VP Chilima commits to  transparency, accountability on public funds: Malawi to host poor countries summit

Vice President Saulos Chilima has stressed commitment in ensuring transparency and accountability in domestic and external resources for attainment of national development in line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Chilima: For transparency and accountability

Chilima made the assertion on Wednesday during a virtual media conferenced hosted by the UN office of the High Representative  for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.

Answering a question on government’s commitment for transparency and accountability on development funds from domestic and external partners, Chilima said Malawi will use tight financial management system to ensure there is no mismanagement.

“We are ready to ensure that all resources from domestic and external partners are properly used and accounted for  so that whoever provides or contributed such resources feel satisfied with its intended use,” said the Vice-President.

Chilima continued: “Government has system, and we will be putting additional system in place to ensure those who do not use the resources as intended, are dealt with accordingly.”

President Lazarus Chakwera has since tasked Chilima to champion reforms in the public sector and civil service restricting to stop the leaking bucket of funds amid public concerns on the alleged abuse of K6.2 billion Covid-19 response funds in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma).

Meanwhile, Malawi as chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) , will host  the African Regional Review Meeting of the 33 LDCs of Africa and Haiti to be held virtually from 22 to 26 February.

Chilima said the country is prepared for the meeting whose objective is to adopt an outcome document of the  33 LDCs of Africa and Haiti in preparation for the 5th UN Conference on the LDCs scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar from 23 to 27 January , 2022.

The vice-president said the meeting is taking place “at an opportune time” as the country has launched Malawi2063 Vision , a development strategy.

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Limma
Limma
5 months ago

Talk-talk.com

Concerned citizen
5 months ago

Let us stop our poor way of thinking. For starters, our country has rare earth deposits. How much do our public coffers benefit from our country having it. Know that developed countries are starting to realise that this is a very strategically important material. What have we done about this and which Malawian entity is mining these rare earth deposits?

They should be strategically important to us also. These are jobs being exported.

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
5 months ago

@donda WA donda. Osamakhala ndi nsanje. The problem we are in requires proper and thoughtful solutions and not just firing pipo or hiring new personnel. In my view, let’s examine the whole system.. Do a functional review first. Do we need some of these positions? What staffing levels, job loading etc…. We may end up scrapping up some entirely and may be adding zina…… Then we look at prevailing technological advances. HOW DO WE BRING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTO DEVELOPMENT PLANNING???? councils have huge gaps in usage of ICT systems. Why??? All developed countries are making use of ICT. We the… Read more »

phade
phade
5 months ago

out of 23 comments there is only one positive comment. the rest ndi madandaulo ndi kunyoza coz of kuphya mtima kuti SKC words do not match his action. its a shame that we are going that way when SKC promised milknand honey. U see now, andale alipowa the best was kuazenga mlandu. anatinamiza. anaba bomali ndi mabodza. tinanyengeka ngati zizakhala bwino. lero taonani. koma iwe alemera kale. its very unfair zomwe zikuchitikazi. to make matters worse kukavomera kukhala headmaster wa maiko osauka ku nsonkhano. osakana bwanji. osabisala bwanji yanu ija.Ngati mumawerenga nyasa ndi ma comment ake na apa muzifunse kuti… Read more »

Donda wa Donda
Donda wa Donda
5 months ago

Please reform the district councils carefully, patiently, diligently, wisely, and quickly….. Looking at the way we are now, the district councils are a huge bottleneck to any form of national development leave along with the 2063 agenda. All that the public officers at these institutions know is stealing public money. One of the ways is to remove all directors (DPD, DPW, DF, DA – all) including DCs, start recruiting new young ambitious guys on new contract terms. Train them. Upgrade the DCDOs to District Development Officers (DDO) – remove the C for them to lead and coordinate district development planning… Read more »

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Malawi walero
Malawi walero
5 months ago

King of well known corrupt countries in africa.
Shame on you mr mandevu

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
5 months ago

Amphawi akumane tsopano. Apange share m’mene umphawi ukuyendela m’mayiko mwawo, sad.

Atokwene
Atokwene
5 months ago

Chilima what kind of accountability are you talking about when 6.2 billion is misused at your own watch? Your lieutenants are failing to account for Dodma money and you want to tell fellow poor countries about transparency band accountability when you as number 2 on the Government protocol are silent on what’s happening in your own government??? That’s laughable!! Munkayankhula kwambiri pa campaign paja lero MCP ikungokutumani ngati Mwana. Matukutuku onse kutheratu

Mdala
Mdala
5 months ago

Despite all appeasement you gave us concerning accountability and transparency Mr Chilima , your achievements In the last 8 months on public sector reforms are not convincing, in fact rather poo! We as a Nation declined even on the corruption index! Holding meetings alone improves nothing! You have to implement. Don’t wait until there is more money stolen!

Kagwa
Kagwa
5 months ago

It’s not a matter of making commitments that is required of you VP but a matter of doing things which will reduce corruption in this country. “Talk talk” siitipindulira koma “doing doing”!!!!!

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