BLANTYRE--Clerk of Parliament Matilda Katopola has given her employers seven days to be advised of her position or she will consider herself to have been "constructively dismissed and be paid compensation and benefits."
The Nation reported that Katopola, sent on forced leave in May, sent her letter of complaint to the Speaker Henry Chimunthu Banda who chairs the Parliamentary Service Commission.
She threatened to sue the government if she wasn’t told anything within the seven days.
Her forced leave has been mired in controversy, as the local media reported last week that Vice President Khumbo Kachali and Secretary to the Government Bright Msaka had influenced the PSC to remove her.
The commission had in turn recommended to Pres Joyce Banda to remove her, although the president has been mum about the issue,
The new administration is yet to say why Katopola should be removed from her position. See our earlier report on Katopola's arrest by clicking here.---©2012 The Maravi Post. Reproduction authorised, with usual acknowledgment.