Mutharika gets 80% pay rise: Malawi ministers, MPs salary increased

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has received an 80 per cent salary increase and will now earn K2.7 million ( ($5,284) per month from K1.5 million (($2,935).

President Mutharika gets up to 80%  pay rise

President Mutharika gets up to 80% pay rise

The President’s salary has been unchanged since 2009 when Mutharika’s brother Bingu wa Mutharika was in power. He died in office in 2012 following a sudden heart attack.

His predecessor Joyce Banda however took pay cut.

Government spokesman Kondwani Nankhumwa has confirmed that the President’s pay has been increased despite Mutharika saying in August that he would not raise his salary “anytime soon”. And that there is also new salary for vice president, ministers.

Nnakhumwa said that the pay raise, which goes into effect as of October 1, is in line with the 2014/2015 budget.

“When presenting the budget, government had projections, and this is exactly why the salaries have been hiked,” Nankhumwa, who is also Information Minister, said.

The salary of the Vice-President has also risen by the same percentage and is now at 1.8 million kwacha ($3,523) per month from 1 million kwacha ($1,957).

Besides roughly $1 500 in pay, ministers receive benefits such as $2 000 in monthly fuel subsidies. In contrast, Malawi’s 170 000 public servants earn $100 a month on average.

MPs’ salaries have also been increased to cover the higher cost of living.

Acting Clerk of Parliament Roosevelt Gondwe confirmed  the new salary structure for MPs was indeed affected from October 1.

Malawi is weathering an economic storm after donors, which contribute 40% to the state budget, last year withdrew aid over a massive government corruption ‘cashgate’ scandal.

The  country has also been faced  with labour dispute  from several institutions with staff at  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) who have given the government a seven-day ultimatum to review their working conditions or risk an indefinite strike like the current Judiciary strike which has shut down the courts in the country while parliament staff have threatened to down tools as well.

University of Malawi  support staff  comprising  Chancellor College, the Polytechnic and College of Medicine  are withdrawing their labour  aimed at forcing government to give them 45 percent salary increase.

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185 thoughts on “Mutharika gets 80% pay rise: Malawi ministers, MPs salary increased”

  1. Dedza Guy says:

    These guys take Malawians for granted. We must go on a nation wide strike to push the Peter and his wagon of thugs to keep their campaign promises.

  2. Malindima says:

    U$ 5,284 per month only! I thought Bingu was receiving U$ 12,000 per month? Our country is really poor because this just R52,840 per month for a clerk in RSA.

  3. vin man says:

    kungova kuti kuwerenga amayambira pa 1 adakakomzanso position ya enawo

  4. ochewa enieni says:

    nthawi yawo

  5. 5STARS says:

    Mutharika is a big crook.He speaks one thing and does the opposite.He preaches national unity but hepractices nepotism by favouring his home boys/girls.This is a stinking goverment.Let me urge those on strike to ADD MORE FIRE so that you burn down all these DPP Itiboribos and bootlickers.STUPID!!!

  6. NDAKUONA says:

    Moyo uzikomela aliyense osati only Politicians. Mukufuna kunjoya ana anu akununkha usiwa. Konzani kaye mavuto, aliyense asangalale nde nkumakweza malipilo anuwo. Kodi mukufuna kuti buledi muzigula nokha? WHERE IS YOUR CONCIOUSNESS???

  7. Mizael says:

    zinthu zafika posauzana

  8. Keen Observer says:

    I don’t understand politicians they always keep on repeating the same mistakes. But why?????? The timing is extremely bad, people are not fools these days you can’t take them for granted.

  9. zombo says:

    its part of life

  10. brutsha says:

    I strongly doubt if this brand of a president has advisors who had a good Apgar score say (8/10 10/10) at birth. I don’t think this would be proper time political to implement such a thing. Already government departments are rife with strikes. How are you going to quell the rage of the striking civil servants if you seem to be in the same hungry for salary increase?

  11. Gilbert says:

    It is just another way of cashgate! stealing is legalised this time by the same people who failing or block investigations into the matter for obvious reason!-
    Where is there an opposition, in or out side parliament to go against this injustice?
    Taxpayers stand together and deny to pay! Are we more stupid than donors? Enogh is enough!

  12. thako says:

    ife aphunzits tikanena kt tikwezeren malipo u say boma lilibe ndalama, pamenepa muzztenga kt?

  13. Gogo chalo says:

    Enafe ndie tima change tanuto..! 80% ikanakhala kwa phuzitxi bola. Koma munthu amalandira zambiri kumupaxaxo zambiri.

  14. Mr what what says:

    nkhani ngat izi anthu ovota/akumudzi sizimawapeza, thats why they will still be voting for these thieves, lets watch 2019 its not far

  15. LACKSON LIKAMA says:

    BOLA AMAYI.SIZIRI BWINO

  16. m'dzakupepe says:

    Mayi Joyce Banda tikukulilani ife amalawi coz mutangolamulira 100 days tinasangalala koma pano 6 months mavuto akewo……….even panopa atangoti tivoteso kkkkk ndinu owinawina & a dpp akuziwaso thats y they r busy creating zikhani

  17. Momo sam says:

    I THINK YOU DESERVE THE INCREMENT DUDE FOR JOB WELL IN THE MONTH YOU HAVE BEEN IN POWER,LOOK YOU ARE NOW MARRIED,YOU HAVE A NEW HAIR CUT,AND YOUR WALKING HAVE IMPROVED AS WELL,I ALSO SAW A TOOTH IN YOUR MOUTH THEY ARE NOW 6,THATS NOT AN EASY JOB,CONGLATS MR.PRESIDENT.

  18. Henz says:

    Mkuluyu ngwa dyela kwambiri.(wali na chigoro chomene walala awa.

  19. willywill831 says:

    its time we wake up. Anthu ogwila ntchito mboma ndinthawi yanu kulankhula ndi voice imodzi tonse zida pansi including apolice and asilikali. Amacourt are just doing fine. APM adziwe kuti amphawi akuvutika heavy. Amayi anazichotsela coz anali ndi umunthu.

    MULUNGU ATIMENYERA NKHONDO. Machenjezo ake ndi amene ayamba kuonekawa ku Balaka.

  20. Observer says:

    And the opposition has agreed to such salary increases, it means if they were in government they would do exactly the same. If they had morals they would have declined the increase on the ground that there is no money it was “lost in Cashgate” , services are suffering, teachers, people are suffering. It seems nothing will change in Malawi the mentality is the same, opposition is only on paper, where is Chakwera in all this?

  21. Antony mbulaje says:

    Ife tzingomwa ma sachet wa.ndmachange anuwa.

  22. Kadzibwa says:

    Mbava zathu zimenezi. Let us all civil servants mobilise ourselves. We need to demonstrate so that they shud realise that that we are tired.

  23. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    Ndiye muli ndi mwayitu! Less than a year in office koma mpaka 80% pomwe enafe tagwira ntchito more than 20 years, not even a 60% increment! What we get are just peanuts and after so much struggle. K100,000.00 kumangomva anthu osaidziwa. Mwazula bowa patebulo anzathu!

  24. Paulos Banda says:

    Ndiye UMuthalikawo umenewo.

  25. High percent MCP says:

    Too many comments of the same message, my question is, when and where r we holding the demonstrations and strikes? Not just one strike but many of them. Civil servants / the only reason I will be in offices is because u steal, making up conferences etc / think of the very poor and lead this revolution – help pipo occupy capital hill and Parliament House. I hear Chakwera and ministers got 168%, MPS 376%, deputy ministers 87% and Pita 80%. They r all in this game together – time the country was returned to the pipo

  26. Kalo says:

    God iz watching…..from a distance

  27. son says:

    To be honest malawians the are stil sleeping,am agree with num 105 malawians ther are stupid people,i remember during bakili he use to say people they say I never done anything,i bring cellphon,and people craping hands for him,bcz bakili he knows the are stupid

  28. Zazi says:

    koma pa Malawi pavuta zoona president kuposa wachiwili wake ndandalama zoposa 1 metre kwacha, ndiye tiziti pali salary restructuring apa ngati akuluakulu a kupondana ndi chipazi okhaoka, kulibwa ife ndikafa ndisiyanji?

  29. MAYO says:

    Self serving leader, Amayi abwelere

  30. Anonymous says:

    number 136 why are you puting my father name on your comment why are you mentioning Zidyewe restaurant are you from Thyolo please am begging you not to mention my father my day he is resting in peace so comment about what you see on article, Zidyewe restaurant its my father restaurant so next time dont do that again or else………

  31. Yetson Nkhoma says:

    Tiganizileni bwana ma civil servants nafeso cost of living silibwino,mungofuna muzisangalala ndinu nokha basi.Tikuvutika amalawi ngati dzikoli silathuso ok God is watching!!!

  32. MBACHI says:

    A Malawi kusamva. Mukhawula, simunati, mulira na kuska mino. Ndicho chifukwa tawanyinu tikuti fedelizimu ndiyo. Chi APM chitibirenge chomene. Lets hope GOD will save us. Achoke;

  33. NYAKWAWA says:

    Pakali pano Malawi wafika pa:

    1. Airtel Zone
    2. Yabooka
    3. Airtel Money
    4. Yakwathu
    5. Diwudiwu
    6. Yanga
    7. Tnm mpamba
    8. Pasavute
    9. Loyalty bonus
    10. Rewards
    11. Macheza bundle
    12. Chezani bundle
    13. Fast cash
    14. Zafika
    15. Mukuru

    Zidyewe Restaurant!

  34. Galumgalu says; says:

    pamene civil servant wa grade m mwamupasa 35% pali chilungamo apa? mundibwezere voti yanga basi mbuzi za anthu inu. Harmonixation imeneyo? Kma ziliko ku nyasaland. Ngat cardiac cikutenga tionana 2019 mphwanga

  35. Ngakha says:

    A Chakwera ndi a Kabwila usakana increament yo bwanji?

  36. gobede says:

    There Is No Fairness In This Goverment. You Fail To Increase The Little Salaries The Civil Servants Get Let Alone Pay Them In Good Time Yet You Increase Your Own Salaries Any How You Want. Do You Ever Hav Conscience? At The End Tizangozindikira This Is Another Kind Of Cash Gate. At Least You Should Enlighten Us Malawians Why Its Always A Problem To raise Salaries For Civil Servants And Always Simple For You People To Have Big Bites Of Cake.

  37. tonde says:

    Compare your salaries with a civil servants at grade I. This is a mockery of the century. You knew why you were campaigning to be voted into such offices. These are some of the reasons.
    Much as salaries have been increased but you have created big gaps in between grades such that it is demotivating when one is denied promotions after reaching salary bars at a particular grade.
    My humble plea is that consider officers who are still pegged at grades like I, H, G but with masters degrees to better grades commensurate with their qualifications.
    I wish all old and age retiring officers to humbly consider relinquishing positions to young and technologically skilled & professionals.

  38. samsung says:

    Mudakana Ochakwera mululiranji lero

    1. Mirella K. says:

      Iwe chakweranso is no diffferent…he too has accepted the mp salary increament

  39. Call me says:

    Is this a joke!!!! People of malawi wake up what is he doing to deserve this think about those teachers they are the ones who deserve a rise my teachers from primary to secondary schools its been 15 yrs since i left school i have graduated coz of them got a good paid job and runnig my own business look at them teachers still the same where i left what a shame!! Mxiewww!!!

  40. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    GOODAL GONDWE EXPLAIN

  41. Kikikiki says:

    By the way amangwetu, can he justify his salary please. All I know you get pay hike based on good performances. So, is APM telling the nation he’s done so well in the past 7months in the backdoor office to justify this?
    A thief will remain so. Kantundu koononga chuma cha dziko. Gold diggers!!

  42. snaiper says:

    Malawians let’s do, what bukinabes did in bukinafasso

  43. winston chigulu says:

    Hey ! Mr president do you really care about malawians? Idout…we are waiting for your promises where are subsidised iron sheets?God is watching you.

  44. Livulezi river says:

    In simple maths, $2000= K1m, and at the current fuel pump price, K1m=1100 litres of fuel whether diesel or petrol. 1100 litres=11000 km or 13200 km per month. This means a deputy or a full minister travels 440 km a day. 18 ministers x 1100 litres= 19800 litres which is almost a full tank at a filling station, which at the end covers 237600 km per month!! Is this real???? Can our country develop with this ” only me altitude of thinking” ???? That’s why most of these dudes starve outside politics where they now face the realities of life!!

  45. Davie says:

    Makape a dpp pano muziti chani?
    I already said thz ppl are 2 selfish and unfocused,ma promises mbwee,sangathe awa. They just wanted our votes. And I really dont know what u wl b saying now with ur mondokwa.

  46. NTAMBANYA says:

    MR Kadiaki where r u? we need you here, help us pliz like wht you did with his brother.

  47. misuku says:

    we are angered and offended by APM’s inconsiderate action. 80% pay hike?

  48. Livulezi river says:

    A Malawi timadandaula ndi zinthu za ziiiii!!!!!! We are busy complaining about the president’s salary which is less than $5000 a month without looking at how much he earns in a month as allowances. That’s why Joyce & Khumbo agreed to cut their salaries to us so that they would be easily cash gating in our slumber! Very sad indeed!!!! Remember, ” nkhani yoti amalandira zingati pa mwezi, ndi yosiyana kwambiri ndi yoti amapeza zingati pa mwezi”, hence, kulandira ndi kupeza ndi zinthu ziwiri zosiyana if you know what I mean!

  49. me says:

    they are so stupid.
    how can people manage themselves if more part of the people not even hava a job?
    this is dictator and i hope he dont stay like his cousin you know.
    how can you feed your kids when you dont have a job and this guys doing this things.
    he is doing this not to go to jail.
    to protect himself and who surround him,this is bribe

  50. me says:

    i already told you people.this guy dont care about the country only himself.
    he is going to spend all money and steal for himself and he is going to run away with full pockets.that man is a thieve malawian people.
    i just dont get inside my head how you people vote for this man knowing the family already and him being already accused of stealling in the case of midnight six.
    malawi is waitting for what to start protesting?
    put that man away he should leave the charge.
    you are going to take more 50 years to start recovering of this government you will see.
    all countries in the world are seeing this and you think they will continuing helping as long they see that after all there is money there to spend the way APM want
    those guys are joking with malawians and the world.
    take measures.
    you people see that first lady(she is really a joke) dont want to give the money back to nac sso what do you think?
    this is to muchh serious people.
    helping malawi for what?aid for what?
    tell me-what do you think that all worldwide countries think this moment?

  51. munthu says:

    pano ndiri pambuyo pa federalism

  52. munthu says:

    ndiye chambacho

  53. Amoya says:

    kutionjezatu kumneku..

  54. NTAMBANYA says:

    had it bin possible 2 buy a president from outside countries we wud hv asked wel wishers 2 help us 2 buy. mr malawi u hv a heart of selfish. mudzafa ifa yowa.

    1. Mortuary says:

      I think we should submit an internstional tender for people to bid for the post of President of Malawi may be such a president would be accountable to the people

  55. Watson Chimphepo says:

    Thanks to the Minister for the increase in the salaries of the President and the Ministers because this will greatly improve the countries economy. I hope by saying that increasing salaries in the Judiciary will wersern the countries economy we are yet to be educated by the Minister of Finance who is a well leaned Economist. Please enlighten us on what has happened in relation to the economy of the country, Please Mr. Minister of Finamnce we ARE WAITING!!

  56. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    NORTH MALAWI IS JUSTIFIED ON SEPARATION.THIS IMPUNITY SHALL NOT B IN NYIKALAND

  57. Kika Kanawe says:

    Double standards being applied by Peter here.A greedy leader is what he is,we’re yet to suffer.

  58. Observer says:

    The good thing is that the Lomwes in rural areas go to special designated shops offering lower prices in order to benefit from their vote.

  59. Dan says:

    Everybody can, now, see the reason as to why other departments of the government including the Judiciary are on strike. The Executive and Legislative arms are arrogant, selfish, and greedy.

    You can fool some people at some time; but you can not fool all the people at the same time.

  60. Koma ndiye says:

    Don’t forget our own MPs are in it with this fool. Instead of solving the problems of high cost, they are taking away from poor mouths and feeding themselves. You know I have been wondering why all the other political parties have been silent over all these DPP blunders including NACgate, now we know. Onse adya nawo sikono YA blue. The very same MPs who have taken loans for the Malawians to pay off thier 50%. They are all in this day light robbery together.

    Even without the donor money, there are other things that can be done especially to improve food security, at the very lowest level e.g. Village level. We have educated youths from natural resources college as advisors. They have so much knowledge. Send them to villages to work with people. Forget traditional crops, look at what is selling now without much fertilizers. Look at traditional irrigation methods, the good old watering can and utilise the land 12 months of the year – It can be done. Instead, we are all looking for donor money so it can be shared by Politicians. Thula, Thula, Thula

    What do we do?

  61. angella says:

    amalawi kusamva

  62. David says:

    I am not surprised with the 80% ndipo yachepa komanso yachedwa. DPP ndi chipani chokonda kusolola kumbukirani MK92b ija, ndiye poti palibe poti achotse a Malawi mukupenyetsetsa, ndiye njira yake ndi yomweyi.

  63. PHWALAGUGU says:

    NONSENSE

  64. Mortuary says:

    Way back in the 1970’s Zambians were giving Kenneth Kaunda a tough time in ruling Zambia. On a visit to one of the Western countries KK was asked by a journalist as to why he was having it tough in ruling Zambia and yet his counterpart in Malawi Kamuzu Banda was all plain sailing. His answer was simple. He said my friend is lucky because he rules over dead people. We still remain a dead people that even Presidential Advisors can afford kugeya mwano and do not see any problem when orphans are failing to access education due to lack of bursaries but money is available but diverted towards questionable charities. Its time to build chiliza over the Malawian grave.

  65. AKUMUDZI says:

    kuba basi

  66. Bina Karonga says:

    Mutharika Ngati Simufa Nsanga Nde Kut Mulungu Samakukonda,but The Fact is you’ve 2 go earlier than you came. Neva B cheatd that ur bro Bingu died of “sudden heart attack” Noooo!!! Anyway,think twice…

  67. 80% payrise says:

    Where is the Leader of Opposition? Please come out and tell us your views about all this mess. Someone needs to say something before things gets worse? Considering all these developments, Is APM competent to take Malawi forward? This is another Zimbabwe in a making.

    1. Mortuary says:

      Hahaha Leader of Oppostion? He has also benefited from the rise and so are his MP’s. Shame shame shame

  68. Mr.Bambo says:

    The biggest and most stupid fool is Goodall Gondwe.Doesnt he know that his presidenthas food,clothes,transport,accomodation,water,security etc etc all free?Why then that obscene pay hike to the bwampini?

  69. Ambuje Anyapapi, mmangoti atumbuka atumbuka izo tu sanakwezere aliyense waku mwera wogwira ntchito koma yekha , zisapotani mufera zomwezo agalu achimalawi

  70. Original Northerner says:

    So what?

  71. Nkhombokombo says:

    That is very befitting for a President to be getting that money so too the civil servants should have their pay raise. If the Gvt can decide at this time to adjust the President’s pay they know that there is money now in A/c no. 1.

  72. Malawi says:

    This is a strategy. This man knows he has no clue. He knows we all love money. If MPs salaries are increased, who can demand his stand down. Mark my words. Soon he will increase the salaries of the Army and the Police. This is the form of bribe.
    His advisers can smell something, and because they love bring in power, they are sabing their jobs.

    Parliment needs to be called with immediate effect to discuss this mess. The best thing APM can do is to accept failure and his incompetence then with diginity he should stand down. This is gross misconduct.

  73. muny'apatatu says:

    This iz bullshit! Chomwe ndingapemphe kwa omwe mukunyanyala ntchito chonde musagonjere kwa mbava zimenezi. Akamati ndalama palibe zomwe akwezazo azitenga kut? Only 7months n office…koma tiwoza zinthu muulamuliro wa anthu awa

  74. malago Malango says:

    This is what Malawians opted for on 20 May, 14. Mukuliranji !! You have 4.5yrs of weeping. APM woyeeeeeee

  75. Kadakwiza says:

    Malawians are pathetic, how can they allow this man called Peter Muthalika to be their president? This president is useless.

  76. That’s why I love this administration(honesty) ….osati zija za amayi zija kunamiza awemba kuti adula salary yawo
    akudziwa kuti ‘Conduit’ Lutepo akubweretsa matumba adzilembwe weekly ku Statehouse
    2,7 MITA is absolutely nothing ngati President sakusolola
    Amangwetu osamangosokosa ngati headless chickens- she was nothing but an evil woman pretending to be good
    Other Ministers especially Atupele Muluzi are doing commendable job thus they deserve double increase

    1. kumwenda says:

      you are mentioning atupele coz he is a mchawa mzako

      1. Wakuwuza mndani kuti ine ndinchawa?

  77. Alfred says:

    Ena akapempha malipiro mukuti economy silibwino. Amakhoti ma civil servant tiyeni nazoni aliyense adyerere misonkhoyi.

  78. lumbart says:

    Apm ulibe nzeru just resign

  79. Ziri bwino. Should ve gone up by 200%. That shows donor/aid is not required , there is money in Mw. We just steal donors aid.

  80. kachikho says:

    Those going on strike are justfied by the behavior of those in power who are raising their own salaries and denying others similar treatment. This selfish behavior by our leaders who are supposed to be exemplary is despicable and insensitive to the suffering of poor Malawians. What these people should know is that we are running out of patience and will not wait until 2019 to change things.

  81. 80%????? Olemera azingolemerabe komanso osauka azingosaukirabe.I will never vote again in my life bkoz I have learned that our leaders are after money not to save our afflicted lives.I greatly silute Bingu Wa Mutharika his first 4 years and no one dares to reach his potentials and talents.Osati izi ndi za a mayi zija.

  82. Amuna ngunda ngunda- aku malowa . says:

    Inendimasapotera DPP, komanso APM kwambiri koma apapokha ndiye akulephera kuyendesa dziko , choyamba akanathesa kaye nkwiyo wa anthu ake , kusisa zinthu kuti amphawi asangalale kenako ndi kuonjezera malipiro ake , koma apa nde iiiiiiiiiiii voti yanga ndinango nyika, basinso sindizavotanso moyo wanga onse .

  83. jkkkk says:

    So a president and ministers who get free housing, free fone calls, more than 1 million kwacha in fuel, free utilities deserve a pay rise but someone who pays everything from his salary doesn’t deserve one. It will be foolish if people at capital hill go to work on Monday. Isn’t there supposed to be a process for such things

  84. magwala says:

    abwana,mpaka pamenepo,taxpayers moneyo.mutilera koma?

  85. Mr Ebola says:

    Very sad indeed we have got uncaring President shame to you. Just get ready for massive strikes

  86. PEFECO says:

    this is a stupid gvt i have ever never seen before

  87. kazeze says:

    Disgusting. What about munthu wamba, mwamupatsa chani to meet the increasing cost of living a selfish president?

  88. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    Not at this time – How can we bury our heads and support the president, the ministers and Malawian pigs (mps) just because DPP is from our home, or the president is from our party, or some cabinet members or mps, some board members are our relatives, yet the nation is suffering? Total irresponsibility, no feelings for the suffering Malawians, selfishness at the highest level, president, ministers and mps already swimming in huge benefits, salaries and luxuries. Poor Malawian civil servants, the jobless, the villager suffering through and through. That is why they gave all watch-dog persons hefty board positions to silence them in advance. GOd help the poor Malawians.

  89. ebola says:

    Me I dont understand…sakufuna kuwakwezera anzawo malipiro koma iyeyo 80 percent…..

  90. Detective says:

    Cost of living is it only to the president and mps be serious to hell with politicians to hell ass..

  91. WOPEMPHELA says:

    AMBUYE tikugwada pamaso panu kuti mutichhotsere chilombochi chisanatimalize. SIMUNALENGE dzikoli kuti likhale lokomela okhao. MUNAPULMUTSA ANA ANU MUCHIPULULU MUJA tipulumutseni ambuye

    1. Mr.Bambo says:

      Ndimayesa Mulungu anatimvera kale potichotsera chilombo chotchedwa Bingu chija mwadzidzidzi ndi mwa luso lake,inu mwati ai koma tivotere chilombo chaching’onochi ndiye ndizimenezitu Mulunguyo watiyang’anira kumbali chifukwa cha kusamva kwathu.

      1. Nabetha says:

        Kkkkkkk koma guyz. I like Nyasa Times. No further comment.

  92. Saini says:

    Mr APM bwana President if you an increase your salary that mean you can also do the same with any insistution that is rquesting a pay increase do no be selfship

  93. ALOMWEHALOMWEH says:

    CHINDELE ICHI PALA CHIKUONA MAKORA CHARA CHINGAFWA NGATI MKULU WAKE. HE IS TOO GREEDY.
    MUWOLIWAKE MASIKANDO TWO WITHIN 7 MONTHS NOW.
    KAYA TIZIWONA LIMODZI

  94. The Truthful One from the West says:

    This is shocking and unbelievable. Why is then govt refusing to accommodate the Judiciary?

  95. OTHERS ARE STILL CRYING, THEIR ISSUES NOT YET SORTED OUT, THE OTHER TEAM IS HAPPY SWIMMING IN MONEYS ————– THAT IS MALAWI DPP AND MR PRESIDENT ——- YES 2019 YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, THIS IS WHAT WE WANTED, WHY CRYING ?????????????????????????????????????????????????.

    GOD SAVE THE SOULS OF MALAWIANS.

  96. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    Ndi amenewotu baba pitala aja. Akulemelerani inu muli mbuu! Anthu opanda chifundo ngati awa sindinawaone. Kukama Malawi woonda chonchiyu? Hiesh! Lord, have mercy.

  97. CITIZEN X says:

    HE KNOWS MALAWIANS WILL JUST BE TALKING AND CRYING AND WILL NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, THAT’S THE END. HE HAS SHOWN THAT HE IS NOT AFRAID OF US MALAWIANS.

  98. ndangodutsa chisale says:

    I commented that this Mathanyula guy ndi MBUZI. He is very insensitive to the needs of his people and doesn’t seem to care at all. How can somebody raise a salary at a crucial time like this. If it was another president he would have voluntarily had a salary cut and plead with civil servants to go back to work in the prevailing economic conditions. Remember ndati ndi MBUZI munthuyu.

  99. Friend says:

    The Malawian people are not the problem. Some of the political leaders are the problem.

    Vote them out of office the next time if you are not happy with the way the are running the government at the moment. However, until that time comes, you got what you voted for. Deal with it!!

  100. Kamuzu says:

    Mundiperekere moni kwa Mr Mbendera & ZBS

  101. ankhoma says:

    lknew it..remember l told you.my credit goes to JB.jealous down she tried.

  102. dreamteam says:

    Have you ever thought that some of these stories are made up by people at Nyasatimes. This is not true and I know because I work on salaries for these people.

    1. ndangodutsa chisale says:

      I know umakhala kumudzi and suwerenga newspapers. Today’s Weekend Nation has carried this story as well..

  103. Fwetseke says:

    Palibe vuto apa boma laonjezera salary anthu ogwira ntchito mboma monga p3 ndi 80% ndiye mukufuna pres nduna ndi ma MP asaonjezeredwe? A malawi nsanje muzasiya liti? Nokha mukuti salary yakhala osakwera since 2009.

  104. Namu says:

    ZOFUNAZO!

  105. KANDAWE says:

    TSOPANO MUNTHU WAMBA WAKUMUDZI NAYESO AKUVUTIKA KUTI APEZE SUNSHINE SOPO, NDIPO NAYESO AMAKHOMA MSONKHO PAKOCHEPA KALIKOSE KAMENE AMAPEZA SHARE YAKE IKHALA CHIANI ZIKAKHALA MBEWU MUDAMUGULA MOMUBELA

  106. Hoitty says:

    Kodi ma presidential advisor mukugwira ntchito yanji a presdent angolakwisa daily? Simukanauza kuti adikile kaye kukwezaku mpaka ma strike ayambawa azizile kaye? Kapena mmaopa kuauza chilungamo? Mutule pansi ma udindo akanganya inu ma advisor owopa kupereka advice. Komanso iwe Peter, munthu madzi, rent, magetsi, zovala, zakudya zonse ndi zaulere nde ukuzikwezera ndi 80% chonsecho zinthu zonse nzolipiridwa kale ndi boma. Munthu uli over 70 ukuzikundikira chuma ukuti ukadyera kuti ndalamazi? Ana ako ndiophunzira akuzipezera okha chuma bolako Bingu ankabera zitsiru zake zija. Ngati uli ndi maso uone trend yake momwe ikuyendera nde nde nde ndi nthawi ya bingu.. kwatsala cardiac

  107. Bazuka says:

    Foolish voters of the south gave us a foolish president. Stupid voters of the south gave us a stupid president. Illiterate voters of the south gave us an illegal president. Mediocre voters of the south gave us a mediocre president. What next? We have reaped foolish, stupid, illegal & mediocre president; an imbecile & satanic. Shame!

  108. mwana says:

    Malawians: Really? When you went to the polls and voted for APM and DPP
    were you under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol? Please stop the foolishness and
    accept this man as your leader. Even if you regret the current state of the country.

    Work with him and his administration through your political avenues and hold him
    and his administration accountable for all their deeds and misdeeds.

    BE MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

  109. Strange rains says:

    I dont care about this shit but i can see 20 july show coming back.

  110. Msowoya says:

    Stop complaning Malawian’s it is your fault for voting for this party(DPP) ; as for me am not regretting as some of you…..

  111. Bazuka says:

    Our president is one unique human being that doesn’t think properly. JB has had pay cut to symbolically showing suffering together with the poor. Banja la Mutharika ndilotemberedwadi, they do opposite things in difficult times. Bingu was wining & dining with vendors in Mzuzu when Mothers were crying over their sons of 20 July. Peter is increasing his salary when he preaches that government is broke. It is my strong belief that Peter is a Satanic.

  112. NoHope says:

    Until that time when Malawian leaders will learn to abandon greed and arrogance, many poor regular Malawians will never experience good living in their lifetime. It’s a very sad fact.

  113. chefourpence says:

    this is not NEWS! Not at all! From the circular on salary increments it obvious!

  114. Mhh! I knew that a manager can’t lead a country. Leadership is influence. APM has no influence, he stepped on the position accidentaly that is why he is doing this. Fuck him and all the ones who voted for him! Mxieee! Foolish president! stupid DPP. Fuck you Mbendera, this is all because of you!

  115. opportunist says:

    Bola inu ife kutiwonjezera K10000

  116. Our politicians are selfish. What does an old man like Muthalika need all this money for. l ask all civil servants to join the judiciary striking for more money. This is outrageous and ridiculous.

  117. Herbert katundu says:

    Consumers will still be affected.but it’s unfair 4 someone to have that increament yet others’ demands are being given a cold shoulder.MALAWI WATHU ,LONGOSOKA COZ CTLIMBA WTH SUCH KIND OF THINGS

  118. Nicholas pwele says:

    Koma ife akutipasa ma change tidzaoonana kumwamba

  119. khokholiwa says:

    Atcheya woyeeeee

  120. Rea Man says:

    Musatinyasepo apa,nthawi yomweyi mwayamba kale kulira…………… Who told u that mlomwe angalamulire dziko? Munya muona

  121. Phwilephwile says:

    Apa voti yanga ndinabetsa bola kusetela, amabugwe munandimvetsa kukoma kuti ndi vote lelo mukuwona? mwangoti phwi mayo kalanga ine!!!

  122. dats mutharika’s very extravagant,munanena kuti simuonjezela malipilo nanga nchani?nonse munathandizila kubela mavoti mukulila woooo!?!?!!!

  123. chakwanuleka says:

    The President has a lot of benefits and can even do without a salary. The monthly allocation of state house maintenance is so huge to cover all what he needs in life. JB is Malawi’s shining example.
    This is coming at a time we are told that government has no money. pensioners stopped getting their peanuts on 14th now have to wait until 18th. Civil servants have to wait until 5th of the following month.
    What is known is that this DPP is a government by accident and those who voted for this party have put this country pa moto. The President can’t this properly and hardly make decisions.

  124. Apa nde APM watinamizatu

  125. C says:

    Chuma chilibwino guyz!

  126. ine mai, bambo onse alomwe Sindili pantchito koma i hate dos old man. No matter what, dis idiot it must be judged as soon as possible for future malawi. tikakhala ife we are doomed!!!!

  127. Alufeyo says:

    Palibe nkhani apa MK 2.7 million per month is nothing when some CEO are getting MK4million per month. In any case lets pay our politicians respectable salaries and not the MK600,000 they were getting. Mind you almost all parastatals dont make profit. As for MACRA its just like MRA free money yet they get good pay. Similarly with Reserve Bank the law protects them hence good pay but performance very pathetic.

  128. Mbanangwa says:

    The president has no taxes to pay, many benefits etc. however, put him at 5 million per month.

  129. kabotolokamo says:

    Rewarding incompetence ! that is what it is called !

  130. Pitala Failure says:

    APM = Greed
    APM = Nepotist
    APM = Tribalist
    APM = Corrupt
    APM = Thief
    APM = Incompetent
    Only one way to save Malawi, APM out,out out, out.

  131. Gimbogo says:

    President ndi nduna zake cost of living yawo yakwera kwambiri ndiye chimenechi chisakhale chitsanzo choti poti salary ya President ndi ndina zakwera ndiye nafenso ma public servants ma salary akwere ayi masitilaka sitikuafuna tiyeni tilimbikire ntchito tikweze Malawi

  132. Patrck jumma Brown says:

    Koma nde e kwaterera

  133. Musa King says:

    why does the president give himself a 80% pay rise but gives workers only 5%, double standards

  134. utoga says:

    onjezeranso zachepa zimenezo tikumva kukoma ife ma civil servants

  135. Dick says:

    PETER ALIBE TIMING. DZIKO LIMUKANIKA KUYENDETSA POPEZA ALIYENSE ADZIFUNA KUONJEZERA MALIPIRO. KOMANSO MA ADVISORS AKE ARE JUST USELESS!! AZIONA SANATI. ALIRA CHAKA CHAKE NDI CHINO . KUBERA MAVOTI ULAMULIRO WAKE NDI UMENEYU?

  136. Bwitoto says:

    Koma yaah ntchito ilipo. Boma iloooo!!!!!!!

  137. trouble says:

    Lets stop the talking & mobilize for strikes.

  138. Anonabani says:

    DPP njimeyo. Muziona mwakula mwatha. Tinkangokumvani muja munkatisokosera muja. Munkayesa Peter azidzagawa masuwiti. Ng’oooooooo !

  139. 1. Voti lathu watibera
    2. Salary watiberanso
    3. NACgate wabanso
    4. John Kapito akufuna upresident 2019 ali pa kamupeni yopaka manyi ofesi ya BWB zacisoni boma la dpp
    MUSOVA

  140. Patriot says:

    Awa akungozikumdikira chuma basi.
    Alibe nawo ntchito anthu amene anawavotera.
    Ngati kampimiyu anati sazakweza malipiro ake anytime soon, ayenera kuti analedzera mmene ankanena zimenezo.
    Mwaonatu AGALU amene munavotera gwapeyu.
    Mukubvutika ndi inu ndi ine. Thumba la K50 brown sugar tikugula madera ena K30,000.
    ZITSIRU ZA CHI LOMWE (Thyolo, PE, MJ) NDI CHI NGONI (Ntcheu).

    And as they want us to believe za bodza amageya daily zija, Malawi is not poor, it has plenty of monies.

    Ma strikers, don’t bow down to these greedy leaders, a Judiciary you were right, gouvernment has money. Ma students tiyeni nazoni.

  141. nkunthamasese says:

    TLC, 80% pay hike for staff must be initiated from December 2014 or else….panopa a m’boma akutiposa by far. cost of living has reached a boiling point. please mabwana,timvereni.

  142. Nawaoo says:

    Akulu akulu apatu ndiye zikuwonetseratu kuti these people are taking Malawians for fools, Malawi yonse ikodole basi from civil servants to those working in the private sector all should down tools period. How can government not only have money for others n have plentiful for others, Africans comon this is why we don’t progress, u’ll never hear of such things in the west where everything flows smoothly coz of systematic approach of dealing with issues, ever wondered why Africa if full of corruption, poor economy, public facilities, education etc n yet we have all the resources from natural resources to u name it……n yet we are still below poverty! U come n live in the UK even if u r a cleaner but still u will be able to live a decent life, u can even buy a car, tv, etc but in Malawi eish this would mean a nightmare, u can imagine even for a teacher u can hardly have enough to eat! Chonsecho wina akuyendera galimoto ya mamilioni instead of assisting where the money is needed the most, please God intervene, I feel sad n angry as though am in Malawi right now but judging from these issues I read everyday I feel the pain!

  143. Nabete says:

    Tiyeni nazoni sizinati

  144. khakhakha says:

    Dubbed ” the last king of Mwlhakho”. undesirable, Mafia gangsters, most notorious and ruthless financial criminal gipsies. Economy terrosists; locals have experienced since the dawn of multiparty democracy. He can’t get enough of his late brothers dubious billions of kwachas in his dynasty. Eeeish!
    The scale of corruption and cynical exploitation of vulnerable people, Local purse, Donor funds; simply indescribable. Hard and worrisome times to millions.
    He would careless to govern the Mess in plain english. What a desecrate!
    Wake wake from snoring beloved Malawians.

  145. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba says:

    Tinyelereni bwana president. Kufuna kwanu kuchitike. Tinyelereni mopanda chifundo baba. Amen.

    1. Cardiac in the offing

  146. Mswazi says:

    Civil servants are the ones who helped this govt to be in power, munadyeratu musalire!

  147. Bololo says:

    Nyasaland dziko lonyasa KWAMBIRI.

  148. Bumbu la Getu says:

    Mukulira chyani anthu opusa inu? Simesa paja mumkafuna DPP? Ndimeneyitu. This is only their 7th month in office, ndye kwatsala 53 months. Simunati, mulira kut mtoooooo!

    1. Anonabani says:

      Ada, apusi amenewadi alira sadati. Paja ankachita matama. Bingu adawaliza kale koma sadamvetse. Aliradi ku chwiiiiiiiii !

    2. Chitsanzo says:

      Has he indicated from when the increament is effective. I hope it will not be backdated to May with a view that the arrears should help him pay back to NAC what his wife and mulakho obtained which does not belong to them.

    3. acheya says:

      Mukulila nde amene simunamuvotele. Ife tikumva kukoma. 53 months, mulimba?

  149. chatonda says:

    Where is the logic for increasing the president’s salalry with 80% while junior civil servants got 10%. Who needs money thew most/ Uku tikulowera sikukuwonetsa kuti kulibwino. Sikuonekeratu kuti anthu avuta mdziko muno sikala ayi.

  150. Mulopwana Moseliwa says:

    One ndine Mlomwe koma apa zinthu sizikuyenda ata.

  151. Positive development this will mean that the increase will trickle down to the rest of civil servants. It begins with the president then to the rest

  152. David Mmalizeni says:

    We all need a pay rise at the moment?Who is not feeling the high cost of living at the moment?Items has become a norm seeing new prices in shops these days.These thieves having no caring for an ordinary Malawian scraping for a living.Take for a Londa who is getting k20,000 per month with loads of mouths and dependents to feed.We need a huge demo to kick out this backdoor govt with full of greedy opportunists who do not qualify to be our politicians.This oldman and his airtel man colleague have failed to run this country.Ntchito kudziwa kubera mavoti basi.Zakunyelerani.Pokhapa amalawi ndiye sayilola.

  153. Malawianah says:

    Ine langa ndi fuso kodi pakati “pachitsiru” ndi “mburi” ndani angathandinze dzikoli?.
    UBWINO WAUMBURI
    1..umburi ulindimankhwala ndipo mankhwala ake ndiku phunzitsidwa.
    2..mburi imapanga zinthu mwamantha pakudziwa kuti mwina ikulakwitsa…
    KUYIPA KWA UMBURI
    1..palibe amene amayiyamikila ngakhale ipange chinthu chabwino.
    2..nthawi zonse imangotsatila zomwe ena akuyiwuza sipanga chisankho choyenela paiyo yokha.
    Note..dziwani kuti simalangizo onse omwe aliothandiza.
    CHITSIRU UBWINO WAKE.
    1..zimatheka chitsiru kukhala chophunzila.
    2..ena amachikhulupili pakutengela mwambi uja amati wamisala adaona nkhondo.
    KUYIPA KWAUCHITSIRU
    1..uchitsiru ulibe mankhwala ndipo siumachoka ngakhale chitapita kusukulu..uchitsiru ulingati udzimbiri.
    2..chitsiru sichikuva za anthu ena,
    3..chitsiru sichiona pamene zinthu zavuta mapeto ake ndipamene chimayamba kusangalala ngakhale pamliro.

    ndi uti pakati pa awiriwa ali oyenela kulamulila dziko lathuli.MBURI kapena CHITSIRU ?

    1. Bob says:

      Mbuli ndiye ilikobwino baba.

  154. Yemwe uja says:

    Yet Gudoro has been telling the Judiciary that government has no money….can’t you even reason the timing of your own salary increament Mr. President? Like seriously?

  155. He is refusing to raise other people’s salaries. These folks will surely face judgement—-hell

  156. wafika says:

    EXCELLENT!!!!!!! MBOLA JB WHO REDUCED THE 1.5 MILLION FOR HERSELF. MTUMBUKA AMAONA PATALI ZEDI NGAKHALE MUMAMUDA. TIVINE VINE A MALAWI ZINTHU ZAKOMA. ZATOTANI???????

  157. John says:

    Goodluck convincing all those public servants that the gvt does not have money.

  158. Watchman says:

    Only reason he can increase his salary at this time is that he knows we Malawians are fools and will do nothing.

    1. namaoda says:

      uyutu sayendayenda ngati kamwendo njira who made her millions from allowances. mukafufuza bwino bwino the nation spent a lot on namayenda with reduced salary and all. the timing may be off but 2010 todate, they are due for increament. how many of u have your salary remained the same for 5 years. Bola azichita zakupsa tichoke mmavutawa

  159. Think Tank says:

    no comment. Waste of brain energy thinking about such base things. Such ratings are best answered in silence.

  160. JCInLA says:

    Time for demo. This dog must be kicked out now.
    I don’t believe it. You go around and try to close Malawian businesses for not paying enough taxes, and here you and your government again “highway-robbing” Malawi during a bright daylight.
    Please my fellow Malawians, this time is for demo and to remove this Mulakho was Shit president. W Malawians are being laughed it allover.!

    1. petulo says:

      Are you ready for CIVIL WAR!!??? WE Southerners are ready for a war against the Tumbukas and PP supporters!! Let’s meet in the streets!! now now now!!

  161. White Achiwajinji says:

    Not this time. This is not only bad but arrogant timing. Not when almost everybody is crying out for salary raise.

  162. Sangattee Banda says:

    Its time all Malawians went into demonstrations for a pay rise.We all go into the same shops and pay the same amount of money.Why should others get a pay hike like others are not feeling the pangs of this crazy high cost of living?
    This greedy oldman is a true chip of his fallen brother who amassed a looted wealth in his old age.Why r African leaders greedy like this?They do not think of improving their countries.We need a heavy revolution in this tiny impoverished country to change things otherwise with this sleepy docility of ours nothing is going to change.We are all going to die of hunger and other problems rising from this unaffordable life meted to us by this backdoor crooks who claims to be our politicians.Malawi is really a failed state.

  163. mbwenumbwenu says:

    Mulhakho wavuta,vindele vakufikapo,vakulya mbewa

  164. Greencardless Malawian says:

    DPHIPHI WOYEEE!

    1. james says:

      Muzatipeza

  165. Zanu izo ku Nyasaland.

  166. Likoma Economist says:

    This guy is in early stages of insanity. This is political suicide. I can see prolonged strikes and political turmoil ahead.
    This is probably the begining of the end of APM political journey. Mark my words.

  167. ZACHAMBA says:

    NDIPAKE ALIYENSE AKWEZEREDWE MALIPIRO ZISAKOMERE MBUZI KUGUNDA DOGI

    ONSE AZANGALARE OVOTAWO NDI WOVOTEREDWA Eeeeetu Eeee AMANGWETUUU ZATANI ????
    ZATOTANIJE ??? ZISINDIRE EEEEE!!!
    HA HA HA HA HA HA!!

  168. chiletso says:

    Tell me this is a joke! This guy must be stupid and daft. There are people on strike right now looking for increments and he goes and gives himself one? God help us

    1. James says:

      Time for action has come. Malawians lets do it and big time

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