Malawi teachers salaries delayed again
Malawi government will once again delay paying the salaries of teachers in public primary and secondary schools this month which is attributed to bureaucracy in the State machinery.
The delays are likely to spark further discontent among the teachers employees who are already battling to cope with the increasing cost of living as they are the lowest paid in the public service.
Earlier this year trachers staged a strike over late pay, after going for weeks without income.
According to Teachers Union Malawi (TUM) general secretary Charles Kumchenga, the Ministrty of Education, Science and Technology owes teachers salary arrears amounting to about K1.7 billion from 2010.
Among the affected districts for delayed pay are Lilongwe, Rumphi, Mwanza, Karonga, NkhataBay, Blantyre, Mulanje, Nkhotakota, Phalombe and Mzimba.
Clearly the government is not concerned about the education of its people. If the government is so inefficient, what hope for the country as a whole? And the President had the nerve to address the Oxford Union earlier this year. The man is a charlatan.
This is very bad as they are working hard and spend lots of time for performing their duty and when it comes to salary then salary is delayed why don’t they pay for leave also.
anamadya bwino inu zikumbukirani anzanu
Now teachers don’t even get the peanuts to which they are entitled. Clearly, we are not serious about adding value to our children. If we can’t afford to send our children overseas, or to expensive international schools, they are doomed to the same sorry plight as their teachers – or worse!
The news we know is that teachers helped rig the 2014 elections so that DPP wins and this is how they get repaid for the job well done. Their eyes, I believe, are now open and come 2019 they should vote out this government and try new, younger blood. The ball is in their hands – same government and late salaries, no promotions or new blood with everything improved. Pity on these important but ignored people!!!!
You are a typical Malawian. Very heartless.
WHY WE TEACHERS WAST OUR TIME LETS PUT DOWN OUR TOOLS AGAIN
You are a typical Malawian teacher. The grammar says it all.
Accountant General and Treasury,this is incompetence of the highest order.Ndiye mukuyembekeza anthu kubwera ku ntchito and improve quality education in Malawi.
aphunzitsi muli pamavuto career yanu ikukumana ndizipsinjo koma ndinu anthu ofinukira kwambiri mu society shaaa zosayenda