In a press statement released, the Malawi Electoral Commission wishes to inform all temporary staff that payment for their June salaries will further delay because The Treasury has not released funding meant for their salaries.
The Commission processed in early June, 2014 the vouchers for payment of salaries for all temporary staff which include District Elections Coordinator s, Constituency Returning Officers, Drivers, ICT Data Entry Clerks, Stringers, Constituency Civic and Voter Education Assistants and Warehouse Clerks but funding has not been honored up to this date.
At the moment the Commission has only managed to pay the temporary staff in question their dues for July 2014 up to their last day of engagement which was July 11, 2014.
The Commission urges all the staff to take note of this scenario and appeal for their patience as The Treasury and the Accountant General are processing the funding.
The general public is assured that it is in the interest of the Commission to pay the temporary staff as soon as possible for the services they rendered and this matter is being treated as a high priority.
The public should also note that this does not affect those who worked on the polling day because their honorarium is being paid from the donor basket funding that is managed by UNDP.
Chief Elections Officer