President Lazarus Chakwera has challenged ministers and deputy ministers to work extra hard to help the Tonse Alliance administration deliver on its promises.
Chakwera said this at the Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe on Monday during the orientation workshop for cabinet ministers and their deputies.
He said he wants to see more action from the cabinet for the high five agenda to be realised.
“This cabinet has now been in office for 45 days, which I believe is sufficient time for them to familiarise themselves with the scope and content of their portfolios to set them up for success,” Chakwera said.
He said the workshop has been organised at his directive in readiness for his first full cabinet meeting in a few days.
Chakwera said for the government to deliver on transformative governance agenda, ministers must match promises made with action and ensure that everyone is involved.
He said since members of the cabinet accepted the responsibility to work with him, they have no choice but to execute their duties with excellence and humility.
“We are still in the early days of my administration, and these cabinet members have already discovered that there is more rubble to clear out of the system than they anticipated before we can fully set in place a new system that delivers our promise of transformation to Malawians,” Chakwera said.
He reminded the ministers to embrace his Hi-5 Agenda which include Servant Leadership, Uniting Malawians, Prospering Together, Ending Corruption, and the Respecting Rule of Law.
Chief Secretary to government, Zangazanga Chikhosi, said the workshop was organised to prepare the ministers for the mammoth task that lies ahead of them.
“The ministers will be equipped with knowledge on government systems, processes, and procedures,” he said.
Chikhosi said the topics have been carefully chosen to ensure that they get the required knowledge and information for them to discharge their respective responsibilities in accordance with the law.
He, therefore, urged ministers to serve government with undivided loyalty and total commitment.