The government of Malawi through the Chief Secretary Lloyd Muhara has fired warning shots at Civil Servants wishing to take part in ‘day of rage’ with aim of forcing Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Dr. Jane Ansah, saying they will face the music.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and United Transformation Movement (UTM) supporters on Tuesday declared Friday, 27 2020 as a day of rage urging its supporters to stay away from work.

But in a statement released on Thursday, Muhara has warned Civil Servant not to take part in the strike.

“As you are all aware, Public Servants are expected to maintain neutrality in all matters that are political in nature when discharging their duties and anyone who “engages in any activity, political or otherwise, which interferes with the performance of his/her duties as a Public Servant” commits a serious misconduct in terms of MPSR 1:201(24).

“Further, a Civil Servant who “absents himself/ herself from his/her post during normal hours of attendance without permission from a Responsible Officer or Controlling Officer or without valid excuse” is also guilty of misconduct in terms of MPSR 1:201 (1),” reads in part the statement.

He added: “In view of this, all Civil Servants are advised to report for duties in their respective Ministries and Departments on Friday, 27th March, 2020 and failure to do so appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against them. Controlling Officers are, therefore, instructed to record all officers who will report for duties.

“A list of all those will not have reported for duties without valid excuse should be compiled and submitted to the Department of Human Resource Management and Development (DHRM&D) by Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 for appropriate disciplinary action.”

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