Police officers transferred for lamenting meagre allowances

Junior police officers who were part of home security during the SADC conference that took place in Lilongwe have been scattered to new duty stations across the country after they lamented meagre allowances after working for 10 days and nights.

Unlike senior officers who are said to have pocketed allowances in the range of K130,000.00 to K300,000.00 for the same number of days, the junior officers were given only K30,000.00. The junior officers disclosed their grievances to one of the media houses in the country.

National Police Spokesperson, James Kadadzera

Right now, 40 junior police officers have been transferred from their working stations because they bemoaned the allowances which they feel were not in line with the task they carried out in providing security at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.

Commissioner Stan Kaliza signed a letter authorising the transfers of the junior officers. In the letter which was released on Tuesday, the Malawi Police Service (MPS) did not come out clear on the reasons why the officers were suddenly transferred but inside sources say they were not given any chance to prepare for the same.

The officers were earlier summoned at the Police headquarters when they voiced out their concerns. They were only waiting for their fate.

Public Relations Officer for the Malawi Police Service, James Kadadzera, said he could not comment much on the matter as it was a security issue.

“There are some issues inside the police service which cannot be availed for public consumption because they concern the security of the country,” said Kadadzera.

Police officers are never allowed to demonstrate or stage strikes because of the heavy discipline that accompanies their work.

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Piper
Piper
2 months ago

Why do people expect to get allowances for doing their jobs? Bonus for a job well done I would understand but I don’t get the allowance culture that has crippled Malawi economy for facades !

Russie
Russie
2 months ago
Reply to  Piper

Allowance culture is the evil standing in the way of Malawi’s development. Civil servants want to be paid twice for the same job. We need a revolutionary and visionary leader who would accept to be hated for doing the right thing.

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
2 months ago
Reply to  Piper

In which economy do you work? If you are Malawian i would say “SHUT UP”. This economy has no supporting salaries for anyone to survive. So if you work for international organization and have good conditions dont expect someone who earn Mk130,000 a month not to cry for unfair distribution of resources. SHUT UP. MHIEX

Luther
Luther
2 months ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

It isn’t in order to expect a night allowance while working in your own work station. Akadakhala kuti ma officer amachokera ku Mchinji kudzagwira ntchito ku KIA night allowance ikadamveka ndithu. Kumbukirani kuti ndi polisi yomweyi yomwe yakhala ikumanga anthu kuti adalandira unjustified allowances.

I would expect the police officers to live by example.

Franklin Mlowoka
Franklin Mlowoka
2 months ago

Did they “Demonstrate/Strike” or they were just exercising their freedom of expression. Being a security person doesn’t make you gullible. You are first and foremost a Malawian citizen, then secondly you are a policeman. In other words you double the two hence one cannot be applied in isolation, neither can you impose one over the other. Fairness and sanity should take precedence, desist from hiding behind useless, uncivilised policies set by unscrupulous, single-minded officers.

Jah
Jah
2 months ago

Chicken change

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
2 months ago

Pamenepa mpamene zinthu zimayambira kukhota. Anthu a Boma saphunzira ayi. Imangokhala the same cycle

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