Lilongwe City Council staff boycott work demanding salary increment 

Staff at Lilongwe City Council (LCC) have gone on strike to force management hike their pay.

Lilongwe City Council staff down tools
Some of the workers brought in a Gulewamkulu dancer to entertain them outside council offices.

The workers said they were promised that they would start receiving the new salary January end but there are no indications that they would get the new pay this month end.

According to Lilongwe City Council Public Relations Officer, Tamara Chafunya the increment was supposed to be effected in July 2019 soon after the passing of the 2019/2020 National Budget.

However, the workers say the increment has not been effected and are now demanding July 2019 to January 2020 salary arrears.

The workers, including those who sweep and take away the dirt from the streets, abandoned their work on Tuesday and more drama occurred when some workers dressed as gulewamkulu started dancing right in front of the civic offices.

Council chief executive officer John Chome told the striking workers that the assembly already wrote the ministry of Local government for the approval of the salary adjustments.

He said the council was just waiting for response from the ministry on the matter.

Meanwhile, the workers have  threatened to prolong the strike and block the city’s sewage system if the council does not honour their demands.

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Area 49 Resident
Area 49 Resident
1 year ago

Residents of Area 49, New Shire will be next to demonstrate against Lilongwe City Council for good roads should LCC management continue sleeping over the poor street roads network. The bumpy, dusty and muddy roads do not reflect the development fees that the Area 49, New Shire residents paid to LCC.

Chalo
1 year ago

It’s true Lilongwe City Council has more houses and buildings from which it can collect city rates.
But the officials are sleeping on the job.
Most roads are either potholed or mere made of clay.
The streets and pavements and markets are dirty. There are no street lights and no drainages in most roads. There is a lot of dust on dusty roads during dry season. This poses a health hazard to citizens.
Most city managers are not employed on merit.

Marium Balaki Kuyer
Marium Balaki Kuyer
1 year ago
Reply to  Chalo

City rates is not for construction for tarmac roads. It is for sanitation, street lighting, fire fighting, refuse collection, sweeping the streets, sewage collection, painting of streets, city afforestation, city landscaping, maintenance of city buildings, city recreation. etc. This was already decided by the act of parliament by introduction of fuel levy as a means of funding city roads maintenance since most vehicles use the streets of the city. Most of of the fuel levy money is diverted by your political masters to support their selfish desires. On the other hand government is the biggest culprit for not paying city… Read more »

M'mwaaaaaa
M'mwaaaaaa
1 year ago

Under the wise and dynamic leadership of professor tipp-ex, iye ali phee pa UK kuphaka life, when he gets bck to mw he will immediately transform mw into Singapore

Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
1 year ago

Trouble trouble everywhere. Signs of the times

guguda
guguda
1 year ago

But what work do they do. Now the city is overgrown with bush everywhere. Please liaise with your colleagues in Blantyre so that you can learn a thing or two. Blantyre is well taken care of. Nicely trimmed and flowers everywhere. When I travelled there, I see they have Planted new trees along certain roads. Lilongwe is a bush. Lilongwe city council must style up.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  guguda

Diphiphi are giving more resources to Blantyre city council that’s why Lilongwe and Mzuzu are not taken care of.

Politicians are Deeping in hard in the jar of city council just to satisfy themselves

Tan
Tan
1 year ago

what resources. slasher yeniyeni yi mxii

Mkaika
Mkaika
1 year ago
Reply to  guguda

Don’t worry, Blantyre you envy is enjoying the fruits of having John Chome as a Director of Planning some 12 or so years ago. The now BT Planning Director was understuding him and is also good.
Chome will change the face of LL City. Lazy architects and crooked developers won’t like him. Issues of adherence to zoning and building standards ndiye kudya kwake.
Koma please osamamuophyeza ndi nyawu ngati what you were doing to Donton Mkandawire. Mtundu uwu suzamva, Donton munthu okwatira mzungu kumavinira gule….😱😱😱

Extra Point
Extra Point
1 year ago
Reply to  Mkaika

Anyone who fails to perform on duty, Lilongwe will protest. We want people who can delivery tangible developments on time

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