Malawi now has functional veep, Chilima reliable partner in the Presidency – Analyst  

A governance expert and socio-political commentator Makhumbo Munthali has observed that Malawi now has an empowered vice-president, saying the office holder Dr Saulos Chilima is indeed a functional second-in-command who has hit the ground to improve public service delivery.

Chilima: Second in command and functional
Munthali: Already loving the updates by the Veep

Office of the Vice-President in the country is a delegated one, an arrangement that has seen Vice-Presidents, including Chilima, sidelined or victimised by the political system.

But President Lazarus Chakwera, who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president leading the nine-party Tonse Alliance government, pledged to allow Chilima —who is also UTM Party president— to be functional vice-president , according to their power-arrangement deal.

Chilima also serves as Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms and has been engaging Cabinet ministers this week to orient them on the reforms drive.

“It’s a good move by the Vice President to keep on engaging all Cabinet Ministers (and their respective teams) on proposed reforms in their Ministries. Already loving the Facebook updates by the Veep sharing a summary of the discussions as well as his personal reflections on the same,” governance expert Munthali told Nyasa Times.

He added that such updates provide an opportunity for the citizens not only to know some key proposed reforms in a particular Ministry but also to give their feedback on the same.

“Equally important to Cabinet Ministers is the message being driven home that they are not only accountable to the President but also to the Vice President -besides to the citizens- including on reforms related business in their respective Ministries.

“To this end, the Veep becomes a reliable partner in the Presidency in order to deliver reforms in their respective Ministries. Perhaps, this is why President Chakwera recently appealed to all and sundry to support the Vice President in the public sector reforms path.

“It apparently shows that the Veep is now working.”

Chilima’s meeting with the Cabinet ministers comes after he recently met directors of finance and chief executive officers (CEOs) from statutory corporations in Blantyre and Lilongwe.

He also met private sector leaders on the same.

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Promises and Lies. 1. Universal fertilizer subsidy to 4.2 million remember Malawi has 18million people. 2. Reduction of presidential powers yet making illegal and nepotistic family appointments. 3. 1 million jobs now talking of road maps and job centres yet we have labour office. 3. Un renewable driving licence yet we are being asked to renew passport. 4. Bullet train yet nothing done even surveys. 5. MK75billion loan yet now they are talking of MK40billion 6. Merit appointment yet hiring reired people and families so that they are able to coodinate corruption 7.Respect of rule of law yet criminals like… Read more »

Marumbo
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Tell them brother. Go deeper and expose this fake “man of the assemblies of God” .

Mdala
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What a difference! If we look back in history, let’s say 6 years, around the end of June, 2016, when Peter was 30 days in office and Chilima as VP, SKC was just a very junior partner! APM had at this time not even a Cabinet! He argued he need time to choose the best…! We all remember, he ended up with the same recycled guys, apart from Chilma, serving already under his brother Bingu. The slowness in decision making characterized the whole political area under Peter. Slow, none visionary, inefficient and very corrupt. Exactly the opposite the younger Mutharika… Read more »

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Mangochi Kabwafu

Once upon a time we had chimulirenji, koma abalee.

Thipodo
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Paja Chakwera akuti ntchito imene atagwire in 40 days ndikusankha azibale ake ndikuwaika pampando. Koma mmbusa ameneyu ali ndi mutu? Is filling positions all he can do in 40 good days? Awatu awa alanditsa boma kwa mbava chilima. Iwe Chakwera tell us where to buy the universal subsidy fertilizer now now, tell us where to line up for the 1 million jobs, give our gogos K15,000 monthly stipend, tell us not to renew driving licenses, sell us passports at K14,000.00, connect us with water and electricity for free, build us the bullet trains, give us K50,000.00 minimum wage, do not… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Chakwera Chilima make malawi great.

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Bola no change as time goes by. His leadership must be premised on the campaign pledges the nation is watching every step within the corridors of Tonse government. The expectations are high euphoria hasn’t subsided as revelations about looting by the so-called DPP system which has been crumbling since July 6 this year. Fortunately the five-star lodges are ready for our beloved thieves where the VVIPs will be given red carpet treatment. Malawi is on a morning of a new era. Push the reforms to the best ends of this poor nation. Land reforms plus the creation of new constituencies… Read more »

Magang`a
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Magang`a

Uyutu paja ndi Zeze akukhonza zammawa. Bagonani mma State house mo muzazindikila 2025 kuti ameneyi walitenga yekha Bomali

Kelvin
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Kelvin

That’s how you fooled APM to ditch him, SKC has proved he is not selfish and LMC knows that!!

APM akulira
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APM akulira

Nothing wrong with that. As long as Malawi benefits

Huti
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Huti

The clueless Chakwera is sleeping. The salesman in the name of NJOKA is circling him. By the time he wakes up it will be too late.

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Kodi ma cadet simunachirebe. Zitayeni tiyeni tiyende limodzi TONSE

Huti
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Huti

Muzatiuza zikachitika. Politics is called DIRTY for a good reason.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

NYEKHWE, kikikikiiiiiiii.

Nepotism
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Mukuwona ngati mupanga achieve ngati zambuyo muja

Mlomwe
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The resultant of clean politics is quality delivery .
Malawi is on the right path. The evil regime is gone never to be given a chance again. We thank God for his timely rescue. His name be praised.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Real thing, osati za boma la bulutu polofesa with their thick VP pick in the name of Chimulirenji (bless him).

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