Civil servants set to get July pay in August: ‘Imfims network woes over’

Treasury officials say network problems that put down the imfims, a computer system that authorises payment of government cheques are over and civil servants are expected to start getting their July salaries early next week.

Public workers: A calling to serve not to suffer
Public workers: A calling to serve not to suffer

The system was down for two weeks, disabling the government to pay its pensioners who get their pension on 14th of every month and members of parliament who are owed K835000 each in sitting allowance for the just ended parliamentary session.

Finance ministry spokesperson Nations Msowoya said the network problems of infims crippled government operations.

“That problem has been sorted out and the system is now up and running, it is functional,” said Ndovie.

Spokesperson for ministry of Education Manfred Ndovie said teachers will start getting their July salaries from next week.

He attributed the delays to the same imfims network woes.

Meanwhile, the government says its wage bill has ballooned to K272 billion from K224 billion last year due to salary increase for junior civil servants from grades R to L. Finance minister had set aside K264 billion for civil servants thios year but parliament pushed it further to the K272 billion, registering a 7.7% wage bill increase to the Gondwe budget.

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Petre Mathanyula.
5 years ago

Kungonena kuti ndalama mulibe. Mukunamiza ndani. Ife si ana anu oti muzitinamiza. Tikuonani miyezi ikubwerayi kuti mudzanamizira chiyani.

President Pedro
President Pedro
5 years ago

What about Govt funding to hell with you. As a civil servant there was no july funding. And I was just going to work with no work at work because no govt department was funded, Rubbish

5 years ago

Don’t hide behind IFMIS. IFMIS has been very functional. This govt is simply broke. The govt has to mend fences with donors, without whom this country’s finances will crumble. The govt has to prosecute thieves (including the infamous 7 ministers) that are scaring donors away. Otherwise these financial problems will be the order of the day until the regime changes from DPP to a better party. Malawi’s civil servants are sleepy if they swallow this mediocrity, and they must prepare to swallow more of such.

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