Chilima disgusted with Malawi Institute of Management: Sends back boss over awful presentation

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has expressed his deep disgust with management team of the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) calling their presentation the most uninspiring portrait of an organization since he resumed working on public sector reforms.

Chilima cancelled the discussion halfway through and sent the MIM team back to fully prepare and return when ready.

MIM’s poor show forced Chilima to cancel the discussion halfway through and sent the team back to fully prepare and return when ready.

Chilima, who is also Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, was meeting with MIM management team on Wednesday as part of his ongoing work of appreciate the strides they are making in the implementation of public sectors reforms aimed at making their institution efficient and effective.

Said Chilima: “If this is an institution that was established to train top civil servants then as it stands, the institution is not up to the task under its current leadership.

“Clearly, as of now MIM is an organization that is being run down. It is regressing. I told them I do not have time to waste and they better come again when they are ready and prepared for a discussion meant to perfect an organization.”

He noted that from their financial presentation, one can tell that the organization is on its deathbed.

“I have been told that the institution has experienced persistent cash flow challenges resulting into lawsuits; and suppliers refusing to offer them goods and services as well as accumulating arrears in taxes and pension contributions,” he explained.

The country’s second-in-command further noted that he expected the Executive Director to be in control of the situation and explain what has led to the current state of affairs and possible solutions being lined up to turn around the situation.

The Vice-President said: “However, it seemed the ED did not have any idea how the institution has found itself in this situation, three years after being at the helm,” he said.

Chilima  wrapped the presentation as it had no direction and it was difficult to offer input.

Said the Veep: “I therefore asked them to leave and prepare or if they are not up to the task, resign and go home.”

Chilima–who before joining frontline politics in 2014 worked as the first Malawian managing director for multinational Airtel Malawi– was the first to champion the public sector reforms when they were launched in 2015  before he was replaced. During the launch, heads of parastatals signed contracts of expected deliverables over a period of time.

University of Malawi’s The Polytechnic economics lecturer Betchani Tchereni has commended the move by Chilima to engage with parastatal heads, saying it is high time parastatal CEOs and the executive management were held accountable.

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Concerned citizen
9 months ago

As for the 34 day leave that the ED has taken, what is the story there. I though he would have recalled his whole management team together to formulate strategies to rectify the existing issues. Assist me in understanding what is going on, please NYASA TIMES.

Concerned citizen
Concerned citizen
9 months ago

Ndizomwe tikufuna ife a Malawi that institutiins should perform, delivering on their mandate. Not just occupying positions for personal gain.( kungokhala phwii nchito kukolola chuma cha mabungwe )

Mulomwe ine
9 months ago

Chilima this is not what we call management. Why shaming them like that? Do you believe your approach shall change the status quo? Do you want to use intimidation instead of motivating them and enthusing them to do more? Do you really think transactional leadership is the way to go instead of applying transformational leadership? Chilima, be careful.

Chi
Chi
9 months ago
Reply to  Mulomwe ine

I support chilima on what he has done . It’s a lesson to others.,,,, May you visit our neighbour, Tanzania and see what is happening .,,,,,,eg scan machine were broken and no one bothered to have them repaired !!!! And the president visited the hospital and he kicked out the administrator!!!! Scans were repaired within a week and broken bed were replaced…. Everyone knows there is president who does tolerate stupidity !!!
We can develop if people go to work to do their job not to sleep.,,,,we support people who destroy our country like traffic policemen

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Mulomwe ine

I think SKC is not shaming anyone.
If one dint do the
Right job
At a right time
at a right place
show professionalism
wiork with the right people
then he or she self shames.basi.
If not then why did he take the job or else was just a friend of some lazy official.
PANOTU TIKUFUNA MALAWI WANYAWANI OSATI ZA NDOWE ZINALI MBUYOZI.
PSA KOKA SKC.
MIM YOMWEYO TILI NAO MA DEDICATED OMWE ANAPHUZILA CIMODZI MODZI MA LAZY ONES OMWE ALIPOSO. SO emwe akungoti phwii pumping their pot bellies sorry kaeseni kwina

Bauer
Bauer
9 months ago
Reply to  Mulomwe ine

Bwana time to spoon feed Management of parastatals is over.The Management shouldnt expect kids glove kind of treatment coz thats what has led the organisations like MIM to find themselves in unexplainable debts which even the Oga at the top of MIM cant explain

If they cant deliver let them leave indeed and give room to performers

Bravo SKC!!!!

mtete
mtete
9 months ago

If only you knew who is leading the team at MIM, maybe you wouldn’t be writing rubbish about Chilima, who is on a mission to ensure parastatals live up to their mandates of being government para-business entities. The institution is supposed to lead by example, being one which must be in the forefront as far as Reforms, SKC’s passion, are concerned. What do you have instead, an institution that is disorganized. While at it, I fail to see any connection between Chakwera and Chilima leadership styles as far as this issue is concerned. Hate or like him, Chakwera is the… Read more »

Namaste
Namaste
9 months ago

This is disappointing. Public shaming is not how you lead and inspire people to do better.

Vavlov
Vavlov
9 months ago
Reply to  Namaste

Namaste you are missing the point. Mediocrity should not be protected. Malawi needs change and what Chiluba is doing is excellent.

President Chisokonezo
9 months ago

You think civil servants are lazy, then parastatals worse check MIM

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

Well Done! It is high time all parastal og’s were transparent in how they were going to improve citizens’ lives…not just running down the clock and demanding hefty bail out funds from taxpayers. I would like to see that in getting each and every development project or tender bids with timescale for full pay back period. Malawi has been shortchanged by thousands of promised ‘mirage’ projects that never see completion despite costing taxpayers huge sums. These bosses should be held to account about their organizations will maintain a going concern…in the same manner a President can be expected to deliver… Read more »

Shonai
9 months ago

He has a personal political haterade.Take people adiminstratevely.Osati ngati kubusa ng’ombe.Even Ku army munthu angachimwe bwa amasungirana ulemu .Sanenera ku mowa.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Shonai

political hatred????
my foot. Malawi watsopano ndiemwe akupanga Chilima. ena anangozolow3ra kuk9lola posalima. Alezi
bakavu.
MUZISAZA

Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Woyeee Chilima 2025
Osati ena aja kusankha munthu unduna
Chifukwa amayambisa mademo.

Mafukeng
Mafukeng
9 months ago

VP or headmaster? Ndayamba kudabwa tsopano….

Bauer
Bauer
9 months ago
Reply to  Mafukeng

Bachedwani ndi kudabwako koma this is how Malawians should be working focus on results not to please paymasters.
Awachita bwino kumene they need to reorganise themselves.

Reforms woyeeee!!!SKC woyeeeee!!!!

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