Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 suspends special allowance

Newly appointed Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus has suspended the special allowance for Cabinet ministers and members of parliament which has caused an uproar.

Ministers Jappie Mhango (L) and Mark Botomani under fire for ‘mafia talk’ on allowances

The taskforce chair ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Public Events’ principal secretary said the K450 000 per day for Cabinet ministers and K350 000 per day for members of parliament has been suspended pending further consultations.

“No one has been paid that amount yet, we have put it on hold until we make further consultations on the matter,” he said.

He, however,  said that the Cabinet ministers and the members of parliament will be required to move around on covid-19 mission and they would need allowances for food, accommodation and fuel.

“They will need to see how prepared are councils on the epidemic,” he said.

This comes at a time when Malawians are asking Health minister Jappie Mhango and Information minister Mark Botomani to resign over the matter.

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Kalulu Wadwala
2 years ago

May God strike them. The country which is one of the poorest and you have people so evil and happy to steal from poor people’. Let them be striked

Don
Don
2 years ago

Mps are supposed to be living in their constituencies and don’t need to be paid again for doing their job in their constituencies. Parliament already pays them for representing their constituents. Why give them additional allowances?

Cabinet ministers are not public health experts. They should stay at capital hill to make policies recommended by professionals. They have no business going into districts to duplicate responsibility of others.

msalanyama
msalanyama
2 years ago
Reply to  Don

this is EVIL government from bottomless pit of HELL

Kenny
2 years ago

azinyamula zakudya kuchokera kwawo, this is trying moments no need kumapita Kuma expensive restaurants

Mwikho
Mwikho
2 years ago

From the picture you can tell that the 2 are mere hardcore thieves who qualify to be locked up!!!

Akumudzi
Akumudzi
2 years ago

Chiweluzo chikubwera!

Neno
Neno
2 years ago

Koma Botomani ndi machine abambo.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 years ago

Some demands are insane. Do you ever see anyone resigning in malawi over public perceived controversies? Not in malawi

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

K450,000 a day for sitting phwiii in a meeting? clear theft.

samual kwakwase
samual kwakwase
2 years ago

za ulendo uno

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