Financial Crisis Hits ZBS: Employees Go Without April Salaries

ZBS staff not paid

Private broadcaster Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) is embroided in financial crisis, forcing its employees to go without April salaries. Malawi Independent has established.

According to a watsapp thread which this publication has seen ,  there is an alert that salaries will be delayed a bit for the month of April as reported by one Joab Frank Chakhaza.

Chakhaza informed fellow workers that there were communication problems between the Accounts Office and MD that led to the cheque for salaries not being signed.

This did not go well with the staff who complained of how unfair the decision was and why the management has made an announcement on the last day of the month when they anticipated to be paid.

“I thought an alert comes days before pay day?”Wondered one of the employees.

 

Here is part of the conversation in ZBS Watsapp group:

[[4/30, 10:01 PM] Joab: Guys there is an alert that salaries will be delayed a bit. Apparently there were communication problems between the Accounts Office and MD that led to the cheque for salaries not being signed. There is no assurance when exactly we will have salaries, but am confident it should take any longer.
[4/30, 10:04 PM] Wiston Mwale: Totally unfair
[4/30, 10:04 PM] Fatsani: Mmmm. This is bad news
[4/30, 10:05 PM] Fatsani: Not fair at all
[4/30, 10:05 PM] Fatsani: What type of communication problems.
[4/30, 10:06 PM] Wiston Mwale: What alert comes on last day of the month. I thought an alert comes days before pay day?
[4/30, 10:11 PM] Fatsani: The signal delayed.

[5/1, 9:29 AM] Frank Ziba: This totally unfair.. Kuzunzana uku kwakukulu..
[5/1, 9:32 AM] Nkhwachi: Thats miscommunication at the highest level.
[5/1, 9:32 AM] ‪+265 999 65 85 76‬: Koma anthu aku accounts akufunika ma reforms ndithu. By 27 timafunika anthu tidzikhala titalandira koma every month you delays our salaries.
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[5/1, 9:34 AM] Dan: Lucy is typing…
[5/1, 9:36 AM] Eneya: 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣Odya zake

Manganya 2018©️
[5/1, 9:37 AM] Dan: You see guys its good we talk here but i wish we found a way to tell eni chinthuchi kuti this habit (ndimafuna kuikapo mau ena ndawafufuta) aught to stop fourth with. 🤷‍♂
[5/1, 9:38 AM] Dan: Mau olowa mmalo mwa habit
[5/1, 9:39 AM] Dan: Paja lero ndi labor day eti?
[5/1, 9:39 AM] ‪+265 888 50 07 66‬: I am angry kwabasi aah
[5/1, 9:40 AM] Melipher: Nde a landlord akhale a new one komanso ovuta, ungawauze chani? Ofunika kupempha kalata ya logo kukapereka
[5/1, 9:41 AM] ‪+265 888 50 07 66‬: Anthu mumakwanitsa bwanji kupanga organize ma event @ Zodiak mkuyenda bwino nanga salary processing ikuvuta bwanji?

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5 comments

  • Chinkukuzi lnnocent

    We all know that Malawi independent is for dpp cadets who always tell malawians useless propaganda so Leroy meat mulembepo za zbs

  • Today is 1st May. This could have made sense if the dates were beyond next week.

  • Most haven’t received April pays coz month end dated were falling over the weekend plus today’s holiday. Some reporters are just so dull. We need educated reporters

    • Shame of the loud-mouthed Zodiak with their slogan ‘zikachitika Mumvera kwa ife.’ Yesterday was not a public holiday and in the UK (and other sane countries) if a pay day falls on a weekend or holiday, salaries are paid a day before.

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