Malawi govt sets March 10 deadline to pay teachers’ arrears

Government has set March 10 as deadline for paying arrears and leave grants it owes teachers in the country, deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology Vincent Ghambi has told Nyasa Times.

Vincent Ghambi, Deputy Minister of Education and Science and Technology: By March 10  arrears will be paid

Vincent Ghambi, Deputy Minister of Education and Science and Technology: By March 10 arrears will be paid

Some teachers, however, have expressed pessimism over the assurance saying “the government is only good at promising.”

But Ghambi assured the March 10 deadline is date, adding that his ministry will also roll out a new system of paying teachers soon.

“We are working on a new system altogether. Teachers will now be paid through their respective zones,” said Ghambi.

The new system, according to Ghambi, will speed up the processing of teachers’ salaries which were allegedly being delayed due to hefty workload at Capital Hill.

“With the new system, the issue of delays, arrears and leave grants will be history,” said Ghambi.

Teachers have been holding protests in some districts across the country over arrears and leave grants.

Last week primary teachers in Salima downed their tools, threatening they would only resume work once they we

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Mandebvu
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I remember when I was a teacher, when it hits 27th each month without pay could not report for duty till payday. I didnt have any issues with conscious or guiltiness.All blame in my mind lied on the system. Teachers go out a while and find alternative source of cash to feed yourselves while you wait for this rubbish government to insult you with the migre salary kkk

Mtchona wopanda mano
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Watching this with interest. How can we parents continue sending pocket money to graduates that have been on the job for 6 months because government has breached its contract with the new employees?

Proff. Ngangabulawayo
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Proff. Ngangabulawayo

Si aphunzitsi okha ayi, alipileni bwino anthu onse ogwira ntchito ku boma. Mpaka pano no salary, akhalakhala bwanji anthu. Stupid govt.

Kaybeez
Guest

Ma arrears ake?Ma trs ake ati?Duckheads dont even know which group has arrears with GOM!Ellaborate clearly dont give Us false hopes.Just put mine on my pensions 50yrs after I die!Let my dependents musticate them!!Failed state!!Me Out!!

MSENA
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PROMISE IS ALIE(BY UB 4O)

Patriot
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Bla bla bla.
Anthu akulandira malipiro awo pa 44 mwenzi uliwonse.
Boma LOZUNZA ANTHU AKE ILI
Mxieeeeuwww

Aidgate
Guest

Only in Malawi can this stupidity by the government be tolerated I can read and write because of a teacher. It’s sad that they are being treated as door mats.

Mbanangwa
Guest

Munayamba pa nthawi ya Bingu kuti mu kukonza njira zatsopano kuti athu azilandira bwino ndakama. What is wrong with this monkey business ?

Abiti Sipoko
Guest

Shaaaa koma aphunzitsi ali pamabvuto

True patriot
Guest

We will also stop reporting for duties till 10th march 2015.Pasavute.

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