Kaliati slams ‘incompetent’ public officers, gives ultimatum  to Kamuzu Training Centre

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has said officials in her ministry are failing to utilize K130 million they received this year for various projects due to incompetence.

Kaliati: Blast incompetent officers

Kaliati: Blast incompetent officers

Outspoken Kaliati has since issued a one-month ultimatum to the Malawi Council for the Handicapped (Macoha) and the Department of Disability to ensure that Kamuzu Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Centre in Chiradzulu is fully operational.

The Minister issued the order when she graced presentation of certificates to 43 disabled students at the college.

The students received the certificates after completing studies in tailoring, carpentry and joinery, refrigeration, secretarial studies, metal and wood work, domestic skills and agriculture.

Kaliati wondered why the institution is not fully operational when the disability sector has overwhelming support from developing partners, such as World Bank, UNFPA and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Initially, Kaliati issued the ultimatum after noting that the institution has just graduated about 3,170 students instead of 6,720.

However, Macoha Acting Executive Director Peter Ngomwa cited underfunding as one of the challenges preventing them to train more students.

According to him, previously the college was having two intakes with 224 entrants per year but its no longer the case due underfunding.

“In fact, we are hearing today that funds are available. We will pressurise the ministry to release them for the purpose of training and resettlement of graduates from the centre,” said Ngomwa.

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Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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KUBADWA KWA TSOPANO KALIYATI, MWASITHA, MWINA MUSIYADI ZA KALE, TIONERA INU, AUZENI AZANU KUTI INE KALIYATI NDASITHA , NANUNSO AZANGA MUSITHE,

Bwitoto
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Kodi a Kaliati mulandu wanu wa concession Ku Vwaza uja umatha bwanji? Makobiri aja munadya basi eti? Anzathu mukudyelera.

Mirella K.
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When this woman opens her big-mouth oooh iiish. This woman is not fit to b a minister at the 1st place. Sh z simply too incompetent herself to b one…
Pple do work hard at Gender…this lady calls them incompetent…Assuming these technocrats are really very incompetent, then I must say Peter is even more incompetent than anyone else in government…Kaliati is even worse…aaah inu siuja amawaula ana ku primary uja uyu some 10 years or so ago!

Zidura Ntengo Undigwere
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Zidura Ntengo Undigwere

Minister “Akweni” Kaliati is pushing the right buttons here. She is setting the tone of how her ministry should be run; and giving the leaders in the ministry a map of what she wants to achieve. Instead of micromanaging; that’s right Akweni!

Pido
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Patricia akufuna anthu aukire maofficials chonsecho ndalama amatenga ndiye kukwezeketsera mafumu akwao ndege yopita ku msonkhano Wa UN ndi Peter. Search me.

Kalanga
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You dont blast pple as incompetent before assessing their needs.
I fl this z unfair and even if a person z not learned, u cant call him/her incompetent!

Sorry to say so bt let us solve issues together!

Wopondaponda
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Aku ministry amaponda funding meant to benefit the poor and tell officials on the ground that there are no funds, cashgate ikupiptirabe only that now pipo are more clever.

Mberube
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Mai mwayambapo. Working is not just kulalata…

nachos ale
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The minister and others need to know a budget and funding are not the same. An office can have a big budget but if the MRA doesn’t collect enough it becomes difficult to provide resources.

dadaboma
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Kaliati is a liar; there is no 130 million this woman is citing. Her govt is actually very broke but she just wanted to appear as if the problem is with officials when it is DPP including her that is very incompetent. Do you think the Directors would not have known there is money for them when they have lots of debts to settle and lots of activities to fund? Kaliati is too demeaning of otherwise very hardworking and competent officers. Kaliati should apologize. If that money was made available to the institution on the graduation day she should just… Read more »
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