Gov’t interns endorse Bon Kalindo’s demos in Zomba

Over 7, 000 government interns have confirmed their participation in the anti-government protest, which political activist, Bon Kalindo, has planned to conduct in Zomba this Friday.

The disgruntled interns have since announced the cancellation of the demonstration they planned for the same day – December 17, 2021.

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The interns organized the protest to pressurize the government to pay them their eight months’ honoraria.

President of the interns, Arthur Chadokota, vowed they will keep pushing until their grievances are resolved.

“We have been working for eight months without receiving our allowances. Life has been hard and many of us have sold our properties or getting loans in order to survive. Since government has been ignoring our cries, we don’t have no choice but join Kalindo demos as it was slated on the same day, Friday,” he said.

Each intern is supposed to receive K80, 000 monthly allowance. In a separate interview, Kalindo confirmed being approached by the interns on the possibility of having a joint protest.

He said the two have similar complaints and therefore there is no problem if they voice out together.

The Deputy Minister of Labour Vera Kantukule recently told journalists that the delay to release the honoraria was because of system failure and bureaucracy.

But Kantukule assured that most of the issues have been resolved and that the interns who filled the required documents will start receiving their stipend together with civil servants starting this month of December.

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Jane mgeni
Jane mgeni
1 year ago

Ministry of labour is not ticking. You mean you engage interns and 8 months down the line you are yet to start paying them? What a shame! Hon. Deputy minister… Don’t sleep on the job. Get to the bottom of this and tell us who has not been doing hit or her job. I know it’s to do with new IFMIS. The way you people are rolling this out is as if you are mad. Listen to your ICT pipo well, don’t put politics in this. ICT requires thorough approach to issues.

1 year ago

7,000 interns from Zomba only or nationwide?

nsabwendiimeneyitu basi.
nsabwendiimeneyitu basi.
1 year ago

If money was due paid on time, am sure anthu akumidzi akulandilako zitukuko zina.
By the way Kalindo sanatengeko loan????????

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