The Karonga central constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo has become the first law maker to call for the reform of the office of the President, saying it is rotten.
Mwenifumbo made his remarks during the orientation of the public service reform agenda to Karonga full council members.
Speaking during the meeting, Mwenifumbo observed that citizen number one’s office will continue affecting the country’s development as well as infringe citizens’ right if not restructured.
“I am talking about restructuring the office of the President and not targeting the current first citizen,” clarified Mwenifumbo.
He said while the reform department is busy restructuring the civil servants let it also do the same with the office of the President.
He gave an example of how the Presidential convoy affects peoples business when the Head of State is to hold meetings.
“I remember at one time when I was going to Lilongwe and the President was going somewhere, we almost stop for an hour to let the President pass [only in impoverished Malawi, not for developed countries]. Don’t you think by that way we are disturbing other’s businesses?” wondered Mwenifumbo.
Adding that “we are talking of Kenya as one of the country that has benefit a lot from the reform but what I tell is that no one stops his or her car because of the Presidential convoy.”
In his remarks, Paramount Chief Kyungu says “the appointment of the reform commission should be balanced and not from one region. This will make all Malawians appreciate its services.”
Spokesperson for the reform department Constant Kuimo said they will report the suggestions .