MCP demands DPP govt to resolve judicially strike

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has called on the Peter Mutharika government to resolve quickly the industrial strike by the support staff of Malawi’s judiciary system has paralyzed the courts, causing overcrowding in police cells and the indefinite suspension of major cases – including government corruption trials.

Kabwila: End strike by meeting demands of the  judicial workers

Kabwila: End strike by meeting demands of the judicial workers

Court marshals, clerks and messengers are demanding the 30 percent salary increases promised by the government two years ago.

In an interview with Nyasa Times, MCP spokeperson Dr Jessie Kabwira said the junior staff strike is denying Malawians access to justice.

“We want government to increase the salaries of junior civil servants and resolve this strike so that everyone have access to justice. All in all justice delayed is justice denied,” she said.

Government authorities say closed door negotiations to resolve the matter continue in the capital, Lilongwe.

But the striking workers have vowed that whatever the case, they will accept nothing short of a 30 percent increase in their salaries.

A similar strike lasted three months in 2012 after the magistrates and judges joined the labour action.

Anti-government protests and stay-aways brought the country to a standstill in 2011.

At least 19 people were killed during a police crackdown on demonstrations against President Bingu wa Mutharika’s government in July, 2011 and more than 275 people were arrested across the country.

Malawi’s economy has been hamstrung by suspension of donor inflows to the budget following cashgate corruption scandal with about K20 billion stolen in 2012 and K92 billion from 2005.

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9 thoughts on “MCP demands DPP govt to resolve judicially strike”

  1. chithope says:

    Nonse mukunyoza maiuyu Mulungu akukhululukiren poti simukudziwa chomwe mukuchita.Zodziwika mzakuti anthu akumwera tatopa nanu mwaba kokwana so misonkho mukubayi siyathonje kapena tiyi 90% ndiyafodya wakucentral kuno.Fedral ichitike bas kuti muzikaba za thonjezo.

  2. chivwamba says:

    2005 audit ikufunika. Without that Malawians will not rest. You cant hide. Just do it to avoid further embarrassments

  3. Abale ngati palibe chithandizo zotsatila zake ndizotani?kodi ikanawina mcp mukuona ngati zinthu zikanasitha abale chonde tisavere azimai oduka mituwa ayi atipepeletsatu awa ngakhale bible inakana zoti nkazi alamulire mamuna tsono za a kabwilazi iyi ndiyeno mentally tsopano abale tawatengereni ku zomba mwina alongosoka.john sanagwirepo nchito chuma chomwe alinacho anachipeza bwanji cicilia kadzamila anali air Hostess wa kamuzu osati nkazi wa kamuzu tsono chuma chake anachipeza kuti? Tsono inu akabwila musatitenge ngati kuti ife ndife anthu osaona kapena opanda nzeru tidaphunzira ndipo tikuopa kudzaona zomwe adaona makolo athu ndi ulamuliro oyipa wa mcp lero onani kuduka mitu kwanu muti mufuna federal gvmnt ndalama zake mukazipeza kuti?anthu opusa a mcp ndi inu nonse mumatsata chipani cha anthu oyipa miyoyochi basi ndipume ine

  4. mwewo woyiba says:

    the mistake muluzi made was giving the judiciary their own fat salary scales as opposed to other civll servants. why should their salaries be different from their fellow civll servants. are they any better than doctors? after all our lawyers turned judges are no better than liars and crooks. all civil servants should operate on one salary scale listening to these selfish people will take us nowhere. muluzi favoured the judges for crooked reasons ie to be favoured in all his cases. muluzi messed up/spoiled things in the civil service
    please don’t listen to the judiciary support staff. they are being pumped by these crooks known as judges /liars.

  5. Wakukaya. says:

    More strikes.Wait just soon Health personnel under CHAM will go on strike.Leave grant arreas for 2013/14 not paid,new salary structure plus arreas not there eeeshi!!!boma lokanika ngati ili sindinaliwonepo.

  6. Old APM says:

    Tiyeni naye ameneyu, amaona ngati boma ndi masewera.

  7. Fathara says:

    AZIMAYI WOPENGA SOPANO. KODI IWE MAMUNA WAKO NDANI??? TAVOMELEZA KENAKOTU UGWA NDI BP. KOMA AMENEYI ALI NDI MWANA UYU AMABELEKA? Eeeeeeeeh!!!!!! KKKKKKKKKKKKK SICHINGA BELEKE ICHI ZOSATHEKA. CHINANYANYA KUYIPA MOYO. AZIMAYI APASI PA NYANJA AWA SASOWATU NKHOPE. Eeeeeeeeeeeh NDALE UMAZIYESA ZAMASEWELA UVINA NAZO GULE SUNATI. NZIMAYIYITU KUKHALA NGATI KUNKHOPEKO WAVALA CHIGOBA CHA NYAWU TAMUWONENI, TAYAMBA WAVULA KAYE CHILI KU NKHOPECHO KUTI TIWONE NKHOPE YAKO MMMMMMMMM. AKUTI ANDALE APA MALAWI AMENEWO AWAWA??? NDIYE ANTHU AKU SALIMA MUNABESATU Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii koma ndichani chimenechi abale??? Zowophya ndithu tiyeni nazoni. Utafikile 2019 uvula chitenje iwe uthamanga misala ndi chamba chako umasutacho.

  8. citizen says:

    apo pokha tasiyana, Im MCP, but asamvere agalu a judiciary. pepani

  9. Bongololo says:

    Let’s be honest here; donors have nothing to do with our economy, we ourselves have everything to do with what’s wrong with our economy and why we can’t get it together. Now regarding the judical strike, a number of years ago while he was Minister of Education, Mutharika was faced with a similar situation and went into hiding only to emerge when the situation was calm and resolved. His silence on this matter brings back a familiar taste and it’s not a good one for those that went through it. But the difference now is that he is the president and he can’t hide like he did when he was a cabinet minister anymore. He needs to grow a pair and face the situation like a man. Mwapulika dada?

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