Cash strapped government is paying monthly salary for three army generals, two retired including the current milatray commander.
Information minister Malison Ndau confirmed Henry Odillo and Ignasio Maulana both fired by President Peter Mutharika remain on Malawi Defence Force payroll.
“There are some contractual obligations the government must adhere to,” Ndau said.
“Their contracts were prematurely cut so if the government fails to pay them, they can succesfuly sue and the government will spend more,” he said.
Odillo was fired and arrested on allegations that he was involved in arms deal during the Joyce Banda administration.
His contract runs up to 2018 and is now head of security at Aviation Development Limited.
Maulana’s contract as army general runs up to 2019 and he gets full army general monthly pay just like Odillo although he works as head of security at National Food Reserve Agency.
The current army general is Griffin Supuni Phiri.