Vice-President Saulos Chilima has asked the public servants tasked to steer public sector reforms to bring about a positive transformation that will impact on the citizenry in the New Year 2017 and beyond.
The Vice-President also said as Malawians prepare for the dawn of 2017, they must embrace positive thoughts of optimism while reflecting on the three development pillars of patriotism, hard work and integrity.
In his Christmas and New Year’s message issued through his press officer Pilirani Phiri, the Vice-President said those guiding their reforms, their choice of whether to manage their time and resources, should produce quality reports or diligently follow through all quality control measures in their workplaces, would be determined by the speed at which transformation takes place.
He said: “Let us focus on bringing about a positive change that will impact on the 17 million Malawians.”
In 2014, President Peter Mutharika appointed Chilima to champion the public sector reforms which have so far produced some positive results in some government ministries, departments and agencies.
Chilima said as a nation, the people must yearn for development, which is, just like the 10 biblical commandments, not a multiple choice exercise.
The Vice-President also wished Malawians fruitful Christmas celebrations, saying the festivities of this “sacred month of December and the year which is just around the corner”, has always been a festival of peace and quality family time. n