Friday, August 12News That Matters

Chakwera Given A Month To Hike Civil Servants Perks With 50%

Share the story

A group of concerned citizens with the skyrocketing prices of goods in the country has given President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse government 30 days ultimatum to increase civil servants salaries with 50% so as they be able to sustain their lives.

This comes barely few days after the government announced the 12% salary increment for the civil servants.

In a statement addressed to the government, the group leader Oliver Nakoma, says cost of living has increased in the country with 50% and 12% salary increment which has been approved by government on civil servants is an insult.

Nakoma says, the government should quickly tally the civil servants salary increment so as they cope up with the raising cost of living and execute their duties without financial hiccups.

“We therefore, demand the government to tally the salary increment with the same factor as the cost of living ( 50%) for the civil servants to cope up easily with the increased prices of goods and execute their duties without financial hiccups,” says Nakoma.

Nakoma further questions the government as why it has only raised the salaries of Cabinet Ministers, President and Members of Parliament with 100% plus, while the civil servants (doctors, nurses, teachers, etc) are still receiving 12% salary increment.

Meanwhile, the grouping has threatened to propose a 3 days shutdown in all civil service institutions if the government fails to seriously respond to their demands after the 30 days period.

Recently, the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) and Civil Servants Trade Union announced that they had agreed with the government to increase their salaries with 12% starting from May this year.

Related News
Former Energy Minister Newton Kambala Speaks Out On His Arrest On Alleged Corruption Case

Today, 9th August 2022 marks one full year since I was arrested on alleged corruption charges. I am out on Read more

Letter Direct To Chakwera Demos

Action Against Political Impunity says there will be another set of demonstrations dubbed ‘Chakwera Alandire Chikalata' from August 18, 2022. Read more

Chakwera Opens AFBA Conference

Legal minds and other professionals from Africa and beyond have gathered at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) where for Read more

Chizuma caught in a housing allowance web

ACB Czar Martha Chizuma Caught Drawing Housing Allowance While she stays in a government house at the Presidential villas The Read more

Sri Lanka Way, Concerned Citizens Threatens To March To State House

Concerned citizens have threatened to march to state house should President Lazarus Chakwera fail to address their grievances in five Read more

Nsanje Concerned Citizens Petition Chakwera To Remove Senior Chief Malemia

A group calling itself, "Nsanje Alliance of Concerned Citizens" is holding demonstrations in the district against those calling for the Read more

Chizuma Used And Dumped by British NCA

The British National Crime Agency (NCA) has reversed its steps on the corruption probe after utilizing the controversial Anti-Corruption Bureau Read more

Chakwera Says Government Mitigating Economic Shocks

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has told global media Aljazeera that the government is using a social cash transfer programme in Read more

Martha Chizuma No Longer ACB Director

Mbadwa zokhuzidwa finally symbolically sealed ACB told Malawi to stop recognising Martha Chizuma as ACB Director

Chakwera Calls Speedy Investigations On Abduction Of Namiwa

President Lazarus Chakwera has called for speedy investigations into the alleged abduction of human rights advocate Sylvester Namiwa. This is Read more

Share the story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.