Zomba DHO staff wants management team removed

Staff from Zomba District Health Office (DHO) on Monday closed offices for the senior officers demanding their immediate removal.strike

The management team include the Principal Health Service Administrator (PHA) John Kachoka, Human Resource Officer Witney Phiri and District Nursing Officer Alinafe Mangulenje.

The protesting staff said they were doing that in order for the new DHO Gift Chinomba be allowed to execute his duties effectively arguing the three were practising what they described as pull-him-down-syndrome to fulfil their interests.

At exactly 7:30am the offices were closed and nobody was allowed to enter.

In a letter addressed to the Secretary for Health and copied to the chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, and the Zomba District Commissioner, among others, the staff alleges the use of government fuel for private vehicles by Kachoka, refusal to provide transport for staff’s relative funeral, registration of two maternal deaths at Domasi Rural Hospital because of non-availability of an ambulance whose service date was overdue.

“The human resource officer [Witney Phiri] uses the ambulance to ferry his children to school. The Zomba DHO owes suppliers huge amounts of money because the principal health officer [John Kachoka] do not authorise the payments.

“With some of these points, we thought it is high time these officers are no longer accepted to work at Zomba DHO. If the Ministry of Health wants people to access equitable health services, these senior officers should be transferred elsewhere,” reads the letter in part.

However, Kachoka said in an interview, he is yet to receive the letter whereas Witney Phiri and Alinafe Mangulenje refused to comment on the allegations.

The protesting staff further warned that should the Ministry of Health fail to take urgent action on the matter, the strike will be extended to all health facilities under Zomba DHO.

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22 thoughts on “Zomba DHO staff wants management team removed”

  1. Aseka Naziwa says:

    Inu a zomba DHO(the so called anonymous),ndi chani chomwe mwachita apa,mukuziyalutsa chifukwa chani? you are the ones who need to be transfered and not the management members u r mentioning here. everyone knows how evil u r,and now u want to take advantage of the new management members that are there so that u can pursue ur evil plans. mukufuna muziwauza zochita obwerawo,never,this will not take u anywhere.
    Mulitu ma issues mzipatalamu worth publishing but people always do discuss with their management,osati za umbuli mwachita apazi,it just shows how immature u r,and u think with this the ministry can entrust u with top positions at the office,simunaisove bwino maphwanga.
    Ngati munachotsedwa pa mpando,this is not the right way to react,munakakhala a nzeru mukanapanga zoti mukonze cv yanu so that people can trust u again instead of trying to confuse everyone at the office.
    its high time MOH start to treat these anonymous letters as trush,anthu akuzolowera,if u r sure about what u r saying and u have facts and evidence why should u b anonymous,it just shows that u don’t have evidence and u r a coward.
    wa ku lab ndi wa ku lab,clinician ndi clinician,assistant admin ndi assistant admin,this is what u r as of now despite whatever degrees u have obtained recently,dikilani nthawi yanu,for now gv respect to those in power. pelekani ulemu wa kayisala bwa Kayisala,wa Mulungu mupatseni Mulungu.

  2. EYE WITNESSES says:

    The strike is fueled by power hungry people. You have a certificate and you want to be a Boss because you want your boss fired nononono. Some of you will toil in abject poverty because of wrong career choice. You are of a medical field with a diploma and you went to do a degree in health management thinking you would automatically be placed administrator nonono. Their is zero establishment of that post. Throw your degree away. The trio that you are mentioning is elite and intelligent and manage their resources properly that’s why they are getting rich. Just go and seek advise on how they are making it instead of wasting time wanting them out thinking you would automatically assume their roles! Never!!!! Get a life, the people you want out have moved from facility to facility but they are getting better and better. Get Rich or die trying.

  3. buddmg says:

    understand issues critically before u send your rashy comments. hospitals have have big issues but they don’t rush to the public. they discuss with management. its high time the ministry takes a different approach on these anonymous letters. the underlying problem is funding ikuchepa ,ikuchedwa . nobody can have a better output without adequate resources.
    keep your shallow comments if you are not very conversant with the health system. its actually crashing due to lack of funds ,hence the noise

  4. Kangankude says:

    Kkkkkk koma kuyalukatu uku,,,,Alinafe amangokhala matako phwii mu office palibe chomwe akuchita,we miss u mama Bisika.guyz also include Harriet Tembo on the list kambava aka kkkkkkkk!

  5. ganizani namate says:

    i thnk this is tym to deal wth anthu adyera osaganzira myoyo ya anthu ena! De same mulpractise its happening at mua mission hosptal where by de management team want arreaz of lv grant to be taxed 5.1grand each wat a shame mbava zichoke basi i thnk dey dnt knw de meanng of lv grant. Bg up fellw stuffs of zomba we dnt want cash gaters

  6. Madalitso says:

    There are problems all sides. With funding inadquancy and persistent Kwacha devaluation things will not be the way they are supposed to.
    Then why should they move? The people confused because of not knowing how the system moves should be taught. If it shall good, effective and efficient? Include other staffs in addition to the above mentioned at the DH. office in the transfers to other places

  7. abambo says:

    Health systems managers trained @College of Medicine will do good….osati zinazi abale inu

    1. Koma Malawi says:

      Mukunama man takuziwani ndinu MA /NMT /AEHO phuma ndi sukulu munakapangazo ka digiri koti mukusowanako kolowera

  8. Namihavani says:

    Alinafe nde ukanangokhala komwekuja ku MJ ndi Mr Chirwa moti mu Zomba umu ukuyendanso ndo a Kachoka

  9. Barny says:

    This is a biggest problem that has engulfed health system in Malawi but its high time the govt phase out Adimnstrators with health managers trained @ COM

  10. A Konyani says:

    Do not let evil people to continue excercising their nonsense in public offices.Thumbs up to you gentlemen.Ngati sachoka,akuntheni.Yatsala office ina yakenso kuZomba komwe kuno.Ma LG a chaka chathachi anthu sanapatsidwe mpaka lero.Elsewhere anthu analandira except ZA Rural.Tikukuonanitu.Akuthwalutsani nanunso posachedwapa,anzanu azionatu.ZOMBA woyeeeee!

  11. vindere says:

    Had it been that these are tumbukas ,you could have flooded your comments on this issue. You two faced bastards.

  12. Namwera says:

    Akunama awa osati akufuna locum awa kunamizira pull him down MOH please move some of these pple especially the jnrs who have overstayed they are the ones causing trouble in these hospitals thinking they are above the law

  13. Kwala says:

    Ha this guy the called Kachoka is buying vehicles daily where is he taking the money when ambulances in garages but DC and zone superviser are both there doing nothing but only enjoying their monthly salary and also ministry is busy romoving good people there was agood DHO before chimomba but anamuchosa mwachipongwe without investigating those allegations SHAME tiyenazoni

  14. Kk says:

    Ma bwana ambiri ndi oyipa mtima zedi, enawa tikuwadziwa ngakhale azikazi awo samakhala bwino ndi anzawo.

  15. mphwiyonnaire says:

    Bravo Zomba DHO staff. Lets get rid of these anti-development civil servants. Viva Chinomba!

  16. jona says:

    asamazolowele manewo achoke

  17. walala walala says:

    why is it that it is always zomba DHO staff and its management. please some of these things are beyond the management, send some of your staff to mangochi or ntcheu dhos to learn how some of these social challenges are being addressed.

  18. hash says:

    Achoke agalu amenewo

  19. Bonzing Master says:

    Kachoka ndi deal, 2012 to now wagula over 10 vehicles nkutsekula car hire chifikireni pa Zomba DHO kuchoka ku Mental. Pano waitanitsira chibwezi chake Mangulenje galimoto limodzi ndizina zake. Uku ndiye kudya money, bola zisakhale za DHO ndalamazo coz pali payment ya pamalo akugwira ntchito amavuta uyu!

  20. Dr. Mango says:

    You may be surprised to have new management team that is worse than the current one. Resolve issues amicably and internally.

  21. Dr. Mango says:

    Anena za maternal deaths ku Domasi chifukwa cha negligence ya senior staff. Nanga strike imeneyi siyipangitsa imfa zina zomwe zikanatetezedwa? Ngati amagwiritsa ntchito mafuta aBoma mugalimoto zawo, staff on strike siimakwera nawo akawapeza pa mseu? Zinazi kumakambirana panokha mwamtendere. Osathamangira ma strike makamaka inu a Chipatala. Tsogozani Mulungu!

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