Lowly ranked police officers in Malawi have complained over their seniors’ failure to give the juniors their entitled allowances despite glittering promises made by the superiors.
A police constable who opted for anonymity has confided in Malawi24 that there is no sign of holiday allowances at the Malawi Police Service.
According to the constable, they were supposed to receive their allowances this month but in all likelihood that will not be the case as they have started receiving their normal monthly packages.He said: “We were promised to have the allowances this month. Since we have started receiving our salaries, things may not go as planned, we turn to ask ourselves, why is it always us?”
The concerned constable went on to claim that officers at the army, immigration, and prison already received their leave grants. He also claimed that money for their grants was available but it has been used by their seniors for trivial purposes.
“Rumour has it that our leave grants have been used for organising a Christmas party for the seniors. Their initial plan was to have our salaries for November and December cut by K5000 each month. We learned earlier about their plans so they decided to find a plan B, use our leave grants for the party,” said the officer.
The constable said they have now stayed a year without leave grants therefore the public should not be surprised when police officers are not giving it their all in carrying out day to day services. He also described their seniors as selfish individuals who do not care about the welfare of their juniors.
Police top officials are yet to comment on the matter.