Some civil servants who will start accessing their January pay on Friday, February 10, a government official has said.
According to Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development spokesperson Mulhabase Mughogho said the process of migrating civil servants from Capital Hill to their respective councils is still in progress.
“They should start accessing their salaries from banks on Friday,” she said.
At least 95 per cent of civil servants are yet to get their Janary salaries as the government is now decentralising operations of civil service. This means civil servants will now be under the direct control of district commissioners through their district heads.
Primary school teachers Nyasa Times talked to expressed concern over the salary delays, saying some of them are now getting money from loan sharks (katapila) and talked of sleepless nights as landlord are tormenting them for their house rentals.
“This things were planned long ago and why don’t we have a smooth migration,” said a teacher in Lilongwe.
The government believes the migration from Capital Hill to councils of teachers will cut on ghost workers.
The civil servants included in the pay delays are from ministries of Education and Health among the 15 ministries and government departments.