Botolo removed as PS at Ministry of Finance: Chiunda appointed Secretary to the Treasury

Secretary to the Treasury Ben Botolo has been moved out of Ministry of Finance as President Peter Mutharuka has appointed Cliff Chiunda as the new Secretary to the Treasury, Nyasa Times understands.

Chiunda: New Treasury Czar

Chief Secretary Lloyd Muhara has already informed the Principal Secretaries (PSs) about the changes.

The information gathered by Nyasa Times indicate that Botolo, formerly Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs,  has been relocated to Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  where he replaces Isaac Munlo as the ministry’s PS.

Chiunda was until the change the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Principal Secretary (Administration).

But when contacted, Chiunda  said he was not aware of the appointment.

The shake-up in the civil service is said  to inculcate a spirit of performance which the President is advancing.

University of Malawi political commentator Joseph Chunga is on record saying the unnecessary movements of PSs affect operations of the ministries and erode institutional memory.

“Ideally, PSs are supposed to provide technical support to a ministry, as they are expected to be experienced and well trained and there is a need for reasonable justification why the President should move PSs,” he said.

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Nyatwa
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Nyatwa

Botolo is the biggest crook, conman wakuba

Treasury
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Treasury

Komatu Che Botolo wazinyambitatu nthawi yomweyi. ma flats akumangidwawo kumati koma civil service yomweyi?

Pension Nenereko
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Pension Nenereko

Interesting Mtendere Sec Sch guys exchanging positions – Indeed Botolo is a no nonsense guy unlike Chiunda

Maunits
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Maunits

Yes cash gate at its best dpp wants to siphoned money for campaign these people will be arrested wait

chimanga
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Tikufuna tibe ndalama za campain ndi Chiunda. Tamuona kuphweka mmena amagwila nafe ntchito ku OPC.

Ordinary people
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Ordinary people

Chiunda is good no doubt but he was more of a puppy to Mwanamvekha at the Ministry of Trade. If he is able to make his own decisions he is definitely a performer.

MA D7 MA D6
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Anything special with botolo- ?

JOHN
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JOHN

THE TRUTH IS THAT CHIUNDA IS SEEN AS A SOFT PERSON WHILE BEN BOTOLO HAS PROVED TO BE A NO-NONSENSE GUY WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING GOVERNMENT PURSE. LET US WAIT AND SEE!

tuntufye
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tuntufye

i suspected the same