MEC starts payment of delayed honoraria to polling staff: Some names still  missing

The Malawi Electoral Commission says it has started cash payments to all poll workers whose dues were outstanding for the services rendered during polling for the May 2014 elections. But some names are still missing on list to be paid.

Kalonga:  Paying

Kalonga: Paying

The Commission engaged 89,000 poll workers and claims that close to 90 percent of them were already paid through electronic bank transfers.

The chief elections officer Willie Kalonga says in a statement that the cash payment exercise started on October 18, 2014.

He says it has so far taken place in Karonga, Rumphi, Nkhata Bay, Kasungu, Ntchisi, Ntcheu, Mangochi, Balaka, Machinga, Zomba, Chiradzulu Thyolo, Phalombe and Nsanje districts.

“The payments are being done during weekends and directly to the recipients by the Standard Bank through G4 Security. The UNDP is funding the process and the Malawi Electoral Commission is not handling any cash in this process” says Kalonga.

He however says in the course of the exercise some challenges have been encountered like some names missing on the list to be paid.

“A form has been designed to capture details of such persons so that they can be verified. Once verified to be genuine, the paying staff will go again to the centres to pay such staff.

The Commission is assuring all the polling staff that measures are being put in place to expedite the process and ensure that everyone who has not been paid for working for the May 2014 elections gets their pay,” says Kalonga

Kalonga says the Commission will be communicating to all poll staff through their respective Teacher Development Centres on the days for paying in remaining districts and other areas where payment was not completed.

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9 thoughts on “MEC starts payment of delayed honoraria to polling staff: Some names still  missing”

  1. Brady says:

    Mwatibowa Ntchito yose ija aaaah ife apolice takutoperani tidzaonana 2019 mwamva

  2. Akangokana kutpatsa zathu azaona mmene tizasokonezere za 2019 akutenga ngat ndife mazoba eti.sitizawapatsa katundu wawo mpaka atazatipatsa zathu zotinamiza+zopusa timakana

  3. mbuya says:

    koma zanga zokha ndiye undipatsa chifukwa ndatopa ndikufira mafomu imagine out of 6 police officers pa post yino kungolipira 2 chamba chani?

  4. bigman says:

    Kodi iwe Sangwani udakalipobe?

  5. Cicero says:

    Mr Mbendera is such fool that spends his good time bad mouthing about teachers quality of work when he is fully aware why the process was delibately messed up. K20 000 of May is not the same as of today. Mbendera God punish you by shortening your life. Foolish man. Let Ebola attack first.

  6. WHAT has happened this year will affect quality of work in 2019. They ask National Statistics Office how people reacted during 1998 Population And Housing Census. Some of us are not yet paid in Mangochi, But THERE IS NO TIME FRAME ON PAYMENT OF MISSED NAMES. TOO POOR PLANNING.

  7. ambuje says:

    mbendera and his team is just a bunch of failures. very clueless idiots of chicken brand.

  8. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    MEC is not being frank. Which Thyolo are talking about. I did that job in a Thyolo which borders Blantyre, Chiradzulo, Mulanje and Chikwawa. But I am not yet paid. So, what are you saying? You just want to make people believe that you are paying us while you are cheating. Shame on you!

  9. green lata says:

    MEC mind u the bye elections are not yet over! Mind u Kalonga, Langwani and Sangwani u r fond of running this institution like your personal farm. Give the drivers their dues who worked on the just ended by elections pliz before its too late.Mukamati funding kulibe what do u mean??? Funding kumangopelewera ma driver obwelekera ku boma not aku MEC or MEC staff??? 1 day mudzagwira nokha nokha, coz mwatibowa kokwana.

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