Malawi veep Chilima to forgo full salary to help Covid-19 fight

Malawi vice-president Saulos Chilima has said he will forgo his entire salary of K1.7 million monthly towards efforts  to mobilise resources for the coronavirus (Covid-19) fight.

Chilima (L) with his wife Mary: Commits full salary to Covid-19

Chilima’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri confirmed that the State Vice-President has committed all his salato ro the Covid-fight.

“I can confirm that Chilima is giving up three months salary to contribute to the state of public health emergency to help in efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus,” Phiri said.

“This is from now up to three months, Thereafter, he will continue his promises to give 50 percent of his salary to charity,” he said.

Phiri said the Office of the  Vice-President will be communicating to the Chief Secretary and Cabinet to channel Chilima’s salary to Covid-19 fight.

Chilima surrendering of his salary comes barely a day  President Peter Mutharika ordered Treasury to cut his own salary and the wages of his ministers and deputy ministers by 10% for three months to augment the government’s funds in responding and containing the spread of the viral disease.

The money saved would be directed towards the fight against the novel coronavirus, he added.

Malawi has so far recorded four cases of the virus but  Lilongwe District Health Office says it has traced 60 people believed to have had contact with the index patient of the virus.

Mutharika declared a state of emergency on March 23 to combat the virus.There is no lockdown but schools are closed and the government says it is urging people to work from home and follow hand-washing and social-distancing guidelines.

All social gatherings of more than 100 people, such as funerals, church services and political rallies, have been banned.

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Yamfiti sikoma
1 year ago

Just call him a thief. Why does he get paid salary when he does not actually work? Basi busy kupenta ndevu ndikumeta mmbali munthu mkulukulu. Shatapu zake chilima, VP wamuyaya.

Jerusalem Bible College
Jerusalem Bible College
1 year ago

Mumakhwana Big Man, we need u to lead Malawi not Nyenkhwe zi..mbava.. hiding behind coronavirus to postpone elections.

Zinazi zikuti simumagwira ntchito zi ndi ubulutu chabe, actually that’s what you expect cadets to say….a cadet is a cadet…

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

This guy needs to be arrested….for stealing public money….u mean all along he who was receiving salary for free while not working….arafat mtima uwuwu ndiwakuba sungalamulire dziko gwira korona wachimwa

DPP-Zero
DPP-Zero
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter

mulibe mzeru phiri

Khumutcha
Khumutcha
1 year ago

well done

Woyeeeee
1 year ago

Sichipongwe koma kunena zoona. Mai Chilima mwaonjeza kuzichita bleech nkhopeyo. Zokhazokhazo zobweza salary,?
Mungooneka kuposa mzungu.
Zinazi chonde zisiyeni mudwala nazo cancer

Nyambose
Nyambose
1 year ago

Better than just watching people suffering with the virus

namalamba
1 year ago

Make up mama mukuonjedza. Mukuoneka ngati chintuwisa

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
Shaft Sachapandimadzi
1 year ago

Aaarrr kodi ndiye all along amalandila salary for doing what??? Already he was not supposed to be paid. He literally does nothing positive for this country. If anything he should be saluted for the looting, damaging other people’s properties and killing of a police officer at Nsundwe with his Violent demonstrations.

drogba
1 year ago

exactly

Wawe
Wawe
1 year ago

Chilima is lazy sponger who has been getting a salary without working.

Nganga
1 year ago
Reply to  Wawe

Osamangolubwa apa. Do u know office of the VP is a deligate one? did your president give him tasks?. Osamangolubwa apa, if he is not working let government challenge him and remove him from office

DPP is Doomed
DPP is Doomed
1 year ago
Reply to  Wawe

Tell your president to assign him duties.

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
1 year ago
Reply to  DPP is Doomed

President wake ndi chakwera nde amuuze zoyenera kupanga. APM has got alot to do than this

Dada
Dada
1 year ago

Njoka ya VP. You are copying APM and trying to show you can do better.

Liberator
Liberator
1 year ago
Reply to  Dada

And APM is copying Joyce Banda. What is 10% of APM’s salary when just one kickback from Karim amounts MWK145 million.

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