Judiciary staff give Malawi govt 21 days ultimatum: ‘Increase housing allowance or else we shut down courts’

Judiciary support staff have given the government up to 21 days to increase housing allowance or else face a strike that will palaryse the dispensing of justice.

Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula: Treasury will make a final decision

Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed another strike is looming at the Judiciary.

This comes barely a month after the government averted another strike by magistrates over the same issue of housing allowances.

Mvula said after the Judiciary Support Staff Union has delivered its letter to Judiciary, they will deliver it to the Judicial Service Commission which in turn will inform Treasury.

“What is happening now is that the Judicial Service Commission will inform Treasury which will make a final decision on the issue,” Mvula said.

Union members say they were surprised that the government only increased housing allowances for judges and magistrates yet conditions of service say support staff allowances should automatically be revised as soon as the allowances of the judges and magistrates are adjusted.

Treasury officials are yet to comment on the matter.

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njoya man
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It’s surprising that at a time government departments lack funding there is money readily available for recall of diplomats. In January alone government paid 1.2 billion Kwacha to recall diplomats n layoff local staff in missions when hospitals don’t have drugs. Does this government have priorities?

Yahya Jammeh
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When the strike begins , the DPP will smile alll the way up to the graveyard because that will mean that even if investigations about Chaponda have been concluded, ACB will not be able to take him court. Mark my words, this strike was drag on without quick fix. We need some staff on standby. I will rule Gambia for a billion years.

DDP CADETS
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BWANA PRESIDENT MONGA INE BIG CADET KU THYOLO ZINTHU SIZIKUYENDA BWINO
MUTICHOSERE ANTHU AWA AKUONONGA NTCHITO YA BOMA
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DHO
ACTING DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

PAKUFUNINIKA FORESIC AUDIT PANDALAMA YA LDF MASAF 4 ESPECIALY ADMINISTRATION COSTS AND MATERIALS.ZIKOMO INE CADET

Mzozodo
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DPP CADETS, if you are indeed a cadet, then you are one of the few wise and intelligent ones, if resources are being misused, there is indeed need for an audit, good one aise!!!!!

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