By Sylvester Chibwana
It feels like those who coined the phrase “there is no secret under the sun” specifically and beffitingly tailored it for the plot UTM is hatching to sponsor the Civil Service strikes this January.
The Civil Service Trade Union (CSTU) through its president Madalitso Njolomole has threatened to go to the street as one way of forcing the government to meet some of their unreasonable demands in a specific period.
Now, those who don’t know Madalitso Njolomole would think the impending strikes are being organised with the best interest of civil servants at heart. Far from it.
Njolomole is a UTM member through and through and is being used by the party to organise the industrial strike to make this country ungovernable. To put things in the right perspective, Njolomole is to UTM what Sylvester Namiwa is to Democratic Progressive Party.
Njolomole is not only a friend to UTM leader Saulos Chilima but also comes from Ntcheu and is an Impi (nduna) to Inkosi Gomani. Chilima too is an impi and the two have shared similar platforms for years. Coming from that Ngoni exclusive club they speak one language and they know each other very well.
In a letter dated 23rd December 2022, CSTU says the nationwide strike slated for 9th January will only be called off only when the government hears their (civil servants) grievances.
“We CSTU and TUM would like to notifity government of our intentions to call for National Wide Industrial strike for all Civil Servants in Malawi from 9th January 2023 that shall be-called off until government addresses all the concerns we presented during the recent meetings at Kumbali Lodge”
This is not the first time that UTM is sponsoring public disturbance events in this country.This year alone UTM has sponsored a number of flopped demonstrations through various Civil Society organisations.