Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe has said the government has no money to effect a salary increase for civil servants, telling those seeking the pay rise to resign and seek a job elsewhere.
Gonndwe said this on Tuesday when he presided over the opening of Managing for Development Results workshop in Lilongwe.
“Those who want money should look for a job elsewhere or start business,” he said.
He asked civil servants to look at their job as a calling which does not offer satisfactory financial rewards but serve people.
“The government will not be able to raise salaries for civil servants,” he said.
The IMF says Malawi has a bloated civil service with a staggering wage bill which is choking other social services but the Civil Service Trade Unions say half of those working in government are public officers appointed by President Peter Mutharika.
Lilongwe Water Board emerged winner as best performing parastatal in the delivery of public services during the Managing for Development Results
Participants to the workshop booed after Lilongwe Water Board was named.
However, LWB says it is “honoured “to be named the Number One best performing parastatal in the delivery of public services in the 2015/2016 Financial Year.
LWB spokesman Bright Sonani said in a statement.that they got he award, which included a Certificate and a Trophy, during the opening of the Managing for Development Results Learning Week an initiative of the Office of the President and Cabinet aimed at creating an efficient and effective public service that will advance socio-economic growth through achievements of the country’s medium and long term objectives and development goals.
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