Malawi to increase salaries of junior civil servants from December: 2015/16 National Budget

Minister of Finance Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe on Friday told the National Assembly that government would increase salaries for junior public servants from December this year.

Finance Minister Gondwe: Salaries for juniors up by December

Finance Minister Gondwe: Salaries for juniors up by December

Speaking when presenting the 2015/16 national budget, Gondwe said this would be one of the main features of the national budget and is going to push up the wage bill from K198.0 billion in 2014/15 financial year to an estimated K228.7 billion.

The finance minister, who presented a K901.6 billion National Budget, also claimed that the design of the draft financial plan for this year was characteristically reflective of the diminishing size of the resource envelope available to the Government, as a percentage of Growth Domestic Product (GDP) against the pressure of growing needs to provide critical public goods and services.

He said among the key features of the budget, total expenditure and net lending in the 2015/16 budget was projected at K901.6 billion.

“Within the figure of Total Expenditure and Net Lending, we have included resources that will be spent on very important Government programmes. In the aggregate, the House will note that it is projected that Recurrent Expenditure will be K674.6 billion, while Development Expenditure will amount to K224.0 billion.

“Within the recurrent expenditure allocation, however, it is proposed to increase wages and salaries by an amount that will raise the salaries of the junior grades in the public service,” explained Gondwe.

He further stated, “The budget also provides for the recruitment of some 10,500 primary school teachers and 466 secondary school teachers, who are projected to join the civil service during the last quarter of the financial year. These initiatives as well as an annual wage creep scheduled for implementation in December 2016 will raise the Wage Bill from K198.0 billion in 2014/15 fiscal year to an estimated K228.7 billion.”

Summarizing the whole budget, Gondwe said the draft budget assumes an optimistic macroeconomic outlook for the next financial year, projecting an inflation rate decline of up to 16.4 percent during 2015/16 financial year.

He then said government also projects a general decline in interest rates, based on the expectation that the Reserve Bank of Malawi policy rate would be reduced in response to the dampening trend in inflation.

Further, it is expected that the exchange rate will be more stable than it was during the 2014/15 financial year giving hope of registering a higher real growth rate of about 7.0 percent in 2015/16 fiscal year.

Gondwe disclosed that total revenue and grants are projected at K763.5 billion in 2015/16 national budget representing 22.2 percent of the country’s GDP. This, the minister said is a lower share of GDP than the revised figure for the 2014/15 of K683.3 billion, which represented 24.2 percent of Growth Domestic Product.

This decline in total revenue, and grants as a share of GDP, Gondwe said is due to the continued decrease in donor grants, which amounted to K132.8 billion in 2014/15 financial year, but are projected to decline to K97.1 billion in the 2015/16 national budget.

“It is worth noting that even project grants, which remained buoyant in the past, are projected to decline from K71.5 billion in 014/15 to K52.9 billion in2015/16. Moreover, dedicated grants are projected to decline by about MK10.6 billion relative to the 2014/15 revised figure of K47.6 billion,” the Minister explained.

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67 thoughts on “Malawi to increase salaries of junior civil servants from December: 2015/16 National Budget”

  1. watchdog...an eye says:

    ya

  2. Anthu amenewa akutiyenda Njuga kwambiri Googall akadafotokoza kuti ma Juniors ndi awawa komanso ma Percent mwakuti koma ngati kagulu kena sikawonjezeredwa ndalama ntchito ivuta komanso december ndi kutali kwambiri Budget mwapanga pano increament December,Munatani ka Budget kanuko osapanga mu December mo? We r watching you.

  3. Namate says:

    who are junior staff? In my understanding all those who do not have any kind of privilege such as professors senor Lecturer since their salary is a clean wage. Mind you the issue is about public servant not civil service only. There is need to clearly define who are Juniors in public service.

  4. Bambo says:

    stupid gvt

  5. Mathanyula Petulo says:

    Vinyophilo vanu agalu inu osangokhala chete bwanji u think December is tomorrow? How can you tell a hungry person that food will be served in two days time?

    1. watchdog says:

      thus talking

  6. Essau says:

    i thnk these greedy creaturez em dnt care bout us,ppl hu voted,ds z pc ov shit

  7. Mada says:

    Tsopano majunior staff wa muwachita exempt misonkho mukukwezayi kufikira dec pamene mudzawakwezere salary? Ngati mudziwadula misonkho mukukwezayi pa salary yao yochepa kaleyi, will it be fair? Anthu amenewa pofika dec adzakhala amphawi otheratu moti ka % mudzikeko kadzakhala kopanda tanthauzo! Where is ma trade union? Cso? Paja nonse ndi ma senior servants, zanu zinayera eti?

  8. Kangankude says:

    CSTU mungokhala chete pamenepa? Lets stage strikes otherwise izizi sizoona

  9. Tasaukanalo says:

    Mukuti new salary in December is it fair? Pomwe inu ma MP mukangoti K20,000 per day sitting allowance nthawi yomweyo khethekhethe koma poti ndi Junior staff mukuti after seven months. Adanenatu paja Sikusinja kuti nkulakwatu uku anzanu satero chidani! Mukutinso mwathetsa students allowance for public Universities kodi a bomawa apangapo chiyani kuti ana athuwu aphunzire ku University. Think about poor parents in the rural community whose per capita is very low and they even failed to pay school fees for their children at Community Day Sec. Do you think those people can afford to pay K275,000/semester at the university. Mulungu Dalitsani Malawi kuti mtundu wa a Malawi upitilire kuphunzira.

  10. WaNakabaghe says:

    Gondwe kumaganizako ako anzako. Chaka ndi july otsati za dec zakozo. Aphungu chonde help us plz musalole za fodyazi chonde. Mcp ndi pp tili pambuyo panu chondee

  11. mightwell mtonga says:

    A Adada Gondwe Dcb Why Kuba Eti Tiwonana 2019 Ngati Mutibeleso Tizuzeni Ngati Zivuta Tulani Udindo Pasi Nkhani Ndiya July Apo Bieeee Pamuseu

  12. Wakufuna Kwabwino says:

    NDE YAKE

  13. Mphangela says:

    Iwe Kholopanja ndiwenso mbuli eti? nchifukwa ninji ukulimbana ndi aphunzitsi? chitsiru iweti! komanso inu Abwana finance minister,bajeti ya july koma mukunena zokweza malipilo mu december,zikugwiriza pati? Cashgate ija ndi imeneyi.Iyaaaa kapumeni tatopa nanu fotseki.

  14. Kummwela says:

    Wa Dada Gondwe,Imwe ndi wa Chikulire!!

  15. nchenachena says:

    What kind of madness is this? yeah we gonna give you a pay increase but……. you have to wait seven months. ….. really??? it better be a significant pay raise. Im not waiting for seven months just to receive peanuts!

  16. Chitheka says:

    Kodi miyezi yoseyi mudzidikira chani aboma ? Ma junior mwayamba kuwatolatu! Kodi kusapita ku sukulu kwawoko kukhale chiphinjo? munya mudzikhala muma office mosapuputidwa muyambe kaye kuwauza kuti munasintha chaka cha boma zinazo mukambilana bwino nkhanza zanuzo mulungu akuwona!!!!!

  17. Geoma says:

    Budget starting July, but increment starting Dec. Six months after?? Thats being mockery, it means they will enjoy just 6 months??? Be serious on this honestly, nfiye chonchi asiye anthu kuba???

  18. mbuya says:

    The writers needs to be straight to the point, there is no figure or mention of grades and corresponding increments in the article….is this what you call journalism….shame..no relevant information in the whole article

  19. Mkosho says:

    Mw a failed state

  20. straight Talk says:

    He he de mwanya nazo. Ndizomwe mumafuna maphunzitsi zanu munadyeratu ma K50 000 kuthandiza kubera mavoti. Inu simumaona patsogolo kuti wakuba ndi wakuba pamene akubera chisankho azaberanso ife tsiku lina. Lero a kukuberani increment. Tiyeni nawoni afinyeni achangamuke

  21. Sindiyankhula says:

    CHAMBA CHA KU KK CHIKULAMULIRA MALAWI.

  22. Nkholopanja says:

    That z wat you teachers wanted.Y taking part in ligging during elections,mukadavutika mpaka December end.

  23. zymology says:

    awa ndi profesa oweza nsomba osati a sukulu, failing to clarify who these juniors are is a clear indication that this mulhako govt needs civic education.why dec and not july increment? u shud know that God has already surpassed ur thinking boundaries and HE there 4 both rightious and sinners

  24. Bwitoto says:

    Koma chitsiru ichi abale? will never seize to make angry……how can you tell a hungry man that food will be given to him tomorrow night? mxiiiiiew …..tiona!!!!!!

  25. Guley says:

    Junior amayambira pati? Grade yanji?

  26. malawian says:

    What a futureless budget, i wonder when will malawi have polititians who will think of developing mw. Misonkho ndiye chikhomeleni koma u are failing just to buy panado muzipatalamu. How many malawians would afford so called private hospitals if cant give public hospitals the drugs they require?

  27. Wafa basi!!! says:

    Izi nde zachamba ,y december n nt now?? nde muzakweze nd % yochepa muzaonanxo!!!!!

  28. Anganga says:

    Majunio ake ati nanga mapesenteji anjatiii??

  29. Anganga says:

    Osanena majunio akewo bwanj,komanso mapesenteji angati

  30. albert says:

    Why december yet budget ikuyamba 1st Jyly?

  31. Mcp-udf-dpp-pp-dpp says:

    Mwati mu December?when did MG charge its fiscal year?poyamba ntchito tinapangana kuti 1july mpaka end june watha chaka,mwina lero zalowa DEMOKALASE kuti chaka cha boma chiziyamba 1january mpaka december.MR G.GONDWE REMEMBER ANA SANAMALIZE KULEMBA MAYESO,SCHOOL YEAR SIINATHE,MPHUNZISI ANAKUTHANDIZANI KUBELA CHISANKHO UJA MUKUMUNYOZA LERO,MULI PANJOVU PAMSANA WATI KULIBE MAME.WAIT AND SEE NGATI ANA AKHOZE BWINO,OKACHONGA SIIFE AMENE.MALIRO SAZISOWA ZIPATALAMU,PAJA WAZAUMOYO NDI POMPO MUDZIONA CHAKA CHAKE NDICHINO.PALIBE KUMVERA TUM,UNION,ACUNCLE AI POYAMBA NTCHITO ONSEWA KUNALIBE.NDIYA YEKHAYEKHA :TIT FOR TAT

  32. So teachers are not junior staff?

  33. Mhuju says:

    This is playing with people’s. psyche. This is a tactic to silence the masses. Never heard any government talk about a salary hike seven months down the road, this is totally absurd. Who is advising these fools?

  34. tenson mkumbwa says:

    who is a junior civil servant?

  35. NGWAZI says:

    Why not increase wages for these people now. ?

    Why wait for December. ?

  36. chriskay prod kavute says:

    ka budget kopanda mfundo zenizeni. moti ma consultations mumapangawo yield yake ndi iyiyi?

  37. Angry servant says:

    why delaying the salary hike? will u manage to hold the daily increasing prices of basic necesseties? that’s selfishness

  38. Connell Papa Pee says:

    Let’s wait and see

  39. vilakagwentha says:

    You need to narrow the gap between P5 and P4 it’s not fair .

  40. JOE KRALOH says:

    Why only Junior Civil Servants?

  41. Petros says:

    Government is stealing our money silently.hw can they increase salaries from December if the budget starts from july this year?stop this type of cashgatism.

  42. Jacob chitseko says:

    But to me who understands better of economical concept it is okey but to those who donot will not understands the budget. This is more technical than theoretical. Gudle being my role model i will expect to see its implimantation phase how you will go about it.

  43. Mmalawi says:

    Financial year starts in July. Last year u cheated us by giving increment from Oct. 2day u want to give us in Dec. Which Dec r u talking Mr gondwe?

  44. Kenkkk says:

    How much does a junior civil servant earn on average? I need some education.

  45. Nanchidwe says:

    Zalowa Kuberana Tsopano. Increament Ikuyenera Kuyamba July, SizaDecember Zanuzo, Chamba Eti? Ngati Ndi December Ndie Nationwide Civil Servants Strike Ilowa M’bwalo.

  46. Biyisikolo says:

    What a shame budget. The fiscal financial year starts on 1 July but Peter say salaries be raised from Dec. Last year we accepted their lame excuses but this is total trash. DPP is a foolish party. Bola JB amakweza salary pa nthawi yake. Amuna zawakanika apa kuyendetsa boma.

  47. MKB says:

    Kudikira salary increment mpaka December? Shaaa

  48. mbwiye karonga karonga says:

    It’s the strategy you have decided to use giving us increments in December so that we should not feel the pain of january ooooho

  49. kabila boza kabuka says:

    So I have to wait for December to see my monthly purse fattening, eesh!!

  50. nobel says:

    Why couldn’t u implement it alongside govt financial year? Better don’t cheat come December

  51. Chandiwira says:

    Don’t cheat us Mr Gondwe & ur team. Why not saying 50% increament from july? This ending f/y, there was no increment from july to september. My fellow junior c/servants & MCTU let’s wake up! Kutibela poyerayera chonsecho ntchito zambiri komanso zotopetsa, kukhala m’manyumba omvetsa chisoni.Pasavute, ndidzayamba kulimbikira ntchito december basi kuti zigwirizane.

  52. CFMC/CPJ says:

    Malawians tapemphera kangati kuti zisinthe, talira kangati kwa atsogoleri kuti zisinthe tapanga zingati kuti zisinthe? Nothing changed! Pali njila zochuluka zomwe zinthu zingasinthe monga musiye kuwatenga a ndale ngati eni lamulo, musiye kuwatenga a ndale ndi olemera ngati milungu, musiye kuchita mantha mukafuna kuchita kanthu, its not Hlomwe destroying Malawi but all citizens amene zochitika zake mza tulo kwambili plus a chitetezo athu Army and even Police alike. Mukulora anthu a chipani kumalamulira ma department a BOMA tikati tiyeni tikawotche parliament onse ali mkati momwemo mukuti Mulungu atilanga. Kodi kupha munthu kuti zisinthe ndi kugona ndi mkadzi wa mwini kuti upumule mnthupi mzosiyana pamaso pa Mulungu? Who preached change is simple when you are sleeping like that worshiping politicians? Tapitani ku Barracks mukaone umphawi uli kumeneko koma kuwawona ali pheeeeee ngati sadaphunzire zonse kodi zinthu zingasinthe ngati ntchito mukudziwa mkulalata pa comment or kumenya anthu kumowa coz of military or police uniform? Wake up and unite and fight to the Blood like how Jesus fought His way to the cross it was not simple satan to give Him a chance kuti afe maybe you dont know. If you fear much I vow one time or now I will start war for a change alot of foreign fighters to help me.

  53. kanyika dk says:

    why december? amayi amatikwezera july.koma a dpp mwationjezatu

  54. nthandalanda says:

    Stupid budget. Always taxes,taxes taxes. Zero % tax zone bwanji? Exorbitant taxes into Muli’s pockets. NO to this please.

  55. phiri says:

    December not July??”’

  56. OMEGA BEMA says:

    How many percentages amene mwawapatsa ma junior mu civil service

  57. O.m says:

    I don’t know what can i do with this government just wait and see what will happen to education

  58. Banet says:

    Ndizo zopusa izi.mutipatsa bwanji December m’malo mwa July?anthu inu ndi akubadi eti?muzatipatsa ndi Maliyazi kapena?

  59. xenophobia says:

    pay back msb loan ija bsi zinazo tilibe nazo ntchito mixiiiiiiiiii

  60. Zoziyamba Dala says:

    Will the GOVT pay arrears from the date of budget passed I mean from July up to December this year 2015. Last year govt robbed arrears of July to September three months 2014 . How will it be this year?

  61. ruth warren says:

    zamanyi baxi

  62. recco says:

    Poor Malawi?
    What kind of budget is this

  63. wisk tepani says:

    why did they not mention the exact percentage they wish to.They are trying to silence us.We cant blame you guys.

  64. commentator says:

    To my minister of education. Did you hear wat your colkeage GG has said? New teachers will join the teaching service during the last quarter of the financial year? That’s April to June! I suggest you do something to synchronize this recruitment with the academic year.

  65. Mulukunuwa maluku says:

    Public reforms wil not work without resources

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