Ex MYPs plan vigil at OPC over money payment

Over 2500 former members of the disbanded para-militray  Malawi Young Pioneer (MYP) are on Wednesday expected to hold a vigil at the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC)  to force the government pay them K680 million as their dues.

EX- MYP members

Grey Chisale, the spokesperson for the former MYP members said the group is now tired with unfulfilled promises by the government since their forceful disarmament in 1993.

“In our last meeting, the government promised us that they would make the payment in December. This is January, nothing is happening so we will hold the vigil at the OPC on Wednesday,” said Chisale.

He said a government representative said everything was finalised long ago only awaiting Treasury to release the money.

The ex MYPs were forcebly disarmed by Malawi Army soldiers in what was known as Operation Bwezani and some of them were deployed in the ministry of Youth whilst others sought security jobs in the private sector as well as vehicle driving jobs.

Chief Secretary to government Lloyd Muhara could not immediately comment on the matter.

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mabvuzi mtanga

komaso anthu amenewa zina ndi mbava. anthu alira madela chifukwa chabodza la atsogoleri a myp amenewa. abela anthu ambiri


The pain and suffering you caused to the nation during MCP overrides your seeking of compensation. We can’t be compensating brutality, torture and lack of human dignity you caused and willingfully participated. Just like rwanda is hunting for genocide perpetrators we need to clear each one you individually bcoz some of you are supposed to be in jail not out doing a vigil. I know some few could be innocent but lord have mercy u were a pain back then. Seek your compensation silently bcoz we May b prompted to call for scrutiny of each one of u.


History has shown MYP agricultural bases, minus a permanent bmilitary wing, was a good vision for Malawian youths.

Please give them their packages, they were government employees.

Rift Valley

This has been going on for a long time. The problem is not pp or DPP or MCP. It is the indifference of Leadership of Government. Remember MCP has not yet led a post 1993 Government otherwise they would have done something, without prejudice.


akutumani mcp yalakwachan apa?

nolo nolo

put politics aside help these people. thank you government for your statement ( everything is finalised only waiting for treasury). not kuna
li MCP, UDF, DPP, PP, no!!¡!! sikuti anthu akafuna thandizo ndikuti ndi ndale ayi. this is out of politics


Akutumani a MCP kuti musokoneze??? Kunali UDF, Kunali PP simunapange demo, lero ndi chani mwalota. MCP ikupweteketsani. The atrocities you committed need no compesation. Besides 1993 is long time ago please get a life and move on.


Myp don’t deserve to be compensated…….in fact they were the perpetrators of Banda’s atrocities to the majority who were the victims of one party rule…..what nxt the youth league will join the que

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