Vice-President Saulos Chilima is this week expected to start meeting management of parastatal organisations, the private sector and local councils as part of the public sector reforms agenda.
A statement released by Press Officer in the Office of the Vice-President Pilirani Phiri Monday announced that Chilima will today engage Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Directors of Finance for parastatal organisations based in the Central Region before holding similar meetings in the Southern Region on Thursday.
Chilima will then hold talks with captains of the private sector on Friday in Blantyre before travelling to Mzuzu where similar meetings have also been arranged with parastatal CEOs as well as local government officials, the statement indicates.
“The meetings will review and agree on new areas of reforms apart from taking stock of the impact of service delivery, efficiency and effectiveness that the reforms have had so far, which includes organisation health checks such as profitability or loss,” the statement reads.
The President Lazarus Chakwera-led administration is implementing a public service reforms agenda to improve efficiency in the public service delivery system.
Chilima is championing the reforms in a position he previously held under former president Peter Mutharika’s administration.
He is lauded for the role he played in changing the way government departments and agencies were operating then.
Chilima was later replaced from the position after a fallout with the then governing Democratic Progressive Party leadership.
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