Woman in solo night vigils at Mzuzu Council premises to enforce timely salary payments

A lady working as a secretary at the Health Department of the Mzuzu City Council held a solo vigil at the council’s premises to force it start paying its workers on time.

The lady, Ndinawe Mtambo, camped at the council’s car park with a refrigerator, a bed, clothes and kitchen utensils.

She laments that she has been going through depressing moments as a worker at Mzuzu City Council since 2017 as she always struggles to make ends meet due to untimely payments.

“Complaints have always been made through writing. We have always been complaining through letters. One doesn’t have to write a letter to an employer requesting for a salary. Salaries come untimely. We want the salaries to be coming in automatically,” she emotionally remarked.

Public Relations Officer for the council, Macdonald Gondwe, expressed surprise over Mtambo’s actions.

“The council is one of the public institutions facing financial challenges. We are still struggling to collect as much resources as possible to cater for all our problems but we have also instituted a number of strategies on how best we can bail ourselves out of this mess,” said Gondwe.

She has since been given her two months’ salary and her mother has picked her from the council premises.

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Luke Khombe
Luke Khombe
5 months ago

Nde mpaka wadzala maluwa? 🤔

Paul
Paul
5 months ago

Employers should hold up their end to workers’ (human) rights to earn a living by ensuring payment is made for their labour. Wages should reflect a sequenced monthly outlay and not overlap as that creates flaws to the taxation system based on monthly remunerations. Cost of living, a fundamental personal security basic need reason for seeking employment mean that delays to monthly payment infringes on workers wellbeing and mental stress. A starving employee cannot perform to optimal efficiency and is a health and human right violation by employers. Businesses should cease operations if they cannot be supported by capital investments,… Read more »

Jane mgeni
Jane mgeni
6 months ago

Nanuso a mzuzu city council bwanji Kodi? Zikavuta timatenga over draft Ku bank. People must get paid on time always. Zinazo muzisova. Osamapangisa manyazi a president ndi Boma.

Nabetha
Nabetha
6 months ago

One great action taker, mmanja mwakemo 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🤣🤣🤣

Nabetha
Nabetha
6 months ago

What an action taker…..Amazing 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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