The Ministry of Local Government has confirmed the suspension of Blantyre City Council (BCC) Chief Executive Officer, Ted Nandolo, for allegedly implementing salary increments without following required procedures.
Nandolo reportedly affected the salary increment for workers without government approval.
According to city bylaws, once councils make decisions on issues like salary increment, it is supposed to be approved by Local Government Finance Committee but Nandolo is alleged to have taken upon himself as CEO to affect the increment.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Mughlabase Mughogho, said each time a Council wants to implement salary increments, Local Government Finance Committee takes the proposed salaries to Ministry of Local Government for the minister to determine if the salaries are sustainable before approval.
“This is also stipulated in the Local Government Act but in the case of BCC, some procedures were skipped, hence its CEO’s suspension. He has been suspended for administrative investigations to be done,” she said.
Nandolo has been CEO for BCC since 2011.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :