Stop handpicking, advertise jobs openly MP tells govt

Member of Parliament  for Balaka south, George Nnesa has asked the Joyce Banda administration to “slow down” in replacing executives in statutory corporations and asked for jobs to be put on market through public advertisments.

Nnesa also spoke against handpicking people into position by the authorities.

“ By hand picking and not advertising the jobs, we may be missing out on capable people that have applied for these jobs,” said the outspoken MP.

Nnensa: Openly advertise jobs

He said government should not promote political patronage with job offers.

“Secondly, these executives that are handpicked will have their loyalty towards the political establishment rather than the board,” said Nnesa.

“We need to stop politicizing appointments in order to foster efficiency and accountability in public institutions,” he added.

On May 22, former ruling DPP leader in Parliament, Dr George Chaponda, accused President Banda of appointing  staff without following  normal  administrative procedures.

He cited  the appointment of the new Heads of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation and Malawi Savings Bank.

Chaponda , who is a trained lawyer said: “ Section 92 (1) of Part 1X of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Act of 1998 provides that appointment of the Corporation’s Director General who is the Chief Executive shall be  done by the Board.”

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