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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :