Ifmis faces challenges: Civil servants pay may delay

Civil servants might have delayed salaries this month as government’s Integrated Financial Management and Information System (Ifmis) is facing challenges.

Public workers: A calling to serve not to suffer

There are also fears that some unscrupulous civil servants might take advantage of the situation to plunder government financial resources in another cashgate.

Spokesperson for the ministry of Finance Williams Banda has confirmed that Ifms is misbehaving but the situation is under control.

“Civil servants will get their salaries on time,” he assured.

He also said dispelled fears that there might be another cashgate as was the case in 2013.

Banda said the problems arose because of change of what he called an operating software.

Findings by British forensic auditors  RSM (formerly known as Baker Tilly) in 2013, established that the old Ifmis was grossly abused, especially by lower management accountants in the civil service, resulting in the plunder of K23 billion.

The Malawi Government  spent about K5 billion on the new Ifmis whose supplier is Twenty Third Century Systems, which also works in Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria.

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Flamingo
Flamingo
8 months ago

Akusololamo, kunamizira kuti IFMIS has challenges, mbuyomu zimakhala bwanji

PHRIWAPHIRI
8 months ago

TONSE ALLIANCE MADE NOISE DURING CAMPAIGN, SO FIX THIS, HEHEHEHEDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOU WERE SAYING YOU HAD SOLUTIONSSO WHAT IS WRONG? NDEGE KUPHWEKA WINA AKAMAYENDETSAAAAAAAAAAAA

Phyot Olera Kun Yini
8 months ago

It is not salaries only which have been affected. Processing of monthly procurements from ORT has also stopped hence no activities are happening in government. Shame to abusa Chakwera.

Emmanuel Million
Emmanuel Million
8 months ago

Yelekezan muone

Moqtadar al Sadir
8 months ago

Ma cadet basi. They think APM will come back. Just know that when you get fired dpp will not put on their pay roll. That party is finished. Stop the vandalism iwe Machika and your team.

Joloza Kapokola
Joloza Kapokola
8 months ago

Ku IFMIS tikuziwa Cadet amene akupanga zimenezi. Its full of trained and die hard cadets who are told to sobotage. We know you and your days are numbered if you continue. We will expose you and do the needful thing. APM will never save your asses. You must appreciate that he is not even giving you food on the table. Your job at IFMIS is the reason you are an expert.

Ngoni
Ngoni
8 months ago

So there are people who think that every problem is caused by DPP?

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba
Reply to  Ngoni

Cadet ndi chinyamatu. Most of them were brought in without following procedure. The Civil Service Commissioners were all planted by dpp for a purpose. Is wrong to use civil servants for political mileage. Civil Servants can work for more than 30 years with possibly 6 different governments. It is not to engage them in politics. That is the biggest mistake the old useless APM made.

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