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Chiefs in Mchinji not paid

MCHINJI (Maravi Post)—About 43 traditional leaders in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mduwa in Mchinji have on Tuesday petitioned government for failing to pay there three years honorarium Maravi Post can reveal.According to the group leader, group village headman Lazila, government should respond to the petition within 21 days.

He said each chief was supposed to receive K5000 per month.

“We are tired now, we believe that government doesn’t want to settle the matter peacefully, so we have asked for a response within 21 days,” said Lazila.

“Each chief was supposed to receive K5000 per month and in three years it means government owns K180, 000 to each chief and K7, 740, 000 to all,” he added.

Lazila said that government is not giving them convincing response on why it is failing to pay them their honorarium as it mandated.

He therefore warned to take unknown action if government failed to answer them within the stipulated days.

However, Mchinji District Commissioner Richard Hara said the decision of not paying them their honorarium comes from TA Mduwa who claimed that the said chiefs are fake.

He however assured the chiefs that government will respond to their petition but asked for their calm.

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