MCP’s Zikhale to table motion that will help improve welfare of Malawi soldiers

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislator for Nkhata Bay South, Ken Zikhale N’goma,  has  indicated that he will personally push for a private members Bill in Parliament that will help improve welfare of soldiers in Malawi Defence Force (MDF).

Zikhale Ng’oma: There is need to improve the living standards of 

Zikhale Ng’oma, who is chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on Defence and International Relations, said this  in an interview  after MDF high-ranking officials on Thursday made a presentation before the committee during the 2019/2020 National Budget cluster meeting.

He there is need to improve the living standards of men and women in uniform.

Zikhale Ng’oma said his Bill will seek to  increase soldiers allowance, improve their accommodation and transport facilities and enhance their promotion system and pensions.

During  the presentation before the committee during the 2019/2020 National Budget cluster meeting, the MDF official  among other things, expressed concern at how the burden of settling  its humongous water and electricity bills which is putting a strain on the army’s financial resources.

“How can our soldiers work when water or electricity has been disconnected at home? We must ensure that at all times our soldiers have all the necessary amenities to enable them execute their duties diligently,” Zikhale Ng’oma said.

MDF and Malawi Police Service (MPS) top the list of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that owed the country’s water boards. Collectively, MDAs owe the five water boards over K21 billion.

Besides the security agencies, State Residences, Malawi Prison Service and ministries of Health and Education, Science and Technology, also owe the water boards huge sums, dating to four years.

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vikhumbo
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vikhumbo

what about hospitals, schools, prisons should their utility bills be scraped off too? may be we should consider reducing the number of the people recruited into the military to a bear minimum. or else those professionals in the military shd also support other duties. medical doctors teacher should also contribute to the mainstream public services.

MZWANYA
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MZWANYA

mwina welfare ya a police not asilikali who do nothing but kuthamangitsa galimoto, kumwa mowa ndikukwela mahule, useless civil servants

Kapado Chimulirenji
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Don’t use the army for political gains. The motion should be tabled for genuine reasons.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Iweso ndi finye eti? Zikhale is a committee member in the house. Paliso zandaleso apa, koma mumawelenga kaye musanaonetse umbuliwu pano?

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

kodi cifukwa cani zokambilana ku parliament sizicidwa implement????