Malawi’s vice president Saulos Chilima says more needs to be done to revamp the public sector to improve on service delivery.
He made the remarks after having an interface meeting on public sector reforms with heads of Parastatals, local councils and players in the private sector.
Chilima requested the Heads of Parastatals to submit a Reforms Status Report by July 17, 2020 in order to fully understand how they have been operating.
He said once this is done, he will be engaging individual Parastatals on a quarterly basis to take stock of the gains to ensure that they improve on service delivery to benefit Malawians.
Speaking to YFM, Chilima described the performance by the country`s public sector as a mixed bag.
He said during the engagement he also noted that some Directors and Managers are on acting employment basis and that they should immediately be reviewed for confirmation or removed.
Chilima said he also noted that most CEOs keep on being transfered from one Parastatal to another.
Lilongwe City Council Chief Executive Officer John Chome said despite registering challenges, the Council will strive in ensuring that it provides good services to people in the city.
Social commentator Lucky Mbewe has commended Chilima’s move, saying it is key to the effectiveness of the public reforms initiative.
Mbewe added that the move will among other things ensure that corruption is dealt with.