Mutharika conceeds civil servants’ low pay, pledges salary hike

President Peter Mutharika has admitted that civil servants in the country receive low salaries, hence government’s plans to increase their perks in the near future.

President Mutharika address female civil servants

Mutharika said this on Thursday when he addressed lady civil servants that were gathered at Sanjika Palace, courtesy of the First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika’s call to give the women words of inspiration.

The President said realizing that no country in the world can develop without the civil service; he would ensure that all government workers have access to low interest loans in order to improve their livelihoods.

“I know we only managed to raise your salaries with only 10 per cent which is not enough. But we will make sure that every year we raise the salaries gradually with the little resources available.

“The country’s illiteracy levels have reduced because of teachers, there is improved security because of the police and maternal health has also been reduced because of the nurses. This is why I will do my best to make sure that every civil servant has a decent house,” said Mutharika.

On promotions, Mutharika asked the women to be a bit patient as the process takes time. But he was quick to mention that they should just keep their ears on the ground as he will announce something big in no time.

Speaking earlier, Chairperson of the Southern Region Lady Civil Servants, Eddah Banda commended government for introducing Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (MEDEF), saying it will ease the burden they are currently facing in raising their children to greater heights.

She added that “We also want the government to consider interactive visits to neighbouring countries to learn what our fellow lady servants are doing to uplift their lives,” a thing the first lady promised to look into.

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Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Akaonjezera ma salary ndi % yaikulu ndiye kuti akufuna salary yo ifike pa mulingo womwe anaika Chilima za ma reform zija coz zinali zoti budget ili yonse adzionjezera & pofika 4 yrs pano salary mu boma ikanafika pomwe alengezerepo kuti APM mumutame kuti wokonda ma civil servants mumubvotere chaka cha mawachi Phwitiko Mwaruasa ameneyu.

Hama
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Hama

Simply say president amakumana nda Lomwe azake full stop. You four years you did not know that? In your manifesto you promised them good salaries then fours down the line you still say I WILL, only fools civil servant can believe you.

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

lady civil servants What’s that? You had Gable that benefited only women and now you are coming up splitting the civil service with this lady civil service? My God!!! Soon it will become a holiday for women civil servants. We men are always sidelined and this has to stop!!!!!

Mafana
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Mafana

The govt pretends to pay civil servants, civil servants pretend to work. Fair deal!

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Ichi ndie chamba chencheni kkkkkkk. You said the same prior to 2014 and now you are at it again. Shaaaaaa!!!!!

my beloved malawi
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my beloved malawi

After treating these civil servants with some snacks the only good thing u cud say is to thank this corrupt president…..whoooooo malawi i pity youu!!! u shud have told the president wat it feels like to b paid lowly…..what it feels to b sent to wek in areas were there no good roads so that govt considers putting good roads there…..u shud hav spoken for the common man out there

James
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James

Abale ine ndiku Thyolo koma zoti APM anapita ku school zikukayikitsa kwambiri. Professor can not behave that way.

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

Cheap politics kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk !

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Mavoti avuta .

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba
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Campaign yavuta. Mwatifuna a Pitala nda akazi lero? Gertrude ali phuliphuli ndi ndalama zakuba. Ikungovuta ndi mimba apa. Komabe ife takana. We don’t want your lies. Mabwana athu ndamene akunjoya kuba mafura a boma allocated in their cards. Ministers too.

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