11 August 2016 Last updated at: 5:36 AM
Malawi govt under fire! Ex-MYPs angry over compensation delay
Former members of the Malawi Young Pioneers (MYP) have expressed anger over government’s failure to give them their compensations.
In 2015, the Malawi government promised 3000 former MYP members that t`hey will get compensation money for losing their jobs but up to the date none of the people has received the money.
Spokesperson of the group Grey Chisale said this is not a good development considering the work which the young pioneers did before the group was disarmed.
He also faulted government for being silent on the matter, saying the most painful thing is that the government officials have stopped having discussions with them on the issue and do not even answer their phone calls.
“We wrote them asking for our compensations, we were assured that all will be done accordingly and the government started registering all the retired pioneer soldiers but as I am speaking, nothing tangible has been done.
“Some weeks ago we sent some people to the office of the president and cabinet to check the progress of the matter with Mr Chiluzi the one who got appointed to be in charge of the matter but we felt so pity with his remarks where he said he has the right to do his assignment any time,” worried Chisale.
The publicist further suspected that the matter now is politically motivated and he wondered why Chiluzi is challenging them in such a way.
Meanwhile, they have warned that they will hold protests if government fails to meet their request by this coming September.
The MYP was a youth wing that was established by President Kamuzu Hastings Banda in 1963.