Vice-President Saulos Chilima on Monday met Minister of Youth and Sports Ulemu Msungama as part of his drive to engage Cabinet ministers on Public Sector Reforms.
During the meeting, the minister presented six reform areas that his ministry is carrying out.
Posting on his official Facebook page, the Vice-President wrote: “I met with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Ulemu Msungama on the six reform areas that the ministry is undertaking.
“These include the establishment of a sports marketing department, revision of management structure for sports, establishment of a National Sports Development Fund and development of standard guidelines for sports infrastructure.
“It was, however, unfortunate to note that the Youth Department did not have any reform areas when the youth constitute over 70 percent of the country’s population.
“To this effect, I also suggested that a ministry that focuses on the youth should not lack funding because that is tantamount to ignoring 70 percent of the population.
“As a way forward, I have advised the ministry to categorise the six areas of reform that the ministry presented into administrative, legislative and functional and then resubmit for further review,” reads part of the post.
A fortnight ago, the Vice-President also engaged heads of government parastatals whom he asked to submit status reports and Malawi National Council of Sports acting executive secretary Henry Mereka said theirs mainly focuses on reintroduction of physical education in primary schools and introduction of e-ticketing.
“There are also other reforms that are under the ministry that we will also pursue,” he said.