Capital Hill is source of change resistance, says Chakwera

President Lazarus Chakwera has said Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe, is the source of change resistance of doing things in government for the betterment of ordinary Malawians.

Chakwera: Capital Hill needs mindset change

Chakwera pointed the finger at the government technocrats on Monday  at Kamuzu Palace when ministries and government departments signed public reforms contracts.

He said the reforms are meant to help Malawians to get quality public services.

” For far too long, Capital Hill does not respect the will of people for change.

” Even if Malawians vote for change, no change comes, ” said Chakwera.

He said the state machinery had resisted change, adding that the resistance to reforming the public sector had deprived Malawians of quality education, health and job opportunities for the youth and women.

“The state machinery has been doing business as usual. There was clear disconnect.”

“We are here to close that gap,” said the Malawi leader, adding that November 23 was a “great day” to change the fortunes of the country.

The contracts, championed by Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima, who is also Minister responsible for Economic Planning and Public Sector Reforms, are meant to improve the quality of public services to Malawians.

Chakwera said fixing the reforms was the duty of all Malawians.

He said the documents signed were “not mere documents to gather dust,” but were terms of contracts that will be evaluated in the first quarter of 2021.

“Let’s go and make these reforms happen,” the President said.

All 23 ministries, 35 local councils, 10 constitutional bodies and 66 parastatals signed the documents through ministers.

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Concerned citizen
1 month ago

You are Government. They are part of your team.

Manyalira Mhone
1 month ago

Ubwino wake Capital Hill is full of Chewas, the most resistant people in Malawi.

Bakali
Bakali
1 month ago

Sorry but you are the head of capital hill now. Stop speaking like an outsider when you are the head of that house. Just admit your failures. Malawians won’t take pointing fingers from you anymore. For years you told us how you knew exactly what to do to change transform these institutions. Just do it or get booted out 2025 or before then.

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mtete
mtete
1 month ago

Some of us knew from the word go that Tonse Alliance government would have an uphill task to reform Capital Hill because the past regime ensured that every nook and cranny is infested with Mulakho/Lhomwe to facilitate easy looting and plundering of public resources.
Another problem is the hiring of the seemingly obvious DPP sympathisers to head decision making positions in government. Would you expect these people to reign in likely derailers of Reforms?

Chilambantaka
Chilambantaka
1 month ago

U r the first person to resist to change Mr President. U have hired alot of personnel in ur government with questionable characters and expect these people to herald the much needed change. The country has produced so many educated personnel but haven’t been taken on board into the government machinery instead u opted for ur inlaws, cousins and tribesmen and expect to change the way we do things.
I bet u nothing will change. Mr president it’s high time u start the change urself before u ask the mainstream civil service to change. It begins with u Mr President.

Mofolo
Mofolo
1 month ago

Nepotism the President is in the forefront of Capital Hill. Useless recruitment of advisors the President is the champion. Unnecessary foreign trips the President is at the forefront of Capital Hill. Bloated entourage again the President is at the forefront of Capital Hill. Who is failing to reform here?

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 month ago

You are now in charge. You are now the president. Stop with the complaints and do the damn job

#ThisistheGovernmentofthepeople
#ThisistheGovernmentofthepeople
1 month ago
Reply to  Tizanka

He is doing the job. He is in charge. And judge him after 2 years not four months. He is telling you that Capital Hill is resistant to change. And he will change it. The way we bring change is we remove those that are resistant to change and put in place those that will do what you want to be done.

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 month ago

So what will whining and complaining from the leader of the country help matters? Its like a father crying to your kids about how expensive electricity is. We need. Steady hands on the ship not a talk talk whining man baby

Kambewa ngozo
1 month ago

Yeee
I do agree with you. The only ploblem if that capital hill is full of Dpp cadets. We know them that they plan their double standards at night. They want the Tonse alliance to fail.

Chimwene ku Joni
Chimwene ku Joni
1 month ago

THIS IS THE PRESIDENT I HAVE LONGED TO HAVE. THERE MUST BE CONSEQUENCES WHEN THINGS DO NOT GO THE WAY WE EXPECTED. THIS IS LEADERSHIP, MALAWI HAS SUFFERED BECAUSE OF SELFISH LEADERS WHO CARED LITTLE ABOUT THE POOR. GO LAZ GO

Daussi
Daussi
1 month ago

Anybody who writes a whole story in capital letters is an idiot

Mapopa
Mapopa
1 month ago
Reply to  Daussi

kikikikikik very big idiot indeed

Malawian
Malawian
1 month ago

Zoona zinenezo hope capital is thru with headcount but who was doing the headcount? I know it’s haman resource dept but those who were doing the headcount themselves haven’t been audited akwezana ma grades okha okha wina I know from grade L to I within a year sanapitenso ku school. do you expect such pple to improve performance ? They are there waiting to be called and told what to do

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