Mzuzu City Council sit-in strike persist under new management

It never rains but pours for Mzuzu City Council (MCC) management following a new sit in by the Council’s workers who are demanding for their three months unpaid salaries.

Kamanga (middle) – We will not move out of this place until everyone gets paid – Kamanga, pic by Gracian Jeke – Mana
No entry or exit at MCC as workers demand for unpaid three months salary, pic by Gracian Jeke – Mana
MCC sealed by workers in demand for three months salary- pic by Gracian Jeke – Mana
MCC sealed by workers in demand for three months salary- pic by Gracian Jeke – Mana

After a wave of unpaid salaries sit-ins since last year, there was hope that things would change for the better at MCC following transfer of the then Chief Executive Officer (CEO), McCloud Kadammanja and dismissal of Finance Director and Procurement Officer deemed to be at the centre of mismanagement of funds.

However on Monday MCC workers put down their tools and verbally attacked new management after it failed to honour its commitment to start paying three months’ salary arrears last week.

MCC Workers Union President, Taipeni Kamanga described the management as disrespectful and the one that does not care about people’s welfare.

“We had a meeting with management last week where it agreed to pay junior workers while waiting for other funds to pay the remaining workers.

But since last week Wednesday, nobody has received salary which means management is disrespectful and doesn’t care about workers who are suffering,” he claimed.

Kamanga said the workers would stop the sit-in when all the arrears are paid and all Directors are removed from the Council.

MCC Spokesperson, Macdonald Gondwe said the issue would be handled administratively.

“When management meets, that’s when possibly, we can provide an official position of the Council,” he said.

Gondwe said the sit-in would paralyze operations of the council in terms of waste management and revenue collection and other services people of Mzuzu City would need from the council.

He said the K180 million loan the Council applied from First Discount Bank (FDH) meant to cater for the workers grievances was approved and is yet to be in the council’s coffers.

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The Future is Here
The Future is Here
2 years ago

Mzuzu City Council mmatidabwitsa.
Your big bosses amakhala akudya ma allowance and some pay koma ma junior staff who are the face of the Council nde kumangotuwa.
Apatseni ndarama zawo anthuwo. Sikuti ndi ngongole. Anagwira kale ntchito yake.

2 years ago

Apatseni 💰

2 years ago

This MCC is rotten to the core! Apart from the failure to fulfil their obligations towards Mzuzu residents, they failing even to manage themself!
Please Mr Chilima, come soon up to the north!
Here is another dump to be cleared!

Malawi belong to the citizens

Just pay the workers their salaries.Thangata system yinatha paja.

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