Chilima for effective and efficient public sector in Malawi
BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Vice president of the Republic of Malawi, Saulos Klaus Chilima, has warned directors and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Parastatals against living in the past, saying doing so will be dangerous for their jobs.
Chilima made the remarks today at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) where he had an interface meeting with the CEOs of Parastatals based in central region.
The meeting was aimed at appreciating the impact of public sector reforms in their respective organisations before embarking on a new reform roadmap in the new administration of the newly elected president Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
To fully understand what has been happening in the public sector, Chilima has requested a Reforms Status Report due on 17th July.
“Once this is done, we will be engaging individual Parastatals on a quartely basis to take stock of the gains to ensure that we improve on service delivery to benefit Malawians,” said Chilima.
“During the engagement, I also noted that some Directors and Managers are on Acting Employment basis. They should immediately be reviewed for confirmation or removed.
“I also noted that most CEOs keep on being transfered from one Parastatal to another. This tendency must be looked into. If one is INCOMPETENT in one organisation, they can not become COMPETENT by simply moving to another Parastatal,” he added.
According to the vice president, the take home message for everyone was that “this is a new administration and as such they must not live in the past because doing so will be unnecessarily dangerous for their jobs. This is time to work hard.”
Chilima says, through the reforms, the government wants to reach a desired state that is responsive, efficient and effective in service delivery.
The meeting was not short of drama as some officials were sent back for late coming while others were seen seating outside the room waiting for the meeting to finish.
Chilima, who is also Minister for Economic Planning and Development; and Public Sector Reforms, is holding an interface meeting with the leadership of Parastatal Organisations, the Private Sector and Local Councils on the implementation of the reforms agenda in the new administration of Lazarus Chakwera.
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