Chaponda says hundreds of vacancies unfilled in govt

Despite the unemployment levels being ultra-high, Malawi government has thousands of vacancies that are not filled in the country’s civil service.

This has been disclosed Thursday in Parliament in Lilongwe by Minister of Education George Chapola.

In his ministerial statement to the august House on the status of education sector in the country, Chaponda said his ministry only has thousand of established and non-established positions yet to be filled up to date.

Chaponda said this is not a challenge to the ministry of education alone but the whole public sector.

Chaponda: Civil service in dissaray

He said his ministry has more than 200,000 established posts but only 50,000 are filled and that this trend is also reflected on non-established posts.

However although government seems to lament about its reduced human resource, not much has been done to call for applications from the public to have vacant positions filled.

Although this is the case there are many qualified Malawians who are jobless and would jump at any employment opportunity.

Apart from that the performance of the public service sector leaves a lot to be desired as civil servants are frustrated by politicians who continuously pay them low wages.

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