Govt Committed to Migrate CHAM Employees into its Payroll
The government says it is working tirelessly to migrate Christian Health Association of Malawi (Cham) payroll of over 10,000 employees into its Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS).
Deputy Minister of Health, Enock Phale said on Monday that the move which is involving processes and interface between the two sides, aims at addressing salary delays and pension disparities with the government health workers.
"Firstly, that commitment to migrate CHAM employees into government payroll, still stands. Secondly, it is work in progress and it requires time. So the interface meeting between the two side are still going on.
"Now it requires CHAM secretariat, their institutions and the government DHRM to come together to start entering these individuals into the system. So it is the work that cannot just been done overnight," he said.
Spokesperson for CHAM, Michael Phiri, has told Zodiak Online on Tuesday that much as there have been delays in meeting the deadline, now all the CHAM employees have already signed the GP1 forms and the process of entering captured data into the system is underway.
Phiri is optimistic that once done, the arrangement will shorten long process as CHAM health workers will be receiving salaries direct from the government coffers and payroll.
"I can confirm that there has been good development in terms of the processes. Government conducted the process of making sure that all CHAM employees signed the GP1 forms. Much as there have some delays on the deadline, there is good progress. We are talking of entering into the system the data for more than 10,000 CHAM employees," Phiri said.
The migration exercise is also believed to help in flushing out ghost workers in CHAM system.