells kyungu to shout at the DHO for , even DEM is not counted eishiii God why did brought this munthu , no development, vuto lochoka pa u headmistress up to DC after carpet interview ndi MAKILENI no experience

  15. nyaka1 says:

    Guys Karonga District council Direct Employees akuvutika, Salary ya March sanalandire mpaka lero but she and Kyungu amayendabe using those same little resources meant for Salaries,

  16. nyaka1 says:

    Rosemary moyo ndiwaboza and is a fool, all these people are Karonga District Council employees only dat its a combination of the past Town assembly + Her Secretariate employees. She likes mismanaging revenue . Imagine everyweekend she uses government and local revenue resources kukapemphera ku Lilongwe ku SOUL WINNERS forgeting that w r not paid

    1. Gringo says:

      Ndamva kuti panopa ali konko ku church ku Lilongwe ku Soul Winners. Galimoto yili parked pomwepo. Toyota Prado KA 2651. Anachoka pa Wednesday from Karonga. Pitani ku Malangalanga mukayiwona!!!!!

  17. zoona says:

    kodi zimathekanso kuti council employees kumapanga ‘out sourcing’services?…hahaha Rosemary…why women why?

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