Malawi govt bows down to Civil Service Trade Union demands

Government has finally bowed down to Civil Service Trade Union demands to exempt civil servants from presenting bank statements and letters of appointments during the ongoing head count.

Civil servants at Capital Hill
Civil servants at Capital Hill

Civil servants are instead allowed to present less demanding payslips and academic qualifications certificates.

Officials from the union had aggressively argued that it was unrealistic to force civil servants present letters of appointments as some of the government employees had worked for many years and may have lost them whilst in some cases, government did not issue them at all.

Union officials also successfully argued that it was unfair to ask for bank statements as this attracts bank charges of an average K2500 per statement, a cost to be borne by the civil servants who did not initiate the exercise in the first place.

Meanwhile, the head count exercise, aimed at busting ghost workers and illegal recruitment in the civil service, is still going on.

There are reports that the exercise has exposed dubious recruitments and promotions in the ministries of health and agriculture but officials from the ministry of finance told Nyasa Times to wait until the exercise is over when a report will be issued.

Government has over 150 000 employees on its payroll, most of them teachers.

The Peter Mutharika administration is carrying out a public reform service programme aimed at making the civil service efficient and effective on the backdrop of massive looting of public money by some civil servants in the infamous cashgate scandal.

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losco
losco
5 years ago

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Mr Dowa
Mr Dowa
5 years ago

Koma yaaaaa Malawi ulendo uja ndi umenewu tsopano kikkkkk

Zoonazake
Zoonazake
5 years ago

Ndiye amene adatenga kale ma bank statement muwatani! Ka salary adawadulira K7,500 for 3 pages mwangolemeretsa a bank, mwina munapanga cholinga a bank atolere akupatseni kubomako muwalipire zomwezo anthu anu ogwira ntchito, upanda chisoni. Kodi imfa amenewa suwafuna y?

Zoonazake
Zoonazake
5 years ago

Ndiye amene adatenga kale ma bank statement muwatani! Ka salary adawadulira K7,500 for 3 pages

jahmai
jahmai
5 years ago

civil servants needs respect

Lucky Shawa
Lucky Shawa
5 years ago

Nanga popeza enafe tinatenga kale bank statement

Vwapuvwapu
Vwapuvwapu
5 years ago

Kkkkkkkk aaha eeeehtu nanga ofuna chinthu wina alipile ndi wina, yasageira kkkkkkk

Finleymkomera
5 years ago

BRAVO CSTU!!

defender
5 years ago

negotiating power, not demos please

nkhedu
5 years ago

mfana ameneyu ndi dhilu osati anyapapi enawa okhala ngati muli chule mkamwa

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