The Malawi Government has revised upwards wages for beneficiaries of Public Works Programme (PWP) from K485 to K600 per day per person.
This means each beneficiary will now cart home K7 200 ($10) after working for 12 days.
Speaking on Tuesday when he briefed councillors, chiefs and members of Parliament (MPs), Ntcheu chief public works officer Clement Mtambo said Ntcheu District has received K156 530 944 ($226 201) for the programme.
“Sixty percent of this money will be used to pay wages for 13 044 beneficiaries while the rest will be used to buy tools of the project, tree seedlings and for administration,” he said.
Earlier, Ntcheu District Council chairperson Shimita Njovu commended government for revising the wages considering the rising cost of living.
“Let us follow the set procedures in identifying the beneficiaries to ensure that only deserving people benefit from the project. We should also refrain from registering ghost workers,” he said.