PS to Treasury removed: Shake-up in Malawi civil service

There has been a  minor shake-up in the civil service as President Peter Mutharika has made some  changes to top technocrats with  convicted principal secretaries (PS) to Treasury Cliff Chiunda removed from his post, Nyasa Times understands.

Chiunda: Convicted Secretary to Treasury relocated

Chunda has been relocated to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) where is deputy chief secretary to government.

He remains in the civil service  despite  a court ruling recommending their removal.

Grey Nyandule-Phiri PSs to Agriculture is also another convict who is also spared from the sack.

The High Court on March 6 this year slapped the two with a 24-months suspended sentence for contempt of court. They were found guilty of defying an order by the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal to make a public apology for a faulty procurement and disposal of 100 tractors and 144 maize shellers–a deal popularly known as Tractorgate.

The equipment was bought in 2011 with a $50 million (about K37 billion) loan from Exim Bank of India.

In his ruling, High Court judge Charles Mkandawire observed that by disobeying the court order, the two PSs challenged the authority of the Judiciary, which is another arm of government, and the court asked the appointing authority for consideration that the two should no longer hold such high positions.

According to the ruling, what the two public officers committed was a serious breach and violation of Section 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, which the court noted the law also applies to the President who can be removed from office if he violets the Constitution.

A few Principal Secretaries (PSs) have been affected by the shake-up in the civil service to inculcate a spirit of performance which the President announced in January this year.advances.

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Mpakaten
9 months ago

Very stupid Ngunga. If Chiunda was good is that licence to do whatever he wants. Is he the first Treasury PS that Malawi has ever had. You are thinking like a chicken. There are many learned Malawians who can do the job he has left behind.

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

What does this tell us?
Simple. APM/DPP must have benefited from the misdeeds by the two. How do you transfer rot from one ministry to another? This can only be done by a clueless, incompetent CEO.

VYOTO
VYOTO
9 months ago

THE LOMWELIZED THINKING THAT HAS DESTROYED THE ONCE EFFECTIVE CIVIL SERVICE WILL BE DEALT WITH ON 2 JULY 2020.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

Last kicks of a dying horse.

kaukonde
kaukonde
9 months ago

He should have removed this LLoyd Muhara. The bastard has completely destroyed the civil services by Lomwelising all senior positins . Most directors on contracyt are from the Lomwe belt and their job is only attending political ralies and claiming allowances

Joseph Banda
Joseph Banda
9 months ago
Reply to  kaukonde

do you hate lhomwes you son of………………..

Ngunga
Ngunga
9 months ago

Who is going to Treasury? But I hear Chiunda was good…

Mwenekayondo
Mwenekayondo
9 months ago
Reply to  Ngunga

Kkkkkkkkkkmmkkkkk

Mwenekayondo
Mwenekayondo
9 months ago
Reply to  Mwenekayondo

Shakeup quite good as part of fiscal discipline

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