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.

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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.

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Chimunthu
Chimunthu
4 years ago

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.

Surajtiwari2581
Surajtiwari2581
4 years ago

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.
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matela
matela
4 years ago

anamadya bwino inu zikumbukirani anzanu

Thitherward
Thitherward
4 years ago

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!

Opinion
Opinion
4 years ago

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!!!!

Remnant
Remnant
4 years ago

ZOFUNA….

Rhodriques Majawa
Rhodriques Majawa
4 years ago
Reply to  Remnant

You are a typical Malawian. Very heartless.

JAMSON
JAMSON
4 years ago

WHY WE TEACHERS WAST OUR TIME LETS PUT DOWN OUR TOOLS AGAIN

Rhodriques Majawa
Rhodriques Majawa
4 years ago
Reply to  JAMSON

You are a typical Malawian teacher. The grammar says it all.

Kangoma
Kangoma
4 years ago

Accountant General and Treasury,this is incompetence of the highest order.Ndiye mukuyembekeza anthu kubwera ku ntchito and improve quality education in Malawi.

dinky
dinky
4 years ago

aphunzitsi muli pamavuto career yanu ikukumana ndizipsinjo koma ndinu anthu ofinukira kwambiri mu society shaaa zosayenda

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