Vice president Saulos Chilima on Thursday received rare applause from religious leaders for religiously executing President Peter Mutharika’s public sector reform programme with zeal.
Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe said he was impressed wih Chilima’s deep knowledge of the reforms he is undertaking in government.
“What is happening in the country politically, socially and econonomically is discouraging but what the Right Honourable Chilima said today is encouraging, it gives hope to hopeless Malawians,” said Bvumbwe.
Chilima had a busy schedule on Wednesday and Thursday meeting civil society organisation leaders and religious leaders to update them how government has so far gone with Mutharika’s dream programme, the public sector reform.
Bvumbwe said Chilima was very articulate on the reforms.
“He has really impressed us, he was eloquent, he knows the subject very well, we are impressed with the pace of the reforms. The reforms will improve the government service delivery,” he said.
Bvumbwe’s sentiments were echoed by Livingstonia synod Church and Society’s Moses Mkandawire.
He said so far, the reforms have been impressive and tge government need to continue with them.
Principal secretary in the office of the vice president responsible for the reforms Nwazi Nthambala said the reforms are already bearing fruits citing changes at Immigration Department and Road Traffic and Safety directorate, saying there are more advantages coming on the way.