Malawi civil servants given two-week Christmas holiday

Malawi’s 170, 000 civil servants have  again been given a long holiday  this festive season starting from December 22, 2016 and is due to enf on Jnauary 2, 2017,  They will only report for duties on January 3.

Mutharikas: Gives public servants prolonged festive holidat

Mutharikas: Gives public servants prolonged festive holidat

President Peter Mutharika granted the holiday to all civil servants except for institutions that provide essential services such as hospitals, police, immigration and airports, to allow them rest and celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities with their families.

Over the past years, government has been giving civil servants at least a two-week holiday during the festive season.

A statement from Secretary to President and Cabinet , George Mkondiwa said the “extended period of festivities” does not mean declaration of public holidays in Malawi.

Government has declared December 27 on Tuesday as a public holiday since Christmas  Day falls on s Sunday and that the following Monday is another public holiday, Boxing Day.

Mkondiwa said d the President has granted the holiday “to allow civil servants ample time to celebrate the Christmas and New Year festive season with their families.”

He also said Mutharika wants to allow the civil servants  have adequate time to gtravel to and return from various destinations during the festive season “while giving them adequate time to rest.”

With the declaration it would mean that government will save millions of Kwacha as all government vehicles would be grounded and money meant for allowances saved.

Malawi government has embarked on an economic austerity measures following aid freeze by donors due to financial plunder at Capital Hill, the seat of government.

 

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msalanyama
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mchifukwa lili dziko losauka, mbatamatama zokhazokha…………

FUTETE
Guest

THOSE WHO ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THIS HOLIDAY MUST GO AND WORK WE WILL GET THEM AFTER TWO WEEKS!! INE NDE NDIKUMVA KUKOMA. ZAN IZO AGALU OPANDA KWANU INU MUMAPITA KWANU POPEREKEZA MALIRO!!! ASIBWEENIII!!!

Roberta Galafa
Guest

Thank you your Excellency for this gesture. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Mike
Guest

Give us our LEAVE GRANTS aswell

civil servants
Guest

holiday WITHOUT leave GRAND !! SHIT

Hart Phiri
Guest

Its only five working days holiday i.e. 22,23,28,29 and 30. 26 , 27 and 2 are already public holidays for everybody in Malawi..

John Bandawe
Guest

Anthu awa amajombajomba nthawi zambiri ndiye kuwathokozanso ndi two weeks holiday chamba kapena cocaine?

Sembamembe Khalakhale
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Sembamembe Khalakhale
Malawi is a vey unfortunate country that is led by individuals who long stopped thinking. Even a developed country like USA can not afford the luxury of its public sector going on unproductive holiday like this so what more with a country that can not even feed itself. What is the rationale for such a holiday when civil servants can hardly afford a minibus fare to Blantyre from their monthly salary. No civil servant will travel to and from their work stations because their meager December salary will have to pay fees, transport and pocket money for their children. 80%… Read more »
santana
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Kodi enanu mukudana ndi kupuma mulibe kolowera kapena? Mwina munadana ndi azibale anu wonse ndiye mukusowa koti mukacheze? Munthu wodana ndi kupuma amakhala wodabwitsa. Mwina mwazolowera kumwa ndi kudya kuntchito ngati ndi choncho ayi pilirani pa 2 weeks imeneyi. Wosakaonako anthu bwanji kumudzi mwayi ndi womweu. Aja mumanamiza anthu kumudzi kuti akukukanizani holiday mabwana anu apa pokha muonekera ng’amba. Nthawi zina tisamangotsutsa zilizonse chifukwa timangowonetsa uchitsiru wathu. Inu a ”Koma abale inu” mukuganiza bwanji m’mutu mwanumo kukana kukapuma?
Kodi inu a Patrick munayamba mwayivoterapo DPP? Tawasiyeni eni ake a DPP amene akumvetsera kutokota kwanu kosalekezako adzakugadabuzeninso mu 2019.

koma abale inu eeh
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“Koma abale inu” here: I suppose it is possible for you to R&R (Rest and Relax) on an empty stomach. Impossible for most of us. Please, give me an example of a viable country where this extended “vacation” is given as such. We live and operate in competition with the rest of the world; and we cannot expect to develop with these outlandish moves. Without thinking of tactical advantage, and the long term strategy of economic viability. APM may talk about improving the economy, but this takes us two steps backwards. He talks about hard work and discipline and sacrifice.… Read more »
patrick
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Ku Nyumba escom nsama mpereka magetsi , make sure escom gives power to residential areas or we shall not vote again for DPP

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