Prominent lawyer Krishna Savjani SC and other members of the Civil Services and Public Services Reform Committee on Monday took oath after being appointed by President Peter Mutharika.
Other members who took oath were Thom Mpinganjira, Khrishna Savjani SC, Seodi White, Evelyn Mwapatsa, and Rev. Howard Matiya Nkhoma.
Two more members, Prof. Peter Mwanza and Bright Mangulama, are yet to take oath as they did not turn up due to what Clerk to the Cabinet, Ernest Kantchentche, described as logistical problems.
President Mutharika said he had deliberately drawn members of the Committee from all sectors of the public namely, the clergy, civil society, private sector and the legal sector so as to have a broad approach to the overhauling of the civil service.
Speaking to journalists later after the swearing-in of the Committee, the Chairperson and Vice President, Saulosi Chilima, said the Committee would strive to achieve an effective civil service within the prescribed time.
“We have very competent and qualified personnel in the civil service all we need to do is just to put in place the proper mechanism to turn the civil service active and responsible – and this we will do,” said Chilima.
He said the Committee would also consider the issue of remuneration among other incentives aimed at reforming the civil service.