Principal Secretary for Human Resource Management and Development Sam Madula has been redeployed to the Ministry of Health to take over from Chris Kang’ombe in what. Chief Secretary to Government, George Mkondiwa, has described as “ normal reshuffle” aimed at strengthening performance in a number of ministries.
This is a follow up to the shake-up of PSs in the civil service after the administration of President Peter Mutharika reduced the size of Cabinet to 20 as one way of reducing public expenditure and improving professionalism.
Mkondiwa sad the reshuflle is part of restructuring to relocate people where they would be most effective.
Kang’ombe has since been shifted to Ministry of Local Government where he has replaced Kester Kaphaizi who has moved to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining.
The reshuffle has seen former Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Principal Secretary Nwazi Nthambala will now be Principal Secretary for Public Service Reforms.
One of the shifted PSs is Blessing Chilabade, who was at the Reforms, will now be Principal Secretary for Human Resource Management and Development.
The Civil Service Reform Commission headed by Vice-President Saulos Chilima has been tasked with realigning the roles of PSs, but it is not clear if the new movements are the work of the commission whose members include business mogul Thom Mpinganjira and former career civil servant Bright Mangulama.