Malawi Prison officers get promotion after massive protests

The Malawi government through the Malawi Prison Service [MPS] has announced that it has  promoted all prison warders in the country with immediate effect.

Prisons chief: Wandika Phiri says government has promoted officers

Malawi Prisons Spokesperson Superintendent Chimwemwe Mike Shaba has confirmed the promotions.

“Government has with immediate effect promoted all prison wardens to the rank of Sergeant, all sergeants to the rank of Geoler (Sub Inspector) and all Geolers (Sub Inspectors) to the rank of Inspector of Prisons,” said Shaba in a statement.

This follows two days of a national strike in prisons which saw the warders’ battle against Malawi Police officers who were deployed to restore calm in prisons where warders were conducting massive protests on Friday.

The protests were aimed at forcing the government to consider giving them risk allowances as well as promotions and Personal Protective Equipment [PPE’s] against the coronavirus.

The guards went on strike Thursday, saying working without PPE in the crowded prisons puts them at risk.

Police used tear gas Friday to disperse protesting guards in various prisons across the country.

The guards resisted by throwing stones and pointing guns at police armory vehicles, forcing them to withdraw.

The clashes began Thursday after the guards at Chichiri Prison in Blantyre allegedly assaulted three police officers who wanted to stop the strike.

The warders claim that a majority of them haven’t being promoted after serving for over a decade.

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Mukuonari
Mukuonari
4 months ago

Hahahahahahahahahaha! onse promoted ? amachitidira dala eti After few months mupangenso yina strike you will be promoted again.

Lydia masex
Lydia masex
4 months ago

Haha koma apolisi ..amakhala unprofessional sometimes.. they like to bully or abuse people
.here the whole things has laughed back at them. The police themselves havent got their pay increase the prisonn guards themselves hav.

CRIMINAL FoMINDED
CRIMINAL FoMINDED
4 months ago

HA HA HA HA HA Koma dziliko ,boma ilo

Jah
Jah
4 months ago

Boma izi linaziputa dala by setting bad precedents by giving wholesale promotions without any interviews. Some of the people claiming promotions ndi a standard 8 yeniyeni oti olo chizungu ndi vuto koma atani nanga poti boma layamba lokha. Komanso this should go to all other civil servants not kapokola yekha

Charles
Charles
4 months ago

It is one thing being promoted and another being paid a salary according to the new positions. My advice to you prison officials is firstly to wait for your letters of promotion and the for the pay of your new grade. In the absence of these two it is not worth celebrating the news. We all know what the Malawi government is like – you may be stuck with your new titles without getting the new pay.

Dowa Beast
4 months ago

Join the discussion…AEDO’s pliz follow suit

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
4 months ago

lip service and remote control duties.
malawi with pitala at its best

Mpakateni
4 months ago

Boam lakuba kudikira mpaka anthu anyanyale ntchito. Kungosonyezertu kuti ku bomako kuli mbuli zokha-zokha komanso anthu oyang’ana mimba zao zokha.

James Banda
James Banda
4 months ago

Promotions on demand.

YRUsostupid!
4 months ago

Just watched the ‘science of STUPID’ . Exactly what Mr. Arthur Peter Mutharika and cabinet are doing. I will watch it again. And again.

The Dangerous Protocol.
The Dangerous Protocol.
4 months ago
Reply to  YRUsostupid!

On National geographic channel hahahaaaa!

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