Chilima fumes at parastatal heads

Vice President Saulos Chilima has called for disciplinary action on heads of parastatal organisations that failed to submit on time reforms status reports.

Chilima requested the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Directors of Finance for Parastatal Organisations based in the central and southern regions to submit the reports by July 17, 2020.

A statement signed by Press Officer in the Office of the Vice President Pilirani Phiri said 66 parastatal institutions were expected to submit the reports to Chilima out of which only 56 delivered on time.

The statement said nine parastatals missed the deadline with some of them submitting as late as July 20, 2020.

It adds that the Small and Medium Enterprises Development (SMEDI) was the first to submit its report on July 14, 2020 while the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) had not yet submitted.

“To this effect, the Vice President has expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of those that missed the deadline. Dr. Chilima has since directed the Controller of Statutory Corporations to take disciplinary action on the CEOs of these 10 Parastatals specifically MIM which is yet to submit,” the statement reads.

Chilima, who is also Minister for Economic Planning & Development and Public Sector Reforms, is championing the reforms in a position he previously held under former president Peter Mutharika’s administration.

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