Chilima cancels Mzuzu reforms meeting amidst Covid-19 threat

Vice President Saulos Chilima has postponed until further notice a meeting on public sector reforms  which was scheduled to take place in Mzuzu this  Monday July 13, 2020 due to the increased threat of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, his spokesman has said.

Vice President Chilima:  Mzuzu meeting will be rescheduled.- Photo by Lisa Kadango

Office of the Vice President’s spokesperson, Pilirani Phiri, said in a statement released on Sunday that the meeting which was expected to bring together Heads of Parastatals, Directors of Finance, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Mzuzu City Council and all District Councils in the North, has been cancelled in adherence to new guidelines to fight escalating virus  cases.

Phiri said they are well aware that the Mzuzu meeting would have attracted more participants considering that all Northern Region based district councils, parastatal CEOs and their Directors of Finance were expected to attend.

“The postponement is in line with a Covid-19 situation update released by government,” said Phiri.

He said  owing to the escalation of infections and deaths due to Covid-19, there is need to implement stricter measures to contain the spread of the contagion  in cities, towns, municipalities and communities throughout Malawi.

On Friday the government announced new measures aimed at fighting further spread of the virus pandemic by among others regulating meetings and workshops indicating that only those related to Covid-19 are permissible or those approved by District Commissioners or Chief Executive Officers.

Chilima who is also Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, has already held similar meetings in the Central and Southern Regions where he wants to appreciate the implementation of the reforms.

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Good idea.

Banda
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Banda

MCP will get you (Chilima) SOON.

Namulondola Njira
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Something must have happened. The way I know Chilima, he wouldn’t mind to go even shake hands. Tested negative to Covid-19 , but that was not over, something can happen after the test. He was in Blantyre where on his way had the accident, he did not cancel it. Now corona virus is real. God have mercy. So many have been infected including your secretary who passed away recently, yet you told people there is no corona virus is Malawi.

ignatius
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Pitani osaopa paja simumaopatu

ignatius
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On a serious note government requires to take a step further on measures to combat Covid 19, ndikuona ngati someone is sleeping on the job

Che wenzulo
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Che wenzulo

Ife timadabwa kuti why doing meetings and shaming senior government officials who reported late due to Covid-19? So many u-turns, lero anena ichi mawa anena icho. Third Republic of trial and error

Chakwera
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Chakwera

Ku mpoto mwayambako ku pereka ma excuse.Bwerani tizapangane ma hug

ignatius
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kkkkkkkkk

Jobasi Chikweche Ngozo
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Why cancelling it? He said there is no covid-19 before, has he seen covid -19 today? Let him go and face the music.

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