Irate security guards from S.K. Guard Services on Monday sealed the main gate to Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN—Lilongwe Campus) in a desperate move to force college management to pay a K6 million ($8 198) debt owed to their employer.
But the guards allowed KCN employees to access their offices and that business was running as usual when this reporter visited the campus around 9am.
They, however, ordered all members of staff to park their vehicles outside the campus.
Ironically, this was happening a day after the contract between S.K. Guard Services and KCN had expired on January 31 2016.
One of the guards, Phydriss Thomson, said in an interview that failure by KCN to pay S.K. Guard Services had resulted in the employer failing to meet its obligations to them.
S.K. Guard Services managing director, Smolek Kachere, confirmed being owed K6 million and that he is failing to pay his guards because of this debt.
KCN assistant registrar of human resource Humphreys Gunchi asked for a questionnaire which he never responded to as we went to press.