Blantyre City Council fails to pay April salaries

The Blantyre City Council (BCC) Trade Union is under attack for failing to get management position on why the BCC is failing to pay half of its employees their April salaries.

Mayor Chalamanda: City delaying pay
Mayor Chalamanda: City delaying pay

Employees are wondering if it is an issue of financial problems or mismanagement.

Nyasa Times sources have indicated that the BCC has only paid juniors while all supervisors, middle and top management teams are blank of when they would be paid their April wages.

However, BCC Public Relations Manager Anthony Kasunda has downplayed the issue by indicating that he only knows about the delays in paying without giving out the reasons.

“All I know is that there was indeed a delay but people have been paid,” said Kasunda without elaborating as to why in recent times employees are always getting their salaries late.

The source said that in March 2015, the Council first paid its Management team and Supervisors on March 20 and 30 respectively and paid the Juniors their March wages on April 8.

“This time around, they have alternated for fear of strikes otherwise the juniors were ready to mobilise themselves and stage a strike which could have tainted the image of the council,” said a source.

Nyasa Times investigations show that for the past six months the BCC has not been able to pay its employees on time due to failure to collect enough revenue.

The problem, according to another source has been aggravated due to the coming in of councillors who receive ward allowance and fuel from the council’s account and are always given a priority at the expense of the employees.

BCC has around 1,200 employees on full time and around 100 on temporary basis.

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mbuyache
mbuyache
6 years ago

Councillors have brought misery in councils. All they demand are meetings, fuel, allowances without meaningfully contributing to revenue mobilization.They heap all their poverty to the council. Ntchito kukangana ndi management ati iwo ndiye eni council. If the council is yours then pay your staff now

chims
chims
6 years ago

i tell you those cars for the mayors and their deputies are damn expensive hence late payments of salaries for bcc and LCC staff and soon MCC will join. who said democracy is cheap. that’s the price to pay.chalamanda, organise i dinner dance to raise more money for the assembly.cheers.

CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT
CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT
6 years ago

“.. failure to collect ENOUGH revenue.”
So, why is such an impoverished town clinging to the undeserved accolade: “Commercial Capital”? Why not give it up to others who will inspire the nation? Kasungu comes to mind.

Pichi
Pichi
6 years ago

Ohhh delayed eti? Osati failed? ndimadabwatu ndi nkhani ya mountain pamene pali anthill. Mumaitha a Nyasa yanu ija!

mosioatunga mosioatunga
mosioatunga mosioatunga
6 years ago

serve employees first then these politicians last, politicians do not contribute anything apart from moving around cheating and womanising. you will all die and join the heavenly choir. munyeketuka inu beware.

Mbewa zikatha
6 years ago

Financial problems may be

chindele chakufikapo
6 years ago

whats long with these councils LCC also gave its employees the April salary on the 8th and 10th of May respectevely…..

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