MCP exerting pressure on DPP: Raise civil servants’ pay, audit Pension Fund

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) officials, who spoke before the rally at Zingwagwa Secondary School ground in Blantyre on Sunday was disrupted by rains, went to town, hitting at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government for being clueless and abusive.

Chakwera and MCP officials at Zingwangwa before calling off the rally after heavy downpour

MCP youth supporters in Blantyre

MCP director of youth and political podium orator of the moment, Richard Chimwendo Banda, accused the DPP for the socio-economic woes facing the country.

He said the DPP has been “clueless” only successful in unprecedented corruption.

Chimwendo Banda, who is also a legislator from Dowa, asked the DPP government to address the plight of civil servants to alleviate their suffering.

He told the meeting that MCP youth had a conference and agreed to push for salary increase of civil servants “to reflect the rising costs of fuel which leads to inflation rising.”

Chimwendo Banda said MCP is also demanding an audit of money that is remitted to the Pension Fund.

“We are aware that some of this money has not been accounted for and as such, we demand that the government should quickly address this matter [before we remove them after May 21 2019 elections],” said Chimwendo Banda.

MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka also took to task DPP government for what he described as “cheating” of voters by increasing electricity tariffs while increasing load shedding hours.

The party’s president Lazarus Chakwera and his two deputies Sidik Mia and Harry Mkandawire are engaging the electorate in the Southern Region in readiness of the next year’s watershed elections.

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mtete
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mtete

Trouble is that some of us Malawians with blind loyalty that we will support mediocrity even when truth is staring us in the face. So, Mr. Phiri, by all means vote for anyone else but Chakwera even when it is abundantly clear that DPP’s greed and obsession for corruption, plunder, nepotism, thievery etc have contributed to the sorry state Malawi is in today. That’s what democracy is all about.

As a matter of interest who has spoken against Chakwers’s leadership and is in trouble. I hope you are not referring to Kaliwo or Msowoya; those good-for-nothigs.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

I can vote for anyone, but not MCP. Chakwera is already showing traces of a dictator while in opposition. Anybody who has spoken against his leadership in MCP is having problems. Not my vote certainly.

Koala
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Koala

@ Patrick Phiri

The fact of the matter is you are a DPP follower therefore no one expects you to vote for chakwera or JB or chilima. It’s that simple.

Binnwell Kachikopa
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Patrick Phiri, you dont know who is a dictator, it just shows you have very poor thinking mind

Mtenzi Mzungu
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Mtenzi Mzungu

What salary increase is this one? Govt has raised my salary three times since APM became president. I need to be xooled here

wakikiki
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wakikiki

shame on you, which increase are you talking about

Makina Bande
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Makina Bande

How many times and by how much have DPP thieves stolen our money???

Binnwell Kachikopa
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And how many times essential commodity prices have risen? Fuel prices again rose more than three times yet inu mkuti a Mtezi Mzungu simumawona? Are you blind?

Change is needed
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Change is needed

Malawians, 2019, let us all vote for hope not for fear. One should not cheat us to vote for them just because we are coming from the same region, same area. Panopa tikuvutika tonse. Magetsi akuthima kwa aliyense. Mzipatala makhwala akusowa. Ife ogwira tchito m’boma were promised health insurance. Where is it now. The same person abwerenso ndi malonjezo.

gogomala
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gogomala

I have noted comments over civil service pay. my understanding is that pay for civil service is contentious issue as it involves huge wage bill which even our donors says is huge compared to our economy more than half of our budget is for personal emoluments (salary for civil servant). dso it is easy to promise salary increase when ur are outside the govt as the past govts did but when they come to power they find it difficult to implement. secondly financial managent is a complex problem in the civil service and is not as simple as we think.… Read more »

Bibo
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Heeeede!!!!!!! , koma congress yili ndinjala yolowa mu boma yopsya . MCP kambani fundo kuti a Malawi amve osakamba nza anzanu. Kutaya nkhani pazaziii

edigar
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edigar

a Yopa, APM wanama nthawi yayitali…………….. akweze panopa. azipanga ma promises iye ali m’boma???

Morgan
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Bwana yopa u mean the president is promising salary increments now? He is suppose to implement salary increments not promise. He is in government, but those in opposition can can make promises. The problem is that the government is acting as if it is in opposition. You are playing defensive while opposition is attacking. Peter is cornered and he seems to be too scared. IMPLEMENT, DON’T PROMISE NOW!!!!!

Adada maluwa
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Alibe mfundo awa nthawi zose amatengera za anzawo

mark
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mark

kkkkkkkkkkkkk…..adada maluwa …inu ndi amene mulibe fundo…… mukungotegeka ndizilizonse.

Yopa
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Yopa

APM has already promised salary increase to civil service

Che-Mbaluku
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Che-Mbaluku

@ Yopa! APM Promised these things 4 years ago. To a sensible person I think a sitting government should have already delivered on civil servants salaries. promises should be for those in opposition. I rest my case!

Willey
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Willey

That’s ridiculous in 2014 Dpp promised salary increase when the civil servants were asking for increase he told them not to give government a deadline but lather seek employment in private sector.Now the same DPP is promising salary increase. Misala chiyani.

Central
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Central

Bwanawe zitsiru zokha ndi zimene zikuonapo chabwino pa zomwe dpp ikuchita!! Awab a Yopa ndi adzeteeeeeeeeeee heavy awa!! Ndimayesa amanena kuti even the current MPs should join dpp becoz they’re controlling resources and if they join they will be given projects! Tsopano salary increase ikukanikilanji? Asiye amenewa, paja akulu akale anati: “Don’t argue with fools, for people might not……………………………………!

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