Malawi civil service ‘cleanup’ task force on track, against further rot

The Public  Service  Systems  Review Taskforce convened in Lilongwe on Friday to review progress of its work with a promise that is ready to produce a comprehensive recommendation report to President Chakwera with 90 days as mandated.

Chilima arrives for a meeting os a special task force to comprehensively review systems of allowances, procurement and employment contracts which have over the years been conduits of looting public funds.
Members in the review committee
The special task force has experienced and highly qualified persons from the non-State sector/civil society

A statement issued after the meeting  from 9 am to 7 pm, said the  14-member Civil Service Comprehensive Review Task Force, to be led by Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who is also Minister responsible for Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms,  would also not hesitate to report and recommend to  President Lazarus Chakwera if it discovers areas of grave concern along the way.

“In  the  meantime, the Taskforce  has  resolved  that  once,  through  the  sub-committees, it encounters areas of grave concern-it will not hesitate to report and recommend to His Excellency Dr. LazarusMcCarthyChakwera, President of the Republic,in-order to prevent further rot and damage to the economy. The same  will  apply  when  the  Taskforce  envisages quick-wins  and  intermediate deliverables,” reads the statement signed by Chilima ‘s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri.

The statement said overall, the  Taskforce is  assuring  the  general  public  that  it will deliver  a comprehensive Recommendation Report to His Excellency the President within 90 days as mandated.

During Friday’s meeting the statement further said five sub-committees of the Taskforce namely  Procurement, Allowances,  Employment Contracts,  Conditions of Service and Restructuring of the Public Service presented their fact-finding reports to the Chairperson of the Taskforce Vice President Chilima.

The statement said through the preliminary reports, the sub committees  reported  progress,  updates and  that  they  were  on  track in fulfilling their tasks within an internally agreed timeframe by the Taskforce.

The taskforce comprises different professionals such as academicians and lawyers.

Some of the members in the team are former secretary to Treasury Professor Ronald Mangani, professors Nyovani Madise, Ngeyi Kanyongolo, Wiseman Chijere Chirwa, Dr. Henry Chingaipe, private practice lawyer John Suzi Banda and former principal secretary in the Office of the Vice-President responsible for Public Sector Reforms Management Nwazi Mnthambala.

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nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
4 months ago

I hope kutuluka reportyo with action

mtete
mtete
4 months ago

We can only hope something tangible will come out of the exercise. The alternative is to do nothing and continue mourning; a worse scenario I must say.

Assange
4 months ago

Abuse of allowances starts from Parliament and controlling officers in ministries. If the controller cannot control things what is the point of keeping them. These guys steal fuel allocated to them in cards. They get new mobile phones every six months. They buy government vehicles at almost no price. They make trips abroad to get dollars. They control procurement. They get commission from successful suppliers. That’s why the quality of roads is very bad in Malawi. Compare roads constructed under Kamuzu and those of the Bakili era which ended in June 2020. They are just thieves in simple language.

Na Lero
Na Lero
4 months ago
Reply to  Assange

That’s why minister and top officials travel to Geneva for conference only to find everyone else is at home on video conferencing. These allowances muyaluka nawo.

Liars exposed
4 months ago

Names are for the tombstones and titles are for glory. They don’t perform on their own. I doubt if any meaningful change will come out of this team. How many reforms has Chilima headed and which has succeeded? My advice to Chilima is; please slow down. The speed with which you got into politics will be the same speed you will leave it. Your popularity has shrunk.

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
4 months ago

Ma allowance adibwe mopanda chisoni

Mdala
Mdala
4 months ago

We believe when we see the clean-up implemented and the culprits prosecuted! And afterwards you get rid of your excess State Residences ( one or two are enough) and non performing Minister ( 20 or less is a good figure) plus your advisers ! This recovery and savings will give us the necessary funds to develop and create the promises you gave us, before we voted Tonse into power! In fact to do this clean-up was already part of your election promise and we are wondering why this was not happening straight after the 23 June 2020?

Okay
Okay
4 months ago

I wish these people fired themselves /resigned.

Bauleni
Bauleni
4 months ago

Za ziii

Zio ine
Zio ine
4 months ago

Chilima is wasting his precious time because Zangazanga will not implement his recommendations..zangazanga has completely destroyed the civil service and he is busy creating positions for himeboys and party cronies. Above all MCP has created criminal cartels in government to fulfill their criminal enterprise.

VYOTO
VYOTO
4 months ago

HOPEFULLY, THESE GUYS WILL TAKE A PRACTICAL APPROACH WITH PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS NOT ACADEMIC ONES

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