Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) staffs in Lilongwe have threatened to down their tools if government doesn’t respond to their one week ultimatum to address a number of their concerns including salary increment.
Sources gathered by FaceofMalawi indicate that on Tuesday morning the workers held a meeting at the hospital’s car park where they discussed and agreed on a number of issues they would like addressed.
In a letter sent to Secretary for Health Chris Kang’ombe, the workers want government to hike risk and professional allowances as well as harmonise salaries especially for staff in Grade K and below.
KCH Social Welfare Chairperson Stella Warren in an interview said she was hopeful that officials at Capital Hill will consider the grievances in time before things get out of hand.
In an interview Kang’ombe said he was in Lusaka, Zambia and was not aware of the development. Hospital Director Jonathan Ngoma confirmed having received the letter.
My take is that I wish if the workers had asked for an audience with the relevant officials before issuing the ultimatum.