Muhara’s contract leaks to public domain: Malawi govt  Chief Secretary  gets ‘2 500 litres of fuel’ monthly

The contract of Chief Secretary to Office of President and Cabinet (OPC), Lloyd Muhara, has leaked to public domain and trending on social media after  his notice to force Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and Justice of Appeal Edward Twea to go on mandatory leave pending retirement.

Chief Secretary to the OPC Llyod Muhara: Contract now in public domain

Muhara—a judge of the High Court on secondment to the Executive— his contract as Chief Secretary to OPC, that was signed  on December 10, 2016, expired on December 9, 2019 and renewed in January 2020.

Appointed as judge by former president Joyce Banda after removing him from Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) as its head,  Muharawas first seconded to the government on August 8, 2016 for the post of Deputy Chief Secretary before being elevated by President Peter Mutharika to Chief Secretary (Grade A) in OPC.

He had replaced George Mkondiwa, who was sent on diplomatic mission to be Malawi High Commissioner to India.

The leaked contract, that exposes everything including Muhara’s salary and other benefits, says the term of employment shall be for a period of 36 months renewable subject to satisfactory work performance, based on the relevant performance agreement to be reached between the two sides.

The public is incensed that, on top of his MK20.4 million per annum salary at the entry point in 2016, Muhara was entitled to fuel allowance of 2,500 litres payable in advance on the first day of the month and that he got extra fuel whenever he travelled outside duty station.

Other components of remuneration package in Muhara’s contract include provision of 24 hours security at his Lilongwe residence from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security as well as such security as is necessary by the Government and 24 hour rapid response from a reputable security company.

The government meets all expenses for electricity, water and telephone (mobile and ground); provides roaming facility for mobile telephone, provision of DSTV premium subscription and provision of WiFi Internet and was provided a mobile phone worth K200,000 once every three years.

He is also being provided with K100,000 hospitality allowance per month as well as a cook, a gardener and landscaping services at his official residence in Lilongwe, which is fully furnished.

The government provided Muhara a saloon car and a four wheel drive, both of which are maintained by Government.

When travelling on duty within Malawi, Muhara was being paid a subsistence allowance at the prevailing rate of K6,000 per night to cover meals, laundry and other incidental expenses.

All official telephone charges incurred in a hotel are settled by Government and where accommodation is not provided, he was being paid a subsistence allowance equivalent to that of Cabinet Ministers.

When travelling on duty outside Malawi, he was being paid a daily subsistence allowance of US$300 for all countries in Africa except North Africa – to cover hotel tariffs, hotel taxes and service charges, subsistence bills, airport and transport expenses.

A daily subsistence allowance of US$450 was for all countries in North Africa and all countries outside Africa, also to cover hotel tariffs, hotel taxes and service charges, subsistence bills, airport and transport expenses.

He received a daily telephone allowance of US$70 for telephone charges, laundry charges, fluctuation in exchange rates and bank charges.

Muhara also gets  a medical cover on V.I.P. Medical Scheme offered by the Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM).

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Corona Virus
Corona Virus
3 months ago

Ine ndi M&E Officer I get 1.6 Million Net Galimoto imakanditenga kukandisiya when in Lilongwe I sleep at Simama,Golden peacoak.sometimes I use an airplane to LL I stay in Blantyre.So the Mhura with that post azilandira K150,000.Foolish pipo Nsanje idzakupahani.Chilima is receiving for wat body guards for imeneyo si misonkho?

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
3 months ago

The guy only earns 1.75million per month( less than 3000$ per month). No big monies for all the responsibility and headache that comes with the job. Am sure the ziboliboli guys make more than that but no headaches

Chautaamalanga
3 months ago

So how much does my other sister who has your baby boy- Lloyd get from such peanuts?Kuutmbwira change? You will find us in Judiciary and we will fix you.

Mangochi north
3 months ago

This is massive systematic plundering of our already sturved economy. This dpp govt is nothing but mbava. Am voting for tonse fc to end this vagabonding…

The Thinker
The Thinker
3 months ago

I can’t imagine that his salary is that small. Let’s be real people and avoid mediocrity. I truly believe 3 years from now I will be able to employ him and offer him the same package or more

achalume
achalume
3 months ago

This is too little for someone heading the whole civil service. K20.4mn annual salary translates to K1.7mn per month. There are so many people in Malawi getting more than K1.7mn per month. May be we should talk of the 2,500 litres fuel. But the rest of the benefits, I see nothing irregular. In fact it is little.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
3 months ago

Next week zikutha zonse zokubazi.

John Gray Gufa
John Gray Gufa
3 months ago

Those people who were half baked at school think that Muhara is getting is too much. Its a peanut my friend. I get more than what he gets. Pitani kusukulu mukaphunzileso. Failing which which will die as poor as you are. People get paid for a good job done while at school

Banda
Banda
3 months ago
Reply to  John Gray Gufa

Minimum wage is k35,000 monthly a teacher obtains k96,000 a nurse k140,000 yet you suggest k1,700,000 plus k2,400,000 plus cars, house, travel ARE YOU SERIOUS you do NOT LIVE in Malawi when this all totals that of the President. You create RICH and poor have NO MEANS improve themselves when they do reach University are Saddled with excessive Government Loans. It is SHAMEFUL Indulgence

Namilongo
Namilongo
3 months ago
Reply to  John Gray Gufa

Kape iwe

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
3 months ago
Reply to  John Gray Gufa

You are just another beneficiary of nepotism and cronyism. Another mediocre that’s why there’s gross underperformance of all government departments/ agencies and non-tate actors.
Kuli anthu anzeru, olombikila business, kulima koma ata! Ndiye muzinama apa ndima FAKE certificate anu aku Jerusalem University awa mwasanduka nawo ma multi-millionaire overnight, kumanamiza anthu munali ma genius cream yaku ma college? Kkkk

Mdala
Mdala
3 months ago

I personally would like to hear more about Loyd Muharas involment in handing out fuel hauling contracts especially to Tanzanian transporters!
Is the ABC on it ?

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
3 months ago
Reply to  Mdala

ABC 😂😂😂. You cant even say ACB…Go back to school

Namulondola Njira
3 months ago

So what is wrong to have privileges attached to your role. More people have these and is not only Muharram including other judges have privileges too. No story here.

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