Malawi government has failed to pay civil servants their May salaries on time, saying they will be delayed.
Civil servants usually get paid by the 27th of each month, buy Secretary to Treasury Ronald Mangani said they will be paid at a later date.
Mangani said in a statement that the delay to paychecks is due to “pay roll changes.”
He said government is making “adjustments” to the pay roll in line with recommendations of head count” in the civil service.
“The ministry of finance and economic planning regrets inconveniences the delay may cause,” Mangani said.
Malawi government has been the country’s most reliable employer as private companies have buckled under continued economic uncertainty.
The Peter Mutharika administration is struggling financially and Capital Hill continues to make huge cuts in budgets to various government departments and ministries but it has been able to pay salaries every month to all civil servants.
It is estimated there are 150000 civil servants, a bulk of whom are teachers.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe is set to present a national budget in Parliament this Friday.