Malawi nationals working at St Andrews International High School in the county’s commercial hub of Blantyre have expressed concerns over the conduct of their new headteacher who is reportedly hunting local staff.
The headteacher, Kieron Smith, has sparked the battle after notifying the staff that not everyone will be automatically eligible for new contracts to be issued in the near future.
According to Malawi Voice, the headteacher wrote all staff members letters to seek classification on where the staff want their pension transferred to by August.
The letters state that only those who show good as an indication for their wish to be at the school will get the new contracts.
However, local staff at the institution feel they are being hunted because there are reports that even immigration department is dubiously issuing Temporally Employment Permits (TEPs) to foreign staff or potential employees.
One anonymous source wondered how quick workers from outside Malawi are getting the TEPs.
The source further questioned why no Malawian was called for interview in the recent advertised vacancies.
These allegations come at a time when President Peter Mutharika ordered deportation of Australian boss and consequently warned foreign bosses against abusing local employees in anyway.