Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima has called on all Malawians to transform or forget development.
He was speaking in Lilongwe today when he briefed the press on civil service reforms being carried by Public Service Commission (PSC).
He said government will create a special ministry responsible for public Service Reforms to enforce implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the reforms that will be taking place.
Chilima announced that government wants to match the number of PSs and existing Ministries based on the needs.
“We will delete all irrelevant positions in order to come up with lean and vibrant organisation,” he has announced.
That’s why Chilima said the number of government ministries will not exceed 20, and that the Commission has since recommended that there be a reduction of PSs by 56 from the current 96 to forty 40.
The VP also notes that junior staff in civil service continues to violate set rules and procedures relating to performance.
“We have noted that there is a senior government management paralysis with regard to their supervisory roles. Now we want senior officials to exercise their mandates and discipline insubordinate staff without fear or favour,” he says.
Before Chilima spoke, Minister of Information Kondwani Nankhumwa read out a brief background on the objectives of the PSC.
Nankhumwa said the Commission held various meetings with stake holders across the country
He also said training of civil servants at The Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) will resume soon.
Nankhumwa also announced that decentralisation of immigration and road traffic services are underway.
He said the commissioners undertook a special study tour to the following to Kenya, United Kingdom and Singapore.
—Live Reporting by Malawi News Agency