Kaliati chases Sports Ministry officials from offices 

Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development, Patricia Kaliati, has evicted Ministry of Sports’ officials from offices at Capitol Hill, Lilongwe without giving them enough time to move their stuff.

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Kaliati, who has been demoted in the recent cabinet reorganization- which has seen her powers being trimmed-, confirmed ordering the officials to relocate to their new parent, Ministry of Labour, Sports, Youth and Manpower Development.

“Why should they remain in offices belonging to my ministry as if they will be working for me?” argued Kaliati.

Asked why she did not give them time to reorganize themselves, the garrulous Kaliati popularly known as Akweni said “If I give them time, where will my officers be? Why should they cling to those offices? They should decide if they want to be under my ministry or move to where they belong.”

Before the cabinet reorganization, department of Culture was part of Sports, and now it’s under Kaliati’s new portfolio.

Kaliati is said to have not been convinced with the office space at her new portfolio, and this made her to quickly send some officials at Ministry of Sports on forced leave to ensure that they do not fight for their office space.

Eyewitnesses told Nyasa Times that yesterday Kaliati shouted  with some unprinted words at the Ministry of Sports officials who included Director of Sports a Mr. Ndalama, ordering them to go and find space at Labour offices.

She however, dismissed the claims.

“I am straightforward person and I met them yesterday. If they are professional enough they wouldn’t be wasting time spreading such lies. All I did was to advise them to move to where they belong, nothing else,” explained Kaliati who sounded bitter.

It is unprecedented in the history of Malawi for a cabinet minister to be searching for office space as that is the job of the Chief Secretary and line ministry Principal Secretary.

Kaliati could not however explain how life is at the new ministry after being stripped off the role of being government’s spokesperson, dismissing the inquiry as irrelevant.

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The Patriot
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The Patriot
14 days 3 hours ago

Koma anthu ena amamvadi nkhwangwa ili mmutudi! How does it feel to be the source of pain in other peoples asses all the time?
Please slow down Mrs, lija munayamba kubvutitsa, ndi kutukwana anthu ndi kale! Komatu ati kutchalichi kwao iwo amapempheratu!!

CHIKUTUMBWE
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CHIKUTUMBWE
14 days 16 hours ago

I BEG TO DIFFER! KALIATI HAS COMMITTED NO CRIME. ALL SHE IS SAYING IS THAT SHE CAN NOT HEAD A MINISTRY WHOSE TECHNICAL TEAM IS ELSEWHERE ONLY TO BE SURROUNDED BY OFFICIALS FROM OTHER MINISTRIES. HOW DO YOU WORK LIKE THAT? ARE THESE THE REFORMS THAT WE WANTED? CHIEF SECRETARY IS TO BLAME. LET HIM MOVE OFFICERS TO THEIR NEW MINISTRIES FOR PROPER COORDINATION. FINISH!!!!!!!!!

opposition
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opposition
14 days 20 hours ago

We in the opposition have been saddened by her departure from the Ministry of Information. She was doing us a big favour of tarnishing the image of the Government. Mayi awa amadziwa kutukwana heavy. Ask the husband ngati sanaike bwino.

Achimwene
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Achimwene
14 days 22 hours ago

Gogodasi, you have exactly Pin-Pointed about this ugly woman – Kaliati – Akweni – She has no manners as she always seeks public attention when she talks. – There is this saying ( Chitini chopanda kanthu chimasokosa kwambiri) exactly like her. many people went to school and used Ballpens BUT for her, She used a pencil.

Nkando
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Nkando
15 days 4 hours ago

This woman is a disgrace to President A P. Mutharika. The sooner he gives her the boot the better.Very uncouth and irresponsible. One wonders why of all the people in DPP, the President sticks to this shameless and manner less idiot. She should learn from Dr Jean Kalilani. Very respectful, humble and caring. Mayi Kalirani keep it up!

Eugene
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Eugene
15 days 5 hours ago

Midnight Six thief

Gogodasi
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Gogodasi
15 days 6 hours ago

This is the result when you appoint uneducated people in positions of influence. Kaliati used to behave in the same manner at the Ministry of Gender, she has no manners as she always seeks public attention when she talks. Komatu Mutharika is closing in on her and she has the guts to see that. I will not be surprised when in the next cabinet reshuffle she will be chiyembekezerd.

Mboloyagona
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Mboloyagona
14 days 17 hours ago

Kaliati is a fool. It’s not her responsibility to find offices. When youth moved to Labour Grace Chiumia did not chase youth officers away. OPC and Lands are rationalizing offices so this village idiot must just keep cool and wait.

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