Minister of Information and Communications Technologies Nicholas Dausi has disclosed that the Public Service Reform Commission (PSRC) functions have reverted to the Office of President and Cabinet and that Vice President Saulos Chilima and his team are now out of it.
Dausi, who is government spokesman, said the mandate for Chilima’s commission expired on December 31, 2016.
“The mandate for Chilima and his Public Service Reform Commission came to an end on December 31, 2016. It finished,” said Dausi.
“Public Service Reform Commission had a life span of one year and now it has expired,” added Dausi.
He said all activities of reforms will now be under the Chief Secretary to government, Lloyd Muhara.
President Peter Mutharika launched the new public reforms programme on February 11 2015.
Mutharika appointed Chilima to head the ambitious programme, with several changes already under implementation and others in advanced stages of discussions.
Chilima provided strategic leadership in the implementation of the reforms.
Further, to have evidence-based decisions on plans and priorities, some members of the commission had a benchmarking study tour to Kenya, Singapore and the United Kingdom to learn best practices, which Malawi can effectively adapt to the local environment.
The Vice-President’s press officer Pilirani Phiri said he could not comment on matter as Dausi is the government official spokesman.