Chilima assembles team to clean up Malawi govt system:  To deal with mafia-like criminal enterprise, restructure civil service

Government has set up a 14 member taskforce led by vice president Saulos Chilima to look into civil service reforms on allowances, procurement and employment contracts.

Chilima: To clean up civil service

This follows the directive by President Lazarus Chakwera, on February 14, 2021, that Chilima must form and lead a special taskforce to comprehensively review the three government systems of allowances, procurement, and employment contracts.

According to a statement signed by Press officer for the Veep, Pilirani Phiri, the taskforce, to be chaired by Chilima, who is also Minister responsible for Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, will submit its recommendations to Chakwera within 90 days.

The taskforce will hold its first meeting on Thursday, 25th February 2021 to agree on the procedures including an action plan with clear timelines.

“Thereafter, the task team will ensure that the public is regularly engaged and that the taskforce is held accountable by both His Excellency the President and the people of Malawi,” the statement reads in part.

The taskforce will be supported by a team of technocrats within the civil service from the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), the Public Sector Reforms, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Finance, among others.

The following are members of the taskforce:

  1. Associate Professor Ronald Mangani
  2. Professor Nyovani Madise
  3. Associate Professor Ngeyi Kanyongolo
  4. Professor Wiseman Chijere Chirwa
  5. Dr. Aubrey Mvula
  6. Dr. Henry Chingaipe
  7. Mr. Steve Matenje SC
  8. Mr. Waki Mushani
  9. Mr. John Suzi Banda
  10. Rev. Elsie Tembo
  11. Ms. Tione Chilambe
  12. Mrs. Zunzo Mitole
  13. Ms. Nwazi Mnthambala
  14. Ms. Jane Kambalame

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iyamw
iyamw
13 days ago

U r all thieves, stupid

mtete
mtete
13 days ago

Quite a Team I must say. UI can only wish the committee well.
Good thing is that we have been assured there will periodic updates during the 90 days and this will give us a feel of how the task is shaping up.
My appeal is that the Team must as much as possible utilise modern methods of communication to reduce physical meetings and the associated allowances.
All the best!

50 plus 1
50 plus 1
13 days ago

ALL WHAT IS DISCUSSED FALLS SHORT OF MENTIONING IF OUR MPS AND OTHER POLITICIANS WILL ALSO STOP POCKETING ALLOWANCES

IF THEY’LL BE EXCLUDED, IT WILL SHOW LACK OF SERIOUSNESS BY THE GOVERNEMENT. TREAT EQUALS AS EQUALS

Kilwa
Kilwa
13 days ago

Bwana Chilima waiwonera patali. Joker waiponyera ma lawyer kkkkk

Zio ine
Zio ine
13 days ago

The first step is to have a conference with all controlling officers. Let them give you allowance structure for their departments or agencies and from their you can work out something. Allowances in government is a very contentious issue and people can even cast a spell on you for stopping payment of allowances. The best way to go is reduce number of civil servants and those who will remain pay them good salaries.

Chilima
Chilima
13 days ago

Chilima needs to strp down He countryvtrotted telling the nation that he is implementing civil service reforms .That sud hv tackled corruption bcoz he and the gvt knew b4 they went to gorvern.

What reforms was he on abt?Abweze ma allowance.
Were reforms just for the camera?

Bauleni
Bauleni
13 days ago

Monse adayambila ma reform a Chilima, mutu wake sumawoneka. A waste of time basi. Tsopano 6 years adakapanga ma reform. Zopusa basi kudya ma allowance nkumanenepa masaya. Kodi nchiyani chomwe apange chatsopano?

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
13 days ago

Bwana mangani awo Tinali nawo limodzi. He never helped in anyway.. Lero akakuwuzani chani? We are tired of text book logic.

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
13 days ago

Aaaaaa. Bwana chilima. The team is poorly constituted…. You need two or three mid level civil servants for you to appreciate the real problem. Osati ma PS. MA PS amangosekelelatu. They are idiots……. You also need people from the private sector…… Muzikapanga ma comparison bwino bwino.

Prosper
Prosper
13 days ago
Reply to  Alex mgeni

You can say that again! Makesu real sense.

Nyusesi
13 days ago

The so called “team” does not inspire any hope. It is full of academicians who know nothing about civil service. No one is practical enough. Even chilima himself is not practical enough when it comes to Civil Service. Anangochenjera pakamwa.

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