Over 4000 Pensioners to Be Deleted From Malawi Govt Payroll

The Malawi government through the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development says will delete 4024 pensioners from payroll for failing to unveil themselves during the just ended Physical Verification Exercise.

Pensioners during the verification exercise

Secretary to the Treasury, Cliff Chiunda confirmed the development in a press statement dated 6th of May 2020. He said out of 37,984 pensioners only 33,960 pensioners unveiled themselves during the exercise.

“Government Pension Payroll contains 37, 984 pensioners, and out of these, 33,960 pensioners were physically verified.  The remaining 4024 pensioners failed to avail themselves for the exercise and will be deleted from the payroll effective June, 2020,” said Chiunda in a statement.

According to Chiunda, the pensioners who will be deleted from the payroll but still exist should avail themselves for verification at the Accountant General’s Department in Lilongwe from 15th June to 31st July, 2020.

Chiunda further said the Ministry will also create a portal through its website, www.finance.gov.mw for pensioners living outside the country to register themselves from 14 May to 31 June and later they will be verified physically through their nearest Malawi’s Mission on dates to be announced.

The exercise aims at validating the existence of pensioners and update its database with correct contact details, account numbers and other important information such as National Identity Card details.

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