Catholic Commission for Justice takes a swipe at Malawi govt over teachers salaries

A Catholic governance NGO has taken a swipe at government for failing to pay 500 teachers in Nsanje since April, saying this is compromising the quality of education.

Some of the teachers show their placard

Some of the teachers show their placard

The teachers were left out of the government payroll following a head count that the National Audit conducted a few months ago.

Lewis Msiyadungu,diocesan secretary of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Nsanje said the affected teachers have since stopped teaching because they are

busy looking for money to fend for their families.

“The teachers are not teaching since their names missed on the government payroll in April. They have been told that they will get their salaries in June, this is bad,” he said.

He said it was unfortunate the government is not taking the issue with seriousness, saying this is compromising the quality of education.

“This clearly exposes the lazy attitude in government offices,” said Msiyadungu.

He said it was out of careless to omit 500 teachers from the government payroll.

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Lewis Msiyadungu is NOT the CCJP Diocesan Secretary in Nsanje because we DON’T have Nsanje Diocese in Malawi. He is the CCJP Diocesan Secretary for Chikwawa Diocese. It pains some of us (who have been in a journalism class) when writers make such kind of misleading statements! For someone who doesn’t know will end up believing that we have Nsanje Diocese in Malawi! To err is INHUMANE in journalism – so I was taught

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