CAMA requests President Chakwera to reshuffle and trim him Cabinet

Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has issued a statement that it has noted there is lack of good leadership in most of the government Ministries that has contributed to the poor service delivery.

Thus CAMA calls on Chakwera to reshuffle and trim his Cabinet to maintain capable people to implement the country’s shared vision of improving the livelihoods of Malawians.

Kapito: Poor Malawians are at the receiving end

In the statement signed by Executive Director, John Kapito, says “the current Cabinet Ministers seem clueless and ignorant about their roles where some Ministers have simply turned their offices as vending places for their own businesses”.

“Most of the Ministers are shamelessly incompetent and not worthy serving this struggling Government, whose economy is upside down” and that the “consumers are continuously getting deteriorating poor service delivery in all sectors”.

“The President in his wisdom must and quickly review and assess the quality of his Cabinet,” says Kapito. “The more he maintains this poor calibre of Ministers the more he will fail to deliver on his vision and aspirations.”

He said after noticing the poor delivery of public services by a number of Ministries, CAMA decided to engage those Ministries with the hope to share the observations and proposed recommendations that would bring change to the continued poor service delivery.

Kapito also revealed that the only response CAMA received from government was being granted the request for an audience with President Chakwera in which they discussed the various observations that CAMA believes can improve the delivery of public services to consumers.

“Unfortunately, until today, no response has been received from the various Ministries that are key in the delivery of public services,” he said.

“It is shocking and disappointing that such crucial Ministries would find it not necessary to be engaged by the public when the leadership of the same Government are preaching everyday about mindset change and having an open door policy.

“The President, as Head of State, has the prerogative to appoint, maintain or reshuffle his cabinet as and when he wishes. However, our call as consumers is to ensure that the team that he appoints is the team that is capable to implement our shared vision of improving the livelihoods of Malawians.

“The current mediocre team of Ministers has completely failed to assist the State President in achieving this vision. The State President needs capable matured sober minded Ministers that can help him bring sanity and confidence to his Administration.

“While the State President has good intentions and well articulated vision and set goals he will be unable to achieve any of these with this crop of ineffective Ministers — unfortunately, the fingers are already pointing at the State President for the failures that we have began witnessing.”

Kapito reminds Chakwera that the President has so many times said that the public must engage his Administration as a way of sharing challenges, experiences and that collectively the public must come up with strategies on how they can solve them.

“Regrettably, this is the message most of his Ministers and their Ministries are unwilling and unable to implement. The current crop of Ministers is, unfortunately, sleeping on duty and you only see or hear about them working when they have gone to attend a funeral or they are involved in some corrupt practices.

“The State President has articulated his vision adequately and every Malawian was eager and interested to support him to achieve that vision.

“Unfortunately, that vision is slowly becoming a nightmare and impossible to be implemented by a weak and politically compromised ineffective group of Ministers — whose agenda is contrary to that of the State President and it will not be too long that the President will realize he has been let down by his own appointed team of failed Ministers,” says the statement.

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3 months ago

Which ministries. This is an empty story lacking substance. Iyi ndi misenche chabe, noise. Next time talk real stories. We don’t like anthu amantha. It seems Kapito akuopa. Iyetu azikamba za mafuta ophikila ndi feteleza

Keith Banda
3 months ago

This has NOTHING to do with CAMA 🤣

3 months ago
Reply to  Keith Banda

Malawi belongs to ALL Malawians; therefore every Malawian person or organisation has got the RIGHT to comment on Malawian political, economic and other issues. The thinking that only certain individuals are more Malawian than others is what has made Malawi to still be at the bottom of the pile while other countries even those which were under civil war are making progress. Just this morning, activities in the city centre area of Lilongwe have been disrupted simply because the President was laying a foundation stone (or something like that) for the Parliament to Shoprite six lane road. A minister of… Read more »

3 months ago

I generally agree with Kapito, but he should have gone further to give practical and specific examples. Such as Ministry of Transport and Works, most of roads and public buildings are in tatters; Ministry of labour does not periodic stastics how many people have been employed in all sectors of the economy during the period the Tonse Alliance government has been in power; the Ministry water development, many villages in the country do not have access to clean; the Ministry of Industry is failing to convince investors that may start different industries in the country, just to name a few.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
3 months ago

This is the only time in my life I have heard mr Kapito talking sensible stuff..

3 months ago

I am filling to get the gist. Am I alone? Does it mean all ministers are failing to perform? If not, give us the names and ministries which are underperforming. As CEO of CAMA, why you don’t know the agenda of vision 2063? If you don’t, why shoving the blame at the president without understanding the vision of the same president. The whole of you, you don’t know that they are completing the developments left by the previous government. You want the ministers to be busy buying chicken and chips for every Malawian you inclusive, them you appreciate the role… Read more »

chaiwone wawo
3 months ago
Reply to  Amangwetu

you are the only one filling to get the gist

mbongo wasowa
3 months ago
Reply to  Amangwetu

akulu inu… ukokoliliko ukupwetekani….

Thomas munthali
Thomas munthali
2 months ago
Reply to  Amangwetu

It’s just wasting people’s money,their friend had very small number of ministers things were moving.Today we have many ministers things aren’t working.I support Mr Kapito for president to cut his cabinet to 22 ministers to save money.This is not politics but reality things aren’t adding up, government departments up 2 months aren’t funded and drugs in hospitals.

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