Karonga Council staff threaten strike over meagre wages

Over 50 market revenue collectors, sweepers and watchmen have threatened to down tools should they not be paid their eight months’ pay soon.

Workers at district commissioner office

Workers at district commissioner office

Some of workers representative at the office of DC

Some of workers representative at the office of DC

Representative of the staffers, Esther Makwakwa, told Nyasa Times in an interview that they have always been surprised why the council fails to pay them their dues when they collect over K50 000 in each market.

She said those prepared to stage strike are from Songwe, Uliwa, Miyombo and Nyungwe markets.

“When it comes to giving us our salaries they always say they are in short of money,” she said.

But Karonga District Commissioner Rosemary Moyo said her office does not recognize the grouping.

“They were not employed by the council,” said Moyo. “They are employed by our employees who pay them based on an agreed upon commission. We have not received such complaints from the one who employed them.”

Moyo said that as an office they were surprised with the claim because they always release monthly commissions every month.

“It might be that the responsible people supposed to give them their money have not done their job,” she said. “But we will look into the matter and sort it out.”

A series of strikes have rocked the country, most of whose income is donated.

Between January and February this year primary school teachers downed tools in most parts of the country over unpaid salary and leave grants arrears.

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Mache
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New revelation: wagulisa male mu bus depot kwa Jones Kalambo ndi Kayisi pa malo poti mpokanizidwa ndi a physical planning. Komaso akufuna kugulisanso kunja kwa bus depot koti Local Gvt yinapangapo kale operation dongosolo. Akuti zonsezi akupanga yekha ndi a Chair osapanga consult Planning Department kumene kuli ma Physical Planners, Lands ndi a Estates mgt

Chimangenimapiko
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Kodi anyamuka liti Rosemary kukagwira ntchito yake ya uheadteacher? Local government is a funny ministry. It is fond of misusing human resources. Resemary is a relation of Christopher Makileni. Mwina zinthu zisintha poti Makileni anamthamangitsa. Galu wamunthu ndiye anatibweretsera Galu wa Dc ameneyi . We want a professional DC here apo bii tiwonanenge

Gringo
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Uyu Rosemary akuti talks bad of Emmanuel Bambe becoz staff talk good of him while he was DC in Karonga. Panga zako anthu adzakuyamikire!!! Unapangitsa mwana Chisuse kupempha transfer kupita ku Nkhatabay chifukwa cha nsanje atagula Minibus from his Rice business

Gringo
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We understand she likes miseche too much. Signs of inferiority complex. She has no confidence in herself. Kodi mwati wasinthaso driver?

nyaka1
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Osamunyengelera coz wazolowera , timupweteka otherwise w need salaries, zausilu w r tired of her tendency of not resPecting direct employees . If she will not die for the sin , she will surrender. Ask your collegues will help with a gud advice remember w had CHIZANADI CHIRAMBO and who are you. Waba ndalama ndipo a ku accounts ndi khalidwe lo casha ma cheque a fuel in the name of FOR STAFF, MAKILENI CHRISTOPHER mayt god. Punish you for the burden u brought on us , National audit where r u,ACB , Local GVT do something otherwise kutowniko abwera mu… Read more »
Traveller
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Anthu apa Karonga amakonda kumwera salary yonse Kangala ndikudyera Susa ndi Ndoki.Nikuwanya chomene Wankhonde.

Gringo
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Kodi adakali konko? I mean uyu Rosemary… Anamupatsa kale kalata ya chiwiri kuti adzipita ku Education kwake akagwire chalk. Pls KA guys munthuyu adzinka. Inde ndi wakwathu ku Dowa koma ndithakati, Hule!

vyanowa
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Mwazgobera kulyera Bantu, mulije name son I. vima councillor navo vibulu vekhavekha no mbombo.

mwanangu
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Madam DC, u say u dont recognise them at the same time u shall look into the matter.how shall u look into it when u dont know them.madam be careful because someone greater and bigger than u is watching from above,His name is GOD.

edda mwalweni
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This DC is in good terms with our paramount Chief, No wonder tidakazuzika .

Gringo
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That’s not true kuti she is interms with His Royal Highness. Paramount doesn’t need this ugly woman. We understand she is very rude to Him. She doesn’t respect the Ngonde culture.

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