Malawi civil servants on interdiction should get pay– Attorney General

Attorney General (AG)  Chikosa Silungwe has said interdiction without pay is illegal and has given his expert legal opinion to government to reintroduce pay for civil servants who were interdicted without pay.

Silungwe’s legal advice: Regardless of the circumstances that led to the interdiction of the officers, interdiction without pay is illegal

Silungwe’s legal opinion is contained in an internal memo seen by Nyasa Times order he reportedly receiving  complaints from several civil servants.

“My office has received communication from various law firms representing public officers who are on interdiction without pay. The communication relates to reinstatement of those officers to Government’s payroll.

“ Regardless of the circumstances that led to the interdiction of the officers, interdiction without pay is illegal,” reads Silungwe’s letter to the Secretary for the Department of Human Resources Management and Development.

The letter is dated February 4, 2021 with reference No. MJCA/AG/031 and a copy is sent to Accountant General.

“My office issued an opinion dated 12 August, 2020 on this matter. I have also written your two offices  regarding this matter. My letter is dated 12 January, 2021,” said Silungwe.

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Ine
Ine
5 months ago

You were employed for just doing that my Artonney General..keep the fire burning, protect Guard Government resources

John Kachapira
John Kachapira
5 months ago

The Attorney is conflicted. He should decrare his position. His very friend Mphwiyo iis in exactly this position. Mphwiyo is being advised by Silungwe. A rotten society!!

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
5 months ago

Doctors smoke it
Nurses smoke it
Judges smoke it
Even lawyers, too

So you got to legalize it yea (Peter Tosh)

We are legalizing theft here.

Why should someone who has stolen public money continue living on our salaries? Za chamba izi. Tax is not something to play around with. We work hard for it. People spend nights working and get their salaries deducted for tax. You steal it and Silungwe says getting the salary. The cases take more than 8 years like the case of Paul Mphwiyo and others. Malawi sadzatheka if we continue like this.

Last edited 5 months ago by Wakwiya ndi kadeti
Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
5 months ago

This is called rule of law. We are following international standards. Enanu ndi a nkhwidzi chabe. Shupiti. Ndinu omwe mumawotcha anthu aja. Lets learn to follow laws.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
5 months ago

Good advice.These employees are tied to the payroll and legally can not seek employment elsewhere whilst in that situation.

ERUTU
ERUTU
5 months ago

True BOMA ILO 👊🏿🇲🇼

mtete
mtete
5 months ago

Aren’t there exceptions? Even a thief should continue receiving payment?

ineyo
ineyo
5 months ago
Reply to  mtete

A person is not a thief until a competent court of law says so.

Watondeka Chakwera
Watondeka Chakwera
5 months ago

Kkkkkkkkk Tsoka likalimba amakuluma ndi galu wapakhomo

Amuna Kudambo
Amuna Kudambo
5 months ago

Akuluwatu nzeru zilimo ndithu koma kaya ndi phokoso la ng’oma za kudambwe sakumveredwa. Don’t say that he didn’t warn you when these guys start suing for millions.

Osaopa II
5 months ago

True. It is illegal. Even in Gabon.

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