Malawi government to audit civil service staff

Malawi government has started updating employment records of  all civil servants in a comprehensive job evaluation to  assess every employee’s suitability for positions they hold  to end cronyism and political hand-clapping as a qualification for civil service.

Chimota: Government demands employment records

The Department of Human Resources Management and Development has since asked all government ministries, department and agencies (MDAs0 to submit updated employment records and staff returns to update the database.

According to a letter dated July 16 addressed to all controlling officers, heads of departments an district commissioners (DCs), Secretary for Human Resources Management and Development Hilary Chimota demand that the MDAs should submit General Purpose (GP) 1 forms, letters of employment on probation, offer letters in absence of letters of appointment on probation, copies of confirmation letters and copies of promotion letters by August 7.

“The Department of Human Resources Management and Development (DHRMD) is in the process for updating its records for its staff in the human resources management and secretarial common services.

“In view of the above, I write to request that all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) should prepare an updated staff return for all staff in the human resources and secretarial common services attached hereto.”

The letter further asks the MDAs to submit copies of officers educational qualifications, copes of letter  of transfers between posts if any and copies of letters of connection of service where applicable.

Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who is also Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, during a meeting with parastatal heads a fortnight ago asked performance reports that will feed into the planning process of the 2020/21 National Budget, after which his office will look at the country’s long-term development plan.

Donors, including the IMF say the civil service is bloated with a more than life league of principal secretaries most of them appointed on political grounds.

The National Audit Office embarked on headcount and payroll audits for all civil servants, in what is arguably one of the massive exercises under the Public Service Reforms.

It was revealed that ghost workers were inflating government’s wage bill.

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Desderata Marmite
Desderata Marmite
7 months ago

This is a commendable exercise and it is long overdue. I hope when all is done and dusted, appropriate remedial measures will be applied, that nothing will stop halfway through the process upon realising that the victims are your own brothers, in-laws, sisters etc. I can bet you that those species who have gone about praising themselves as being an intelligent tribe will soon cry foul. Some of us who are old enough remember that that was the practice during the colonial era and some people complained. Don’t retract or freeze in your tracks till the goal and objective is… Read more »

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
7 months ago

PS waku foreign affairs Harry Kanjewe ndamene anabera mavoto 2014 and was completed ndi ntchito ku admarc and now at foreign affairs.waremera moipa kuba.muwunikeni abwana.

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
7 months ago

There was one woman who left the civil service but when failed in what she went to do she came back and was given a contract because her father used to be in the civil service. Currently there has been attempts to squeeze her into the civil service by staging an interview where she was shortlisted yet leaving out civil servants who have been patriotic for many years. Chilima should stop this nosense .We will reveal all the details once the deal is done and report to ACB.

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
7 months ago

Too late we are already rich after serving 20 years now without certificate

Songwe
Songwe
7 months ago

I want to have the results from Northern waterboard, all the people are northeners yet you find northerners is south and central waterboard, how the heck? Atumbuka osabisala kwa alomwe when you are top class tribalists yourselfs.

Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
7 months ago

Very nice move…

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
7 months ago

Chimota achoke watipondereza nthawi yaitali akafike. Selfish Incompetent, Disorganized PS. Kuyesera kupititsa madandaulo, no action, busy assisting his girlfriends, cadets and lomwes. Mxiew.

Jinga
Jinga
7 months ago

This is the way to go. Whoever is against this exercise ali ndi bvuto and is hiding something…..

Declaration of Victory and third Revolution

Start with Chimota himself and Louis Njaya at the Human Resources Department. These guys are typical cadets and they should not be seen as saints now. They worked as spies and the staff members lived in fear of the two. They must also check the Civil Service Commission and how the people doing the recruitment and interviews behaved. I do not want to mention names but there are two to five people who were planted only to employ people from the Lomwe Belt. It pained us because if I go to Thyolo, Mulanje, Chiradzulu, Phalombe, Zomba -Jali, Zomba-Thondwe, etc the… Read more »

Jinga
Jinga
7 months ago

The environment is conducive now to report this malpractice to law enforcing agents; so go for it and report them. Lets join hands and clean Malawi for the betterment of us all. If we shield wrong doing then we are bound to lose out.

Sato
Sato
7 months ago

On point. The DPP government used the HRMD and Civil Service Commission to victimise those who ate not Lomwe by tribe and this exercise should get rid of those elements.

Charles
Charles
7 months ago

Declaration; what you have said is nothing but the truth. Chimota has been the worst PS ever in the DHRMD. He is so corrupt and incompetent. Whenever the posting Instruction is being cooked and you are one of the casualties, you will hear rumours from his girlfriends like Mrs. …nda etc. She will go bosting, there is a posting that is about to be out, such, such a person is on it for this and that reason. His girlfriends will also announce that a circular containing this and that will be out. Za umve basi.

Central
Central
7 months ago

Expose evil doers my dear! Don’t fear anybody…! After all why are you having the fear when you’re using a pseudo name here!! If I was you, I wouldn’t hesitate to mention them all for a better Malawi!! This is the best time to make everything clean and normal………………………!!

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