Chilima winds up  Malawi govt reforms progress reviews

Vice President Saulos Chilima says he has finally completed quarterly progress reviews on reforms contracts for ministries and government departments.

Arriving at the meeting: Chilima the results and turn around productivity in the civil service.
Chilima with Minister of Trade Sosten Gwengwe
As part of reform initiatives, organisational performance assessments have been enforced resulting in the signing of Performance Veep chilima and ministers: Contracts between the President and Cabinet ministers.
Chilima with Justice minister Titus Mvalo

The contracts were signed between the responsible ministers and President Lazarus Chakwera, on November 23, 2020.

Chilima, who is also Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, started the exercise with the Ministries on March 9, 2021.

Writing on his Facebook wall, Chilima says: “Like I indicated on the first day, the review process is expected to indicate how the Ministries are moving away from process-based to results-based reforms. This means that this first quarterly review has focused more on progress in terms of processes being undertaken to achieve and implement the reforms.

“After wrapping up this exercise today, the Ministries will now carry out self-assessments to be followed by a joint results-based assessment of their performance.

“The findings will then be sent to His Excellency the President, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera before the findings are communicated to the public.”

According to Chilima, next on the line are parastatals, district councils, constitutional bodies, the judiciary and the legislature.

Meanwhile, University of Malawi’s The Polytechnic economics lecturer Betchani Tchereni has commended Chilima for reforms review progress.

Chilima–who before joining frontline politics in 2014 worked as the first Malawian managing director for multinational Airtel Malawi–  expects deliverables over a period of time.

The public sector reforms were launched in 2015 and Chilima was the first to champion the reforms before he was replaced.

Chilima has repeatedly said the challenge, today, is not absence of political will because there is an overflow of political will.

“There is wholehearted political leadership commitment this time around, all public servants and technocrats in the public service are pleaded to swiftly absorb the new philosophy of ‘Making Malawi Work’ and avoid what is termed as ‘administrative trap’ where institutional arrangements become inflexible and driven by narrowly defined management that is unable to take into account the new reform agenda,” he says.

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Asodzi
Asodzi
1 month ago

I think the Vice President is spending an inordinate amount of time on these so called reforms, surely there are more important things for him to do. The message is now clear, get a technician to drive this now? Btw have you replaced Seodi?

Mapopa
Mapopa
1 month ago

Uchindere pera

Blessings Mwangonde
Blessings Mwangonde
1 month ago

Well-done our VP for your work

Phuma kachilima
1 month ago

As long as chilima continues talking to Civil Servants atapisila manja mthumba, nobody will take him seriously. That’s why from 2014 to 2021 he has nothing to show for his reforms. Kodi ma reforms angatheke popanda funding, personnel, materials and equipment? This chief liar Arafat Hamdan Chilima is here just to fool non suspecting Malawians and waste our time. He lied that he has a master plan for 1 million jobs, where are those jobs????

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 month ago

Judiciary? How will the executive review the judiciary? Don’t they have their own commission?

Segwe
Segwe
1 month ago

Awanso inu

Malawiano
Malawiano
1 month ago
Reply to  Segwe

Ndiwe wamu boma eti… Mulila chaka Chino simunati

John
John
1 month ago

Kuchipitala alibe ma Gloves ma nurse ndi ma dokotola nid matenda za covid alipa riski

guest
guest
1 month ago
Reply to  John

akulandira ma risk allowance tu paja

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
1 month ago

Hope that the sea change will be evident by December this year. There’s not any political strangulation which would block this project. Both Chakwera and Chilima are well focused therefore no derailments

Truth be told
Truth be told
1 month ago

We need to see change is service delivery. Road Traffic. Traffic police. Escom.water boards corruption is still rampant

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Truth be told

Mupita kuchipatala alibe magloves. no PPEs for hospital staff very dangerous working in these conditions

guest
guest
1 month ago
Reply to  James

akulandira ma risk allowance osadandaula

Benjones87
Benjones87
1 month ago
Reply to  Truth be told

Good roads health facility and food

Felistos
Felistos
1 month ago
Reply to  Benjones87

Give them time

Liars exposed
1 month ago

Is Chilima telling us that all he knows is coming up with reforms proposals? There are just too many reforms programs that they themselves shall at one point need to be reformed. One day, fior sure this day will come, Chilima will head a committee of how to reform reforms. He is a conman. At Airtel Malawi the company was already a success. What did he do to uplift the company? Why was he about to be fired, if it were not for APM to pick him as his running mate?

Jack Hammer
1 month ago
Reply to  Liars exposed

…and we still have Airtel!

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