Pay civil servants now! -Kamlepo

Rumphi East MP Kamlepo Kalua (People’s Party-PP)took government to task in parliament on on Tuesday June 30, 2015 to speed up the process to pay civil servants their June salary.

Kalua: Pay civil servants

Kalua: Pay civil servants

The civil servants expect to receive their salaries by the 27 day of every month, but mostly they are paid late.

Treasury said this month’s delay was due to end of financial year processes such as closing of financial books and preparations for the 2015/16 financial year. Government’s financial year ends on June 30.

But Kalua in parliament asked government to ensure the civil servants are priotised in their payment of salaries.

Said Kalua: “Last year’s budget ends on June 30 and our understanding is that the salaries we are talking about here were supposed to come from that budget, but now we are faced with a situation whereby, from Wednesday, July 1, the new budget becomes operational and if the minister draws last month’s payments from the 2015/16 budget he will contravene the laws according to the Public Finance Management Act.”

He asked Finance Minister to explain the reasons behind delayed salaries despite the House having duly passed the 2015/16 National Budget last week.

“How do you expect civil servants to survive without money? It is unacceptable,” Kamlepo told Nyasa Times later in an interview.

“Money should be put in good use to pay civil servants not spending in mapwevupwevu (banquents at State House),” he added.

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Goodall Gondwe assured the House that civil servants   affected by delayed payments to their accounts would be paid by the end of the week.

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Wachikond
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Mayo Malawi akupita kuti anthu angotukwanizana kusonyeza kusowa mtendere

Agibo
Guest

#62 , be as a Malawian.remember that we live with mixed abilities and note that someone ir paid on what s/he has done.LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR otherwise mmmmmm!

Ine
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Zoona cvo servants must b peyd

box13 bilila NU
Guest

Kamulepo is speaking senses and he is fighting for all civil servants, so why are you tumbukalizing the issue?

Vimwekumweku
Guest

Iwe Jones, ndiwe wopusa mpaka lero achinampoto mukumalota mutamulira dziko la Malawi. Forget but continue dreaming.

Agibo
Guest

I think iwe wadzitcha ‘Vimwekukumweku’ ndiwe pamapeto pa opusa onse, chifukwa bwana Kamlepo sakuyankhulira anthu akumpoto but Malawian civil servants.IF U DONT KNOW WHAT A CIVIL SERVANT IS, just shut up! Or ask from your friends

steve
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Kamlepo ndi number 1

jones
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@ CLEMENT…..chitsiru ndi iweoyo, atumbuka zaakhuza bwanj? mlowe opusa iwe, mlomwe onunkha iwe..Hon Kamlepo is making a point siza utumbakazo……..mukazangochokaso alomwe simuzalamuliraso…fortsek…….kapolo wa chabe chabe iwe

kamlepo
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Kamlepo Kalua should not politise any issue in parliament. He should gauge his ideas before he criticises govt on flimsy issues. Civil servants are not worried that they are not paid up to now. Others are eating their allowances whilst some are cashing on the predicament to cross borders in search of merchandise to sale. So delayed salaries is not an issue for civil servants.

The Objective Person
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Please people talk the truth and avoid putting hate comments in your very front. JB’s time we saw civil servants especially lower level having their salaries being increased to 60% with an aim of closing the gap between the middle and lower levels. If you are not working please avoid commenting on issues you are not sure of.

elder wamkulu
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ndiye mwati mapwevupwevu ayenda bwanji?

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