Deputy minister Abida tours Malawi Housing Corporation: North regional boss transferred to address staff grievances
Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) has transferred its regional officer for the North, Stela Sokosa, and two other management members over welfare concerns raised by staff at its Mzuzu Office.
The move came to light Thursday when Deputy Minister of Housing, Abida Mia, visited Mzuzu MHC offices to address the staff on the issue after she toured housing project sites in the city.
Random interview with the workers revealed non payment of allowances, non procedural promotions and demotions, inadequate support during funerals and sexual harassment, among grievances that forced them to close their bosses’ offices.
Besides Sokosa, staff members alleged Senior Estates Officer, Madalitso Longwe, and Estates Officer, Roosevelt Msisya, as those behind office affairs mismanagement.
When she arrived at Mzuzu MHC office, Mia was rocked up in a meeting for close to an hour with MHC Chief Executive Officer, Eunice Napolo, and the union representatives whose outcome exposed transfer of the three bosses.
MHC Workers Union General Secretary, Rachel Limbe, confirmed that Mzuzu MHC staff complained about top management’s poor welfare.
“The main issue we had here in Mzuzu is welfare. Members of staff demanded transfer for top leadership because of the same and management has agreed to move these people,” she said.
In an interview, Mia said the issues raised by the staff members have been resolved.
“There were some managerial issues that need to be rectified but stayed for months and eventually escalated. We have managed to sort out the issues. Some were very minor and needed not be solved even at CEO level,” she said.
Mia said the issue of payments will first be verified by MHC office in Lilongwe.
She said government is committed to constructing more houses as a way of promoting decent housing for people.
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Mai Mia please this Eunice Napolo ndi wa Dpp to the core amapeleka manyumba kwa a Dpp okhaokha achoke chonde
Transferring a problem from mzuzu to Where?
Plaese scrutinize ESCOM, blackouts is the reason that made me not to vote for DPP.
touring APM regime projects feels good. that old man had ideas after all. oh lord forgive us for chasing away the good person
Eunice Napolo ndi bwenzi lache la Ben Phiri so is Mervis Mangulenje of Muhara
Chakwera please fire these bitches they are the ones who encourage men to sexually harass women in offices ! Shit!
True especially chi Napolo
If there are things like SEXUAL HARASSMENT, is the solution to transfer these managers?
ATUMBUKA KUPWETEKANA OKHA OKHA
You are tribalistic. We are all Malawians and the issues of katangale and and abuse of power should not be accepted in this world
Line minister for Blantyre Water Board and ESCOM please also shake up these two parastatals. Water and electricity have been a problem these pat two weeks. As I am talking we do not have either. How can we develop our nation with this level of service?
Very true. No lights no water for days.tonse we want action not promises