Karonga DC kicked out of office by irate workers

Controversy has hit Karonga District Council in the north of Malawi as irate workers on Thursday brutally booted out the District Commissioner (DC) Rosemary Moyo and other two officials for their failure to perform their duties in the district.

One of the workers telling the DC to leave her office peacefully or be removed violently

One of the workers telling the DC to leave her office peacefully or be removed violently

Karonga workers holding demo at DC

Karonga workers holding demo at DC

DC Moyo surrounded by police telling workers she has accepted her being 'overthrown'

DC Moyo surrounded by police telling workers she has accepted her being ‘overthrown’

Karonga DC's office sealed

Karonga DC’s office sealed

Hundreds of workers who stormed the DC’s office threatened mob justice if the three officials will report for duties.

Chairperson for Karonga Council workers Union, Bentry Chihana, said that employees are “fed up” with the behaviour of the DC, including the Human Resource Manager Alick Milimbo and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Emmanuel Sohaya.

According to Chihana, many petitions have been submitted to the DC’s office citing the problems that the workers are facing but there has been inaction.

DC Moyo is accused of delaying to pay salaries to the workers, water and electricity bills, nepotism and questionable staff rotation.

“We don’t need the District Commissioner and her two friends Milimbo and Sohaya in Karonga because they have failed to run the council. We have been patient for a long time giving them petitions even being on round table discussions expressing our concerns but we have seen no change,” said Chihana.

Adding that “this is the fourth month we have not received our salaries and as am speaking in all government offices, rest houses, bars and restraints there is no water and electricity; how can things run in such condition? That is why we are saying they have failed to run the district the only thing is for them to leave the premises and the doors will still be closed till new staff come in.”

The Regional Council Workers Union Director Suzgani Kayira backed the Karonga council workers saying “we cannot blame these people because we also petitioned the DC.”

DC Moyo said accepted the demands to abdicate her office.

“I have no problem with their demand. If the people are forcing me out of this district, why I should be here?” said Moyo who was escorted home by police.

Meanwhile, the Karonga district council chair person Patrick Kishombe has called for the emergency meeting Friday.

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54 thoughts on “Karonga DC kicked out of office by irate workers”

  1. CHIVWATI NTCHI? says:

    Go ye in peace

  2. ngana za titi says:

    Kwatsala ku Chitipa. Anthu aku Cp kugunata.Mumangoyankhula mukaledzera vikatata vanu vonunkha. No action!

  3. AB says:

    YONSE BOO!

  4. General Joseph Mwamsamale says:

    The problem should not be the DC alone. The directors too should feel as being part of the problem. They are the ones who advise her. They have also failed. Especially the so called DOF. He is rude to people. He delays payments of allowances. Kaya chimakhala chani kaya. Mwina poti allowance yake imakhala kuti palibe. Bvuto limayamba anthuwa akakonda kumadzikundikira ndi ndrama, kuyiwala ntchito ndi anthu

  5. Kavuluvulu says:

    Are these really the D.C.’s problems ?

  6. Koma Zinthu says:

    Kodi wa Neno mukuchedwelanji kumutsekela office ndi kumuthamangitsa! Azikamwa mowa ndi mamuna wake Monteiro! Komanso azikavulira ma bwana ake ku Capital Hill! She is waste of space. No wonder Neno sizatukuka! Kutumiza mwana mmodzi ku Secondary School boma lonse! Shame!

  7. chatonda says:

    Just k bow that this has happened because there is Kyungu behind this mess. Kyungu is becoming the president of the republic of Karonga. He must be trimmed to size.. This chief claims the DHO is ineffecient, education Manager is inefficient, DADO is inefficitent now who is better?

    Let the government reduce his powers to size.

  8. Hens master says:

    Kyungu is abusing resources with his endless trips. No one (including the so called irate employees ) raises objections to his abuse of resources. Why don’t they stand up and challenge him.

    The Dc and her two officers are just scapegoats. They should face chief Kyungu who sleeps and eats in expensive hotels and sends bills to the Dc to pay.

  9. Geo says:

    I saw this coming… bravo Ngondes, this lady was so careless in handling sensitive matters. This was dead wood.

  10. Wandumi says:

    These are the results of compromising standards in district administration by hiring every Jim and Jack. Gone were the days when district administration was accorded the highest executive respect and honour. The department of Administrative and Political Studies at Chancellor college should carry out a research on the effects of these political appointments on district administration since the multiparty dispensation.

  11. Jabulosi says:

    No Water,No Electricity, No Salaries, No etc really!!!! Is the problem the DC or District council?? or government?????

  12. jojo says:

    Great stuff, next bustard to go ndi Peter. Watch out dude, we will destroy u too nthawi yako yikakwana. Ask Muluzi Wamkulu.

  13. c4 says:

    Paramount akatseka chipatala ndiye kukhala chete nepotism ndiye imeneyo

  14. kwadabwitsa says:

    Zonse zichitila ubwino ana amulungu.

  15. waseme says:

    Iwe Umbuli, wawoneka ndi umbuli wakowo. Ngati muntha sakutha ntchito basi azingomuyan’gana?Anthu aku karonga sIwogona ayi. Mwazolowera ma Cash gate kumizinda yanu. Kuzolowera uveeeeee basi. Pambeli people from Karonga.

  16. chibwenzi cha Rosemary moyo says:

    anthu oyipa inu mwawathamangitsa mahope anga tsono mukuganiza ine ndizidya akazi anu? akangochoka ameneyo kumpoto ine ndithana ndiakaziinu zautsiru basi. U want me to be lonelymundimva akazianu ndichita nawo. Rosemary is my girfreiend since she became Dc for Karonga and ilove her timakuman ku Majizuwa

  17. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Eeeeeeee!!

  18. Umbuli says:

    mbuli za ku mpoto. Muli kumwela thooo. komwe kukuchokela Peter yemweo. Zinyumba mwamanga ku Mwela ndi Pakati. Nyanga basi. Mwamulephela mu Nyanga DC ameneyo. Panja amati ukamaluza umayamba kutukwana kagweleni uko. Kuti mudazawine mabvoti ndiye kuti G’ombenso zaku mpoto zidzabvote nayo. Zipatseni ma Voter ID. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  19. Dwambazi says:

    Thanks Karonga you have demonstrated that We ,The People have the power to oust anybody including Mathanyula. How did you get yourselves organized???? Atumbuka woyeeeeeeeeeee!

  20. Chimani. Game says:

    Well done,next Malawi need to get rid of this broody president

  21. siine says:

    NEPOTISM? Is. this Moyo from masambanjati again? is she lomwe from edingeni? kkkkk mtumbuka ndiwovuta kumumvetsa

  22. Prodigalson says:

    Warara warara amenewo tiye nazoni.

  23. mpopoma says:

    The dc is naughty . All rest houses have no glasses on windows, poor wiring, poor sanitation

  24. Kayelekela kutsekedwa kalonga kutsekedwanso. Ndalama zifumenkhu imwe vindele vaku zeleza kasi mungapulikayayi. Musamuke mudzi bwela kuno kumlawi. Muphunzille momwe tima chitila ma demo. Mumwalila ambili mukachita chibwana.

  25. Thus how you do it Kalonga, in the modern world. USA and Europe support the war in Syria,the refugees’ goes to EU and US they don’t even go to Saudi Arabia. It has become a new law now in our new world, who ever messes up your livelihood you go to their doorstep and tell them leave peacefully or bear the consequences. Democracy is good. In the same breathe Nurses and all civil servants should go to the capital hill and tell the one who is masquerading as the president of Malawi to leave or bear the consequences. In days like these you fight fire with fire to get the intended results or we all perish because of one dunderhead.

  26. Naphili says:

    Anthu a ku Karonga simabulutu koma ndi olimba mtima.Please help the people from the central and the south to get rid of this bafoon in the high office|

  27. Chindere says:

    It is the work of a dunderhead, DOF, corrupt and doesn’t know what is doing. He has failed to generate revenue gir the council to pay wages on time.
    Kyungu is also aggravating the problem, he is so arrogant and egoistic. He feel is too big for any civil servant. He should apply for the post of DC to spearhead what he thinks are shortfalls of the workers in place.
    Also stop being tribalistic, as this strike has been triggered by councilors and junior employees who are myopic and kudzifira that can manage their own district.
    This us Malawi and everybody is free to work anywhere.

  28. The real ujeni says:

    People should lock Kamuzu Palace

  29. MRA STAFF says:

    Watsala ndi Mbilizi kuwona za chonchi ku MRA kuno. Too much self aggrandizement and self fucking. Too much nepotism.

    Kubaso. Thats why MRA office has turned into sex shabeen. Thodi and Max are the living sex gladiators at this MRA.

    Now zikamachitika izi dont say women abuse. Where you have failed tipanga demonstrate. Mxiiii

  30. Gunde wa ndevu says:

    CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY MALAWI

  31. Kapondo says:

    Karonga oye! Kuzindikira nkhwangwa I’ll mmutu. Komabe its a good action. Amend abwerewo sadzachita zopusa. Zitsiru.

  32. God have mercy. says:

    God have mercy

  33. Peter27 says:

    Salary sakulandira ey, koma ndalamazo Zilipo?

  34. Jameson p Nkhoma says:

    God intervene

  35. Mo says:

    I remember our own university was closed bcoz of such pipo,how about a country?palibe bwzna angapepe this country will CLOSED unless we do it the karonga way

  36. bondera says:

    Watsala Dr Sungani akumatandala ku BT ndi Uyu administrator Chirombo, womalizira azakhale Kyungu

  37. IBRAEGO says:

    NGATI KULI MABULUTU A ANTHU NDIYE ALI KU KARONGA. INUTU MUMAKHALA NGATI MASHASHA KUMAVOTELA DPP YOMWE YABWELETSA MAVUTO AKULU KUNO KU MALAWI KOMANSO MBOMA LANULO. DONT BLAME THE DC. BLAME URSELF FOR VOTING DPP. MUDYA MSEU WOMWEWO NDI DPHIPHI YANUYO.

  38. choncho says:

    next is peter mutharika

  39. M'Bingo mutalikaaa says:

    Kenako pitalalalanso athamange

  40. Kashot bernat says:

    Wachita bwino ngati Amalawi tonse titamapanga chonchi anthu otelewa akhoza kumatengerapo phunziro amene achoke basi.

  41. Capital hill says:

    Munthu aliyense amakhala ndi ubwino ndi zofoka zake. Akanachotsa DOF bolani. Ndiwozimva kwabasi

  42. YITUWA MPHANDE says:

    Kwasala tchire ndiye kupite wina moto chifukws satithanga

  43. mbwiye says:

    mabwanawa akuonjeza

  44. Tina says:

    Well done do Better Malawi things. Next time don’t vote rubbish for government

  45. rewlayi says:

    For once i agree with ambwenumbwenu zimafunika chonchi anthu akatopetsa we must take the same action ndi pitala

  46. Peter27 says:

    Well done Karonga!!!
    Now Blantyre should also stop irritating us with complaints of water shortages and blackouts and act now….. All district assemblies should never accept mediocrity. We have enough of that in our president!

  47. Lt. Col. Chibwatiko says:

    This is most uncivilised, barbaric and unacceptable stupidity. It beats me to thinks how a junior can assess a senior’s performance to warrant such most irresponsible conduct to forcefully remove the DC from her office.

    Government must not tolerate this lest DC’s become slaves of their own offices.

    Stupid, uncouth and uneducated as they are they still think they are deserving of any attention.

  48. Maso Anga says:

    Watsala wa Neno. Bulutu weni weni. Very pompous and arrogant!

  49. Karonga woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!. Malawi woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!,mob yomweyoooooo!

  50. Kaligondo says:

    Achitabwino anazolowela siuja anamuikapo amai ameneyu

  51. azibambo says:

    Uyuso akufunika choncho!

  52. rute nyakala says:

    Karonga eeee

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