Some teachers have reacted angrily to a statement by Minister of Education, Science and Technology Emmanuel Fabiano who said the government does not owe any teacher money in arrears.
Some teachers said they were promoted in 2013 from grade L to K but the government has not yet given them the salary arrears.
Fabiano told the 193 strong House that no teacher can come out to claim the government owes her or him money in arrears.
“I can challenge the honourable members to bring me the names of those teachers owed money in arrears by the ministry,” he said.
The teachers however said this was an insult to them as they have been waiting for their money since 2013.
Fabiano also acknowldged the salary delays faced by teachers.
He said the problems would be sorted out soon, attributing this to hitches during the migration of teachers from Capital Hill as their pay point to their respective councils.
Fabiano said teachers will no longer be travelling to Lilongwe to sort out their money problems including salaries and allowances.
Instead, Fabiano said, the teachers will just be going to their councils.