Malawi daily newspapers back VP Chilima’s Council Reforms

The decision by the Vice President Saulos Chilima led Reforms Commission to take reforms to district and city councils  has earned them praise from Malawi’s two daily papers.

Chilima: Reforms to succeed

Chilima: Reforms to succeed

Both The Nation and Daily Times of Tuesday echoed the initiative with comments that reforms in councils were long over due.

The Nation said councils should be accountable to the people while Times said councils should glow with reforms.

In its editorial comment, The Nation said with revelations that corruption was manifested in councils as uncovered by the Tilitonse Fund report it was indeed long over due to reform the councils.

“However, not much was heard or seen on the ground until yesterday when Vice President Saulos Chilima and the Public Sector Reforms Commission he chairs started meeting councils in the Southern Region to set the reform agenda,” reads part the comment.

The paper highlighted the importance of taking reforms to local authorities in a bid to curb fraud and corruption and improve service delivery at council level.

On its part, The Daily Times reported that the Vice President had challenged the councils to think outside the box and come up with game changing reforms to improve service delivery.

The paper also reported that the Vice President appealed to the councils leadership to reveal if there was any political interference impinging service delivery.

In its comment, Times urged the councils to take heed of the advice from the Chilima commission to turn around things.

” In case this responsibility has been out of ignorance, the public sector reforms should be the classroom (for the councils). Councils should make full use of the public sector reforms to realign themselves to national agenda of sustainable development.”

The Commission met 18 district and city councils based in the southern region from Monday to Friday including Blantyre City which has ambitious plans to make the city modern.

The commision already engaged councils from the centre and the north.

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Kabwila Mbolo
Guest

Komanso nkhani ya ma Reforms. Mwati Comptroller of Statutory Corporations Zangazanga Chikhosi amatani? Bola ameneyo, bwelani ku Foreign Affairs mudzaone.

Initially, I thought politicians were responsible for cashgate. Now I know that Mbava zazikulu ndi ma PS.

ChiMunthu Chino
Guest
Woyenda Wototatota is right. You can’t reform completely with the same thinking that created the problems. Most of the PSs in Government are dead wood and have no vision. For example, go and ask Zanga zanga Chikhosi at the Department of Statutory Corporations what his vision for parastatals is, he doesn’t have any. What he knows is to claim huge allowances from parastatals without attending full Board meetings. If you go to Blantyre based parastatals and audit their board expenses, you will find that Zangazanga Chikhosi has been drawing allowances from ESCOM, MACRA, NATIONAL LOTTERIES BOARD, BLANTYRE WATER BOARD, SOUTHERN… Read more »
Woyenda Wototatota
Guest
These are not Chilima’s reforms never but govt reforms. Every govt institution identifies areas it wants reformed and the President approves. Can you tell me what the Public Reforms Commission has achieved other than eating hotel standard lunches etc. Nothing has improved in govt since this Commission was set up and it has been a sheer waste of time and resources because there is no buy in by public servants. Almost all members of the Commission don’t even know what a reform is. Most of the public servants know what should be done but they lack political support. Surely retitling… Read more »
Worried Tax Payer
Guest

A lot of tax payers money is going down the drain by paying salaries to civil servants who have gone on strike.Why should someone get paid for nothing?Dr Chilima, in your reforms could you seal this loophole,please?NO WORK NO PAY!

khalid
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The best thing mr president need to remove all long served ministers,and point others things will change what we must know this is country, not a football club they change a players if they are not winning the games. So why this country we have the same ministers every president choose the same name don’t we have any other graduated people who take those positions,? So what purpose for our schools where are they going to work? You know all of them who on the positions right know they’re all felled they don’t know thier duties. Some of them the… Read more »
angoni apaphata
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Niye mwati one week kukambirana za ma khonsolo kuti chani? Mkudyetsanapotu nyama ya galu apa. Olo ma salary sangakwanitse kuwalipira anthu awo. I worked in these places for six years. Chamba chokhachokha. Misala yeniyeni iyi mukupangayi…….. Do what Bingu did with Luchenza… Osati misonkhano. For insatance, How can neno improve? Thyolo? Phalombe? Katengeni ma allowance anuwo koma musatinamizepo apa. Even Luchenza tikukambayo for how long will it be sustainable?

MAUNITS
Guest

Zaziiiiiiiiii mbava mwina a Chilima ndinu nokha simukuba koma mbava izi.

MAENDAENDA
Guest

I like this Chilima guy…

M.K
Guest

Thats very commendable mr.V/P

chatonda Mvula
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Chilima is trying his best but his boss is busy in the classroom in USA I SUPPOSE. tHERE IS REALLY NOTHING TANGIBLE COMING FROM HIM. eACH YTIME HE WANTS TO TALK TO THE NATION, NOBODY GET HIS SPEECH BECAUSE HE IS A POOR SPEAKER AND HE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PUT AND ARRANGE HIS POINTS. DR MOLANDE, PLEASE HELP THE BIG MAN. AGE IS CATCHING UP WITH HIM I GUESS.
The big man is lost. Its clear that this is not his area of specialisation.

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