Lilongwe Water Board employee forced to retire after K16m windfall in compensation

Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has forcebly retired on health grounds an employee who succesfuly sued the capital city water providers for K16m.

Ipyana Kalolokesya, who worked as the board’s electrical technician, was given the letter just a day after he was compensated K16 million for losing an eye in an accident at work place.

A letter signed by the board’s acting director of administration and human resources Trevor Phoya says Kalolokesya could not work efficiently and effectively after the loss of his eye.

“If a person does not have an eye, he cannot work effectively,” said Phoya.

Kalolokesya injured his eye in 2016 and immediately sued his employer for compensation, a protracted legal battle that forced sheriffs to impound two vehicles frow the state water utility company.

Lawyer for Kalolokesya, Eric Salima said he would consult his client on the way forward following the forced retirement.

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Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
4 years ago

Nkhani iyi ikanatuluka msanga tikanayiyika pa list a ma petitions a demo yazulo. LWB are we done yet with you?????

Headteacher
4 years ago

This is a clear case of an eye for an eye!

TEACHER
4 years ago

PALOWA NDALE !!

Mistake of LWB
Mistake of LWB
4 years ago

Who made the determination that a one eyed man cannot work as a technician. Is it a medical doctor or court judge.? This guy is being penalized for successfully suing employer.
Be assured that the next compensation will be for unfair dismissal, discrimination, psychological injury etc, and it will be higher than K16m. Bambo a Chikuni Please discuss with this guy and peacefully reinstate him.

KILINDABWITE
KILINDABWITE
4 years ago

I have friends who are working in many government departments with one eye. Can they prove that from 2016 the said guy was a liability to the company? If he has been working properly why such a sudden change? Mabwana musamatitero. Kumaganiza muli inuyo

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
4 years ago

an electrician has one eye and you say he can not work effectively, yet this many has two hands.

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
4 years ago

Nayenso mtumbuka ameneyu bwanji! Basi apite akadye mane. Akukakamira akufuna athudzulenso diso lina alandire zina?

jones
jones
4 years ago
Reply to  Ndendeuli

Basi iwe kumtima mbee kuti walemba comment imeneye, ati freedom of speech. Wait until a misfortune befell you or any members your family.

master
master
4 years ago
Reply to  Ndendeuli

where is the link between this story and the tribe of this guy? lets be professional on every issue using judgement alwez not just making tribal rants even where they dont make sense, he is a human being first regardless of his tribe, respect a human being bro!!!

Gama
Gama
4 years ago

Chapter III : Fundamental Principles
(g) the disabled
(ii) fair opportunities in employment

James
James
4 years ago

Alfonso Chikuni wataninso brother. I have high respect for you.

Mhone
Mhone
4 years ago

Alfonso Chikuni kodi mwatani pamenepa. Kumbukilani kuti nanunso musasiya mlandu woba fridge ku Poly college

995
995
4 years ago
Reply to  Mhone

Kkkkkkkkkkkkk,chaka chiti??munthuyu mwamulakwila akananena msanga ma demo azulo anakachitikila ku water board mwina akanabeba,,take care when making a final judgement this guy will end up getting more money than v 16mn k u have paid

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