150 Police Officers Demand K246 million Unpaid Allowances
Malawi Police Service has come under-fire for sitting on K246 million in allowance arrears for 150 police officers who represented the country in the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) games in Tanzania September last year.
Speaking to Zodiak Online Monday, one of the concerned officers said for the seventeen days stay in Der es Salaam, each one was only paid K351,600 instead of K1.9 million.
“It is over a year now after we represented the country in SARPCCO games in Tanzania but we are yet to get our full allowances. Malawi Police Service owes each one of us money amounting to K1,640,800,” he said.
He added that they have tried to engage top officiers about the issue but nothing fruitful came out.
National Police Spokesperson Peter Kalaya says says the issue is an internal matter and the affected officers know where to channel their grievances.
“The officers have to present their grievances to the authorities through proper channels and not to the media,” he said.
The 11th Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) games were held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 4th to 17th September, 2022.