Newly appointed chief director in the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) Seodi White has said government will move on with public service reforms despite the fact that some people are resisting them.
White was speaking on Wednesday in Mangochi at a local government meeting for district commissioners.
“These public officers are frustrating reforms because they can’t see individual benefits,” she said.
She said the situation is the same at local government level where officials are resisting change, they are rejecting the reforms.
“There is great resistance for change. But change is a system. They should look at a bigger picture of Malawi,” she said.
She said even if the reforms might not benefit the present public officers, a generation to come of their children would benefit a lot.
However, critics challenge that President Peter Mutharika and White are themselves public officers rejecting the change.
Mutharika appointed White to the position without advertising for the position of the chief director of public service reforms in the OPC contrary to the recommendations by White and the other commissioners who sat in the Public Service Reforms Commission which was chaired by vice president Saulos Chilima.
The president also appointed Evelyn Mwapasa to the position of CEO for Escom without following procedures of appointments in the public service.
Speaking at the same meeting, Local Government minister Kondwani Nankhumwa bemoaned thefts and corruption which he said has reached high levels in councils.
Nankhumwa said the government will soon start cracking down on abuse of public funds in councils.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :