Malawi Defence Force want pay rise: Mutharika to address soldiers

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) junior ranked officers are demanding cash-strapped government to consider salary hikes of up to 70 percent for the  solider to match with the rising cost of living.

President Mutharika inpsecting a guard of honour mounted by Malawi Defence Force

President Mutharika inpsecting a guard of honour mounted by Malawi Defence Force

In a letter seen by Nyasa Times, soldiers are asking government to increase their allowance, improve their accommodation and transport facilities and enhance their promotion system and pensions.

“We are looking at salary adjustments of up to 70 percent, including allowances to be awarded to some ranks,” reads the letter the soldiers are circulating in barracks.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika will on Thursday June 4 address soldiers at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe and their families.

According to Presidential Press Secretary Gerald Viola, Mutharika will tour the barracks in the  morning before addressing the men and women in camouflage.

Viola said Mutharika’s visit to Kamuzu Barracks is a “routine tour” which the President, as Commander-In-Chief of the Malawi Defence Force can undertake at any given time.

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Malipilo achani nanu inu,ntchito kupha anthu osalakwa,okhalanso amdziko lanu,alibenso zida,kuma kuwamenya basi,makutu anu asilikali nonse,simunganditibulenso.


kodi salary amkati tizidzalandira ija ilikuti ? coz tikulandirabe chenji cha JB chomwechija,,,bwana chilima mulipo kodi ?

My advise to you Malawians, awa okha awa, Army, Police these people work tirelessly. The fact that there isnt war doesnt mean they should b underpaid. Take it for granted, you will see what I saw. Ngati mdziko muli mtendere ndiye kuti chotetezo chiribwino. Vuto ndiloti MDF, POLICE, PRISONS,IMMIG ambiri simudziwa momwe qgwirira ncthito zawo, anaphunzitsudwa descipline yoti asamalankhule zinthu mwachi civillian, thats why sapanga strike ngati enanu. Atati apange mungathe kuona ngondo TZ ikulanda nyanja mosaopanso, “Polisi ‘ kuba koopysa, akhonza kusiya kumanga akuba. Prison idzanhotseka ndende plus kutulusa anyapala onse kuti muthane nawo. IMMIG awa ndiye adzangotsehula zipata… Read more »
Keen Observer

I don’t think that it’s only the millitary that needs the money, all the civil servants across the board need the money.


What is the productivity rate of our armed forces to demand such a raise in pay?Show us what you produce and how many enemies you have defeated in the last two years, then we, as tax payers, will authorize APM to give you an increment.


Govt shud really revise pay hike on junior in govt service

Much as some people may argue that the increase is unjustifiable, there is really no need to demean our officers and men. The fact that we have remained at peace for + 50 years is attributable to them. Issues of national security are extremely sensitive in nature and people must discuss such issues with sobriety and caution. All these calls for increments are coming up because things are extremely expensive in the country now. With the looming hunger and after the closure of the tobacco season things are only going to get worse as we approach the lean season. Two… Read more »
His excellence President MKango Lion Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza

Problem with Malawi is not about demanding for pay rise but discripancies and salary gaps. Imagine PS receive over a million whilst lowest gets less than 50000 yo be respectiful. middle men get around K 200000 which is an insult. So soldiers are expressing those discripancies.


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Tiye nazoni tikukuwonani


Chotsani ndalama ku subsidy yopanda phindu mutininkhe ife 70%!!! Palibenso zokambirana apa ayi

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