PAC faults Chakwera administration over ‘illegal’ recruitment in public service

A powerful parliamentary committee has faulted the Lazarus Chakwera administration for flouting laid down procedures in the hiring of officials in the public service.

Namalomba: Chakwera administration has so many illegal appointments

Shadreck Namalomba, chairperson of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee said the Tonse Alliance  regime is repeating the cycle of irregular recruitments in the public service.

It follows the publishing last week of the Ombudsman’s report detailing various unprocedural appointments and promotions at the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) during the ousted DPP administration.

Among others, Ombudsman Martha Chizuma questioned the appointment of Collins Magalasi, by the Office of the President and Cabinet rather than the MERA board, as CEO notwithstanding failure to advertise the position.

Reacting to the report, the parliamentary committee observes that the MCP-led Tonse administration is following a similar path.

Namalomba cited the appointments of Chief Secretary to the government as well as Malawi Revenue Authority Commissioner General as examples where procedures were flouted.

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Assange WikiLeaks
1 month ago

You could be right but there are numerous illegal appointments in all parastatals starting from the Bakili era. If you go through all the parastatals you will find loads of people hwo came without interviews and are now bosses there. There are people like Helen Buluma who is a dpp operative. How did she go to work for NOCMA. DPP removed professionals like Mdeza at NOCMA to pave way for political appointees. There is a lot of rubble that needs to be cleared. Chikhosi was assigned to do that but he is failing big time.

Namagetsi
Namagetsi
1 month ago

Fire Chakwela. More talk no action

Leo
Leo
1 month ago

She has opened a can of worms! This is a crisis! Let’s wait and see

Chokwadu
Chokwadu
1 month ago

You are spot on. May be those charlatans have qualifications but one stupid recruitment is that of Bendulo that Chikhosi is giving the post of director yet he does not have any qualification befitting that position. The post of director requires one with masters degree.

VYOTO
VYOTO
1 month ago
Reply to  Chokwadu

Is this the same Shadrick Namalomba who was offered a Director of Finance position at NOCMA without interviews closer to the 2019 General Elections??? Does he want to look wiser now that he is in opposition?

weakleaks
weakleaks
1 month ago
Reply to  VYOTO

we are talking of the current adminstration because they believe they are saints. How stupid it is to employ Bendulo as director in government when he does not have any qualifications just because he was giving testimony for MCP. It is stupid of Civil servants trade Union to accept this nosense to continue when you have long serving and highly qualified civil servants who can take the position if given chance. Let the position be advertised so that people from within the civil service apply. This stupidity is what is destroying the civil service where people from outside the civil… Read more »

RKC
RKC
1 month ago
Reply to  weakleaks

This one will be challenged in court or channelled via the Ombudsman office if it materialise. Bendulo & team did their party by testifying in courts & they shouldn’t be appeased by flouting proper procedures. We need to do business unusual (differently & rightly). We need to wake up. We voted for positive change not recycling same shortcomings of maladministration please give us rest from unprofessionalism nah

bentby
1 month ago

those individuals holding these controvesial positions in MRA and SPC should brace for the same effects as those faced by magalsi

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
1 month ago

Tell us what you are going to do about it.

The Sage
The Sage
1 month ago

Submit a complaint to the ombudsman immediately

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago
Reply to  The Sage

Give them a long rope that will extend to 2025. The verdict shall be: refund the whole salary within 14 days. I would resign right away if I was in their shoes.

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

My understanding from the Chizuma Report is that any appointment, at whatever level, is illegal, regardless of who makes that appointment. There are certain appointments which are a prelogative of the Head of State.
Mr Namalomba should generalise and not confine his attack to Chakwera and Tonse Alliance.

Let
Let
1 month ago

Politicians never learn. Some headless people will gladly accept these appointments too

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
1 month ago
Reply to  Let

They are politicians. They serve their interest first.

Jahsoldier
Jahsoldier
1 month ago

Nothing changes but the occupants of the hot seats…. cry Malawi

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