Malawi civil servants yet to get January pay cheque

Most civil servants, including primary school teachers, are yet to receive their pay cheque for January, throwing them in deep personal crisis and poverty.

Public workers: A calling to serve not to suffer

Information gathered by Nyasa Times indicate 15 ministries have been affected by salary delays including ministries of Education and Health.

Government officials say the delays are due to the migration of pay points from Capital Hill in Lilongwe to council offices for more efficiency.

Teachers Union of Malawi president Denis Kalekeni said the pay point migration has affected the release of the salaries.

“But this was seen coming. They had piloted this in four districts including Phalombe where they experienced salary delays, teachers received their salaries on the 10th or 15th of the next month,” he said.

Kalekeni said after noting problems facing the pilot phase, the government should have called for a meeting of all stakeholders in a bid to seek opinions on how best to improve the system.

The government has decided to decentralise payment of salaries to make it more effective and efficient.

This comes at a time when district education managers have been empowered to empower misbehaving teachers, including those who absond from duties without valid reasons.

Kalekeni said secondary school teachers have received their January pay because they pay point was Capital Hill, they are yet to be migrated to councils.

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10 thoughts on “Malawi civil servants yet to get January pay cheque”

  1. Sailota says:

    Its a calling….. You can join the private sector or start doing bussiness.

  2. Liabunya says:

    Ife talandira yathu by 26th Jan. Who is this guy auto sanalandire? Kodi mumangolemba kuti muchuke???K

  3. LL says:

    Demoralising!

  4. Yacko fewani says:

    malawians easly forget things.When it comes 2019,it will be adifferent story.Zaziii!

  5. Moyenda says:

    Teachers don’t worry the principle behind this shd be “work as you earn”. Government and the entire stake holders shd not expect quality from education from demoralised teachers

  6. watereka says:

    this is damn shit people are suffering out there

  7. winston msowoya says:

    It is unbelievable and shameful for the so-called leaders of Malawi to treat government civil servants with unprecedented impudence and lack of self esteem.What reasons the government is giving to the citizens who elected these fools and incompetent leadership.Thanks to Malawi’s sleeping people who have created corrupted and tribalistic thugs bent on thefty and greed which have become the signature of the national government.There is no wonder that Malawi,of late,has been singledout as the world’s poorest and most corrupt country.SHAME!!!!!! If the leader of Malawi could be a northerner,the people of the South and Central Malawi,could have shouted HOARSE.MAY GOD HELP US FROM THIS CADAVEROUS.

  8. Headteacher says:

    What do I say to my teachers when they work as they earn? Capital Hill…..so full of dunderheads!

  9. Douglas Ndindi says:

    What used to be called the Ministry of Education and Culture in past years has finally become the Ministry of Education and Torture.

  10. Wanga ndi yemweyo says:

    What used to be called the Ministry of Education and Culture in past years has finally become the Ministry of Education and Torture, thanks to the wise and dynamic leadership of the day. Very wise indeed!

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