Govt sends Nkhotakota DC on forced leave over office abuse charges

Government has sent Nkhotakota District commissioner Medson Matchaya on forced leave over alleged abuse of office charges, ending weeks of workers strike at the council.

Medson Matchaya

Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government Charles Kalemba told Matchaya in Nkhotakota following an uproar from workers at the council who had not been paid for 10 months.

Before sending the DC on forced leave,  Kalemba tried to mediate on the differences between the council management and its workers.

The meeting agreed that the council finds money immediately and payment of the salaries should start today up to August 15.

Kalemba also ordered Matchaya and procurement officer Aaron Kamowa to temporarily leave duties at the council pending investigations into alleged abuse of office.

Meanwhile, the striking employees have returned to work.

Nkhotakota District Council requires about K7 million per month for the salaries of its employees.

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1 year ago

Dr Medson Matchaya has no leadership skills. He was appointed to be DC to help loot for his party DPP. I know this guy quite well. He is always late for meetings, workshops. He only come to get the allowances and leave immediately. Shameful DC. Well experienced DCs attend meetings fully but not this useless cadet. Fire him please. Let him go back to the hospital and treat people.

1 year ago

and this matchaya is a medical doctor trained. how do you appoint a medical doctor as DC. wonani tsopani. he cannot deliver

1 year ago

Does the DC manufacture the salary. This is a system not an individual

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