Karonga teachers on strike : Demanding Malawi govt to pay arrears, leave grants

Over 70 primary school teachers of Mwenitete zone in Karonga the northern part of Malawi have on gone on sit-in strike due to the government failure to give them their 2013 to 2014 arrears and leave grant of about K1 million.



Acting Primary Education Advisor (PEA) of the area Doreen Kaunda told Nyasa Times on Friday that teachers in her area have stopped teaching the whole of this week following the 14 days petition which they gave government to address their grievances..

According to Kaunda the development has affected over nine thousand leaners of the area as the teachers have strongly denied to resume to work despite requested by the District Education Manager to do so as government is still considering their petition.

Meanwhile the District Education Manager Scotch Kondowe admitted having received the petition but says was ignorant on the strike.

“After we received the petition we engaged the teachers of Mwenitete zone to brief them on how government is going to give them their arrears and the leave grants of 2013, 2014 and 2015, so on the issue that they have stop working is news to me because as of now government have started paying some teachers in the district,” said Kondowe.

But the teachers said they have not started receiving the money.

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M'Malawi weniweni

Tingothetsa sukuluzi tonse tidzikagwira ku parliament. Iyaaaaa! Takutoperani. Kuphunzitsa munthu lero, akapita ku parliament amaiwala kuti s/she is there because of a teacher. Koma ayi ndithu mungokhutitsa mimba zanu basi. Ife tikakudyereni ku chipatala eti? Peter Mutharika, you are president because of the teacher. Leave grant imene siioneka. Ma salary always coming in late.

Gifted Brain(GB)

its an alarm call to all teachers that you should upgrade please so as to join organisations!There are so many organisations that do need your radical approaches!In Malawi,there is no conducive environment for you teachers due to high level of greedy of our political leaders.
They are gettng rich just bkoz of you teachers.
Upgrade and change the career!

Luke Bukani

Wat Kind Ov Gvt? Why Do U React Wen Der Z Strike? U Dcieve De Nation Nt Telng Dem Truth.Kd Tidziti Bomali Likuthandza Anthu Pakuwapatsa Malipiro Awo Pokha*2 Atachta Strke.2 Any Dpartmnt Mukapanda Kucta Strike Sakupatsani Ndalama Zanu. Anthu Awa Anactapo Strike e.g A Court Hd Strike,A C B,parliamentary Workerz,univesity recturez Just Mention De Few.Ha Ha Ha Ha Tikhalira Strikiyo Osapanga Chtukuko Bac.Aphunzitsi Adacya Kuphunzitsa Akungodya Strike Mmawa Strike, Masana Strk, Madzulo Strk.Ndine Wanu Wokhudzidwa Mphunzitsi Wa China.

Zanga Phee!

But to my surprise there is someone called himself a Minister of Education and is aware of these,do you guys think at the ministry?these teachers got also what we call food web chain,some stays in rental houses they got books in shops for credits.Special allocation is given through Parliament but where does these monies go?Please TUM organize more demos for these gurus to think about teachers especially in rural areas.See my name.

Patrick Majoni

Bravo Teachers of Karonga.Teachers are sick and tired of being regarded as nobodies in Malawi.Mukakhuta pizza uko mudzinamiza anthu mukweza mamphunziro chonsecho simukulipira aphunzitsi-sizizachitika zimenezo.


Teachers re Very important p.bt GVt u treat them badly all the time there was no time I saw teachers looks happy 4 yrs no

Kashuga kamchere

you never gotta despise things asmall beginning! zimayamba chomchi kenako timva rest aremaining fishes got rotten!

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