Malawi civil servants May salaries delayed – Govt

Malawi government has failed to pay  civil servants their May  salaries on time, saying they will be delayed.

Public workers: A calling to serve not to suffer

Public workers: A calling to serve not to suffer

Civil servants usually get  paid by the 27th of each month,  buy Secretary to Treasury Ronald Mangani  said they will be paid at a later date.

Mangani said in a statement that the delay to paychecks is due to  “pay roll changes.”

He said government is making “adjustments” to the pay roll  in line with recommendations of head count” in the civil service.

“The ministry of finance and economic planning regrets inconveniences the delay may cause,” Mangani said.

Malawi government has been the country’s most reliable employer as private companies have buckled under continued economic uncertainty.

The Peter Mutharika administration is struggling financially and Capital Hill continues to make huge cuts in budgets to various government departments and ministries but it has been able to pay salaries every month to all civil servants.

It is estimated there are 150000 civil servants, a bulk of whom are teachers.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe is set to present a national budget in Parliament this Friday.

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9 thoughts on “Malawi civil servants May salaries delayed – Govt”

  1. Alidere nkulinga utayenda naye says:

    This is very pathetic and a total lie. The money has been used for funding paliament. Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM), this is the right time to hold nationwide strike because this affects the masses as compared to the reason you gave for the planed June strike.

  2. Walendi says:

    Please tell my landlord this.

  3. john says:

    THIS GOVT IS PATHETIC! DOES THE WORD “PLANNING” EXIST IN YOUR VOCABULARY? TRADE FAIR IS CLOSING ON SUNDAY AND SOME OF US THOUGHT WE WOULD GO THERE ONCE WE RECEIVE OUR SALARY. THIS IS STUPID GOVT!

    MUNGONENAPO CHILUNGAMO KUTI NDALAMA WATENGA PETER MUTHARIKA AKUKAPANDIRA MISONKHANO KUMPOTO!

  4. Smmify says:

    The payroll adjustment is recommendable. However, Malawians want you to go deeper. Just removing the ghost workers from the payroll isn’t enough. Track down the perpetrators so that they face the law to deter the would be offenders and to pay back what they stole from us. In effecting salary delays for whatever reasons, take necessary/adequate measures to avoid hurting the public servants. Most importantly, there is certain categories of workers who either by profession or grade (or both) that are more vulnerable to salary disruptions. Either this is due to that their salaries are generally low or because they really live on salaries for their survival, ie little allowances. These categories are the ones who need to be priotised when implementing salary delays. So, I would propose that to mitigate the effect of this on service delivery, identify and priotise these vulnerable groups. Most officers at the Capital Hill and at District Headquarters would hardly go a month without some allowance. In the same, way, a rural Health Centre patient attendant is more likely to have gotten an allowance in a month than a secondary school teacher!!! So, watch out, rest you inflict greater pain on an already bleeding group.

  5. sandra phiri says:

    why not inform us on the 5 of the month so that we prepare, mwathela ndalama ma trip a pulezideti ku mpoto and useless parliament.

  6. Headteacher says:

    DPP government likes to wake up and surprised with what it wants to do. Headcount was 101 days ago and you weren’t even aware you were supposed to make changes until this payday. How can you expect to run a country like that? Just go home and let this country run itself…
    We want better working conditions and you are making it worse. UUUUUSSSSSSSSEEEEELLLLLLEEEEEESSSSSSSSS

    1. Zoona says:

      As a long serving civil servant the truth is that Ronald Mangani, Matambo and Kamphasa are too daft. The headcount was a waste of time. The report reads as if it was written by std 8 pupils. The auditors did not understand what a personnel audit is all about. Kamphasa is not intelligent he cant be the Auditor General. Just look at the Ministry of Health saga. Why have the suspects been recalled? If Maganga was involved in fraud why is she being posted to the Accountant Generals Dept?

  7. bibi ya pusi says:

    MUKUTICHEDWESELA MASALARY INU MUKUDYA MA ALLOWANCE MULI PHEE MWATI IMENEYO NDI REFORM

    1. Petre Mathanyula says:

      Public service reform at it’s best. Za ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!. Or mutapanda kutipatsa ndalamayo sitingadandaule, zikusiyana pati kundende ndi kunja kuno??????

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