Mutharika promises ‘yearly’ pay hike for Malawi public servants

President Peter Mutharika has promised civil servants a pay hike every year.

President Mutharika speaking to female civil servants in Mzuzu

Mutharika was speaking Friday at Mzuzu State Lodge when he appeared briefly at a luncheon First Lady hosted for lady civil servants in the northern region.
“I promise you every year I will be raising the salary for civil servants. If I am in government after next year, I will make this promise happen,” said Mutharika.
He described the civil service as the engine for driving the society and that the 10 percent increment government effected last year was not enough.
“When I see civil servants I see people who are working so hard to transform our country. We are making progress in this country because of you,” he said.
He asked civil servants to be proud of themselves and the sacrifice they make to the nation.
“I started working as a young man in the Ministry of Agriculture, then I went to the Ministry of Labour; so I know what it is to be a civil servant because my father, too, was a civil servant,” he said.
The President said he will also ensure that civil servants have access to low interest loans, adding that teachers are already accessing loans from Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (MEDEF).
Mutharika said that he will also make sure that civil servants are able to live in decent houses that they
can rent and purchase.
He assured civil servants that since the economy has improved, government has resumed promoting civil servants and recruiting new staff.
“When I took over government in 2014 the economy was bad, it was almost bankrupt but today we have reduced inflation,” he said.
“I know some have upgraded themselves but they are at the same grade. I want to tell you that we are
reviewing this issue.
“On issues of promotion, we are doing our best within the limited resources to make sure that we collect
the situation,” Mutharika said.
Speaking earlier, Northern Region Lady Civil Servants Chairperson Sekani Gondwe asked the President
for promotions saying most employees have been at the same grade for a long time despite others upgrading their qualifications.
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Mkwapu
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Only a few months ago he told civil servants that Malawi gov. Cant afford salary increase and told civil servants to quit if they want!!
Tis president is big time liar!

RESEARCH
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RESEARCH

ON DIFFERENT NOTE, AM WORRIED ON BORROWINGS THE GOVERNMENT SECURE, IS IT POSSIBLE TO ANNOUNCE PUBLICALLY WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS BORROWED SO FAR FOR OUR KNOWLEDGE. MANY HAVE PRAISED VARIOUS LEADERS FOR DEVELOPMENTS FINANCED BY BORROWINGS.

Bob
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Bob

Kkkkkkkk. Civil servant mwayesa womuseweresa eti?

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Mr President please with due respect, deliver on the many other promises and pledges you have to not only civil servants but to the people of Malawi in general. You have made hundreds of promises to Malawians and only a handful have been delivered after 5 years in power. Mr President, please focus on the people and not on winning elections……the rest will fall in place

Ngalamayi
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Ngalamayi

And when were Muthalika’s promises worth listening to?

Labwino Lowala
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Labwino Lowala

Unfortunately the writing is on the wall. Mere promises of salary hikes to a handful of civil servants is not enough to escape the boot. Mr President you had 4 and half years to fulfil what you promised in 2014 and 75% of what you promised has not been fulfilled. Why in the world then do you have the balls to start lying to Malawians with petty promises of increasing their salaries? Why don’t you do it first and tell them that you have increased their wages? You are a blatant liar Mr President and time is up. Dzimvele Pumbwa… Read more »

odya Zake
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odya Zake

What the hell are you promising civil servants? Mr Bossman you are not in opposition you are in Govt walk the talk now.. after all salaries is not something you have to promise act on it the moment fuel price goes up… and let me remind you thats your minister of finance once told these civil servants yo go and work with NGOs if the want better salaries do u remember tha shit?

PETER AND GOODAL
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PETER AND GOODAL

MWACHEPA MWACHEPA NDIKUTI MAFANA KWAMBIRI !!

ndele
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ndele

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk basi mikono yalu yalu kunamiza anthu. mpaka liti nkulu kunama. dzana lija ukatovala ma suit a oversize kuli kusaziwa kuvala. lelo mwatiberabera muli mma gucci. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk 145 mita itokusausani mmaganizo, munaonekelatu pa ntunda.
liar liar liar liar. u DEVIL

Mzuzu Corner
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Mzuzu Corner

Akulu, why cant you do it now since you are already in power sir ?

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