Court gives Attorney General deadline  over Makileni employment 

Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe has 14 days to make a decision on whether to deploy embattled former principal secretary Christopher Makileni or pay him a hefty K750 million as compensation.

Attorney General Silungwe given 14 days 

The Industrial Relations Court in Lilongwe has also barred lawyer Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda from representing secretary to the president and cabinet Zangazanga Chikhosi and his deputy Janet Banda.

Makileni’s lawyer Paul Maulidi said the court feels the state should be represented by the attorney general Silungwe himself.

However, government says it would rehire Makileni instead of paying him the K750 million which the court ordered for unfair dismissal.

Maulidi said Makileni has agreed to return to the civil service on condition that he is also compensated with K250 million for loss of government vehicle when he was forcibly out of job.


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3 years ago

Government should seriously consider abolishing contract employment for PSs and Departmental Heads. All the unjustifiable claims plaguing government are s result of this Contract System which is meaningless in terms of achieving targets. Which targets, if I may ask, is a civil servant supposed to achieve? This is in order for CEO and Heads of parastatals where performance goals must be achieved to earn s contract renewal or a bonus.

3 years ago

Mr. Makileni just accept re-deployment. you cant claim the money when the vehicle belonged to the Government. Even when you retire from the Civil Service, you will not get anywhere near the amount you are claiming as pension of gratuity money. You get peanuts. So just go back and join the Chakwera administration otherwise you dont deserve the claims you are making

3 years ago


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