Mathanga resigns as deputy governor Reserve Bank of Malawi  citing ‘constructive dismissal’

Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) deputy governor Henry Mathanga has resigned, citing  “constructive dismissal” after the central bank forced him to go on  special leave and is yet to enforce the Industrial Relations Court (IRC) order to provide all  his benefits.

Henry Mathanga:  I have been constructively dismissed

Mathanga, who joined the central bank in 1984,  said in his resignation letter dated March 25 2021, addressed to Secretary of the President and Cabinet (SPC) and RBM governor: “ I would like to tender my resignation from the position of deputy Reserve  Bank governor with immediate effect on the  basis that I have been constructively dismissed.

He confirmed his resignation in an interview with Nyasa Times.

On March 2 this year, the Industrial Relations Court ordered the central bank not to effect a 50 percent cut on his salary and provide him with a new official vehicle befitting his position.

The court also ordered RBM to allow Mathanga purchase the vehicle he was using before he was appointed Deputy Governor of the RBM on 13th April, 2020.

The Industrial Relations Court made this order after Mathanga protested the unlawful move to  cut his monthly salary without his consent and deny him a new vehicle befitting his new position as Deputy Governor.

RBM governor, Wilson Banda, who replaced Dalitso Kabambe, unilaterally decided to cut the salaries of some RBM  executives contrary to tthe Reserve Bank Act and Employment Act and as such the Industrial Relations Court  faulted the RBM Governor for acting against fair labour practices as well as the Reserve Bank Act on salaries and benefits.

Mathanga, therefore, protested by seeking an order restraining the RBM from slashing his salary. The Court agreed to his request and issued the order to Reserve Bank and the office of Attorney General to stop them from  cutting his salary and all other benefits.

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Nyusesi
1 month ago

Alomwe tili mmavuto. Atumbuka ali busy kuba mumaofesimu plus akungolembana ntchito pachiwenewene including internship program koma nobody is saying anything. But you are busy hunting for Lomwe people wherever they are working. What kind of people are you?????? What kind of justice is this??? When I finish my degree in HR I shall smoke out this nosense happening in employment circles where only tumbukas are employed. Go to tea estates and Dwangwa Sugar Company and you shall be shocked to see how many northerners are employed there. As if somebody said tea and sugar companies are for tumbuka people only.… Read more »

gogo petulo
1 month ago
Reply to  Nyusesi

Shame is when some tribesmen dominated all levels of employment in Malawi and went on to raise obscene salaries for themselves. Shame indeed. How can someone be receiving K27000000 as salary with a small economy like Malawi. Manyazi mulibe koma??????

braveheart
braveheart
1 month ago

Yes thus exactly ‘constructive dismissal’ make sure it goes to arbitration so that they pay hefty penalty of compensation. It has to be calculated since 1984. RBM is not politically affiliated to anyone.Dont go back there or else they won’t learn a lesson from this nonses they are doing,let them pay you!

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
1 month ago
Reply to  braveheart

Ndiwe mbuli. When you say let them pay you, who are you referring to? Will the money come from anyone’s pocket? Or will it be public money? Do you really think RBM as an institution will be hurt by this. And when they pay him, inu mupindula cha? Mudya nawo? Dr. Banda is doing a good job rationalizing salaries and benefits at RBM. He is leading by example. No one at RBM deserves a salary of K22 million a month. Purge these selfish employees out. If it means compensation, the bank will manage that, but get these selfish people out… Read more »

Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
1 month ago

After serving for 36 years please go and rest. Za dziko izo kapumeni baba ena abwerepo pa RBM sipamudzi wamunthu ndipa ntchito. Go thee well

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

Kuba basi

Nipheni
Nipheni
1 month ago

Good riddance! There is joy in heaven when one Lhomwe resigns.

QueenSono
QueenSono
1 month ago
Reply to  Nipheni

Eeee 🙆

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
1 month ago

Help me understand this….. This dude was on “special leave”, whatever that means. His salary was reduced from K22m a month (or thereabouts) to some lower figure only 100 times higher than you and I earn, but the Industrial Court jacked it up back to K22m. He wasn’t paid the entire lot now, but by law he was going to get every penny of the K22m one day, while doing absolutely nothing. Why then did he decide to quit? Getting K22m per month while doing nothing seems like heaven on earth to me. Am I missing something? Is he running… Read more »

monosile
monosile
1 month ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

Possibly

Ler
Ler
1 month ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

@gombwax, maganizidwe aulesi mwalembawa. If you are born lazy you will be happy just to be staying without working whilst receiving salary. Hard workers and people who are intelligent regard staying idle as “wasting oneself”, whether they get paid or not

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
1 month ago
Reply to  Ler

Not so fast. When he was sent on “special leave” and was paid less, the “intelligent hard worker” of yours never sued to go back to work; instead, he sued to have his hefty salary reinstated. Now that the court has said he could have his hefty salary back, why is he quitting? Methinks he was part of the criminal cabal that facilitated Muli to have billions from RBM, as per the recent news reports. DPP was nothing but a vast criminal enterprise with tentacles everywhere our taxes were. I could go on, but there isn’t much point in having… Read more »

Noxy
1 month ago

This Mathanga guy looks very intelligent and knows exactly what he wants to achieve.This new governor is clueless.He is messing up the mother bank each and every moment with his pathological hatred for Lhomwes

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
1 month ago

You mean he has been in the bank for 37 years? He must have reached retirement age. Azipita on old age. These guys rewarded themselves with too high salaries from our taxes. This the rubble that has to be cleared. No politics.

Madala team
Madala team
1 month ago

Nundwe wakhala ku barracks for 42 years and yet far from retirement age, though personally I personally feel one should grow tired of working for 37 years at one place. by the way I wonder how old the governor is

Bentby
1 month ago

Go well scammer. You and kabambe scammed this nation, you tripled your salaries without consulting other government agencies. How on earth could you be pocketing 20 million kwacha monthly in this small economy country. Anthu kumalipira musonkho ndalama kumathera mumatumba mwanu as if malawi is your father’s farm. No mercy on you. Go! Go! Go!

Mdala
Mdala
1 month ago

A guy like Mathanga and his wife Jean the MEC commissioner have to be investigated, either by ACB or better the Ombudslady! We the taxpayer of this country need to know what this couple have cost the public coffers during DPP aera? There was shady fertiliser deal under Bingu and know this! How can a public employee behave this pompous in the poorest economy of the world?

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