Cabinet appointment to come with shake-up in Malawi civil service: 2 convicted PSs face chop

President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to name a full  Cabinet this week which will be followed with a shake-up of  the civil service as he ring changes to top technocrats, Nyasa Times understands.

Dr Dan Namarika, principal secretary for the Ministry of Health: Likely to be moved

Chakwera hinted on Saturday that as he appoint a new Minister of Health, there will also be new Principal Secretary at the ministry.

The current PS at ministry of health is Dan Namarika but is set to be redeployed elsewhere.

The shake-up mayb also affect convicted principal secretaries (PS) Cliff Chiunda and Grey Nyandule-Phiri .

The two remain in the civil service despite  a court ruling recommending their removal.

Chiunda, a former Secretary to Treasury, was  relocated to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC)  where he was  Deputy Chief Secretary while  Nyandule-Phiri  is PS at Ministry of Agriculture.

But President Chakwera has hired former principal secretary Zangazanga Chikhosi as the new Chief Secretary to replace Lloyd Muhara, a judge who has returned to the Judiciary and face colleagues he was accused of trying to intimidate when he headed the civil service.

The President has also picked former Solicitor General and director of the Government Contracting Unit Janet Banda as Deputy Chief Secretary replacing Chiunda.

Vice-President Saulos Chilima , who has a ministerial portfolio covering economic planning, development and public sector reforms will also see a private sector-centric formula to the country’s civil service.

Chilima was the architect of immediate past president Peter Mutharika’s public sector reform agenda whose implementation floundered when he fell out of favour with his then boss and lost the portfolio. Thus, he is likely to pick from where he left on the reforms.

Chilima,  a trained marketer and an economist, is now the line Minister for the National Planning Commission—a powerful new government agency that overseas not just implementation of long-term vision and strategy, but is also responsible for formulation of the country’s flagship projects and programmes for implementation.

Through the commission’s grip on the Public Sector Investment Programme, Chilima could have sway on which projects proceeds and which ones fall by the way side.

That also goes for the national budget that the Minister of Finance formulates as it has to be vetted by the commission to see whether it reflects the national vision as well as medium-term plans.

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Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
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Namalika does not impress at all. Mbuzi ya mu Lhomwe. Let Malawians take over, we have had enough of Lhomwez

George Victor
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Uncle Chiunda do not worry we are praying for you.Tili pa maondo ife praying for you..We know your family is a prayerful one…

chipatso mbewe
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Namalika disowned the sick in the hospital , basi kumakasamala nkhalamba zopanda mano mkamwazi kuba ndalama za covid19 , nanga lero ziri pati? kodi abwereranso ku Partners in Hope kuja? shame Dan shame on you. Kumakathandiza Jappie ndi Dausi (opanda paper ili yonse ya school aja) kumaba ndithu Dan zoona? ine ndakudandaulani ndithu, becoz I know your good works when you are in hospital with patients, you do wonders, we have been helped by your expartism, cry the beloved country Malawi

hara
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hara

Namalika is not intelligent. Nkhope zokhala intelligent zimaoneka choncho kupusa. Look at our VP. when you say is intellegent, it is not deniable. you trace him , you will find things he has achieved and even mwana can tell.

What has Namalika achieved since he got into posts, only lomwelisation………………………you can finish

John Gray Gufa
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John Gray Gufa

Mmmmmm! Debatable

God is with Us = Emmanuel
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How and why did Namilka replace Dr. Charles Mwansambo as PS? Was it not part of Lomwelization scheme by evil APM? That aside the whole civil service is rotten. There is a lot of abuse of cars and fuel from the Directors to PSs. These guys are allocated fuel which they don’t use but collaborate with filling stations to exchange it with cash. All this must be stopped. We pay tax. The civil service runs on tax payers money and they are supposed to give the services back to the people. Muluzi ruined this country and things got worse with… Read more »

Pewani
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Pewani

Akulu yambani kuganiza mwatsopano. Mtsogoleri wa dziko komanso wotsatira wake ndi a chigawo chapakati, izi zikutanthauza kugawana zigawo kapena mitundu? Tiyeni tigwire ntchito molimbika basi. Ndiye zomati ma PS ndi a chigawo chimodzi zitanthauza chani?

lameck
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lameck

the convicts needed to b fired way back then: civil service norm

Flamingo
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Flamingo

I know politics is a dirty game. Dr Dan Namarika is an asset. Having interacted with this guy eeish, politics aside this is a Brilliant guy

VYOTO
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VYOTO

The new president must avoid working with compromised and too lomwelized professionals at all cost no matter how brilliant they may be, after all we have much more brilliant professionals from North and Centre compared to these selfish and greedy lomwes who pulled down the JB Government way back in 2012 to 2014. LMC must avoid the repeat of the JB mistake. This is the time to give chance to all those professionals that were discriminated over the passed years of the DPP rule.

Abusheda
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Abusheda

Let’s not employ technocrats based on regional lines. That is the reason why DPP was booted out. Any qualified professional from whichever region must be considered for any he/she has applied for.

Acholi woman
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Acholi woman

I totally agree with you

Onani
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Onani

The problem is that he is an opportunist. He compromises integrity for rewards, that’s stupid. We don’t want stupid technocrats

hara
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hara

yes stupid technocrats are not allowed in Tonse Govt

Mlauzi
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Mlauzi

Namarika the guy who lied about Bingu’s death. My foot. Lomwe asset maybe not Malawi

Jerusalem Bible College
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Jerusalem Bible College

So July 6 no full cabinet, zili bwino koma ku Tonse Alliance ko?

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

PS wa ku Minisyry of Gender anathandiza kugula TIPPEX mufufuzeni asatinyase

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Make Malawi great again

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