Malawi govt fails to pay newly recruited nurses

Some 33 newly recruited nurses and midwifery technicians at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre have gone for three months without pay.

Nurses concerns

One of the nurses said some of them are now on go slow at the busy referral hospital, saying they were living a miserable life as they are unable to buy food, pay rent and buy basic things in life including pay transport to and from the hospital.

The nurse said each time they reminded the hospital management the answer was that there was no money.

She said their colleagues at Mzuzu and Zomba central hospitals, who were recruited the same time get their salaries on time.

Hospital administrator Themba Mhango when called simply said he did not know the issue.

Ministry of Health spokesperson Joshua Malango said the newly recruited nurses were supposed to be integrated on integrated financial management system (ifmis) but this exercise was delayed due to technical reasons.

He said the nurses would be paid their July pay cheque along with arrears for the other two months.


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3 years ago

Even if the go for a year without a pay its their fault are they not the same people who voted for this government

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
3 years ago
Reply to  Wa DPP

How do you know?

3 years ago

Strange we never hear of MPs not receiving their salaries at the end of the month. It is disgraceful that nurses, teachers and other civil servants are often denied their salaries, sometimes for several months. If such employees of the state fail in their duties, they are dismissed, and yet the state often does not honour its part of the contract and without any consequences. A contract is a two-way commitment – a fair day’s/month’s work for a fair day’s/month’s pay.

winston msowoya
3 years ago

SHAME!!!! it is a sad story Malawians are hearing.This supports the narrations countrywise,that corruption is endemic and heartbreaking in the country.Why would the government shamelessly fail to pay its citizens their salaries while,themselves freely take government funds for their own interests.Malawians,your so-called government has gone too far to contemplate.Recentry,Muthalika has been accused of stealing MK145 million while the newly recruited nurses and their immediate families are starving.Muthalika has turned our country into man-eat-man society,this is incredibly brutal and inhuman for the President of the nation to treat his voters in that way.Malawians,this is the result of embracing leaders who lack… Read more »

3 years ago

What is the use of mentioning Mia and his family here?
Koma finye mutu umayenda bwinobwino mwati? Koma munthu wochitisa manyazi ngati iwe sindinamuonepo!!!
Iwe ndiwe wofunika kukuchapa mmaso upenye ndithu, some times i feel like aphunzitsi ako anakuphuzitsa chabe udani ndi anthu ngati unapitadi ku school, one day was just passing by your comment you mentioned like you are in Canada hahahahahaha! what are they saying about you that side?
Ngati uli ukalamba why not just come home kudzalela zidzukulu kuno?

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