Civil servants to get 8% salary increment
Minister of Finance Sosten Gwengwe on Thursday announced an eight per cent salary increase for civil servants with effect from 1st April 2023.
The minister also said that government has introduced the first ever transport allowance for the public workers with an allocation of K39billion.
Gwengwe was speaking during a presentation of 2023 to 2024 Budget statement in Lilongwe.
“I’m pleased to notify the house that another special allowance is being considered and will be announced once due processes have been concluded,” he said.
In this year’s budget, he said, wages and salaries are estimated at K892billion representing 23.2 per cent of the total expenditure.
Malawi Congress for Trade Union (MCTU) Secretary General Madalitso Njolomole commended government for taking into consideration what was negotiating with Civil Servants Teachers Union, MCTU and Government Negotiating team.
We are satisfied because there is a salary increase, transport and special allowance attached to the civil servants salary,” he said.
Njolomole said: “This is a step ahead and only shows that government listened to what we negotiated.”
Recently during their negotiation meeting, MCTU demanded for a 35 per cent salary increase which has not been materialized.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :