Malawi immigration staff threaten sit in, demand Covid-19  risk allowance

Staff at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Service have threatened to abandon border and entry points of the country if the government fails to give them coronavirus (Covid-19) risk allowances.

Immigration staff  demand risk allowances

In a letter seen by Nyasa Times, the staff  are also demanding promotions.

They accuse the government of bowing down to demands by the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers, the police and the prison on Covid-19 risk allowances and promotions but leaving out the Immigration department.

Officials from the department are deployed, along with Health ministry officials, MDF soldiers and the police to patrol unchartered routes and Lake Malawi to get illegal entrants who evade coronavirus tests.

Spokesperson for the department Joseph Chauwa said management has received the letter.

“The issues raised are already being handled by the management,” he said.

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi refused to comment on the matter.

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Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

Covid-19 risk allowance? Never ever heard of such a stupid thing anywhere in the world. You should be asking for PPE and not your stupid demands. Kungoti muli ku dziko lopanda dongosolo la mbava, basi mwati nafe tidye nawo. Anyone doing it should be sacked. Mbuzi zeni zeni.

Shatta
Shatta
9 months ago

Agree with this.

Let us not take advantage of the COVID situation to be making unreasonable demands.

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
9 months ago

Brother Mangochi kabwafu, take a time and think, these people are not just demanding without knowing what they are doing, they know that other people are crooks in this, in fact this Government is run by crooks, that is why they have reached to this point. I agree with you but understand the pain they are having inside while someone just announcing the same issue is getting alot of money. It’s painful bro, you are my man I always follow your comments, you talk much sense in all what you comment. Don’t forget the Covid19 Task force they have been… Read more »

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
9 months ago

@ Kabwafu, you sound like you are not in Malawi,can you just tell us the way how that side is doing, I mean the way how the Government has handled this pandemic, your explanation will help me to know where you are, can you do that?

Mariana
Mariana
9 months ago

Nzeru zatha?????

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