We are poorest civil servants in Malawi – MPs

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Though they receive millions of Kwacha as sitting allowances and a salary of over half a million Kwacha, Malawi Members of Parliament (MPs) have claimed that they are the poorest public workers in Malawi.

Speaking on the local press on Sunday, chairperson of Parliamentary Social Welfare committee Alex Major said Malawi legislators are the poorest as the money they earn is not enough to meet their needs.

Major added that expenditures leave them with nothing as they try to look for the welfare of people in their constituencies.

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Malawi Parliamentarians want more money.

He further explained that their monthly salary of K600,000 does not meet their needs since they use it to solve problems faced by members of their constituency.

“When you look at the three arms of government the Judiciary, Executive and Legislature you will find that MPs are the poorest because of the mentality that people have in Malawi that they are supposed to be helped by them. For instance just today I have bought two coffins for people in my constituency.

“To prove this, when an MP has lost a seat he or she becomes poor because the money is shared to many,” said Major.

However, gender activist Emma Kaliya has faulted the MPs on the matter arguing that they are perpetrators of that behaviour.

“It’s because they give promises to people that is why people come after them to look for support, they give promises that cost them during campaigns,” said Kaliya.

She further advised Malawians to stop looking for support from MPs arguing that they are not mandated to be giving support to individuals.

In a move to end the behaviour, ActionAid has embarked on a sensitisation campaign to advise the public to stop seeking help from MPs.

 

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  1. He is comparing the branches of our government:

    1. Executive
    2. Judiciary
    3. Legislature

    He says among the three branches listed above, the legislature is the poorest.

    I don’t think he was trying to compare the MPs to the public.

    Judges and Lawyers (Judiciary) does not share their money anyhow.
    They receive, pocket and consume within their respective families.
    No one goes to a judiciary member to ask for transport when a family member dies.

    The same applies to the Executive.
    It doesn’t spend much compared to legislature.
    Remember, the Executive includes the Ministers who happen to be Members of Parliament (usually).
    This means that the Executive is much better than the legislature.

    It is uncommon to see a judiciary member attending a funeral of a mere person unless, the deceased was his/her colleague, his/her family member etc
    They hardly provide transportations in their areas, what about the legislature?

    It is from that point the nigger voiced out.
    They understand their responsibility and duties.

    They are there to compare their earnings to their duties.
    I don’t fault him.

  2. Why can’t they just appreciate they have just received sitting allowances yet most of the civil servants not yet paid God forbid

  3. Rubbish who raised this shit point, people voted for you for the sake of changing there lives with development not to make you rich, you getting more than half million a month, I get k15,000 from a chinise guy.Rubbish dont insult me.

  4. WELLINGTON NAKUPULI IYO NDIYO FUNDO IWO WAKULYA WAKUMWERERA NA NTHUMBO GWAAA WALI FWEE NDALAMA ZIKWERE APO WANTHU KUMIZI WAKUSUZGIKA VANTHU IVI VIKHUMBA KUVIBAMANTHAMO MAKOFI PANJI KUVIBUSKIRA GALIMOTO ZAWO

  5. Mwina kusauka mu nzeru chifukwa ambiri nde ndi mbulitu zenizeni za Jce zimachita kuthawa ku parliament Nawo malamulo amangolora ndi Jc omwe bwanji zitsankho zikubwerazi ma mp azikhala wa diploma atleast ma councilor a msce bolako ziziyenda

  6. The worst mistake malawians did was to vote for dpp back into office they will steal every penny as long as it is in govmnt coffers

  7. That’s stupid way of thinking Honourable, I suppose U don’t know your roles as an MP. Wake up Honourable n try to undestand these things, do u want to emulate your Kenya counterparts? Think of our economy 1st.

  8. How.can you be heard if the president can be told of lake Nyasa(malawi) to be for Tanzania and lake malawi is for malawi/ in his own house and he ould not do nothing. my fellow servant of mw lecture this big crook first before the rest of the crooks can learn how to start respecting the civil servants the perceived low grade force but yet very important to the development of the economy of the country even a standard one pupil know this.

  9. Ndizoona simukunama,simungafanane ndi wa Zambia ngakhale kwa buhali.mukuvutika abale anthu ndithu. Koma mp akumva kufewa sangalabadire za inu kunena zoona.

  10. osandimvera chisoni ine kapolo mphunzitsi ndikulilira zanga za january.moti osapezeka mp wachisoni 500yakeyo andipatseko share yanga ndi anzanga ena 6 ikhoza kukwana.kodi apa mphawi(LAZIROUS) Nndani??mphunzitsi akati walandila allowance ndi 4500 aspire 5000NRPworkshops mulibe chisoni kwankhala mpalament 1day mpaka milion mmh! sambitu

  11. Nothing to say,I really don’t get the point kapena vuto ndi chizungu?ngati di akutelo atha bwanji kunena za aphunzisi amene amagwila ntchito ya nthangata,akuona ngati ife sitingathe zimenezo kungosamba kummawa mkukhala pa mpando mkovuto musakhale ozikonda

  12. Vuto lathu a Malawi timangodziwa kulankhula… Ma MP tonse tikudziwa kuti ali ku parliament tiyeni konko tikawatibule… Olo mutayankhula chantundu wanji andale sazasintha.. Akufunika action basi

  13. Panopa Aphunzitsi Sanalandile Timachange Tawo Koma Wina Mkumakayankhula Mwano Chonchi Akudya Mamillion.Ambuye Mkwiyo Wanu Umpeze Yekhayu Wayankhulayu Kuti Akuziweni.Amapatsa Amalanda Tizaonana Ozavota Ndife.

  14. If iwas the one to pay them,this time iwould give them what a ground labour recieves.And viceversa. Unfortunately iam not.Our MPS are greedy,thats why even top officials are busy enriching themselves with taxes payed by odnary Malawians.Insted of discussing how to improve social servieces,shools,hospitals,electricity,water etc.Muli mimba kuno ngati mwazimbidwa kuli kukhuta,and muziti ndinu osauka while Ordnary Malawians are starving. Kugona Nyumba zodontha,komanso osadya. pamenepa osauka ndani? Tizaonana 2019.

  15. Yes itotaly agree our MPs are the poorest Civil servants interms of their thinking capacities,achicken is far much better!

  16. Nthawi ikwana tikuchotsani tione ngati mudzilandila ngakhale ndi one kwacha nde mmasauka!a ngati simunali Mp kutiposa ife omwe timapanga zathu si nanga mumakhala pa moyo odalira nde ukatha moyo umenewo imakgala samu yochotsera tsono

  17. Yes! atha kukhala osaukitsitsa ndi mmene amagwiritsira ntchito ndalama zawozo. Koma akanena kuti mwina amalandira zochepa ahahaaaa! nde tasiya kuganizatu. amalandira ma allowance nthawi iliyonse imene akumana , amatsidwa ndalama zoti athandizire ma constituency iwo amazisandusa kukhala “family devt fund”. zonsezi angamanenebe kuti akusauka? Osangosiya bwanji?

  18. They are stupid amachita chani mbuli ngati zimenezi or mmadera mutati musakhale ma mp kumalawi kuno chingasinthe ndi chani mbava zachabechabe what they want z money for nothing leaving those who workhard just to be starving for ever look at teachers full of work but what they earn z peanut foolish mps

  19. Tiyeninawo Ma Coments Vindere Ivi Panji Vingapulikako Mulije Chitima Nawanyinu,chitukuko Mukulephera Koma Kukonda Ma Million,nosense!!

  20. You don’t have even think about people of your nation, people are earning less than one dollar a day but u are crying of your salary, shem our mps try to think of your people also.

  21. no wonder these maize gates and so many others…..even if they receive millions of kwacha a month they will never appreciate……..these people hv a an inborn virus that lead them that way…….

  22. Ndimberere Za Wanthu! Nkumati”timagula mabokosi” Who Tod Them That’s Dea Duty @ First Place? Tionana 2019. Ife Ndiye Kwathu Sitibwereza MP Kuopa Kutijaira & Kutiyakhulira Mbwererazo!

  23. Dat MP Is Heartless & Brainless Lyk Nsikidzi! Civilservts Akudera Kwa Chi MP Chimenecho Mukadzachivoteraso U R Idiots! Hav U Bn Paid Ursevs? Akuti “Mwina” Pa 10. Stupidity @ Its Best!

  24. I nearly bursted with anger when I head a parliamentarian in Zodiak’s Tiuzen Zoona proudly saying they are the poorest. I asked myself, ” Is the mp insane?” It is this kind of mindset that is leading them into cashgate. If this is what all mps have in their mind, then I undoubtedly and wholeheartedly declare that THEY ARE USELESS, BRAINLESS, SENSELESS, CLUELESS AND IN SHORT, THEY ARE MAD. God will punish them. Anthu ena akakulira pachinyezi sadziwa kuti kunja kulinji. This is a mockery to civil servants who last got their meagre salary on 21 Dec. last year and are struggling to buy food and a bar of soap.

  25. Let them vacant their seats wat kind of pple ar these?GOVT is already stranded so where do they thnk money wil com from to make them better off?Wat about teachers their salary iz litle and they get late.Parliament iz jst a club wher our mps seat and relax then get milions while ordinary pple contnue suffering as nothng tangible com out from Mps

  26. When it comes to this i dont trust any political person. At the end they will all agree zopusazi. A opposition ndi a ruling omwe. At least ku parliament kukhale ndi qualification. First degree osatinso zaulele akupeleka ma colege ajawo. Wayambisa zimenezi mapazi ake

  27. kkkkkk koma ma mp simuli serious k600,000/month makes you poorest public servants kkk wat about someone receiving k60,000/month and is also helping relatives, is poooreeeer i guess

  28. Kkkkkk listen am sayin listen plz, can u repeat again u foolish,stubborn mps.ohooo u r receivin half million as ur monthly salary,yet our teachers, police officers dea salary z less than 100 thousand.wat r u duin in diz poor Malawi land to ask fo increment,dont think of urself,many r suffering, if u feel ur salary z too little.do wat z right change ur carrier jst become a teacher,failng wic tsegulani ma tchalitchi muziba chopeleka

  29. Let these MPs give us lists of Development they have achieved in their respective constituences that can be their yardstick for more money.They just sleep in august house,and some have never spoken in the house.Those who speak ,English is horrible.Take Dpp Thieves to Task. Corruption is just too much.Kodi nkhani ya Chiwaya ndi Chilenje yoba ndalama za ma Lendi ili pati !?

    • Achakwera anaguliridwa galimoto ya 45 million nchifukwa pitala atagula yake sanayankhule mukuona ngati sitikudziwa akakhala kamulepo anazolowela nthawi ya atcheya amati akayankhula amamupatsa chibanzi pano sakupatsidwa nchifukwa ali buzy kuyalutsa boma koma naye ndi mbava ya chabe chabe

  30. Thats an lnsult to our teachers, police officers, messenger, cleaners etc coz they are the ones who get just a token of the mp’s salary.

  31. Kudzikondatu kumeneku mmmm anthu okukhazikani pampando mudawaieala kale mukungokumbuka zanuzokha mmmmm eeesh kukhala mmalawidi nkupirira mutifunanso 2019 pazisankho

  32. mr immran u r dull and stupid kwanuko ku south u r the ones behind all this everythind waku mangwetu we ha e have nothing to lose as tumkukas coz all of us we are suffering but we are better off than kwanuko munya simunati come here so that u can be my tenant za zii ngati sukumva english u
    funsa akumangwetuwo kkkkkkkkkkkk

  33. Amati Muzikalandira Ndalama Zeni Zeni Osati Machenji, Maka Inu Aphunzitsi Ndizimene Mudasankha Pamodzi Ndi Mbuli Ija Ili Kumanda, Maxon Mbendera, Chilungamo Mwachidziwa Simudzabwerezanso,

  34. Same word must come to u as well that u must know that u were called. That what your finance minister told teachers. If u can’t survive with more that 2 millions, kwacha with sitting allowance, how does a teacher survive with 40 thousands a month . u are evil

  35. Iwe Major Pachakuti Pako iwe ukumalandila over k6oo,ooo ndi iwe amene unanena kuti munthu azilandila ndalama kuyambira k18,ooo pamwezi.kuli bwino umwalire basi

  36. How stupid our mps are…how selfish you are.?…think about the sararie thats our teachers and policemen are receiving,.. even their working conditions are not the same of you…don’t insult the poor please.

  37. U Are Worring Though U Have Millions? Do U Know Wat A Poor Teacher Who Tought U Before Earn? Its Almost A Change Of Only Fuel U Use Per Day! Mukudandaula Chan Apa? Anzanu Zikumathera Ntaun Momwemo. Goodle Gondwe Wayankhula Mopusa Lit Zama Civil servants! Kukanisa Ndrama Ngat Yakunyumba Kwanu Why? I Hate U, As I Hate Hell!

  38. lemme rmynd u ppo, these Greedy Gluttons so called MPs are there 4their own potbelly’s needs. they dont represent us.Salaries,Allowances & Tea Break are all what matters most to them . IDIOTS !

  39. inu ogwila ntchito m’boma a minister a finance anathoka kale kuti musamadandaule za salary chifukwa kugwira ntchito m’boma ndimaitanidwe ngati ntchito yaubusa kkkkkk

  40. When talking about that,consider the economic status of your country.Where do you think your salary increment can come from in the wake of cashgate,maize gate, tractor gate,corruption and many other vices that have rocked our beloved but poverty stricken nation?

  41. Zopusa bas take a look on those teachers. Hard work, less salary, so how poorest are you komatu zinazi kumanena mukuziwa kut kuli Mulungu kunjaku He may step you down. Mbwelera!

  42. kkkk a Malawi sadzatheka basi, atsogoleli athu kuphangira too much eish makamaka atumbuka ndamene akumayambitsa nkhani za nosense ngati zimenezi

  43. how about teachers , how about police men & women, the city cleaners
    That’s some piece of bullshit
    Fuck their monkey asses
    Most importantly fuck the GOVT

  44. this is so stupid decisions why complaining to take care of poor people n the need people???? the hole gervmnt is so stupit fuck u all

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