Malawi govt has not paid gratuities to ex-State House employees

Malawi Government has not paid gratuities to former State House employees 11 months after they left government.

Mukhito:  Chief of staff at State House yet to authorise payments

Mukhito: Chief of staff at State House yet to authorise payments

In an interview with Nyasa Times this week, a former State House employee who asked to remain anonymous said ahe does not know why government has not paid them the gratuity.

‘’We are entitled to this money and it is very surprising that government does not want to pay us,’’ she said.

When asked, a senior official in the Human Resource Management Department (HRMD) said as a department, they prepared and submitted all the contract documents to facilitate payment of gratuities to State House which is supposed to have paid the gratuities by now.

The HRMD official said he too is surprised that up to now State House has not paid the gratuities. He said this does not reflect well on State House as it gives the impression that the institution is after victimising the former employees.

‘’But our job ended at preparing and submitting the contracts for the former employees to State House which should have prioritised the payment or at least taken steps to make the payments a long time ago,’’ he said.

Another former State House employee bemoaned the unwillingness of State House to pay the gratuities saying it looks like ‘’they want to punish us for being associated with the former head of State Dr Joyce Banda. But it is not right or fair to politicise this matter as it gives government a bad name.’’

He added that paying the gratuities is something that just requires the Chief of Staff for State Residences to authorise and act on.

But he said what is for a fact is that former State House employees are entitled to this money and one way or another they ought to be paid.

Chief of Staff for State Residences Peter Mukhito could not be reached as he was said to be in the United States with President Peter Mutharika.

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15 thoughts on “Malawi govt has not paid gratuities to ex-State House employees”

  1. Ja says:

    Agalu a PP amenewa osawapatsa msanga ndalamazo. Anazunza anzawo atangolowa mmboma ndi Joce wawoyo. Alipireni kaye omwe anapuma kalekale koma sanapange nawo cashgate.

  2. Blessings says:

    Mpake Kumathawira ku Jon,ku Edcation Kuliso Nyasi

  3. Njalayamalamuchiuno says:

    If the much talked about public service reform cannot tackle such level of beaurocracy in the civil service then we can as well forget about our country moving forward. How can a job that aut to be done in less than two weeks, at most, stretch to over 10 month? A clear desk policy is non existent in such departments or there are people devoid of a human face. Do unto others as you would wish them do unto you,please! Pay them.

  4. musekanji palibe kanu says:

    NYASATIMES MUFUFUZENSO KU MINISTRY OF WATER DEVELOPMENT SANAPELEKENSO MA GRATUITY KWA MA WATER MONITORING ASSISTANTS,40 IN TOTAL.ITS NOW A YEAR AND SOME MONTHS COZ THEY WERE FIRED IN MARCH LAST YEAR(2014)….

  5. soko says:

    no wonder that malawi is undeveloped 50 after independence, kukonda kufinyana

  6. Charombanthu says:

    Advice: consult a lawyer. 11 months after leaving employment and if you are still not employed, you deserve to be paid your dues. A Mukhito mkukhala kwawo. He will not move an inch. Lero chili kwa inu, mawa chili kwa iyeyo!! Waiwala nthawi yomweyi. Samaoneka nthawi ya PP lero akuzunza anzake.

  7. kagalu says:

    Mukudandaula kuti aku state house sanalandire gratuity asa////////Koddi mukuziwa kuti kuli anthu opanga retire m’boma amene agwira ntchito kwa zaka zambiri .Ena anapanga retire zaka 2 to 3 zapitako koma paka pano osalandira pension,no gratuity/////
    Zomvetsa chisoni ndi chakuti ndi anthu amene amalandira ndalama zochepa,pa nthawi yochedwa ndiponso analibe njira yiliose yopezera ndalama kupatulapo salary from government.Ndeno anthu aku state house amalandira ndalama zambiri,amaba ndalama ndi kumapanga businesses ali bwino.MY FELLOW MALAWIANS, LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT THEY ARE THESE PENSIONERS WHO ARE IN DIRE POVERTY ,THEY
    HAVE NO VOICE AND MOST OF THEM ARE FAR AWAY FROM CAPITAL CITY WHICH MEANS THEY CAN NOT TRACK THE PROGRESS OF THEIR MUCH AWAITED MONEY FOR ONE NEEDS TO BE GOING THEIR ALL THE TIME OTHERWISE YOU ARE DOOMED.THE OTHER ASK GOES TO GOVERNMENT, TO PLEASE GIVE THESE PENSIONERS THEIR DUE MONEY,DO NOT SAY YOU HAVE NO MONEY.WE UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE BEEN PAYING COMPENSATIONS TO YOUR VARIOUS RICH AND WELL-CONNECTED GUYS BUT AS FOR THESE POOR FELLAS YOU SAY THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO MONEY-FUCK THAT. MINISTY OF EDUCATION IS THE WORST CULPIT.YOU TREAT RETIRED TEACHERS AS USED CONDOMS AND YET YOU BIG MEN WITHIN THE MINISTRY REWARD YOURSELF FOR MISTREATING POORS RETIREES,SHAME ON YOU.

  8. KAMBUKU says:

    Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the
    fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the
    source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for
    drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance,
    greed and love of power.
    P. J. O’Rourke

    This is greed.

  9. Jelbin mk says:

    Mukhito is the worst government official the country has ever had he goofed as Inspector general of Malawi police service now messing up again at state house and yet he is the president’s right hand man so should we wonder if the presidency is goofing indefinitely? No we don’t need to wonder more over do we expect the same people who drowned Bingu to the sea floor to keep Peter floating or take him ashore they are definitely going to sink him too mark my words.

  10. Chingolopiyo says:

    This is very bad. Government has an obligation to pay the gratuities. Why are you delaying? Remember, tomorrow it will be you. Don’t think you will be there forever. Ndi dziko ili. Don’t forget.

  11. Alhomwe Alhomwe says:

    Amalawi tinazolowera kuzunzana. This money will not come from Mukhitho’s pocket. Pay them. Usatana bwanji. Tinabera zitsankho mwati muwazuzenso anthu. Iyayi. Pay them now now now.

  12. thandiwe Mangulama says:

    Apatseni ndalamazo. They are entitled to it. It is very wrong to politicise gratuities. Give them.

  13. Bauleni says:

    Umbilical, State House pays salaries only and gratuities are paid by the office of the Accountant General’s office.

  14. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Zinazi kumafunsa abale: Mukhito ndi munthu kapena demon?

  15. Hoitty says:

    New pension scheme ikulola zopereka gratuity? poti ife zathu sitinalandire ati azitumiza komwe titapeze ntchito ina tilapitirize kuzisunga mu pension scheme. Koma ngati awa atalandire a ma NGO tilandirebso basi

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