Malawi govt increases civil servants salaries: Lowest paid to get K118 000

Malawi government has  given pay rise to civil servants with effect from October 2020.

Chilabade: Issued the Circular on pay rise

This is confirmed in a circular issued by Principal Secretary for Human Resource Blessings Chilabade that government has effected an across-the-board increment, pushing the wage bill up.

The lowest paid civil servant will now get  at least K118 000 before deduction, which is equivalent to the salary of a driver in the Judiciary.

While the highest paid will cart home K3 million.

“I am pleased to inform you that government has approved the revision of salaries for employees in the civil service with effect from 1 October 2020. These salaries have been approved after thorough consultations with the Civil Servants Trade Union and the Teachers Union of Malawi,” reads the circular.

Chilabade further said the incremental date for all civil servants remains December 1.

He has since advised Controlling Officers that the new salaries be paid from the provision under personal emoluments, adding that where any overexpenditure is likely to be incurred, they should consult the Secretary to Treasury.

Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU)  general secretary Madalitso Njolomole  expressed satisfaction with the pay rise considering that the cost of living has gone up.

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mtete
mtete
30 days ago

I don’t think the IMF are pleased at all having complained over a meagre K100,000.00 tax free band. These IMF people are happy to see people earning the equivalent of less than a Dollar a day.

Moqtadar al Sadir
30 days ago

Ulesi anthu awa. Go to their offices at 8.00 am it looks like Saturday. Nobody is there. This spirit must be stop by introducing a clocking in and out system. We can’t develop with laziness.

Lachi40
Lachi40
1 month ago

koma anthu enanu your heads are useless. they have increased salary you are complaining that they said the lower paid people will be taxed! what do u mean? u mean becoz tax babd anaikweza basi anthu asakwezeledwe malipilo?Nyakwawa you are a big fool u dont know what you are talking about. 100, 000 tax free regardless how much one is getting. if someone is getting 100,000 and the other one is getting 125000 who is going get more at the end? obvious wa 125000 , will pay tax about 7000 will go home with almost 118, 000.00 . Ndiye nyakwawa… Read more »

Whiplash
Whiplash
1 month ago

As much as this is a welcome news and making lives of Malawians better and hopefully corruption will be curtailed as government officials have more capacity to spend… We should have a fully detailed information. Which categories receive what salary? What is the percentage increase for each category? What are the tax levied on each category? If we have this info then we know how much a minister’s wage is, same with PS, same with senior officers, same with police officers, immigration. We need to have a more detailed understanding so we should not be fooled when a minister or… Read more »

Namukhoviwa
Namukhoviwa
1 month ago
Reply to  Whiplash

You need to get a proper job, you have too much time to waste

Concerned citizen
1 month ago

How are you going to fund all the increased expenditure? Then as a country we ask for debt cancellation?

As custodians ……

Mayi
Mayi
1 month ago

Thank you Tonse for thinking about the poor. However the salary disparity is very troubling. With that kind of doing things, we can never achieve our dream of raising the middle class. The difference is way too much regardless of reasons. It stinks.

Moto buu
Moto buu
1 month ago
Reply to  Mayi

Minimum wage ya themuthemu yakwera. Mabwana ndi amene amalemba mathemuthemu ndiye amayenera kuwaonjezera mokwanira.

Nyakwawa
Nyakwawa
1 month ago

This has been done to increase number of people to be taxed. Paja they said starting at 100 sausande.Tonse kunamiza anthu poyelayela. This government won’t last ( 5 years) ku bananso Kaunjika. Shaa protests looming mark my words

Last edited 1 month ago by Nyakwawa
Ambuje Kukaya
Ambuje Kukaya
1 month ago
Reply to  Nyakwawa

Just a few days you people were saying that this salary adjustment won’t be implemented, now that Government has effected it you have problems with it, really?

foodson
foodson
1 month ago

I hope this has not been done in order to move the lower paid people into the taxable bracket.

Banda
Banda
1 month ago
Reply to  foodson

Regardless where you started and now end up everyone will NOT pay tax on first k100,000 before was k35,000. Means everyone who earns a minimum of k100,000 just received a non taxable increase of k19,500. If your salary increased to k118,000 you will only pay 30% on the k18,000 (or greater) k7,400 tax. Before tax on k83,000 (118,000 – 35,000)(30%)= k24,900 tax. TAX RATE stayed the same 30%, TAX FREE amount increased from K35,000 to k100,000 meaning more money in your pocket. (Government will have to tax you somewhere else)

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
1 month ago

nyansi za salary ku Nyasalande

Mbanje Legalised
Mbanje Legalised
1 month ago

Mbuzi iwe, why compare with a driver in the Judiciary. Ndimayesa awa ndi anzeru kwambiri amapanga zawo?

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