Malawi govt confirms delays in civil servants salaries including police

Civil servants, mainly those serving in the Malawi Police Service, National Assembly and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, will not have their August salaries on time, Nyasa Times has learnt.

Secretary to Treasury Ben Botolo (second from left) with MRA Commisisoner General Thom Malata : There is a slight delay 

Secretary to the Treasury, Ben Botolo, said there will be a “slight delay” in payment of their August salaries.

Botolo said the “slightly delay” is due to late submission of Government Paper No 5A (GP5A) to the Office of the Accountant General to commence the processing salaries.

According to him, Ministries, Departments and Agencies are supposed to submit the GP5A documentation by 5th of each month for funding of salaries by Treasury and to submit Payment Vouchers to the Accountant General by 16th of each month.

“The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development has, however, noted with regrets that this time table has not been followed by some MDAs.

“While every effort is being taken to ensure that the affected MDAs access their August 2017 salaries on time, the following might receive their salaries late for non submission of the GP5As; Vote 80 (National Assembly); Vote 341 (Malawi Police Service); Vote 470 (Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining. All Councis except Likoma District Council,” said Botolo in statement made available to Nyasa Times.

Botolo said government highly values the role civil servants play in the delivery I public services in the country.

He claimed that government is committed to ensuring that all civil servants are well motivated and that their pay is timely.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

newest oldest most voted
Notify of

Thumbs up to the Ministry of Teachers for missing out on the blacklist. I appreciate this improvement, there is in you after all!

Bodza la N\'nanu

Why is the Government of Malawi so incompetence? As if it’s a country full of unlearned citizens. Alas!

misinde chona


misinde chona

delay???? you serious about it, mbinazo muzidyetsa cani? kapena mwangobisalila ndi za straka ya ku court yi? paja anati akucita warn anthufe kuti will withord malipilio. kulikose sizinacitkepo kuopseza anthu kuwaphera ufulu uku nkuopseza ce BEN. BWINO NAZO MA CEREBLITY ONJOYANU ETI, SAMAL;ANI MULOWA NAZO IZI. NDANGUPAZAMO


This sort of thing happens all too frequently and is a disgrace. The government above all should pay its employees on time and set a good example. When civil servants cannot depend on being paid on time, it doesn’t encourage them to put their best efforts into their work. In this instance those responsible should have their own salaries delayed as well since they have not done their work properly.

winston msowoya

The delays of civil servants’ salaries is undisputable indication of a failing national government.How would the government fail to pay its workers while a number of senior Ministers steal government funds at will and hide in their houses in sacks and boxes? It is melancholy that the families of hard-workers in the government will starve while thieves of the government funds,swim in the golden-lakes,this is not fair and this is not how our government must treat its workers.Muthalika and his serviles have completely and I emphasize,completely marooned the people who run the government.SHAME MATHANYULA!!!!!!!


Are the reasons given real? Shall we not hear more reasons for the delay?


wabwereka kaye Peter

More From Nyasatimes